Tactile Letters: Y, y
Books: Bible, Old Hat New Hat, Big Bear, Small Bear, Big Thoughts for Little People, My "X, Y, Z" Book, Construction Countdown
Worksheets: Y, y, Dot-to-Dot, Sorting Worksheets, Angled Line Characters #2, 1 1/2" tracing paper, 10 Lepers, The Thankful Leper
Activities: Toy phones, Lacing, Thanksgiving ideas (see below), kitchen scales, painter’s tape or sidewalk chalk, "Thank You" cake, yarn, box, dolls, train track pieces, paint
CD: Hide 'Em in Your Heart Vol. 2, The Ultimate Bible Song Collection for Kids
Video: Veggie Tales - Madame Blueberry
Letter Y Activity
Character Trait: Thankful
Definition: Being grateful and telling someone about it, appreciating
Opposite: Complaining, ungrateful
Big Thoughts for Little People: Letter A
Bible Story: Ten Lepers
Objectives: God gives to us graciously; we need to thank Him for it.
Scripture: Luke 17:11-19
The New Bible in Pictures for Little Eyes: pg 314
The Beginner's Bible: pg 405
Through the Bible in Felt: pg 193
Verse: Psalms 118:1 - Give thanks to the Lord for He is good.
Steve Green - Hide 'Em in Your Heart Vol. 2 - #14
Bible Song: Thank You, Lord (Traditional) - The Ultimate Bible Song Collection for Kids
Thank You, Lord, for saving my soul
Thank You, Lord, for making me whole
Thank You, Lord, for giving to me
Thy great salvation so rich and free
Information: Correctly answer the phone
Math: Sorting by weight, length, and size
Letters: Y, y
Y - a little bit down, a little bit down, all the way down
y - a little bit down, all the way down
How many men did Jesus heal?
How many men thanked Jesus?
How do you think Jesus felt about the men who didn't say "thank you"?
Is there someone to whom you need to say "thank you"?
How can you thank Jesus today?
Book of the Week:
• Construction Countdown Book of the Week Ideas:
- Make your own construction sandbox either outdoors or in a large plastic container indoors.
- Create your own construction zone using painter's tape to form roads. Note: Do not use masking tape, as it will leave a residue.
• 10 Lepers Preschool Bible Story Activities & Color Sheets:
- ABCJLM Bible Coloring Sheets: The Thankful Leper
- Only One
Print the 10 Lepers printable. Color only one man. Discuss the story.
- Song - 10 Little Lepers
Tune: Five Little Ducks
Ten little lepers got healed that day.
But only one leper came back to say.
"Thank you, Jesus, for making me well
Many people I will tell."
Jesus asked, "Where are the nine?
I healed ten bodies and made them fine."
But only one came back to me
Remember God gives to all graciously.
• Character Education - Thankful Activities:
- Thankful Box
Find a box and fill it full of things that you are thankful for. Add to it as the week goes by. At the end of the week, have a Thankful party with a "Thank You" cake to God for all of the blessings in your life.
- Memory Verse Maze (Reprinted with Permission)
Create a maze throughout the house with yarn. Add zigzag and wavy lines. Along the maze at different intervals, tie three bows on the yarn. Have the child walk along the yarn and stop every time he comes to a bow. Have him repeat the memory verse at each bow. Then say one thing that you are thankful for.
- View:Veggie Tales - Madame Blueberry
• Letter & Number Ideas:
Weeks 10-12 focus on the second group of "angled-line letters." Start by creating the characters using short and long popsicle sticks 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 Angled Line Characters #2 worksheet to show the progression of the letters and numbers. Be sure to say the Letter Formation Chant or Number Rhyme as the child creates each character.
- Make Handprint Turkeys
Paint the child's hand and stamp a handprint. You may want to begin the Handprint and Footprint Calendar for a great Christmas gift.
- Talk about the meaning of Thanksgiving. Discuss how the pilgrims were thankful to God for the harvest they had received.
- ABCJLM Thanksgiving Ideas
• Phone etiquette
Using practice phones, demonstrate how to answer the phone by saying, “Hello, this is _____.” Explain the importance of speaking clearly and with a moderate volume. Ask a relative or friend to call the child for extra practice.
- Line stuffed animals or dolls in order by size and sort train track pieces.
- Using a kitchen scales, weigh various items and sort the items in order of their weight.
- Read: Old Hat New Hat
- Read: Big Bear, Small Bear
• Fine Motor Skills:
Do a Dot-to-Dot Worksheet
• Gross Motor Skills:
Use pieces of painter’s tape or sidewalk chalk to make large letters on the ground. Have your child identify the letter and then let them walk, crawl, or hop around the edges. Note: Do not use masking tape on carpet, as it will leave a residue.
• Visual Perception Skill: