The Empty Pot Lesson

The Empty Pot Lesson

Objective:  students learn about problem solving and comparing drama to real life
This is the 3rd and final lesson in the plant series for kindergarten-age children (see The Carrot Seed and The Tiny Seed).  With plants again as the theme, this lesson uses real life situations to teach messages of respect, and honesty along with emotions and conflict (part of the kindergarten objectives).   We wrote the lesson using the book “The Empty Pot” by Demi because of the illustrations, but you can use any version of the Chinese folktale.  This lesson is part of our recommended sequence in the Kindergarten Curriculum.

Grade Level

  • Kindergarten

CONCEPT/SKILL

  • Conflict
  • Emotions
  • Problem Solving

INTEGRATION IDEAS

  • Conflict
  • Emotions
  • Lying

ROOM SETUP

  • Circle
  • Open