Items Needed:

Tactile Number and Letters: 5, Ff, child's name
Books: Bible, The Pumpkin Gospel, Frog, Where Are You?
CD: Hide 'Em in Your Heart Vol. 2, The Ten Commandment Boogie
Worksheets: Rectangle 10 Commandments, Triangle Kite, Letter F, Number 5, 10 Commandments Train
Activities:  Pumpkin for carving, pillows or leaf pile, handprint and footprint activity, construction paper, brown watercolor paint, rolling pin, glue, set of name flashcards

Objectives:

Bible Story: Moses and 10 Commandments
Scripture:  Exodus 20
The New Bible in Pictures for Little Eyes: pg 102
The Beginner's Bible: pg 120
My Story Bible:  pg 26-29
Through the Bible Felt Story #36

Comprehension Questions:
What does the word "commandments" mean?
Why did God give us rules?  (To help the people learn how to obey God, be happy, and to know how to treat other people)
What are some of the rules that you have to follow?
Why do you have rules?

Verse: Deuteronomy 5:16 - Honor your father and your mother, as the Lord your God has commanded you.
Steve Green - Hide 'Em in Your Heart Vol. 2 - #6

Bible Song :  Trust and Obey (Traditional)
Trust and obey (march in place and then salute)
For there's no other way (cross arms in front of body)
To be happy in Jesus (move fingers to make happy smile at mouth)
But to trust and obey (march in place and then salute)

Poem: 1-2-3-4-5 Once I Caught a Fish ( Author unknown )
One, two, three, four, five! (count with your fingers)
Once I caught a fish alive; (place palms together to make a swimming fish)
Six, seven, eight, nine, ten.  (count with your fingers)
Then I let it go again.  (throw hands in the air)
Why did you let it go?  (shrug shoulders)
Because it bit my finger so.  (one hand bite pinkie finger on right hand)
Which finger did it bite?  (shrug shoulders)
This little finger on my right.  (wiggle pinkie finger on right hand)

Shapes: Rectangle, triangle

Letters: Ff
F - body, head, arm
f - staff with arms

Number: 5
Put on a hat. Then take a dive. Make a big round tummy. Now that’s a five!  - or-
A little bit down. Circle the drive.  Put on a hat.  That makes a five!

Name: Put letters of name in correct order

Book of the Week:
Frog, Where Are You? by Mercer Mayer

Fine Motor Skill:  Carve a Pumpkin
Gross Motor Skill:  Crawl

Suggested Activities:

• Bible:
10 Commandments Train ABCJLM Bible Workbook: Color and cut out each of the 10 Commandments Trains.  Put the train in order discussing each commandment and glue onto a large piece of butcher block paper or post on a wall.  

- Rectangular Commandments
A rectangle is like the stone tablets Moses received from God.  Cut a piece of brown construction paper in half to make two tall rectangles.  Cut the Rectangle 10 Commandments worksheet.  Scrunch the printable papers up.  Smooth out with your hands or a rolling pin.  Continue to scrunch and smooth the paper several times until wrinkles cover much of the papers. For the final time, smooth the paper out and glue to the brown rectangles.  Paint with brown watercolor paint.

- The Ten Commandment Boogie - Our kiddos love this song by Go Fish.

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• Shapes:
- Heart Person Add to your Shape Family by creating a Rectangle Buddy.  Cut a large rectangle out of construction paper.  Accordion-fold long, thin pieces of paper to form legs and arms.  Glue to the shape.  Add a face with a rectangle shape for the eyes and nose.  May also add shoes, hands, hair, or other accessories.

- More ABCJLM rectangle ideas...

- Triangle Kite Decorate the Triangle Kite worksheet.

- Heart Person Add to your Shape Family by creating a Triangle Buddy.  Cut a large triangle out of construction paper.  Accordion-fold long, thin pieces of paper to form legs and arms.  Glue to the shape.  Add a face with a triangle shape for the eyes and nose.  May also add shoes, hands, hair, or other accessories.

- More ABCJLM triangles ideas...

• Letters:
- Introduce the letters Ff using the tactile letters and decorate the Letter Poster to add to the Letter of the Week book.

- When saying the /f/ sound – have your child put a hand up to his mouth to feel the air

- More Letter Ff ideas...

• Number:
- Number 5 Poster This week glue on construction paper to decorate the Number 5 Poster.  Add five stickers.

- Hand Foot Print Create a handprint and footprint and count five toes and fingers.  You may want to use this to begin the Handprint and Footprint Calendar for a great Christmas gift.

• Name:
Using the tactile letters in the child's name, assist the child in putting the letters in order. 

• Book of the Week:
- The Boy, Dog, Frog series is Mercer Mayer's "wordless tale."  Don’t allow the lack of words to scare you.  Take your time to look at the details of the pictures and point out the background objects.  Allow your child to "read" the book.  This activity works to increase vocabulary and expressive language.  Mr. Mayer is also known for his Little Critter series.
- Handprint frog Handprint Frog (Original Source Unknown)
Cut a large circle out of green construction paper.  Cut two small circles out of white paper for the eyes and glue on the circle.  Draw two dark spots in the frog's eyes.  Draw two tiny lines for the frog's nose and a line for the mouth.  Draw around, cut, and glue two handprints for the legs.

- Focus on the /f/ sound in the word "frog"

- Hop around like a frog.

- Have your child draw a "book" and tell you the story.

• Fine Motor Skill:
pumpkin face Carve a pumpkin making the face out of various shapes learned so far.  Allow your child to dig out the seeds and count out groups of seeds.  Have your child pick up the seeds using his thumb and index fingers.  Incorporate this activity with The Pumpkin Gospel book.

• Gross Motor Skill:
Place pillows, couch cushions or anything soft on the floor for your child to crawl over.  Have fun making mountains and climbing peaks!  If the weather is nice, rake a big pile of leaves.  Pretend you are Moses climbing Mount Sinai to receive the 10 Commandments.  Act out the narrative between God and Moses and discuss God's holiness and goodness.

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