Items Needed:

Tactile Number and Letters:  5, Gg, child's name, other letters
Books: Bible, Goodnight Moon
Worksheets: Five Little Ducks, Letter G, Battle of Jericho
CD: Hide 'Em in Your Heart Vol. 1
Games: Twister
DVD: Veggie Tales: Josh and the Big Wall
Activities: Play Dough, small blanket, items to make musical instruments (see below), glue, circular lids, paint, Bugles snacks, large blocks or tissue boxes, construction paper, fingerpaint

Objectives:

Bible Story: Battle of Jericho
Scripture:  Joshua 6
The New Bible in Pictures for Little Eyes:  pg 134-135
The Beginner's Bible:  pg 132-135
My Story Bible:  pg 30-31
Through the Bible Felt:  Story #48

Comprehension Questions:
Do you think the people got tired marching around the city?
What happened to the walls of Jericho?
How did the walls fall down? (God made the walls fall down, the people obeyed by walking around the walls)

Verse: Hebrews 11:30 - By faith the walls of Jericho fell down.
Tune:  If You're Happy and You Know It
By faith the walls of Jericho fell down. (boom boom) - Hold arm vertically in the air to form a wall.  Bring down horizontally on "boom, boom."
By faith the walls of Jericho fell down. (boom boom)
By faith the walls fell down, they fell to the ground
By faith the walls of Jericho fell down. (boom boom)

Bible Song: God Loves Kids
Tune: “Three Blind Mice”
God loves kids (repeat 4x) (point up, cross arms over chest, point at self with thumbs)
He loves me more than I can know (cross arms over chest, point to head)
I don’t know why He loves me so (shake head and shrug)
I guess I’ll never, ever know (cross hands in front)
Why God loves kids (point up for God, cross arms over chest, point to self with thumbs)

Poem: Humpty Dumpty (Traditional)
Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall;
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
All the King's horses and all the King's men
Couldn't  put Humpty together again!

Shapes: Circle, Square

Letters: Gg
G - big curve, dash
g - little curve, hook forward

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 the letters of the child's name in order with extra letters added.

Book of the Week:
Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown

Fine Motor Skill:  Play Dough
Gross Motor Skill:  Twister

Suggested Activities:

• Bible:
- ABCJLM Bible Workbook  ABCJLM Bible Workbook - Fingerpaint the Battle of Jericho worksheet.

- Build a wall using large blocks or tissue boxes.  March around the wall and play musical instruments.  Knock the walls down.
      * Tamborine or Maraca Maraca - Place a few dried beans or rice on the top of a paper or plastic plate. Lay another plate (with the top down) on top of the plate.  Staple the sides together.  Decorate with streamers, yarn, stickers, etc. -or- Place dried beans in a plastic Easter egg.  Tape shut.

      *Drum - Use an oatmeal container with the lid.  Cover the sides and decorate.

      *Tamborine - Poke holes along the edge of a paper plate.  Push the base of little "jingle" bells through the holes.  String the bells underneath together with a piece of yarn.  Decorate and add streamers.  -or- Poke holes around the edge of a plastic bowl.  Push the base of little "jingle" bells through the holes. Using pipe cleaners, thread through the bell base and twist.  Decorate.

       *Cymbals - Collect two metal lids (from baby food or other glass jars).   Poke a hole in the middle of the lid using a hammer and a nail.  Fold a pipe cleaner (approximately 3" long) in half.  Push the end through the hole and twist.  Fold the ends so they are against the bottom of the lid.  Have the child hold the pipe cleaners and hit the lids together.

- Watch: Josh and the Big Wall Veggie Tales: Josh and the Big Wall

- Around the Wall of Jericho
Tune:  Mulberry Bush
Around the walls of Jericho
Jericho, Jericho
Around the walls of Jericho
The Israelite army went.

Hear the people give a shout
Give a shout, give a shout
Hear the people give a shout
The walls came tumbling down.

• Shapes:
- Circle Lids Painting Gather various sized circular lids.  Dip the edge of the lids into paint and stamp onto a piece of paper.

- Heart Person Heart Person Add to your Shape Family by creating a Circle and Square Buddy.  Cut a large circle/square 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 circle/square shape for the eyes and nose.  May also add shoes, hands, hair, or other accessories.

- Look for circles in traffic signs and squares in the grocery store.  Discuss the colors as well.

- More ABCJLM Circle Ideas..., more ABCJLM Square Ideas...

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

- More Letter Gg ideas...

• Numbers:
- Count out piles of five Bugles snacks and then eat while listening to the story of Joshua.  Remind your child that the horns were played as the people marched around the walls.  (Idea from Shining Star Magazine)


- Five Little Ducks Using the Five Little Ducks worksheet, order the 0-5 ducks.

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

• Book of the Week:
- Don't hurry through this book.  Spend time looking at the details in the pictures.  Name the different items.

- As you put your child to sleep, tell different objects in your child's room "good night."

- Focus on the /g/ sound in the word "good."

- Point out the moon in the illustrations and observe the moon in the sky at night.  Notice the position of the moon when you go to bed and when you get up.  Often you can see the moon during the day as well.

- Shape Walk through the Book:  Look for different shapes in the illustrations.

• Fine Motor Skill:
Hide little beads in a large piece of play dough or putty.  Instruct the child to use his index finger to find the beads.  Using the thumb is "cheating" and not working the weaker muscles.

• Gross Motor Skill:
Twister While playing the actual rules of Twister is probably too difficult for this age level, take turns calling out colors and body parts to match.

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