Slowly, Slowly, Slowly, Said the Sloth Lesson Plan
- Grades: PreK–K, 1–2
About this book
With students more on the go than ever before, there is less time devoted to play and rest. Slowly, Slowly, Slowly, Said the Sloth provides a nice opportunity to have a dialog about the importance of rest. Children will enjoy the creatures that the sloth meets.
Students will "identify the major behaviors that contribute to wellness, including exercise, nutrition, hygiene, rest, and recreation." —Massachusetts Comprehensive Health Curriculum Framework
- Slowly, Slowly, Slowly, Said the Sloth by Eric Carle
- Chart paper
Set Up and Prepare
While this may seem like a fairly easy activity, it is also an important one. Children who are better rested are better able to handle the stresses they encounter throughout their day.
Lead students in a discussion about how the sloth felt while he was restful. Use the chart paper to make a list of ways in which students benefit from resting.
Play some quiet classical music and have students close their eyes as they listen.