Items Needed:

Worksheets: Five Speckled Frogs, Creation Day 5
Books:  Bible, Five Little Speckled Frogs
Activities:  Scrap paper, bean bag, painter's tape, sidewalk chalk, paper plate, paint, paper towel roll or two toilet paper rolls, sticky tack, stapler, yarn, tissue paper squares, googly eye, construction paper, scissors, jumbo paintbrushjumbo colored pencils, fork and spoon, bean bag

Objectives:

Bible Theme: God Made the Animals
Lesson: Fish and Birds

Bible Story: Creation Day 5
Scripture: Genesis 1
The Beginner's Bible for Toddlers: pg 7-9
Read and Share Toddler Bible:  pg 10-13
Through the Bible in Felt: Story #1

Verse: Psalm 106:1a - Give thanks to the Lord.
Tune: She'll Be Coming 'Round the Mountain
Give- thanks to the Lord-, give- thanks (clap, clap)
Give- thanks to the Lord-, give- thanks (clap, clap)
Psalm one hundred six verse one-, Psalm one hundred six verse one-
Give- thanks to the Lord-, give- thanks (clap, clap)

Bible Song: Pat the Bible (Original Source Unknown)
Tune:  Row, Row, Row Your Boat

Pat, pat, pat the Bible
God wants us to know
That it is a special book
And He loves us so

Optional Verses:
Love, love, love the Bible...
Read, read, read the Bible...

Poem: Itsy Bitsy Spider (Traditional)
The itsy, bitsy spider, climbed up the water spout
Down came the rain and washed the spider out
Out came the sun and dried up all the rain
So the itsy, bitsy spider went up the spout again

Colors: Red, Blue
Shape: Line
Letters: H-K
Numbers: 1-2
Information: First and Last Name
Self-care and Manners: Use a fork and spoon

Book of the Week:
Five Little Speckled Frogs by Various Authors

Fine Motor Skill:  Tear Paper
Gross Motor Skill:  Bean Bags

ABCJLM YouTube Channel

Suggested Activities:

• Bible:
- ABCJLM Bible Workbook  ABCJLM Bible Workbook: Use red and blue colored pencils to decorate the Creation Day 5 worksheet.

- Day 5 Creation Book On a light blue piece of construction paper place a bird in the sky.  Add a darker blue half sheet to the bottom of the background piece for water.  Add a fish to this section.  Add the number "5" to the page.

- Fish Plate Craft Fish - Cut a triangle out of a paper plate to make a fish's mouth.  Glue the triangle on the back of the paper plate to make the fish's tail. Glue on squares of tissue paper or paint.  Add a googly eye.

- Fish Bowl Craft Fish Bowl - Cut off the top inch of a paper plate.  Paint the cut-off portion black.  Paint the rest of the circle blue.  Let dry.  Staple or glue the cut-off piece onto the bottom of the large piece to form a platform and a fish bowl.  Paint ocean plants.  Paint the child's hand to create a handprint fish for the aquarium.  Add a goggly eye for the fish.  Or, add fish stickers and ocean plants to create the look of a fish bowl.

- Binoculars Bird Watching - Make binoculars to look at the birds.  Cut a paper towel roll in half or use two toilet paper rolls.  Staple two together.  Punch a hole on each outside roll towards the top.  Tie yarn in each hole to create a strap.  Decorate and go bird hunting.

- Computer Color Play the Create an Animal Ocean Computer Game - Place the ocean animals in the water.

- Creation Fingerplay
On Day 1 (On numbers - put corresponding fingers in the air)
God created light (close fists and then quickly open in the air and bring down to side creating arches)
On Day 2
God created the sky (wave arms in the air) and water (make waves with hands)
On Day 3
God created land (with palms facing the floor, run hands flat in front of you) and plants (place one fist inside the other and pop the one fist through the other - sign language for plant)
On Day 4
God created the sun (hold arm up in the air with fingers spread wide), moon (with opposite arm make a "c" formation with your hand in the air), and stars (with index fingers putting up alternate right and left hand moving up in the air - sign language for stars)
On Day 5
God created the fish (swim hands with palms together) and birds (join thumbs and fly hands in the air)

• Colors:
Paint Straight Lines - Using red and blue colors, paint or draw lines on a piece of paper.  Make intersecting horizontal, vertical, and diagonal lines.

• Shape:
Walk Painters Tape - Use a long piece of painter’s tape, draw a line with sidewalk chalk, or go to a playground that has a balance beam and walk on the line.  Note:  Do not use masking tape, as it will leave a residue.

• Self-Care and Manners:
Spoon Fork Using a fork and spoon requires a lot of trial and error and patience.  Use toddler-sized utensils.  From my experience, metal utensils are easier to use than plastic.  Yogurt is a great food to teach spoon use as it stays on the spoon well.  For the fork, use foods that can be stabbed.  Make sure the food does not move too far up on the fork and the bite isn't too big.

• Information:
This week focuses on the child's first and last name.  Work on the child clearly pronouncing his/her first name.  Teach the child to look the person in the eyes when he/she is asked his/her name.

• Book of the Week Ideas:
Five Little Speckled Frogs Craft Color the Five Speckled Frogs green.  Cut out.  Place a brown “log” made of construction paper on a piece of paper, board, or mat.  Using sticky tack, place the five frogs on the log.  As you read the book, pull the frogs off the log.

• Fine Motor Skill:
Tear paper - all different kinds in different shapes and sizes.   Let the child tear, tear, tear.  This will make a mess; but nothing that a broom and dustpan can't handle!  Discuss how it is okay to tear scrap paper but it is not okay to tear anything else.

• Gross Motor Skill:
Bean Bag Line Throw a bean bag or light-weight object toward a line.  Try to land the bean bag on the line.  Use painter's tape, rope, or ribbon to create the line.

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