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Bible Symbol:  King
Bible Story:  Jesus Rides on a Donkey
Scripture: Luke 19:29-42
Read & Share Toddler Bible: pg 172
ABCJLM Interactive Bible Story

Bible Song: Head and Shoulders  (Traditional)
Tune:  “Mary Had a Little Lamb”

Head and shoulders, knees and toes
Knees and toes (Repeat 2x)
Head and shoulders, knees and toes
Clap your hands together
(Start slow and gradually increase the speed as you sing and do actions)

Character Scripture:  Respect
Deuteronomy 5:16 (NIV) - Honor your father and your mother, as the Lord your God has commanded you, so that you may live long and that it may go well with you in the land the Lord your God is giving you.

Poem:  The Itsy, Bitsy Spider  (Traditional)
The itsy, bitsy spider, climbed up the water spout
Down came the rain and washed the spider out
Out came the sun and dried up all the rain
So the itsy, bitsy spider went up the spout again

Shape:  Diamond
Animal:   Kangaroo
Taking Care of Me:   Where are my shoulders?
Sign Language:   Eat - place your fingers together, bring your hand toward your mouth repeatedly

Book of the Week:   
Does a Kangaroo Have a Mother, Too?  Does a Kangaroo Have a Mother, Too? by Eric Carle

Fine Motor:  Pom-Pom Transfer
Gross Motor:  Bean Bags


Suggested Activities:

• Bible Story Activities:   
- ABC Book:  Using the King worksheet, place a thin layer of glue on the paper.  Add whole wheat macaroni to create a brown macaroni crown.
• Color Activities:  
Color Handprints  Handprint Wall - Add a brown handprint to your color wall by painting the child's hand and stamping it onto a piece of paper.  Write the name of the color on the handprint.  Display it at the child's level to point and discuss the colors.

• Shape Activities:  
Coffee Filter Shape  Coffee-Filter Shapes - Using a washable brown marker, draw a thick-lined diamond on a coffee filter.  Spray water on the filter which will cause the ink to bleed.  Let dry. 

• Animal Activities:  
- Using the Kangaroo worksheet, point to the kangaroo's shoulders. 
- Using the Kangaroo worksheet and jumbo colored pencils, color the kangaroo brown. (For little hands, jumbo colored pencils are easier to hold.)
- Use words like jump, hop, joey (baby kangaroo), and pouch when talking about the kangaroo.
- Find pictures of kangaroo in the books that you read.
- Jump around the room like a kangaroo.

• Book of the Week Ideas:  
- Point to yourself and then the child on "me and you."
- Encourage the child to say the repetitive line "Just like me and you."

• Fine Motor Skill:  
Pom Pom Transfer Pom-Pom Transfer - Create a small pile of pom poms on the table or floor along side a shallow container.  Demonstrate to the child how to pick up the pom poms and place them in the container.

• Gross Motor Skill:  
Pick up bean bags and throw them into a large diamond drawn on the floor with painter's tape.

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