Items Needed:

Tactile Numbers and Letters:  1, 2, Uu
Books: Bible, Duck on a Bike
CD-Rom: Charlie Church Mouse Preschool
Worksheet: Fish Dot-to-Dot (1-12), Letter U, Feeding the 5000
Activities: Fishing Game, items of various weight, groceries, fingerpaint, Goldfish Crackers, long piece of yarn, scissors, a picnic meal, plastic cup, index card, water, play dough, paint, Q-tips

Objectives:

Bible Story: Feeding the 5000
Scripture:  Matthew 14:15-23
The New Bible in Pictures for Little Eyes pg 294
The Beginner's Bible:  pg 357
My Story Bible:  pg 90-91
Through the Bible Felt: Story #121

Comprehension Questions:
Where did Jesus get the food for the crowd of people?
What food did the boy have in his lunch?
Jesus fed 5,000 people with just five loaves of bread and two small fishes.  Was there any leftover food?

Verse: Philippians 4:19 - My God will supply all your needs.
Tune:  "London Bridges"
My God will supply all your needs
Supply all your needs (2x)
My God will supply all your needs
Philippians 4:19

Bible Song: His Banner Over Me is Love (Traditional)
He brought me to His banqueting table, (motion to come, hands in front with palms down and work out like smoothing a table cloth)
His banner over me is love. (hands together above the head to make a triangle, hands on shoulders, cross arms)
He brought me to His banqueting table,
His banner over me is love.
He brought me to His banqueting table,
His banner over me is love.
His banner... over me... is love.

Optional Verses:
- Jesus is the rock of my salvation, (point up, fist in other hand, cross arms in front of body to make a "t")
- There's one way to peace through the power of the cross. (raise index finger, peace sign, hand in fist, twist index and middle fingers - These actions may be a little tough for preschool kids.  Adapt where needed. )

Poem: Happy All the Time (Traditional)
Chorus:  (gradually get faster)
I’m inright (point at self)
Outright (point out)
Upright (point up)
Downright (point down)
Happy all the time (clap 3x)
(Repeat)

Since Jesus Christ came in (point to heart)
And cleansed my heart from sin (move hands in opposite directions as to “wipe away”)
(Chorus)

Math: Sort by weight

Letters: Uu
U - cup it up
u - cup it up then down

Number: 12

Name: Combine letter's in child's first name.

Book of the Week:
Duck on a Bike by David Shannon

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

Suggested Activities:

• Bible:
- ABCJLM Bible Workbook ABCJLM Bible Workbook - Paint with Q-tips the Feeding the 5000 worksheet.

- Snack time:  Eat goldfish crackers

- Plan a picnic.  Pretend you are going to hear Jesus speak. Tell the Bible story while eating. (Unknown author)

- Using play dough, have the child create two fish and five loaves of bread

- One Fish Becomes Many ( Unknown author )
Lay one long piece of yarn out in a Christian fish symbol.  Tell the child that you will make smaller fish from the big fish.  Ask the child how that is possible?  Cut the length of the yarn into smaller (3") pieces.  Show how to make little fish from the large fish shape.  Explain that this week you will be hearing about Jesus making lunch for more than 5,000 people with just two fish and five loaves of bread.

- Computer Color  Play the “Fishes and Loaves” adventure and use the coloring sheet on the Charlie Church Mouse Preschool Cd-Rom.  Read more...

- Fish Game 1 Make a fishing pole with a dowel rod, string, and magnet.  Make fish on various colors of card stock paper with a large paper clip for the mouth.  Write individual letters or numbers on each fish.  (Best to laminate or use contact paper.) Have your child “fish” for letters or numbers.  You can also use magnetic refrigerator numbers and letters as "fish."  More information...

- Doing the Impossible
Fill a plastic cup 1/4 full with water.  Ask the child to predict what will happen if you turn the cup upside down.  Demonstrate.
Fill the cup again and ask the child to predict what will happen if you place a index card (a little larger than the cup opening) over the cup and then turn the cup upside down (holding the card in place.)  Demonstrate.
Now, ask the child to predict what will happen if you turn the cup upside down with the card on the top of the cup but with your hand removed.  "Do you think it is impossible?"  Slowly remove your hand from the cup.  The water surface tension will hold the paper in place for a few seconds.
Sometimes things look impossible to us.  But we know from our Bible verse that "nothing is impossible for God."

• Math:
- Grab a box and gather several random items of various weight.  Allow the child to pick up each item and place in the "heavy" or "light" category.

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

- More Letter Uu ideas...

Numbers:
Fish Dot-to-Dot Do a Fish Dot-to-Dot with numbers 1-12.

• Name:
First Letter Continue working on the child writing his name on 3" Letters while saying the Letter Formation Chant. 

Book of the Week:
- Duck is a great /u/ word.
- Discuss the silliness of this book.  Decide what is real and what is pretend.

Fine Motor Skills:
On a piece of paper write the number 12, letters Uu, or the child's name.  Fingerpaint over the letters or numbers.

Gross Motor Skills:
Create a Memory Obstacle Course focusing on colors.

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