Items Needed:

Worksheets:  Triangle and Rectangle House, Triangle and Rectangle, God Loves a Cheerful Giver
Books: Bible, Very Busy Spider
Activities: Fingerpaint, Memory Obstacle Course, puzzle or flashcards of colors and shapes, string, beads, circle sponge, cylinder container with lid, paint, jumbo crayons, toilet paper roll, googly eyes, newspaper, cardboard, black yarn or thread, scissors

Objectives:

Bible Theme: Special Times with God
Lesson: Giving is Special

Bible Story: The Widow's Offering
Scripture: Mark 12:41-43
The Beginner's Bible for Toddlers: pg 144-147
Through the Bible in Felt: Story #144

Verse: Psalm 23:1 - The Lord is my Shepherd; I shall not want.
Tune:  Are You Sleeping
The Lord is my Shepherd; (repeat)
I shall not want. (repeat)
The Lord is my Shepherd;
I shall not want.
Psalm 23:1 (repeat)

Bible Song: O Be Careful (Traditional) - YouTube
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

Poem: This Little Piggie (Traditional)
This little piggie went to market. (wiggle thumbs)
This little piggie stayed at home. (wiggle index fingers)
This little piggie had roast beef. (wiggle middle fingers)
This little piggie had none. (wiggle ring fingers)
And this little piggie cried “Wee, wee,” all the way home. (wiggle pinky fingers)

Colors: Red, Orange, Purple
Shapes: Rectangle, Triangle
Letters: W-X
Numbers: 1-8
Information: Siblings' Names
Self-care: Meeting New People - Say "It is nice to meet you."

Book of the Week:
Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle

Fine Motor Skill:  Fingerpaint
Gross Motor Skill:  Memory Obstacle Course

Suggested Activities:

• Bible:
- The main point behind tithing is that all we have is not ours but God's.  He asks that we give some back to Him with a happy heart.

- ABCJLM Bible Workbook  ABCJLM Bible Workbook:  Sponge paint God Loves a Cheerful Giver using coin shaped (circle) sponges.

- My Giving Bank:  Make a bank out of a cylinder container.  Cut a slit in the lid.  Decorate and write "I Can Give to God."  Place coins and money in the bank to give to church, missionaries, or other ministries.

• Colors:
String red, orange, and purple beads on a string or Fruit Loop cereal on a pipe cleaner.

• Shape:
- Triangle Rectangle House Craft Using the Triangle and Rectangle House worksheet, cut triangles and rectangles out of construction paper to create a house.

• Self-care and Manners:
Teach the child to say, "It is nice to meet you," when meeting a new person.

• Book of the Week:
- Crayon Rubbing:  All of the spider webs in the book are raised.  Using the last web (opposite the owl), place a piece of paper over the page.  Have the child color with a crayon to create a web.

- Stuff a toilet paper roll with newspaper.  Paint everything black.  Let dry.  Make legs with eight black pipe cleaners poked through the roll.  Add googly eyes or small white pompoms.

- Review the "Itsy Bitsy Spider" and "Little Miss Muffet"

- Cut a triangle or rectangle out of cardboard and make slits around the edges.  Using black yarn or thread have the child cross the yarn over the front of the shape from one slit to another to make a spider's web.

- Take a nature walk looking for spider webs.

• Fine Motor Skill:
Place the Triangle and Rectangle worksheet on a vertical surface.  Fingerpaint using red, orange, and purple colors.

• Gross Motor Skill:
Create a Memory Obstacle Course using a puzzle or flashcards to work on shapes and colors.

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