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Bible Symbol: Night
Bible Story: Jesus Calms the Storm
Scripture: Matthew 8:23-27
ABCJLM Interactive Bible Story
Bible Song: Pat the Bible (Traditional)
Tune: Row, Row, Row Your Boat
Pat, pat, pat the Bible
God wants us to know
That it is a special book
And He loves us so
Character Scripture: Peace
2 Corinthians 13:11 (NIV) - Finally, brothers and sisters, rejoice! Strive for full restoration, encourage one another, be of one mind, live in peace. And the God of love and peace will be with you.
Poem: Row, Row, Row Your Boat (Traditional)
Row, row, row your boat,
Gently down the stream.
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily,
Life is but a dream.
Taking Care of Me: First Name
Sign Language: Bath - make fists of both hands and move vertically up and down chest as scrubbing your body
Book of the Week:
Five Little Ducks by Various Authors
Fine Motor: Peg Puzzles
Gross Motor: Catch Scarf
• Bible Story Activities:
- ABC Book: Paint the Night worksheet with a black watercolor. Let dry and glue white cotton balls on the moon and stars.
• Color Activities:
Handprint Wall - Add a black 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 Shapes - Using a washable black marker, draw a thick-lined square on a coffee filter. Spray water on the filter which will cause the ink to bleed. Let dry.
• Animal Activities:
- Crumple up the Duck worksheet. Spread out and paint with black watercolor.
- A duck says "quack."
- Find pictures of ducks in the books that you read.
- If available, go to a local lake or pond and feed the ducks.
- Sign "bath" and discuss how the ducks get baths a lot.
• Sign Language:
I specifically liked this sign as I could quietly tell our children "no" without others hearing.
• Book of the Week Ideas:
- Point and count the ducks in the illustrations.
- As the book progresses, sing each verse in a "sadder" voice.
- Sing the book as a song and create a fingerplay:
Number - show the number of ducks on your fingers
Over the hills - move hand in front of you like you are going up and down over hills
Far away - move opposite hand in front of you in same motion
Quack - move hand like a duck's beak saying "quack"
• Fine Motor Skill:
Put together peg puzzles. Encourage the child to pick up the puzzle piece using his thumb and index finger.
• Gross Motor Skill:
Throw a nylon scarf in the air and catch it. Because it floats down slowly, catching a nylon scarf is a wonderful way to help children learn to catch items thrown to them.
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