Items Needed:

Worksheets: Sheep, ShepherdTriangle
Books: Bible; Moo, Baa, La La La!
Activities: Play dough, measuring cups, clothes pin, cotton ball, blue paint, blue jumbo crayon, container

Objectives:

Bible Symbol:  Shepherds
Bible Story:  Shepherds Worship Jesus
Scripture:  Luke 2:8-20
The Beginner's Bible for Toddlers:  pg 88-92
Through the Bible in FeltStory #98

Bible Song:  Jesus Loves Me  (Traditional)
Jesus loves me! This I know,
For the Bible tells me so;
Little ones to Him belong,
They are weak but He is strong.

Chorus:
Yes, Jesus loves me!
Yes, Jesus loves me!
Yes, Jesus loves me!
The Bible tells me so.

Character Scripture:  Attentiveness
I Peter 5:8-9 (NIV) -  Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that the family of believers throughout the world is undergoing the same kind of sufferings.

Poem:  Mary Had a Little Lamb  (Traditional)
Mary had a little lamb
Little lamb, little lamb
Mary had a little lamb
Its fleece was white as snow

Color:  Blue
Shape:  Triangle
Animal:   Sheep
Taking Care of Me:   Where are my pants/jeans/skirt?
Sign Language: Cold - make fists with both hands, shake both fists close to your chest  

Book of the Week:   
  Moo, Baa, La La La! by Sandra Boynton

Fine Motor Skill:  Pouring Water
Gross Motor Skill: 
March

Suggested Activities:

• Bible Story Activities:   
- ABC Book:  Color the Shepherd worksheet with a blue jumbo crayon.
  
• Color Activities:  
My Color BoxFor the next 12 weeks, the child will be creating a Color Box each week by collecting in a box or sack items that are the color of the week.  For this week, walk through your home or classroom and collect blue items to place in the container. 

• Shape Activities:  
Play Dough Shapes Play Dough Shapes - Roll blue play dough into snakes and lay on the Triangle worksheet to form a triangle.  Allow the child to play with the triangle as you discuss the shape. 

• Animal Activities:  
- Pinch a cotton ball in a clothes pin.  Assist the child in dipping the cotton ball into blue paint to stamp on the Sheep worksheet.  
- Find pictures of sheep in the books that you read.
- A sheep says "baa."
- Crawl on the floor and baa like a sheep.

• Book of the Week Ideas:  
- Point and count the sheep in the book.
- After listening to the book several times, allow the child to finish the sentences with the animal sounds.

• Fine Motor Skill:  
While in the bathtub, give the child measuring cups to pour water.  This play helps the child learn how to control the water as she pours.  Discuss hot and cold as you sign each.

• Gross Motor Skill:  
Drum March around the room as you sing "Mary Had a Little Lamb."  Encourage the child to lift his knees as he marches. 

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