Items Needed:

Worksheets: Frog, Wise Men
Books: Bible, Five Little Speckled Frogs
Activities:  Container, painter's tape, nylon scarf, green fingerpaint, green jumbo crayons

Objectives:

Bible Symbol:  Wise Men
Bible Story:  Wise Men Worship Jesus
Scripture: Matthew 2:1-12
The Beginner's Bible for Toddlers:  pg 93-95
Through the Bible in FeltStory #99

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:  Hope
Isaiah 40:31 (NIV) - But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and  not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

Poem:  London Bridge  (Traditional)
London Bridge is falling down,
Falling down, falling down.
London Bridge is falling down,
My fair lady.

Color:  Green
Shape:  Diamond
Animal:  Frog
Taking Care of Me:   Where is my shirt?
Sign Language:   Outside - hand open near face (palm toward face), move hand away from face and pinch hand closed 

Book of the Week:      
  Five Little Speckled Frogs by Various Authors

Fine Motor Skill:  Fingerpaint
Gross Motor Skill: 
Catch Scarf

Suggested Activities:

• Bible Story Activities:   
- ABC Book:  Use a green jumbo crayons to color the Wise Men worksheet.
  
• Color Activities:  
My Color BoxColor Box - Walk through your home or classroom and collect green items to place in a container. 

• Shape Activities:  
Shape Walk  Shape Walk:  Use pieces of painter’s tape or sidewalk chalk to make a large diamond 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.

Diamond Song
Tune: She'll Be Coming 'Round the Mountain
A diamond in the sky is a kite, (make a diamond with your hands)
A diamond in the sky is a kite,
Take a square squeeze it tight, add a tail, it's a kite (hug self, point into the air at a "kite")
A diamond in the sky is a kite (make a diamond with your hands)

• Animal Activities:   
- Hang the Frog worksheet on a vertical surface.  Fingerpaint with green paint. 
- Hop around the room like a frog and say "ribbit." 

• Book of the Week Ideas:  
- Point and count each frog.
- Point to green items in the illustrations.
- Sing the words of the book.
- Turn into a fingerplay by showing the number of frogs on the log with your fingers.

• Fine Motor Skill:  
Fingerpaint  Fingerpaint with green paint on a large piece of paper or cardboard.  If you child puts his fingers into his mouth, make edible fingerpaint with yogurt or pudding and green food coloring.

• Gross Motor Skill:  
Throw a nylon scarf in the air and catch it. 

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