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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.

Color:  Black
Shape:  Square
Animal:  Duck
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

Suggested Activities:

• 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:  
Color Handprints  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 Shape  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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