Tactile Numbers: 1, 5
Tactile Letters: Yy
Name: Write name on 1 1/2" Blank Tracing Line Worksheet with green and red dots
Books: My "X, Y, Z" Book, Sheep in a Jeep
Worksheets: Lamb Puppet, Jesus in the Clouds, Ascension
CD: Hide 'Em in Your Heart Vol. 2
Activities: Shallow plastic cups (0-15), small items to fill cups, puppet, bat, large ball, glue, Nature Poster (see below), Primary Lacing Beads, items to make patterns (see below), lunch size paper bag, cotton balls
Games: Alphabet or Number Memory
Letter Y Activities, Number 15 Poster
Bible Story: Jesus Returns to Heaven – Special job Jesus gave each of us to tell others about Jesus
Scripture: Matthew 28:16-20, Acts 1:9-11
The New Bible in Pictures for Little Eyes: pg 356
The Beginner's Bible: pg 466
My Story Bible: pg 124-125
Through the Bible Felt: pg 234
Verse: John 14:2 – In My Father's house are many mansions...I go to prepare a place for you.
Steve Green - Hide 'Em in Your Heart Vol. 2 - #8
Bible Song: If You’re Happy and You Know It (Traditional)
If you’re happy and you know it clap your hands (clap, clap) (Repeat 2x)
If you’re happy and you know it then your life will really show it.
If you’re happy and you know it clap your hands (clap, clap)
…stomp your feet…
…do all three…
Poem: Where Is Thumbkin? (Traditional)
Tune of: Frère Jacques (Are You Sleeping)
Where is thumbkin? (Start with hands behind back)
Where is thumbkin?
Here I am (Bring right thumb to front)
Here I am (Bring left thumb to front)
How are you today sir?
Very well, I thank you (Wiggle thumbs as if they are "talking" to each other)
Run away (Hide right hand behind back)
Run away (Hide left hand behind back)
Where is pointer?
Where is tall man?
Where is ring man?
Where is pinkie?
Where is whole family?
Math: ABA Pattern – Introduce with beading
Y - a little bit down, a little bit down, all the way down
y - a little bit down, all the way down
Name: Write the child's name on the 1 1/2" Blank Tracing Line Worksheet with green and red dots as a guide.
What did Jesus tell the disciples to do after He left?
What did the angel promise?
Book of the Week:
Sheep in a Jeep
• Sheep in a Jeep Book of the Week Ideas:
- This book is filled with rhyming words. Find pairs of rhyming words and place them into the following rhyme:
_____, _____, they both say _____. For example - Sheep, jeep, they both say -eep.
- Lamb Puppet - Cut out the pieces on the template. Glue the head to the bottom of a white paper sack. Glue legs to the sides and opening (be sure to glue the legs so that the hand will not cover them up). Glue the tongue inside the fold. Roll thin strips of white paper around a pencil to curl. Glue as wool on the lamb’s head. Use the lamb puppet for the "Is Jesus Gone?" story written below.
• Jesus Returns to Heaven Preschool Bible Story Activities & Color Sheets:
- ABCJLM Bible Coloring Sheets: Ascension
- Jesus in the Clouds Craft:
Print the Jesus in the Clouds printable. Glue cotton balls as clouds around Jesus.
• Create patterns with Easter candy, Easter eggs, blocks, and different colored marshmallows.
• Letter Y - the top is formed by making an upside down triangle without a top
• Cookie Monster Pattern Computer Game - A free computer game from Sesame Street that focuses on patterns.
• Make a Nature Poster - Walk around the neighborhood or park collecting different items from nature. Use spatial words as you find things (i.e. The leaf up high...The red flower between the...) Back at home, create a poster and glue items on. Add the title "Our Nature Walk" on the poster. Allow to dry.
• Play alphabet and/or number memory. Write each letter or number twice on an index card. Cut the index cards in half for perfect memory cards.
• Fine Motor Skills:
Using shallow cups, write a number (0-15) on each cup. Have your child fill each cup with the correct number of small items (i.e. chocolate chips, buttons, coins, candy). Encourage the child to pick up each item with her thumb and index finger. Set the timer and try to put the small items into the cup in a short amount of time.
• Gross Motor Skills:
Practice batting a ball using a beach ball or other large ball. The larger the ball and bat, the greater the chance of success.
• “Is Jesus Gone?” Puppet Lesson
From Group’s Hands-On Bible Curriculum, Spring, Preschool 1997, page 118
Puppet: (Puppet crying)
Adult: ______? (Puppet’s name) What’s the matter?
Puppet: I just heard the news. Isn’t it sad?
Adult: What news? It must be really sad – you look like you’ve been crying all morning. Let me help you blow your nose so you can talk. (Get out a tissue and pretend to blow the puppet’s nose) Now that’s better.
Puppet: (Sniffing) Better? It’s not better! It’s terrible! I’m just so sad… (puppet starts to cry again.)
Adult: _______, try to stop crying so you can tell us what’s wrong. Maybe I can cheer you up.
Puppet: Well, I heard you telling the story about Jesus going back to Heaven. And I started thinking that …. (sniffs) there won’t be any more stories about Jesus.
Adult: Why not?
Puppet: Because Jesus is gone now. We can’t hear anymore stories about all of the great things He did. I really liked the story about Jesus calming the storm… and healing the little girl… and rising from the dead. But now I won’t ever hear them again.
Adult: ______, we can still hear those stories!
Puppet: (Stops sniffing) We can? How?
Adult: Maybe ______ (Child’s name) can help answer that question. (To the child) How can we hear the stories about Jesus? (Child might respond that we can read them in the Bible, talk about them in church, or hear them from our parents.) See, ________ (puppet’s name) we still have the Bible, and we have lots of grown-ups who can tell us the stories.
Puppet: (Cheering up a little) Oh, I guess I forgot about that.
Adult: Plus, we can help tell stories about Jesus too. In the story we have talked about this week, Jesus gave us a special job. Let’s ask _____ (Child’s name) what our special job is. (To child) _______ what is the special job that Jesus gave to us before He went to Heaven? (To be followers, to tell people about Jesus, to help people believe in Jesus.)
Puppet: Oh yeah! I remember that part of the story! I better get busy on that job! I want to tell lots of people about Jesus. Let’s see… I can tell my brother, and Cousin Joey, and my Mommy and Daddy, and … I better go start telling them. Good bye, friends. Thanks for cheering me up!