Tactile Letter: A
Books: Bible, Big Thoughts for Little People, God, I Need to Talk to You about Hurting Others, Zuzu's Wishing Cake
Worksheets: A, Angled Line Characters #2, 1 1/2" tracing paper, Ruth Gathering Grain, Ruth and Naomi Puppets
CDs: Hide 'Em in Your Heart Vol. 1, 100 Hymns & Praise Song for Kids
Activities: Play Dough or putty, objects of different shape to sort, beads, individual numbers in your phone number, Block Activity, popsicle sticks
Character Trait: Goodness
Definition: Doing the right thing even when others aren't watching, showing love
Opposite: Self-centered, “me” first, being mean
Big Thoughts for Little People: Letter N
Bible Story: Ruth & Naomi
Objective: We need to show goodness to everyone.
Scripture: Ruth 1-4
The New Bible in Pictures for Little Eyes: pg 144-147
The Beginner's Bible: pg 152-155
My Story Bible: pg 34-35
Through the Bible in Felt: pg 91
Verse: Matthew 7:12 - Do to others what you would have them do to you.
Steve Green – Hide 'Em in Your Heart Vol. 1 - #2
Bible Song: Jesus Loves the Little Children (Traditional) - 100 Hymns & Praise Song for Kids Disc 2 #22
Jesus loves the little children
All the children of the world
Red and yellow, black and white
They are precious in his sight
Jesus loves the little children of the world
Information: Place in order the numbers of your home phone.
Math: Sorting by shape – circle, rectangle, etc.
Pull down, pull down, across
What were the names of the people in the story?
How was Ruth good to Naomi?
Book of the Week:
Zuzu's Wishing Cake
• Zuzu's Wishing Cake Book of the Week Ideas:
- This book gives examples of how your child can reach out to other children and show love - especially children of a different nationality. Also, the book includes sequential direction on how to make a few of crafts.
- Do something nice for someone else to show them friendship – make a card, cookies, or visit a friend in need.
• Ruth and Naomi Preschool Bible Story Activities & Color Sheets:
- ABCJLM Bible Coloring Sheets - Ruth Gathering Grain
- Create Story Puppets: Print the Ruth and Naomi Puppets template, color, and tape to popsicle sticks. Have the child tell the story using the puppets. (May back with sandpaper or flannel to use with a flannelgraph board.)
• Character Education - Goodness Activities:
- Samaritan’s Purse is an organization that provides a gift-filled shoebox to children all over the world through Operation Christmas Child. Choosing items to fill the shoebox is an excellent way for your child to share goodness. This also puts into practice the true meaning of Christmas.
- Read: God, I Need to Talk to You about Hurting Others
• 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.
- Popsicle Stick A’s
Gather three popsicle sticks and instruct the child to make a triangle. Create an "A" by moving the bottom stick up. Continue the activity by making an "A" and saying "A" and then moving the stick down and saying "triangle." Either glue the sticks together when you are finished or attach some Velcro so the child can create it over and over!
• Sort various items by shape. Always have your child explain to you why he sorted the items in their chosen piles.
• Have your child help empty the dishwasher. Assist her in sorting things on a low table or cabinet if she cannot reach to put the items away.
• Phone Number
Continue to sing the song learned last week to help your child learn his phone number. Also, place individual numbers (flashcards, magnetic numbers, or index cards) in the correct order to create your phone number.
• Fine Motor Skill:
Hide little beads in a large piece of play dough or putty. Using her index finger, have your child find the beads. Using her thumb is "cheating" and not working the weaker muscles.
• Gross Motor Skill:
Play Twister – While playing the actual rules of the game is probably too difficult for this age level, take turns calling out colors and body parts to match.
• Visual Perception Skill: