Tactile Letters: P, R
Books: My "P" Book, My "R" Book, What Do People Do All Day, Mrs. Rosey Posey and the Baby Bird, A Warrior Prince for God, Princess with a Purpose
Worksheets: P, R, Kick Characters, 1 1/2" tracing paper, My Purple Book, My Home, Esther
CD: Hide 'Em in Your Heart Vol. 1, 100 Hymns & Praise Song for Kids
Video: Veggie Tales - Esther, The Girl Who Became Queen
Games: Decks of cards
Activities: Fruit Loops, lacing string, Legos, balloon, Block Activity, Easter candy, Easter ideas (see below), see-through container, small items, blanket, cinnamon, sugar, flour tortillas, margarine, star cookie cutter
Letter P Activity, Letter R Activity
Character Trait: Courage
Definition: Bold and brave, making good choices even when others don’t
Verse: Psalms 56:3-4 - When I am afraid, I will trust in you, in God whose Word I praise.
Steve Green – Hide 'Em in Your Heart Vol. 1 - #5
Bible Song: He's Got the Whole World in His Hands (Traditional) - 100 Hymns & Praise Song for Kids Disc 2, #2
He's got the whole world in His hands (3x)
The whole world in His hands.
Create your own verses:
He's got our family...
He's got the mountains and the rivers...
He's got the fish and the birds...
Information: Write phone number & address.
Numbers: Write numbers 0-14
Letters: P, R
P - line and bubble
R - line, bubble, kick out
Name the people in the Bible story.
Who was Esther?
Who did Esther save?
How did Esther have courage?
Esther had courage to do what God wanted her to do. What do you need courage to do?
Book of the Week:
What Do People Do All Day
• What Do People Do All Day Book of the Week Ideas:
- Discuss what occupation your child may want to do when she grows up.
- Take a field trip to various workplaces to view different careers.
• Esther Preschool Bible Story Activities & Color Sheets:
- ABCJLM Bible Coloring Sheets: Esther
- Cinnamon-Sugar Tortilla Stars (Esther means "star.")
Spread margarine on flour tortillas. Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar. Using a star-shaped cookie cutter, cut stars out of a flour tortilla. Bake approx 10 minutes in 350 degree oven until crisp.
- "Remember When..."
God took care of Esther and Mordecai. As a family talk about times that God took care of your family in the past. Start each moment with the words, "Remember when...." It may take a few examples from the adults for the child to think of an example. End the time with a prayer of thanksgiving.
- View: Veggie Tales - Esther, The Girl Who Became Queen
• Character Education - Courage Activities:
- It takes courage to stand up for what is right. Discuss and role play examples of peer pressure and how to handle it. For example: Your brother told you to eat a cookies but you heard mom say earlier that the cookies are for after supper.
- I Can Have Courage Because Jesus is Always with Me
(Have the child choose five things in the room to bring to you. Place the items in a small area on the floor and place a small blanket over the items.)
Can the objects be seen? Are the objects still there even though they can't be seen? How do you know that the objects are still there? (Remove the blanket.) Just like our memory verse says, "When I am afraid, I will trust in you" because Jesus is always with us even though we can't see Him.
(With the objects gathered, turn this activity into a memory game. Without the child watching, remove one object. Have the child figure out which object is missing. For greater difficulty, remove more than one object or add similar items.)
Read:Mrs. Rosey Posey and the Baby Bird - Part of the "I Can Read with Help" series to learn how God cares for us.
- This is a wonderful time to focus on little girls being God's Princesses and boys being Warrior Princes. Here are two wonderful books:
A Warrior Prince for God - Read book review...
Princess with a Purpose - Read book review...
- Make various patterns with Legos. Have your child tell you the pattern. Switch and have the child make a tower and you tell him the pattern.
- Using playing cards create patterns. Here are a few ideas:
Skipbo or Uno – make a pattern with the numbers or colors
Dutch Blitz – boy/girl pattern
Regular Deck of Cards – Queen/King pattern
• Phone Number and Address
- Print the My Home printable - Help the child write his phone number (or name) and address on the house. Have the child draw a picture of himself in the doorway.
• Letter & Number Ideas:
Weeks 31-32 focus on the kick characters - those characters that kick out from the center point. Start by creating the characters using play dough snakes or pipe cleaners and move to writing the characters on 1 1/2" tracing paper with yellow lines and green and red dots as a guide. Use the Kick Worksheet to show the similarities between the letters. Be sure to say the Letter Formation Chant as the child creates each character.
- Show how an "R" is made by making a "P" and then "kicking out."
• Write Numbers (0-14)
Using 1 1/2" tracing paper have your child write numbers (0-14). Use yellow lines along with green and red dots as a guide on numbers with which the child is still struggling.
- Place approx 14 pieces of Easter candy in a see-through container. Discuss what estimating means. Have your child estimate how many pieces there are in the container. Using the numbers your child wrote, lay the pieces of candy on the each number to see the correct amount.
• Collection of ABCJLM Easter Ideas
• My Purple Book - Cut, color, and finish the book. Help your child read the lines. View suggestions..
• Fine Motor Skills:
Pattern - Create an edible necklace by stringing fruit loops in an AB pattern on lacing string.
• Gross Motor Skills:
Balloon Fun - Catch it, keep it afloat, bat it with both hands clasped together in one large "fist," bounce and catch the ball. Practice saying the books of the New Testament on each hit of the balloon.
• Visual Perception Skill: