Items Needed:

Worksheets:  Cross, Square and Triangle
Books:  Bible, Old Hat New Hat
Activities:  Fruit Loops, balloon, string, cotton swabs, newspaper, paint, pretzels, marshmallows, watercolor

Objectives:

Bible Theme: Jesus Loves Me
Lesson: Jesus' Death

Bible Story: Jesus' Death
Scripture: Matthew 27
The Beginner's Bible for Toddlers: pg 148-150
Read and Share Toddler Bible:  pg 175-177
Through the Bible in Felt: Story #151-152

Verse: Matthew 28:6 - He is risen as He said.
Tune:  Mary Had a Little Lamb - (Author Unknown)
He is risen as He said
As He said, as He said
He is risen as He said
Matthew 28:6

Bible Song: O How I Love Jesus (Traditional)
O, how I love Jesus,
O, how I love Jesus,
O, how I love Jesus,
Because He first loved me!

Poem: Right Hand, Left Hand - ( Adapted from Unknown Author)
Have the child echo each phrase and copy your actions
This is my right hand (This is my right hand)
I raise it up high (I raise it up high)
This is my left hand (This is my left hand)
I’ll touch the sky (I'll touch the sky)
Right hand (Right hand)
Left hand (Left hand)
Whirl them around (Whirl them around)
Right hand (Right hand)
Left hand (Left hand)
Pound, pound, pound (Pound, pound, pound)

Colors :  Red, Black, Orange
Shapes : Square, Triangle
Letters: Y-Z
Numbers: 1-9
Information :  Home Town
Self-care and Manners :  Help set the table

Book of the Week:
Old Hat New Hat by Stan and Jan Berenstain

Fine Motor Skill:  Fruit Loop Necklace
Gross Motor Skill:  Red Light, Green Light

Suggested Activities:

• Bible:
- Using black watercolor and cotton swabs, paint the cross on the Cross worksheet.  Stamp a heart handprint on the cross.  Keeping the hand tight, paint the entire hand red.  The heart is created with two prints laid together at an angle.  The finger tips are at the bottom of the heart.  You can also make small hearts using two thumb prints arranged to make a heart.

- Explain that the story of Jesus' death is very sad.  But we don't have to stay sad because the best part is coming.  Explain that Jesus died for our sins for the bad choices that we make.

• Colors and Shapes:
- Pretzel Shapes Use pretzel sticks (or toothpicks) and marshmallows (large works best) to make squares and triangles.  Poke the ends of the pretzels into the marshmallows to hold the pretzels together.  Demonstrate that the difference between a square and triangle is one side.

- Using cotton swabs, paint the Square and Triangle worksheet with red, orange, and black.

• Number:
Using the Apple Tree Number Book,point and count the apples on the trees.  Continue to point and count items you find throughout the day.

• Book of the Week Idea:
- Make newspaper hats - fold a newspaper or piece of paper to make a hat
- Point out opposites.

• Fine Motor Skill:
Necklace 3 Create an edible necklace by threading Fruit Loops on a string.

• Gross Motor Skill:
Play Red Light, Green Light - This game is a fun way to practice obedience (stopping when told to do so).  Play this game while on a trampoline, doing an activity at the park, or running or walking beside each other.  Teach the child to immediately stop when given the "red light" command.  If the child learns this skill, it can be used in an emergency situation such as a parking lot.

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