Books: Bible, Corduroy
Worksheets: 3/4" Blank Tracing, Letters Z, z Writing Worksheet, Book Summary, Corduroy Bear, Armor of God, Quarter Coloring Sheet, Mazes
CD: Hide 'Em in Your Heart Vol. 1
Activities: Small items, quarters, dimes, nickels, pennies, shredded paper or oatmeal, magnifying glass, buttons, thread, construction paper
Theme: Armor of God
Bible Story: Helmet of salvation, Sword of the Spirit
Objective: The purpose of the Helmet of salvation and the Sword of the Spirit.
Scripture: Ephesians 6:11-17
Bible Verse: Romans 10:9 - That if you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.
Bible Song: My God is So Big - 100 Hymns & Praise Song for Kids Disc 2, #29
My God is so big (move hands out from each other at sides)
So strong and so mighty (make muscles with up with both arms, and then down)
There’s nothing my God cannot do (shake head “no” and cross arms in front of body”
For you (point at other person)
The mountains are His (make mountains with arms above head)
The valleys are His (make valleys with arms at waist)
The stars are His handiwork too – oo – oo (Hold hands above head and make “stars” with fingers)
Books of the Bible: Joel, Amos, Obadiah
Math: Money - Quarter
Science: Safety - Lost
Social Science: Helpers - Safe Strangers
Letters: Z, z
Numbers: Create Groups 0-25
Literacy: Beginning, Middle, End
Sight Word: his
Book of the Week:
What does the Armor of God protect us from?
Who gives us this Armor?
• Corduroy Book of the Week Ideas:
- Create a Corduroy Bear using the template. Cut each of the pieces out as instructed on the template using construction paper or by coloring the pieces. Glue together to form a bear. Add buttons on the overalls. (Thank you, Connie, for this idea.)
- Show your child how to sew on a button.
- Talk about the emotions that Corduroy feels throughout the book. Discuss times that your child has felt that same way.
- Play "Find the Button" - Hide a large button and have your child look for it.
• Literacy - Draw the Beginning, Middle, and End
Using the Book Summary Printable, draw pictures to represent the beginning, middle, and end of the Corduroy book or other book of your choice.
• Armor of God Preschool Bible Story Activities & Color Sheets:
- Helmet of salvation
A helmet protects your head.
Salvation means to be saved from something. Biblically this salvation means to be saved from death (Unit on Salvation in Week 34). Once we are saved, we can always defeat the devil.
- Armor of God ABCJLM Bible Coloring Sheet
- Sword of the Spirit
The sword is a weapon to fight back and defend yourself. The Sword is the Bible (Unit on the Bible starting in Week 30).
The Holy Spirit helps us recall Bible verses that we have memorized.
• Letters - Z, z
Z - roof, zag back, floor
z - roof, zag back, floor
Letters Z, z Writing Worksheet - Use these worksheets to practice correctly writing the letter, drawing pictures of words that begin with the letter, and finding the letter in words.
Letter Z Activities - Use these ideas to further study each letter. Ideas include Letter Posters, crafts, books, snack ideas, and computer games.
• Sight Word:
Help your child create a short sentence using the weekly sight word. Write the sentence on 3/4" Blank Tracing paper for the child using proper capitalization and punctuation. Have the child copy the sentence.
• Safety When Lost
- When a child is in trouble and can not find someone that she knows, teach her to look for "safe strangers." These people are police officers, teachers, fire fighters, and store employees. Tell the child to look for "uniforms." Point these people out to your child to help her recognize these safe people. (Some suggest for the child to ask for help from other moms with children.)
- "No, Go, Yell, Tell" - Review the steps on handling a dangerous situation
- Use the book Corduroy to discuss how to handle a situation when you are lost.
• Other Community Helpers:
Builder, architect, computer engineer, teacher, baker, sales clerk, artist, etc.
- When I Grow Up
Ask the child what he would like to be when he grows up. Talk about that job and how those in this profession help others. Have the child draw a picture of himself in this role.
- Visit the library to find books on this profession and take a field trip to visit a job site.
Choose five random numbers between 0-25 and create groups to represent each number. Find several small things that represent a career that your child is interested in to create the groups. (i.e. If the child wants to be a baker, create groups using chocolate chips. If the child wants to be a teacher, create groups using pencils.)
The quarter is worth 25 cents (1/25th of a dollar). The quarter has the profile of George Washington, the 1st President of the United States of America. The back of the quarter varies. In 1999, the US Mint began producing a series of 50 state quarters, featuring each state's history, traditions, and symbols. Then in 2010, the US Mint began producing a series featuring designs depicting national parks and other national sites. Examine the coin with a magnifying glass.
What shape is this coin?
What color is this coin?
Who is on the front of this coin?
What is on the back of the coin?
Where is the value of the coin printed? Point to where it is printed.
Is the edge of the coin smooth or ridged?
- Rhyme: (Original Author Unknown)
Quarter, quarter, big and bold,
You’re worth 25, I am told.
- Coin Rub: Tack down one quarter heads up and several different quarters tails up. Place a piece of paper over the coins. Using a silver crayon, color over the coins to make an impression.
- Quarter Coloring Sheet - Color the head silver. Have the child create her own backside or redraw her state's quarter.
- Find a Coin: Hide a few pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters in a tub of shredded paper or oatmeal. Have the child name the coin and say the correct rhyme for the coin found.
- Play Store: Pretend to purchase things around the house using coins.
• Fine Motor Skills:
Draw an oval, triangle, square and star using thick lines. Have your child cut around shapes that you have drawn.
• Gross Motor Skills:
Do a Memory Obstacle Course - If your child is ready, ask them to get both a number and a letter.
• Visual Perception Skill: