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Tactile Number: 1
Verse: Genesis 1:1 - In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.
Tune: “Are You Sleeping”
In the beginning, (2x)
God created (2x)
The heavens and earth (2x)
Genesis 1:1 (2x)
Bible Song: This is the Day (Traditional)
This is the day (echo)
That the Lord has made (echo)
I will rejoice (echo)
And be glad in it (echo)
This is the day that the Lord has made
I will rejoice and be glad in it
This is the day (echo)
That the Lord has made
Poem: Seven Days ( Author unknown )
Tune: Are You Sleeping? or Where is Thumbkin?
Seven days, seven days
In a week, in a week
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Saturday, that’s a week
Colors: Brown, Green, Yellow
Straight down and then you’re done. That’s the way to make a one!
Book of the Week:
Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You? by Dr. Seuss - This is just one of many Dr. Seuss books. Spend the week reading from a wide selection of Dr. Seuss titles.
Fine Motor Skill: Draw What I Draw
Gross Motor Skill: Kick a Ball
Help reinforce creation with fun snacks. (Image shared by Megan)
Day 4 (Sun, Moon, and Stars) - Yellow piece of cheese cut into a circle, white powder donuts, Starburst candy, miniature star pasta
Day 5 (Fish, Birds) - Goldfish
Day 6 (Animals, Man) - Animal Crackers, Mickey Mouse Chicken Nuggets
Day 7 (Rest) - Marshmallows as pillows
- Cut the shapes out of the Sun, Moon, Star worksheet. Paint the sun yellow. Glue all shapes on a black piece of construction paper and add the phrase "God made the sun, moon and stars" at the bottom of the page. (Thank you Connie for this idea.)
- Hand Aquarium - Sponge paint a paper plate light blue. After it drives, paint the child's hand and stamp on the plate to form a fish. Wash the child's hand. Paint a fingertip green and stamp at the bottom of the plate to make green plants. End by stamping red fingerprints to create little fish. Using a black marker add fins, a tail, eye, and mouth on the little fish. Add an eye and mouth to the big fish. (Original source unknown.)
- Fingerprints - Using a washable ink pad, create fingerprints of several people in your family. Using a magnifying glass, compare the different fingerprints. Discuss how each person is uniquely and wonderfully made. Add the title "Day 6 God made people."
- More Creation Ideas...
• Comprehension Questions, Memory Verse, Song, Poem: 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. Continue as suggested.
- Foods to learn from:
Green: Green beans, green grapes
Yellow: Bananas, American cheese
Brown: Brownie, chocolate pudding, graham crackers
- Focus on the colors of creation in the Bible story - brown (tree), green (grass, leaves), yellow (sun) - by coloring the Colors of Creation coloring sheet.
- Using the Building with Colors Template add this week's new colors.
- This week use colored pencils to draw repeated straight lines (draw 1's) on the Number 1 Poster. Add one sticker.
- Using the Five Little Ducks from last week, write an "O" on mommy duck and instruct the child to put in order the 0 and 1 ducks.
- The My First Steps to Math books by Jane Moncure used to be a large part of the 3 Year Curriculum because I have found them to be the best books for teaching numbers. Sadly, these books are no longer in print, and thus they have been removed them from the supplemental materials. Yet, I encourage you to search for these books at your library, on Amazon, or in used bookstores. They are that good!
• Book of the Week:
- Take a Sound Hike - Although geared toward older children, there are suggestions available on this site for adapting this activity for 3-year-old children.
• Fine Motor Skill:
Draw What I Draw - With sidewalk chalk, instruct your child to copy what you draw and then reverse roles. Remember to start with simple lines, but gradually progress to simple shapes. Use colored chalk that corresponds with the colors in this lesson - brown, green, and yellow.
• Gross Motor Skill:
Practice kicking a ball. Start with a large ball and progress to a smaller one. Set up a goal and take turns being goalie.
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