Items Needed:

Worksheets: Giraffe, Yes
Books: Bible, Giraffes Can't Dance
Activities:  Brownie mix and ingredients, star cookie cutter, clothes pin, container, painter's tape, pom poms, brown paint, brown jumbo colored pencils, any music CD or app

Objectives:

Bible Symbol:  Yes
Bible Story:  10 Commandments
Scripture: Exodus 20, Deuteronomy 5
The Beginner's Bible for Toddlers:  pg 44-49
Through the Bible in FeltStory #36

Bible Song:  Fishers of Men  (Traditional)
I will make you fishers of men, fishers of men, fishers of men (pretend to cast fishing pole)
I will make you fishers of men if you follow me (move hand over opposite shoulder)
If you follow me, if you follow me
I will make you fishers of men if you follow me

Read your Bible, pray every day, pray every day, pray every day (make book, prayer hands)
Read your Bible, pray every day, then you’ll grow, grow, grow (bend down and get taller)
Then you’ll grow, grow, grow, then you’ll grow, grow, grow
Read your Bible, pray every day, then you’ll grow, grow, grow

Character Scripture:  Obedience
James 1:22 (NIV) - Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.

Poem:  Pat-A-Cake  (Traditional)
Pat-a-cake, pat-a-cake, baker's man.
Bake me a cake as fast as you can;
Roll it, pat it, and mark it with a B,
Put it in the oven for baby and me
Change the "B" to the first letter of the child's name and the word "baby" to the child's name.

Color:  Brown
Shape:  Star
Animal:   Giraffe
Taking Care of Me:  Where are my pajamas?
Sign Language:   Yes - make a fist with your hand, raise and lower your wrist like a head nodding "yes"

Book of the Week:   
  Giraffes Can't Dance by Giles Andreae

Fine Motor Skill:  Baking and Stirring
Gross Motor Skill: 
Crawl

Suggested Activities:

• Bible Story Activities:   
- ABC Book:  With a jumbo colored pencil, color the Yes worksheet brown.

- We need to say "yes" and obey the 10 Commandments. 

- You may wish to add the sign for "yes" to the child's sign language repertoire.  Make a fist with your hand.  Raise and lower your wrist like a head nodding "yes."
  
• Color Activities:  
My Color BoxColor Box - Walk through your home or classroom and collect brown 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 star 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.

Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star (Traditional)

Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
How I wonder what you are!
Up above the world so high,
Like a diamond in the sky!
Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
How I wonder what you are!

• Animal Activities:   
- Pinch a pom pom in a clothes pin.  Assist the child in dipping the pom pom in brown paint to add spots to the Giraffe worksheet.
- Point and count the giraffe's legs.
- Use words like tall, high, and long when talking about the giraffe.
- Find pictures of giraffes in the books that you read.

• Book of the Week Ideas:  
- Dance with the animals.
- Roar with the lions.
- Make a sad face with Gerald.
- Dance with Gerald.
- Name the other animals in the illustrations.

• 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 stir and bake brownies:  Follow the directions on a brownie mix allowing the child to help stirring.  Also count the eggs as you add to the mix.  Name the color brown as you prepare and eat.  Using a star cookie cutter, make star brownies.   

• Gross Motor Skill: 
Continue obedience training by teaching the child to obey the commands stop, go, stay, and come. To review stop and go, use a CD or app to play music and while the music plays, dance or march.  When the music stops, freeze.  Use the words "stop" and "go" depending on whether the music is stopped or playing. To review stay and come, play Red Light, Green Light.

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