Worksheets: Jellyfish, Jesus
Books: Bible, My Little Word Book
Activities: Washable blue marker, coffee filter, spray bottle, ribbon dance (see below), sticker book, cotton ball, clothes pin, blue paint, blue watercolor, white piece of paper
Bible Symbol: Jesus
Bible Story: Jesus Teaches the People
Scripture: Matthew 5 - 6, Luke 6, 12
The Beginner's Bible for Toddlers: pg 106-109
Through the Bible in Felt: Story #112
Bible Song: If You're Happy and You Know It (Traditional)
If you’re happy and you know it clap your hands (clap, clap) (Repeat 2x)
If you’re happy and you know it then your life will really show it
If you’re happy and you know it clap your hands (clap, clap)
…stomp your feet…
…do all three…
Character Scripture: Teachable Spirit
Proverbs 19:20 (NIV) - Listen to advice and accept discipline, and at the end you will be counted among the wise.
Poem: Hot Cross Buns (Traditional)
Hot cross buns! Hot cross buns!
One a penny, two a penny
Hot cross buns
Taking Care of Me: Where are my knees?
Sign Language: Milk - squeeze your hand into a fist repeatedly as if milking a cow
Book of the Week:
My Little Word Book by Various Authors
Fine Motor: Stickers
Gross Motor: Ribbon Dancing
• Bible Story Activities:
- ABC Book: Use blue watercolor to paint the Jesus worksheet.
• Color Activities:
For the next 11 weeks, the child will be creating a Handprint Wall. Each week create the colored handprint (this week is blue) by painting the child's hand (or foot) and stamping it onto a piece of white paper. Write the name of the color on the handprint. Display it at the child's level to point and discuss the colors.
• Shape Activities:
Coffee-Filter Shapes - Using a washable blue marker, draw a thick-lined circle on a coffee filter. Spray water on the filter which will cause the ink to bleed. Let dry.
• Animal Activities:
- Pinch a cotton ball in a clothes pin. Assist the child in dipping the cotton ball into blue paint to stamp circles on the Jellyfish worksheet.
- If possible, visit a local aquarium to see jellyfish or view on YouTube.
• Book of the Week Ideas:
- Continue to expand your child's vocabulary by teaching her the names of the object, animal, or emotion pictured. (Click to read more on teaching your child a new concept.)
- Look for items in the book that are circular in shape.
• Fine Motor Skill:
Removing and adding stickers to a paper is a great fine motor activity. For only a few dollars, a multitude of sticker books are available. Assist the child in removing the sticker and allow him to place it on another page. This is a wonderful quiet activity for restaurants, church, and other activities.
• Gross Motor Skill:
Ribbon Dance - Attach ribbons, streamers, or scarves to the end of a paper towel holder or straw. Hold the ribbon swirling it from side to side, up and down, etc. Be sure to switch hands. This activity improves hand-eye coordination.
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