Items Needed:

Tactile Numbers and Letters:  1, 3, Ww
Books: Bible, Carrot Seed
CDs: Hide 'Em in Your Heart Vol. 1
Worksheet: Palm Branch Dot-to-Dot (1-13), DonkeyLetter W, Triumphal Entry
Activities:  Fruit Loops, lacing string, Legos or blocks, balloon, lunch-sized paper bag, carrot seed, carrot, paint

Objectives:

Bible Story: Jesus Rides on a Donkey
Scripture:  Luke 19:29-42
The New Bible in Pictures for Little Eyes: pg 320-321
The Beginner's Bible: pg 427-432
My Story Bible:  pg 106-107
Through the Bible Felt Story #143

Comprehension Questions:
What did Jesus ride on?
What did the people say when they saw Jesus?
What did the people lay on the ground in front of Jesus?
Hosanna means "save now".  Why do you think the people were saying "Hosanna" to Jesus?

Verse: John 12:13 - Hosanna!  Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!
Steve Green – Hide 'Em in Your Heart Vol. 1 - #13 (similar but from Matthew 21:9,11)
Tune:  This Old Man  (Shared by Laura)
Blessed is
He who comes
In the name- of the Lord
John 12:13
John 12:13
Bless is- He who comes.
Hosanna! (shout)

Bible Song: Praise Him, Praise Him (Traditional)
Praise Him, praise Him,
All you little children,
God is love, God is love.
Praise Him, praise Him,
All you little children,
God is love, God is love.

Add optional verses:
Love Him...
Know Him...
Serve Him...
Crown Him...

Poem: Teddy Bear
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, turn around,
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, touch the ground.
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, reach up high,
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, wink one eye.
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, touch your nose,
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, touch your toes.
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, shut the door,
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, count to four.
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, climb the stairs,
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, say your prayers.
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, turn out the light,
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, say goodnight.

Math: AB Pattern – Towers with blocks or Legos

Letters: Ww
W - big valley, big valley
w - little valley, little valley

Number: 13

Name: Write the 2nd letter of your child's last name using 3" Letters.

Book of the Week:

Carrot Seed by Ruth Krauss

Fine Motor Skill:  Fruitloop Necklace
Gross Motor Skill:  Bean Bags

Suggested Activities:

• Bible:
- ABCJLM Bible Coloring Sheets: Triumphal Entry


- Color and cut out the pieces of the Donkey Puppet brown or gray paper (make the tongue pink).  Glue the head to the bottom of a lunch-size brown paper sack.  Glue legs to the sides and opening (be sure to glue the legs so that the child's hand will not cover them up).  Glue the tongue inside the fold.  Cut short pieces of brown or gray yarn and glue on for the donkey’s mane.

• Math:
- Create towers of blocks or Legos with AB patterns of shape or size.

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

- More Letter Ww ideas...

• Numbers :
Palm Branch1 Dot2Dot Pict Connect the dots on the Palm Branch Dot-to-Dot (1-13).  Cut out the palm branch.  Paint with water colors.  While the paint is still wet, sprinkle with salt.  Allow the painting to dry and then brush off the salt.  A pretty stained-glass look will be left!  Glue to a craft stick.   Wave and sing "Praise Him, Praise Him."  (Make sure all of the salt is brushed off before waving in the air.)

• Name:
First Letter If the child is ready, introduce the second letter of her last name while saying the Letter Formation Chant.

• Book of the Week:
- Purchase a packet of carrot seeds to view.
- Paint with a carrot.  Use the top, side, and point to paint.
- Visit a local plant nursery to view many different plants.

• Fine Motor Skill:
Necklace 3 Create an edible necklace.  Thread Fruit Loops on a string in an AB Pattern.

• Gross Motor Skill:
On several pieces of paper write the number 0-8.  Lay the pieces of paper on the floor.  Throw a bean bag at the papers and jump up and down representing the number it lands on.  Then spread the numbers farther apart and have the child run to the number called.

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