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Worksheet: My Shepherd Loves Me Forever, Star and Rectangle
Books:  Bible, That's Not My...
Activities: Children's Safety Scissors, puzzle or flashcards of colors and shapes, sponge, star stamp, paint, breadstick dough or sugar cookie dough, cardstock, hole punch, pipe cleaners, old magazines, Memory Obstacle Course



Bible Theme: Jesus is My Shepherd
Lesson: My Shepherd Loves Me Forever

Bible Story: Psalm 23  (The Complete 2 Year Curriculum covers a different Bible story.)
Read & Share Toddler Bible
ABCJLM Interactive Bible Stories

Verse: I John 4:8 - God is love.

Bible Song: Jesus Loves the Little Ones Like Me - (Traditional)
Jesus loves the little ones like me, me, me.
Jesus loves the little ones like me, me, me.
Little ones like me,
Sat upon his knee,
Jesus loves the little ones like me, me, me.

Jesus loves the little ones like you, you, you.
Jesus loves the little ones like you, you, you.
Little ones like you,
Saved them through, and through,
Jesus loves the little ones like you, you, you.

Poem: Jack and Jill (Traditional)
Jack and Jill went up the hill
To fetch a pail of water.
Jack fell down and broke his crown
And Jill came tumbling after.

Colors :  Green, Orange, Yellow
Shapes :  Star, Rectangle
Letters: T-V
Numbers: 1-7
Information :  Dad's Name
Self-care and Manners :  Brush Hair

Book for the Week:
That's Not My... That's Not My... by Fiona Watt

Fine Motor Skill:  Cutting
Gross Motor Skill:  Memory Obstacle Course


Suggested Activities:

• Bible:
- Cut out the heart.  With a hole punch, punch holes around the outer edge of the heart on the My Shepherd Loves Me Forever worksheet.  Using one pipe cleaner per side, lace two pipe cleaners through the heart.  Discuss how the Shepherd loves His sheep.

- Make Shepherd's Staffs:  Using breadstick dough or sugar cookie dough, roll the dough into a "snake" and bend the end to make a staff.

• Colors:
Flower Handprints Make orange and yellow handprint flowers with green stems.  Use this print to make the Handprint and Footprint Calendar.

• Shapes:
Stamp the Star and Rectangle worksheet with rectangles and stars.  Cut a rectangular sponge in half.  Holding it vertically in the hand, dip the sponge in a shallow dish of paint.  The edge of the sponge will create a rectangle painting.  Use a star stamp or cut a star out of a sponge.  Stamp both the sponge and a star stamp on the paper.  Use green, orange, and yellow paint.

• Number:
Using the Apple Tree Number Book, point and count the apples on the trees.  Continue to point and count items you find throughout the day.

• Self-care and Manners:
Depending on the gender of the child and length of hair, brushing hair can be relatively easy or not so much.  Remember that the goal is to start learning the task; not master it immediately.  Be sure to have a good comb or brush.  Help her use a spray bottle if needed.  Teach the child how to mist her hair and not spray in one concentrated place.

• Book of the Week:
- Usborne Books makes several of the "That's Not My..." books.  Choose your child's favorite.
- Like Pat the Bunny, this book focuses on the sense of touch.  Transfer the adjectives to everyday life.
- Let the child finish the sentence on each page.

• Fine Motor Skill:
scissors Give your child a pair of children's scissors and pages out of an old magazine.  Let the child cut, cut, cut.  He may want to cut out pictures of items he wants or likes.  This will make a mess; but nothing that a broom and dustpan can't handle! Check out Teaching How to Use Scissors for ideas.

• Gross Motor Skill:
Create a Memory Obstacle Course using a puzzle or flashcards to work on shapes and colors.

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