Items Needed:

Worksheets: Dog, Down, Color Train
Books: Bible, Clifford the Big Red Dog, Big Red Barn
Activities:  Red paint, red construction paper, jumbo paintbrush, bubbles, ingredients for muffins, cotton swabs, scissors, water, red jumbo crayon

Objectives:

Bible Symbol:  Down
Bible Story:  David & Goliath
Scripture: 1 Samuel 17
The Beginner's Bible for Toddlers:  pg 50-55
Through the Bible in FeltStory #63

Bible Song: Only a Boy Named David (Traditional) 
Only a boy named David (make a small person with hands)
Only a little sling (swing arm around at ear)
Only a boy named David (make a small person with hands)
But he did pray and sing (pray with hands and then raise hands into air)
Only a boy named David (make a small person with hands)
Only a rippling brook (move fingers like playing a piano)
Only a boy named David (make a small person with hands)
But five little stones he took (show five fingers)

And one little stone went in the sling (take one hand into the other hand)
And the sling went round and round (swing arm around at ear)
And one little stone went in the sling
And the sling went round and round (swing arm around at ear)
And round and round
And round and round
And round and round and round!
And one little stone went up in the air – oop, oop, oop, oop, oop  - move hands up into the air)
And the giant came tumbling down!  (fall down)

Character Scripture:  Humility
Philippians 2:3 (NIV) - Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves.

Poem:  Five Little Piggies (Traditional)    
This little piggy went to market,  (Wiggle the big toe)
This little piggy stayed home,  (Wiggle the 2nd toe)
This little piggy had roast beef,  (Wiggle the middle toe)
This little piggy had none,  (Wiggle the 4th toe)
And this little piggy went wee wee wee all the way home.  (Wiggle the pinky toe)

Color:
  Red 
Shape:   Triangle
Animal:   Dog
Taking Care of Me:   Where are my eyes?
Sign Language:   Down - point index finger in downward motion

Book of the Week:
  Big Red Barn by Margaret Wise Brown   

Fine Motor Skill:  Baking/Stirring
Gross Motor Skill:  Bubbles Fun

Suggested Activities:

• Bible Story Activities:   
- ABC Book:  Paint the arrow on the Down worksheet red.

- When reading the story, sign "down" when the giant falls down.
  
• Color Activities:

Color TrainColor Train - Add a red train to your Color Train by having the child color, with a jumbo crayon, the red train.  Display the train at the child's level to point and discuss the colors.

• Shape Activities:  
Water Paint Shapes  Using red construction paper, cut out a large triangle.  Using minimal water, have the child water paint the triangle.  Talk about the shape as the child paints.

• Animal Activities:   
- Using the Dog worksheet, point to the dog's eyes.
- Drop a few dots of red paint on the Dog worksheet.  Let the child spread the paint with a cotton swab.   
- Clifford (books and TV program) is a great example of a red dog. 
- Point and count the dog's legs.
- Find pictures of dogs in the books that you read.
- Crawl around on the floor and "bark" and "woof" like a dog. 

• Book of the Week Ideas:  
- Name the animals in the illustrations and say the sounds the animals make, specifically point out the dogs and pigs. 
- Find objects that are red (barn). 
- Count the various animals (e.g. kittens, puppies, colts)

• 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 muffins and allow the child to help stir the ingredients.  Be sure to count as you add the ingredients (e.g. 1 egg,  2 eggs, 3 eggs).  Here's one of our favorite recipes - Refrigerator Raisin Bran Muffins

• Gross Motor Skill:  
Bubble Fun - Blow bubbles and encourage the child to catch, step on, and pop the bubbles as they float to the ground.  Bubbles are fun in the bathtub too (make sure the child is sitting down).

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