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Activities: Star and Heart
Books: Bible, Jamberry
Activities:  Water, baster, containers, cotton balls, Musical Instruments (see below), berry foods, jumbo paintbrush, glue, paint



Bible Theme: Special Times with God
Lesson: Worship Time is Special

Bible Story: David
Scripture: 2 Samuel 6:14, Psalm 149
ABCJLM Interactive Bible Stories

Verse: I Thessalonians 5:17 - Pray without ceasing.  (Explain that ceasing means stopping.)
Tune: Hot Cross Buns
Pray without ceasing,  (Hands praying, one hand moves out to show "stop.")
Pray without ceasing,  (Hands praying, one hand moves out to show "stop.")
I Thessalonians (Form book with hands)
5:17  (Five fingers)

Bible Song: God Made Me (Unknown Source)
Tune:  Old McDonald

I have hands because God made me, clap, clap, clap (2x)
With a clap, clap, here and a clap, clap there
Here a clap, there a clap, every where a clap, clap
I have hands because God made me, clap, clap, clap

Additional verses:
I have feet because God made me, stomp, stomp, stomp...
I have fingers because God made me, wiggle, wiggle, wiggle...
I have knees because God made me, bend, bend, bend...
I have arms because God made me, reach, reach, reach...
I have eyes because God made me, blink, blink, blink...

Poem: This Little Piggie
This little piggie went to market. (wiggle thumbs)
This little piggie stayed at home. (wiggle index fingers)
This little piggie had roast beef. (wiggle middle fingers)
This little piggie had none. (wiggle ring fingers)
And this little piggie cried “wee, wee,” all the way home. (wiggle pinky fingers)

Colors :  White, Blue
Shapes :  Heart, Star
Letters: W-X
Numbers: 1-8
Information :  Siblings' Names
Self-care and Manners :  Meeting New People - Shaking hands

Book of the Week:
Jamberry Jamberry by Bruce Degen

Fine Motor Skill:  Water Play
Gross Motor Skill:  Log Roll


Suggested Activities:

• Bible:
Worshiping God is another way to spend special times with God.  We worship God by thanking Him and praising Him for what He has done and who God is.  One of the ways to worship God is to sing and play music.  Make musical instruments to play while praising God through Bible songs
- Tamborine or Maraca Maraca - Place a few dried beans or rice on the top of a paper or plastic plate. Lay another plate (with the top down) on top of the plate.  Staple the sides together.  Decorate with streamers, yarn, stickers, etc. -or- Place dried beans in a plastic Easter egg.  Tape shut.

- Drum - Use an oatmeal container with the lid.  Cover the sides and decorate.

- Tamborine - Poke holes along the edge of a paper plate.  Push the base of little "jingle" bells through the holes.  String the bells underneath together with a piece of yarn.  Decorate and add streamers.  -or- Poke holes around the edge of a plastic bowl.  Push the base of little "jingle" bells through the holes. Using pipecleaners, thread through the bell base and twist.  Decorate.

- Cymbals - Collect two metal lids (from baby food or other glass jars).   Poke a hole in the middle of the lid using a hammer and a nail.  Fold a pipecleaner (approximately 3" long) in half.  Push the end through the hole and twist.  Fold the ends so they are against the bottom of the lid.  Have the child hold the pipecleaners and hit the lids together.

• Colors and Shapes:
- On the Star and Heart worksheet, paint each shape blue.  Outline each shape by gluing on white cotton balls.

- Play "I Spy" with colors and shapes.

• 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:
Teach the child to give a firm but not hard hand-shake when meeting a new person.  No "spaghetti arms."

• Book of the Week Ideas:
- Go to the grocery store a look at all of the berry options available in your produce section.
- Make up other nonsense "berry" words.
- Eat berries; have a berry smoothie.
- Make jam, berry pie, blueberry pancakes, strawberry muffins, raspberry cobbler.
- Read other "berry" books - The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry and the Big Hungry Bear or Blueberries for Sal (both on the 3 Year "Book of the Week" List).

• Fine Motor Skill:
Using a tub or sink of water, play with a baster.  Fill up cups and containers.

• Gross Motor Skill:
Log roll on the ground or down a hill outside.

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