Items Needed:

Tactile Numbers and Letters:  4, Dd, many Letters
Worksheets: Teaching Emotions, Baby Moses Craft, Hey Diddle Diddle, Letter D, Number 4, Baby Moses
Books: Bible, Miss Spider's Tea Party: The Counting Book
CD: Hide 'Em in Your Heart Vol. 1
Activities:  Large ball or beach ball, fingerpaint, five index cards, tape, googly eyes, stapler, construction paper, toilet paper roll, two black pipe cleaners, glue

Objectives:

Bible Story: Baby Moses in a Basket
Scripture:  Exodus 1-2:10
The New Bible in Pictures for Little Eyes:  pg 80-83
The Beginner's Bible pg 92-97
My Story Bible pg 22-23
Through the Bible Felt: Story #26

Comprehension Question:
What is the baby’s name?
What did Moses’ mommy put him in?
Who watched baby Moses?
Who found the baby?
God provided a way for Moses’ mommy to still take care of him.  Praise God!

Verse: Psalm 56:3-4 - When I am afraid, I will trust in you, in God whose Word I praise.
Steve Green – Hide 'Em in Your Heart Vol. 1 -  #5

Bible Song: Jesus Loves the Little Ones Like Me (Traditional)
Jesus loves the little ones like me, me, me.
Jesus loves the little ones like me, me, me.
Little ones like me,
Sat upon his knee,
Jesus loves the little ones like me, me, me.

Jesus loves the little ones like you, you, you.
Jesus loves the little ones like you, you, you.
Little ones like you,
Saved you through, and through,
Jesus loves the little ones like you, you, you.

Poem: Hey Diddle Diddle (Traditional)
Hey diddle diddle, the cat and the fiddle,
The cow jumped over the moon,
The little dog laughed to see such sport,
And the dish ran away with the spoon.

Shape: Oval (like the number zero)

Letters: Dd
D - body, around and back
d - little curve, body

Number: 4
Down and over and down some more.  That’s the way to make a four!

Name: Match letters in your child's name

Book of the Week:
Miss Spider's Tea Party by David Kirk - This book is used again in the curriculum once numbers 1-12 are learned.

Fine Motor Skill:  Fingerpaint
Gross Motor Skill:  Roll a Ball

Suggested Activities:

• Bible:
- ABCJLM Bible Coloring Sheets: Baby Moses

- Baby Moses Reeds "Baby in the Basket" Craft:  Print the Baby Moses Craft page.  Color and cut out each piece.  Cut a piece of blue construction paper in half.  Glue on the reeds.  Glue the baby in the basket and glue in front of the reeds.

- Jesus is Always with Me
Have the child choose five things in the room to bring to you.  Place the items in a small area on the floor and place a small blanket over the items.
Ask the child:
- Can the objects be seen?
- Are the objects still there even though they can't be seen?
- How do you know that the objects are still there?
Remove the blanket.  Tell the child:  "This week's memory verse says, 'When I am afraid, I will trust in you.'"  Even though we can't see Jesus, we know He is always with us."

With the objects gathered, turn this activity into a memory game.  Without the child watching, remove one object.  Have the child figure out which object is missing.  For greater difficulty, remove more than one object or add similar items.

- Teaching Emotions
Teaching Emotions Many children struggle to understand facial expressions and emotions.  Using the Teaching Emotions worksheets, work on understanding various emotions that children see, read about, and feel.  Various ideas are listed on the Teaching Emotions page.  Incorporate this activity with the Bible story discussing:
- How did Moses' mom feel when she placed Moses in the basket?
- How did Moses' sister feel while watching Moses in the basket?
- How did Moses' family feel when he was found by Pharaoh's daughter? 

- More ABCJLM Baby Moses ideas...

• Poem
Hey Diddle Pict  In teaching this rhyme to my kiddos, I learned that it was hard to memorize all of the characters.  So, I created a worksheet to help a child memorize the rhyme.  Print, color, and cut out the pieces on the Hey Diddle, Diddle worksheet.  Instruct the child to point to each object when mentioned in the rhyme.

•  Shape:
Oval Buddy  To learn shapes, the child will be creating a "Shape Family" over the next few weeks.  Create the Oval Buddy this week by cutting a large oval out of construction paper.  Accordion-fold long, thin pieces of paper to form legs and arms.  Glue to the shape.  Add a face with an oval shape for the eyes and nose.  May also add shoes, hands, hair, or other accessories. (Thank you to Dina for helping to create this idea.)

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

- Make sure your child does not add a vowel to the end of /d/ as in /duh/

- Write the letter "D" or "d" on 5 index cards.  Walk around the house and find items that start with the "d" sound.  Tape the cards to the item.  For a twist, tape the cards to items and have your child find the cards.

- More Letter Dd ideas...

• Number :
- Number 4 Poster This week fingerpaint to decorate the Number 4 Poster.  Add four stickers.

• Name:
Write the child’s name on a piece of paper and have her find matching tactile letters to place underneath each letter.  If the child is ready, add additional letters for the child to choose from. 

• Book of the Week:
- Toilet Paper Roll Spider Create a Toilet Paper Roll Spider.  Staple the end of the toilet paper roll together.  Wrap the TP roll in black construction paper.  Cut four tiny triangles along the sides of the TP roll, directly across from the cuts on the opposite side for the spider's legs.  Cut two black pipe cleaners in half.  Thread the pipe cleaners through the holes.  Add googly eyes.

- Discuss how Miss Spider showed kindness to the other insects.

- Talk about the fear the other insects had for Miss Spider.  They looked at her appearance and not at her heart.

- Have a tea party

• Fine Motor Skills:
Write various large letters (Aa-Dd) or numbers (0-4) on pieces of paper.  Have your child trace over the letter or number with fingerpaint.

• Gross Motor Skill:
Using a large ball such as a beach ball, sit on the floor and roll or throw the ball back and forth.  Say this week's memory verse while playing.

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