Items Needed:

Worksheets: Jonah and the FishFish, Color Train
Books: Bible; One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish
Activities:  Blue construction paper, jumbo paintbrush, rhythm sticks and drum, blue fingerpaint, blue tissue paper, glue, scissors, water, star pasta (cereal) or goldfish crackers, blue jumbo crayon

Objectives:

Bible Symbol:  Fish
Bible Story:  Jonah
Scripture: Jonah 1:1-3:10
The Beginner's Bible for Toddlers:  pg 69-76
Through the Bible in FeltStory #136

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:  Responsibility
Colossians 3:23 (NIV) - Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters.

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:  Blue
Shape:  Star
Animal:   Fish
Taking Care of Me:   Where are my hands?
Sign Language:   Please - spread your fingers and place your palm on your chest and rub in a circle

Book of the Week:   
  My Little Word Book by Various Authors   

Fine Motor Skills:  Fingerpaint
Gross Motor Skills:  Rhythm Sticks and Drums

Suggested Activities:

• Bible Story Activities:   
- ABC Book: Glue star-shaped pasta or cereal, or goldfish crackers on the Jonah and the Fish worksheet. 

- Play a variation of Hide-and-Seek to help the child learn we can't hide from God.  Have one person count to ten while everyone else hides.  Each time the seeking person sees a "hidden" person, give him or her a hug and say, "God sees you and so do I."  (Idea from Pray and Play Bible)
  
• Color Activities:  
Color Train Color Train - Add a blue train to your Color Train by having the child color, with a jumbo crayon, the blue train.  Display the train at the child's level to point and discuss the colors.

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

• Animal Activities:   
- Using the Fish worksheet, explain how the fish uses its fins to swim around, but it doesn't have arms.
- Spread a thin layer of glue on the Fish worksheet.  Lay small blue tissue paper squares on the fish.
- Find pictures of fish in the books that you read.
-   Read One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish

• Sign Language: 
Before giving something to the child, take his hand, sign "please," and say the word "please." 

• Book of the Week Ideas:  
- Continue to expand your child's vocabulary by teaching her the names of the object, animal, or emotion pictured.  (Click to read more on teaching your child a new concept.)
- Look for blue items in the book.

• Fine Motor Skill:  
Fingerpaint  Fingerpaint with blue 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 blue food coloring. 

• Gross Motor Skill:  
Using rhythm sticks and drums (or wooden spoons and pans), make music while singing this week's nursery rhyme and Bible song. 

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