Bible Symbol: Vine
Bible Story: Jesus is the Vine
Scripture: John 15
Bible Song: If You’re Happy and You Know (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: Trust
Proverbs 3:5-6 (NIV) - Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.
Poem: The Itsy, Bitsy Spider (Traditional)
The itsy, bitsy spider, climbed up the water spout
Down came the rain and washed the spider out
Out came the sun and dried up all the rain
So the itsy, bitsy spider went up the spout again
Taking Care of Me: Where is my coat?
Sign Language: Ball - spread your fingers and touch the right hand fingertips to the left hand to form a ball with your hands
Book of the Week:
The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle
Fine Motor Skill: Play Dough
Gross Motor Skill: Kick a Ball
• Bible Story Activities:
- Most children's Bibles do not contain a story about Jesus being a vine. Use the following story as an example to teach your children.
I love grapes! Do you like to eat grapes? There are many different colors of grapes: red, green, and purple. (If possible show the child the various options.) No matter what the color, all grapes grow on a vine. Leaves are attached to the vine through branches. Jesus said that He is like a vine and we are the branches. Just like with the branches, if we stay connected to Jesus by going to church, reading the Bible, and praying, we will grow just like these grapes grew on the vine.
- ABC Book: Help the child draw with glue on the Vine worksheet. Sprinkle glitter over the glue and shake off excess. Let dry.
• Color Activities:
Color Box - Walk through your home or classroom and collect black items to place in a container.
• Shape Activities:
For the next nine weeks the child will be doing Shape Walks to learn more about the Shape of the Week. Use pieces of painter’s tape or sidewalk chalk to make a large triangle on the ground. Assist the child in walking, crawling, and hopping around the edges as you sing the shape song. Note: Do not use masking tape on carpet, as it will leave a residue.
Tune: The Adam's Family
Three-- sides (snap, snap)
Three-- points (snap, snap)
A triangle has--, three-- sides, three-- points (snap, snap)
• Animal Activities:
- On a vertical surface, draw straight lines with a black crayon on the Spider worksheet to create a web. You may need to go over the lines after the child to make them darker. Use black watercolor to paint the spider worksheet. The watercolor will not cover the web you created with the crayon.
- Point and count the legs on a spider.
- Find pictures of spiders in the books that you read.
• Book of the Week Ideas:
- All of the spider webs in the book are raised. Allow the child to feel the raised texture as you read.
- Look for spider webs outside.
• Fine Motor Skill:
This week demonstrate to the child how to use his/her fingers to squeeze and squish the dough. (Leave the play dough toys for when she is older.) Click to see my favorite play dough recipe.
• Gross Motor Skill:
Kick a ball. If your child wants to pick up the ball instead of kick it, walk behind the child and hold his hands. Sign "ball" as you play. Hold the child's hands and walk behind her if she wants to pick up the ball instead of kick it.
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