Tactile Numbers: 6, 9
Books: Bible, My Six Book, My Nine Book, God, I Need to Talk to You About My Bad Temper, The Little Red Caboose
Worksheets: 6, 9, Characters Worksheet, First and Last Name, Dot-to-Dot, 1 1/2" tracing paper, My Yellow Book, Build a Train, Book Summary, Jesus is Tempted
CD: 100 Hymns & Praise Song for Kids
Activities: Children's Safety Scissors, Pragmatic Activity, pretzel sticks, large marshmallow, peanut butter or frosting, glue, cheerios or M&M's, soft ball, basket
Number 6 Poster, Number 9 Poster
Character Trait: Self-Control
Definition: Making the right choice even if you don’t feel like it
Opposite: Anger, argue, throw a fit, whine, cry
Big Thoughts for Little People: Letter B
Bible Story: Jesus is Tempted
Objective: When I start to lose control of myself, I can say a memory verse.
Scripture: Luke 4:1-13
The New Bible in Pictures for Little Eyes: pg 254-255
Through the Bible in Felt: pg 162
Verse: I Peter 1:13 - So think clearly and exercise self-control.
Bible Song: Praise Him, Praise Him (Traditional) - 100 Hymns & Praise Song for Kids Disc 3 #3
Praise Him, praise Him, all ye little children,
God is love, God is love;
Praise Him, praise Him, all ye little children,
God is love, God is love.
Information: Write first and last name on a blank sheet of paper.
Math: Sequencing a story.
Numbers: 6, 9
6 Make a loop and then a hoop! Six!
9 Make a hoop and then a line.
That’s the way to make a nine!
Jesus was very hungry. Why was He so hungry?
Satan wanted Jesus to do something wrong. What did Jesus tell Satan?
Did you know that Jesus was tempted to do wrong?
What can you do when you are tempted to do wrong? (Say a memory verse, ask for help)
Book of the Week:
The Little Red Caboose
• The Little Red Caboose Book of the Week Ideas:
- Make marshmallow trains. (Original Source Unknown)
Use pretzel sticks to hook the large marshmallow "cars" together. Use peanut butter or frosting to glue cheerios or M&M's on as wheels and other features.
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• Jesus is Tempted Preschool Bible Story Activities & Color Sheets:
- ABCJLM Bible Coloring Sheets: Jesus is Tempted
- Depending on the maturity of your child, use this opportunity to talk about Satan. Explain that Jesus was tempted but He did not sin. Also help the child understand that everyone is tempted but Jesus is praying for us. Some scriptures to help you explain this to your child: James 4:7, 1 Cor 10:13, Rom 8:34, John 17:6-26; Eph 6:10-19
• Character Education - Self-Control Activities:
- Self-control is one of the hardest traits for young children to develop. To change poor behavior, the child must be equipped with a better choice. Help the child come up with an acceptable solution to screaming, throwing a fit, and pouting. If you have not chosen a verse, use this week's memory verse as a verse your child can say to help her get into control. Then work with the child it incorporate this positive behavior into his life.
- Play a game or do an activity that may be a little challenging for the child. Help your child maintain self-control through the frustration.
- Read: God, I Need to Talk to You About Whining -and- God, I Need to Talk to You About Disrespect
- Read The Little Red Caboose and talk about the order of events. Using the Book Summary printable, draw pictures to represent the beginning, middle, and end of the story.
- The DLTK website has some wonderful story sequencing printables.
• Letter & Number Ideas:
Weeks 27 - 28 focus on the left over characters that don't really fit anywhere. 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 Characters Worksheet to show the similarities between the "6" and "9." Be sure to say the Number Rhyme as the child creates each character.
• Pragmatic Activity
Pragmatics is the study of language in a social setting. Included in the 4 Year Curriculum are suggestions to help a child use language appropriately in social situations. Select one or more of the example pages to discuss.
• For the past two weeks, your child has been writing his first and last name using a capital letter on the first letter only. If the child is ready, try giving him a blank sheet of paper to write his name. This will prepare your child for writing his name on a card, craft, or other objects that do not have writing lines.
• My Yellow Book - Cut, color, and finish the book. Help your child read the lines. View suggestions...
• Fine Motor Skills:
- Print the Build a Train printable. Have the child color and cut out the shapes. Instruct the child to build a train using the shapes.
• Gross Motor Skills:
Play basketball with rolled up socks or a soft ball and a box or laundry basket.
• Visual Perception Skill: