Items Needed:

Worksheets: Owl, Offering, Circle
Books: Bible, Owl Babies
Activities:  Jumbo paintbrush, play dough, ingredients to make pizza, clothes pin, pom poms, white paint, mini marshmallows, glue, black sheet of paper

Objectives:

Bible Symbol:  Offering
Bible Story:  The Widow's Offering
Scripture: Mark 12:41-43
The Beginner's Bible for Toddlers:  pg 144-147
Through the Bible in FeltStory #144

Bible Song:  O Be Careful (Traditional)
O be careful little eyes what you see (point to eyes)
O be careful little eyes what you see
For the Father up above (point up for Jesus)
Is looking down in love (put hand to eyes and look down)
O be careful little eyes what you see

Additional Verses:
…little hands what you do
…little feet where you go
…little ears what you hear
…little mouth what you say
…little mind what you think

Character Scripture:  Generosity
2 Corinthians 9:7 (NIV) - Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.

Poem: Hot Cross Buns (Traditional)
Hot cross buns!  Hot cross buns!
One a penny, two a penny
Hot cross buns

Color:  White
Shape:  Circle
Animal:   Owl
Taking Care of Me:  First and Last Name
Sign Language:   Sleep - spread fingers with palm at forehead, while moving hand down your face, close fingers to all touch the thumb and close your eyes, stop at chin

Book of the Week:
  Owl Babies by Martin Waddell

Fine Motor:  Baking and Stirring
Gross Motor:  Obedience

Suggested Activities:

• Bible Story Activities:   
- ABC Book:  Pinch a pom pom in a clothes pin.  Assist the child in dipping the pom pom into white paint to stamp circles on the Offering worksheet.
  
• Color Activities:  
Color Handprints  Handprint Wall - Add a white handprint to your color wall by painting the child's hand and stamping it onto a black piece of 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: 
Play Dough Shapes For the next eight week of shape activities, the child will create shapes out of play dough (or pipe cleaners for those who put play dough into their mouths) using Shape Worksheets.  Roll play dough into a snake and lay on the Circle worksheet to form a circle.  Allow the child to play with the circle play dough as you discuss the shape.  Because play dough sometimes ends up in the mouth, I encourage you to make your own.  Click to see my favorite play dough recipe

• Animal Activities:   
- Glue marshmallows on the Owl worksheet. 
- Explain that owl are awake during the night and asleep during the day.
- Find pictures of owls in the books that you read.
- An owl says "hoo."

• Taking Care of Me Activities:  
This week focus on the child's first and last name.  Work on the child clearly pronouncing each.  Teach the child to look the person in the eyes when she is asked her name.

• Book of the Week Ideas:  
- Count and point at the owls on each page. 
- Point to white items in the illustrations.
- The owl's eyes are circles.  Point and count the circles.

• Fine Motor Skill:  
Cooking Helping in the kitchen is a wonderful fine motor activity for children, beyond the time together it provides.  Allow your child to assist by helping you stir, pour, unwrap, and shake.  Placing a damp cloth under a bowl helps keep it from slipping.  This week make homemade pizza and allow the child to help stir together the crust and spread the sauce.  Add circular toppings (pepperoni) and white cheese.  

• Gross Motor Skill:  
Dirty Clothes - To further teach obedience, this week instruct the child to pick up dirty clothes and place in the hamper.  Make this part of the child's daily routine. For ideas, view the video below or click to view

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