Items Needed:

Books:  Bible, Harold and the Purple Crayon, Are You My Mother?, Duck on a Bike, The Little Red Hen, The Big Picture Story Bible, From Head to Toe
Worksheets: Kk Writing, Flag, Pledge of Allegiance, God's Promises, Visual Perception Worksheets
CD: Seeds Family Worship Vol. 8
Videos: What's in the Bible?
Activities:  Paint, pine cone, smooth peanut butter, bird seed, string, ingredients for Bird Nest Cookies, cardboard, string, hole punch, cotton balls, playdough

Objectives:

Theme : Bible

Bible Story: What is the Bible?
Objective:  The Bible is God's Holy Word to help us know more about Him and how to live.

Comprehension Questions:
What is the Bible?
Who wrote the Bible?
How many books are in the Bible?
Why did God give us the Bible?
Is everything in the Bible true?

Verse: II Timothy 3:16 (NIV) - All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness.
Seeds Family Worship Vol. 8 - #5

Bible Song: B-I-B-L-E (Traditional)
The B-I-B-L-E (make book with hands)
Yes, that’s the book for me (nod “yes”)
I stand alone on the Word of God (pretend to stand firm)
The B-I-B-L-E
Bible! (shout)

Books of the Bible: Haggai, Zechariah
Math:  Adding +1
Science:  Animals - Birds
Social Science:  Country's Pledge and Flag
Letters: K, k
Numbers: Point to and Count 0-35
Literacy: Illustration Medium
Sight Word: this

Book of the Week:
Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson

Fine Motor Skill:  Find Objects in Play Dough
Gross Motor Skill:  Walk Like an Animal
Visual Perception Skill:  Cutting Worksheets

Suggested Activities:

• Bible:
- The Bible:
...is true, trustworthy, forever, and does not fail.
...contains 66 books.  God used more than 40 men to write His message.
...is a very long letter written to us by God through men.  It is exactly what God wanted written.  He directed the men to write His message using their own words.
...shows us how to live in ways that make God happy.
...teaches us about God the Father, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit so that we know who God is.
...proves that Jesus is God's Son and shows us how we can be saved by believing in Jesus.
...teaches us how to love God and others and will help keep us from sin.
...is to be memorized and studied so that our minds are filled with God's Word.
"Jesus is the most important Person in the entire Word of God.  He is the central figure of the whole Book.  Before He was born, people looked for His coming.  Today we look back at the cross, where He paid for our sins, and we also look forward to the time when all who are saved will be with Him forever (John 3:16; I Thes 4:16,17)."
( Some information from What Christians Believe by Melvin Jones )

- The "What's in the Bible?" DVDs are fantastic to explain what the Bible is and what each book of the Bible contains.  "What’s in the Bible? is a DVD series from VeggieTales® creator Phil Vischer designed to walk kids and families through the entire Bible." 13 DVDs cover Genesis to Revelations. Click to read our thoughts on the "What's in the Bible?" DVD's...

- II Timothy 3:16 (NIV) - All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness.
All Scripture - the entire Bible
God-breathed - the words of God, not men
Useful - to be used
Teaching - teach us about God
Rebuking - show us the truth
Correcting - guide us away from our mistakes
Training in righteousness - teach us what is right
"God wrote the Bible (Scriptures) so that we would profit from it.  The Bible gives us important facts and teachings (doctrine) we should know.  It tells us when we are living wrong (rebuking).  It shows us how to correct our way of living when it is wrong (correcting).  It teaches us the right way to life ([training] in righteousness)." (Lessons in Living by Herbert Epp.)

The Big Picture Story Bible The Big Picture Story Bible does an excellent job of showing God's hand in every detail of the Bible, His love for His people, and the reason for Jesus' life on earth. Read more...

God's Promises ABCJLM Bible Workbook:  God's Promises to Me:
Ask the child to think of a promise from God.  As a hint, tell the child "Noah's Ark."  The rainbow was one of God's promises to His people to never again destroy all living creatures by a flood (Genesis 8:21).  But this is just one of thousands of God's promises given to us in the Bible.  Using the idea of the rainbow as a promise from God, hang clouds with Bible verses declaring other promises.  The God's Promises worksheet is available with possible verses or create your own.

Directions:  Paint or color the Rainbow worksheet.  Cut out the template and glue onto cardboard to make it sturdy.  Punch holes into the base of the rainbow and tie different length strings.  Cut out the clouds and punch holes in the top of each.  Tie to the end of the strings on the rainbow.  Glue cotton balls at the base of the rainbow to cover up the holes and string knots.  Hang this craft in your child's room and pray these scripture promises with them each night.

- Additional ABCJLM Bible Activities and Crafts...

• Math:
Introduce addition by creating a small group.  Ask the child how many are in the group when one is added.

• Science:
- Pine cone Bird Feeder
Tie a string on a pine cone to hang it in a tree.  Cover the pine cone in smooth peanut butter.  Roll the pine cone in birdseed.  Hang in a tree for the birds to eat.

- Bird Nest Cookies Bird Nest Cookies - These cookies are so yummy and kids can easily make them without too much help!
Ingredients:
2 cups butterscotch or chocolate chips
1 cup peanut butter
2 cups chow mein noodles or corn flakes
peanuts, peanut M&M's, or jelly beans
wax paper
Directions:  Pour the chips and measured peanut butter into a microwave safe bowl.  Put into the microwave on reduced power until the mixture melts.  Stir until smooth.  Add noodles and stir.  Spoon onto wax paper.  Use your fingers to shape the spoonful into a nest.  Place the nuts or candy on top.  Allow the cookies to firm on the countertop or in the refrigerator.

Read:
Are You My Mother Are You My Mother? by P. D. Eastman
Duck on a Bike Duck on a Bike by David Shannon
The Little Red Hen The Little Red Hen

• Social Science:
United State Pledge of Allegiance -

- Learn the pledge in phrases:
"I Pledge Allegiance
to the flag
of the United States of America,
and to the republic,
for which it stands,
one Nation under God,
indivisible,
with liberty and justice, for all."

- Definitions:
pledge - promise
allegiance - to be loyal, good friend
United States - 50 states (look at a map of the US)
Republic - a place that people can vote to make choices (take a vote on something to demonstrate this process)
one nation - one country working together
under God - God is our Lord
indivisible - not able to be divided
liberty - freedom
justice - fairness

- Respect:
Boys remove their hats.
Stand in attention to the flag.
Salute or place your right hand over your heart.

- My Pledge of Allegiance Book - Create a Pledge of Allegiance book with pictures defining the pledge.
Staple together five small sheets of paper to form a book.  Cut apart the Pledge of Allegiance worksheet and color each box.  Glue one box per page in the book in the correct order.  In the second box, for “I,” have the child draw a picture of herself.

- Learn the Pledge of Allegiance in Sign Language with this YouTube video.

- Fingerprint Flag Create a Flag
Paint the Flag worksheet using fingerprints.  Paint the blue rectangle first to allow it to dry before adding the 50 "stars."  Place paint on a plate and dab three fingers into the paint.  Stamp the fingers on the flag.   Use one fingerprint to create the stars.  Count the stars as you paint to get exactly 50 stars.
Discuss:
7 red stripes, 6 white stripes to represent the 13 original colonies
50 white stars to represent the 50 states of the union
Blue symbolizes justice
Red symbolizes courage
White symbolizes purity

• Letters:
Use the Kk Writing worksheet and for further learning check out the Letter K Activities.

• Numbers:
Place 35 dots of paint on a piece of paper.  Point to and count from 0-35.  Make sure that each item is pointed to and counted only once.

• Literacy:
The medium is what the illustrator uses to create the illustrations in a book.  Some medium choices are crayon, colored pencil, water color, paint, pencil, charcoal, chalk, and oil pastels.  The different media that the illustrator chooses will depend on the overall look that he or she is wanting for the book. Harold and the Purple Crayon is the perfect example for introducing illustrations and medium.

• Book of the Week:
- Reread the story and emphasize the use of cause and effect.   (i.e. Harold was hungry so he made himself a picnic lunch.)
- Give the child various scenarios to draw.  Here are few examples:
Harold feels a raindrop hit his head.  What can Harold draw?
Harold feels sad.  What can Harold draw to make him feel happy?
Harold is hungry.  What can Harold draw?

- Have a purple day.  (e.g. wear purple, eat purple food, color only with purple, play with purple play dough)

• Fine Motor Skills:
Hide coins or small items in play dough or putty and have your child find the item.  Encourage your child to not use her thumb but to use the weaker fingers instead.

• Gross Motor Skills:
Walk like an animal - have the kids come up with ideas but here are a few to get you started.
From Head to Toe From Head to Toe by Eric Carle - This is a fun book to read along with this activity
- Bear - on all fours
- Crab - side to side
- Turtle - creep
- Snake - slither on tummy
- Flamingo - hold one ankle up
- Frog - squat and jump
- Kangaroo or bunny - hop with both feet
- Horse - gallop
- Gorilla - bend your knees

• Visual Perception Skill:

While cutting worksheets are not typical visual perception activities, these Cutting worksheets are included as children with visual perception issues often struggle with cutting skills.  Teach the child to cut in the middle of the black line.  Dominant hand does the cutting while the other hand moves the paper.   Elbows should not point out while cutting.  If this happens, the paper needs to be moved. Worksheets are available by clicking the links below or in the ABCJLM Visual Perception Workbook available to purchase.  The worksheets increase in difficulty.

Cutting 1 Cutting 2 Cutting 3
Cutting 4 Cutting 5 Cutting 6
  Pinwheel  

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