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Bible Symbol:  Basket
Bible Story:  Baby Moses
Scripture: Exodus 1-2:10
Read & Share Toddler Bible: pg 76
ABCJLM Interactive Bible Story

Bible Song: O Be Careful  (Traditional)  YouTube

O be careful little eyes what you see (point to eyes)
O be careful little eyes what you see
For the Father up above (point up for Jesus)
Is looking down in love (put hand to eyes and look down)
O be careful little eyes what you see

Additional Verses:
…little hands what you do
…little feet where you go
…little ears what you hear
…little mouth what you say
…little mind what you think

Character Scripture:  Gentleness
Proverbs 15:1 (NIV) - A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.

Poem:  London Bridge (Traditional)
London Bridge is falling down,
Falling down, falling down.
London Bridge is falling down,
My fair lady.

Color:  Brown
Shape:  Rectangle
Animal:  Bear
Information:  Where is my mouth?
Sign Language:  Blow Kisses - touch fingers to your mouth (palm toward face), move hand down to 45 degree angle

Book of the Week:

Brown Bear, Brown Bear Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr/Eric Carle

Fine Motor Skill:  Sorting Toy
Gross Motor Skill:  Crawl

Suggested Activities:

•  Bible Story Activities:
- ABC Book: Gather the Basket worksheet, safety scissors, glue or a glue stick, and a piece of brown construction paper. From the Basket worksheet, cut out the baby and the basket.  Help the child glue the basket on a brown piece of construction paper and then glue the baby to the basket.  On the construction paper, add the titles “B-Basket” and "Baby Moses in the Basket."  Last, add the piece to the Alphabet Bible Craft (ABC) book.

- Give the child a basket to carry a stuffed animal or baby just like Moses was placed in a basket.

• Character Scriptures, Poems, Taking Care of Me, and Sign Language:  Because the suggested activities rarely change in these four objectives, they will only be listed in the "Objectives" and not in the "Suggested Activities" portion of the Lesson Plan unless additional information is needed.     

• Color Activities:
Color Train Color Train - Add a Brown Train to the Color Train by having the child color, with a jumbo crayon, the brown train.  Display the train at the child's eye level to point and discuss the colors.

• Shape Activities:
Water Paint Shapes Using brown construction paper, cut out a large rectangle  Then, using minimal water, have the child water paint the rectangle. Talk about the shape as the child paints.

• Animal Activities:
- Using the Bear worksheet, point to the bear's mouth.
- Spread a thin layer of glue on the Bear worksheet.  Lay small brown construction paper squares on the bear.
- Point and count the bear's legs.
- Find pictures of bears in the books that you read.
- A bear says "roar" and "growl."

• Book of the Week Ideas:
- Each week you will be asked to find specific objects in books.  When you begin reading, ask the child to point to the image and then take her hand, point, and say the name of the object.  When the child is ready, allow her to find and point to the object unassisted.  This week, point to all of the bears. 

- Point out all items that are brown.

• Fine Motor Skill:
Sorting ToySorting Toy - As you play with the sorting toy, talk about the different colors and shapes.  To teach the child how the sorting toy works, hold the blocks above the correct slots and allow the child to push the block down.  Always allow the child as much opportunity as possible to do the activity by themselves as possible. 

• Gross Motor Skill:
- Place pillows, couch cushions, or anything soft on the floor for the child to crawl over. Have fun making mountains and climbing peaks!


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