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Bible Symbol:  Fish
Bible Story:  Jonah
Scripture: Jonah 1:1-3:10
ABCJLM Interactive Bible Story

Bible Song: Jesus Loves Me (Traditional)
Jesus loves me! This I know,
For the Bible tells me so;
Little ones to Him belong,
They are weak but He is strong.

Yes, Jesus loves me!
Yes, Jesus loves me!
Yes, Jesus loves me!
The Bible tells me so.

Character Scripture:  Responsibility
Colossians 3:23 (NIV) - Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters.

Poem: Pat-a-Cake (Traditional) 
Pat-a-cake, pat-a-cake, baker's man.
Bake me a cake as fast as you can;
Roll it, pat it, and mark it with a B,
Put it in the oven for baby and me
Change the "B" to the first letter of the child's name and the word "baby" to the child's name.

Color:  Blue
Shape:  Star
Animal:   Fish
Taking Care of Me:   Where are my hands?
Sign Language:   Please - spread your fingers and place your palm on your chest and rub in a circle

Book of the Week:   
My Little Word Book  My Little Word Book by Various Authors   

Fine Motor Skills:  Fingerpaint
Gross Motor Skills:  Rhythm Sticks and Drums


Suggested Activities:

• Bible Story Activities:   
- ABC Book: Glue star-shaped pasta or cereal, or goldfish crackers on the Jonah and the Fish worksheet. 

- Play a variation of Hide-and-Seek to help the child learn we can't hide from God.  Have one person count to ten while everyone else hides.  Each time the seeking person sees a "hidden" person, give him or her a hug and say, "God sees you and so do I."  (Idea from Pray and Play Bible)
• Color Activities:  
Color Train Color Train - Add a blue train to your Color Train by having the child color, with a jumbo crayon, the blue train.  Display the train at the child's level to point and discuss the colors.

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

• Animal Activities:   
- Using the Fish worksheet, explain how the fish uses its fins to swim around, but it doesn't have arms.
- Spread a thin layer of glue on the Fish worksheet.  Lay small blue tissue paper squares on the fish.
- Find pictures of fish in the books that you read.
- One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish  Read One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish

• Sign Language: 
Before giving something to the child, take his hand, sign "please," and say the word "please." 

• Book of the Week Ideas:  
- Continue to expand your child's vocabulary by teaching her the names of the object, animal, or emotion pictured.  (Click to read more on teaching your child a new concept.)
- Look for blue items in the book.

• Fine Motor Skill:  
Fingerpaint  Fingerpaint with blue paint on a large piece of paper or cardboard.  If you child puts his fingers into his mouth, make edible fingerpaint with yogurt or pudding and blue food coloring. 

• Gross Motor Skill:  
Children's Drum Using rhythm sticks and a drum (or wooden spoons and pans), make music while singing this week's nursery rhyme and Bible song. 

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