# Where Are We? Exploring Spatial Concepts of Inside and Outside – Lesson plan

• Spatial concepts are essential for children to learn because they help them to understand their surroundings and to navigate the world around them. Using this lesson plan, students will learn about the inside and outside spatial concepts.

They will be able to identify objects that are inside or outside of a container, and they will be able to follow directions that use the words "inside" and "outside."

## Inside or outside? Describe positions with MathSkills4Kids video

In this lesson, students will learn about the spatial concepts inside and outside using the following video from MathSkills4Kids: https://youtu.be/_HI-AA_dXso. The video is short and engaging, and it does a great job of helping you introduce the concepts in a way that children can understand.

• Grade Level: Pre-K | Kindergarten

Duration: 20 - 30 minutes

Objectives: By the end of this lesson, students will be able to:

• Students will be able to identify objects that are inside or outside.
• Students will be able to use the words "inside" and "outside" to describe the positions of objects.
• Students will be able to follow simple instructions and answer questions.
• ### Previous knowledge

• Students should be able to identify different objects.
• Students should be able to follow simple directions.

### Materials

For this lesson, you will need:

• Video from MathSkills4Kids: https://youtu.be/_HI-AA_dXso
• A variety of objects, such as balls, blocks, and dolls
• Containers, such as boxes, bags, and baskets

• ### Introduce the lesson

To begin the lesson, show the students the video from MathSkills4Kids YouTube Channel: https://youtu.be/_HI-AA_dXso and pause when they must answer the questions. After the video, ask the students to share what they learned about the words "inside" and "outside."

• ### Warm-up

To warm up the students, play a simple game with them. Place a variety of objects in the center of the room. Then, give the students the following directions:

• Touch something that is inside.
• Touch something that is outside.
• ### Introducing the concept

To introduce the concept of inside and outside, show the students a container, such as a box. Ask them if they can think of anything that could be inside the box. Then, show them an object, such as a ball. Ask them if the ball is inside or outside of the box.

Continue this activity with a variety of different containers and objects. Help the students identify which objects are inside and which are outside.

• ### Activities and games to practice inside/outside positions

Here are a few activities and games that you can use to reinforce the concept of inside and outside:

• Inside/Outside Sort: Place various objects in the center of the room. Give each student a container, such as a box or a bag. Ask the students to sort the objects into two groups: inside and outside.
• Inside/Outside Hide-and-Seek: Hide an object in the room. Give the students clues to help them find the object, such as "The object is inside a bucket." or "The object is outside the bag."
• Inside/Outside Simon Says: Play a game of Simon Says, but only use directions that involve the words "inside" and "outside."
• ### Group Sharing

At the end of the lesson, have the students share what they learned about the words "inside" and "outside." You can also ask them to share their favorite activity or game from the lesson.

• ### Conclusion

To conclude the lesson, review the key concepts with the students. Ask them to identify objects that are inside or outside of a container. You can also give them simple directions that use the words "inside" and "outside."

### ✨ Assessment

Observe their participation in the activities and games to assess the students' understanding of the concepts. You can also ask them questions about the concepts, such as "What does it mean when something is inside?" or "What does it mean when something is outside?"

🌈 Have fun teaching and learning about the positions inside and outside! Remember, you're doing an amazing job, teachers! 🎉 For more math videos and resources, visit our website at https://mathskills4kids.com/. 🌟

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