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Tactile Numbers and Letters: 1, 2, Tt
Books: Bible, Miss Spider's Tea Party: The Counting Book, Zuzu's Wishing Cake, Little Blue Truck
CDs: Hide 'Em in Your Heart Vol. 1
Worksheet: Little Blue Truck, Letter T, Number 12, Good Samaritan
Activities: Children's Safety Scissors, shapes drawn on cardstock, train tracks or Duplo Legos, socks or soft ball, box or basket, Get Well Survival Kits supplies (see below), glue, sand, bandaids, large boxes, cotton swabs, colored pencils
Bible Story: Good Samaritan
Scripture: Luke 10:30-37
The New Bible in Pictures for Little Eyes: pg 282
The Beginner's Bible: pg 379
My Story Bible: pg 92-93
Through the Bible Felt: Story #129
Who should have helped the hurt man?
Who did help the hurt man?
Give me an example of some ways that you can be kind to people.
Some stories talk about the Good Samaritan being a "foreign man". In this story a foreign man represents someone who is different than you.
How can we be kind—even to people who are different than us?
Verse: Matthew 7:12 - Do to others what you would have them do to you.
“Do to Others” - Steve Green – Hide 'Em in Your Heart Vol. 1 - #2
Bible Song: B-I-B-L-E (Traditional)
The B-I-B-L-E (make book with hands)
Yes, that’s the book for me (nod “yes”)
I stand alone on the Word of God (pretend to stand firm)
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)
Math: Sort by length and size
T - body, roof
t - down, cross
Name: Combine letter's in child's first name.
Book of the Week:
Little Blue Truck by Alice Schertle
Fine Motor Skill: Cutting
Gross Motor Skill: Basketball
- Smooth glue on the road of the Good Samaritan worksheet. Sprinkle with sand. Stick bandaids on the hurt man.
- As you read from My Story Bible (pg 92-93) have your child be the footsteps by patting on their legs making the footsteps crescendo as the men get closer and decrescendo as they walk away from the hurt man
- Get Well Survival Kits: The child will not understand many of the play-on-words but will enjoy putting the kit together and giving it away to someone who is sick or hurt. (Reprinted by permission)
Materials: zip-lock bags, paper to print out the list of items included along with their meanings, hole punch, ribbon, one of each candy listed below
Print to include in the zip-lock bag:
Tootsie Roll - To help all the pain, "roll" off your back.
Snicker's Bar - To remind you that laughter is the best medicine.
Lifesavers - To "save" you from feeling bored.
Dum-Dum Lollipop - To remind you to not do anything that silly again.
Chocolate Covered Raisins - For when your spirit needs "Raisin."
Flipz - To remind you that you will be back to doing "flips" in no time.
Mounds Bar - To remind you of how much you are loved.
Bubbles - To just blow all your worries away.
Hershey Kisses - Because they always make you feel better.
1. Give each child a copy of the list above that you have already printed, a zip-lock bag, and one of each item in the list.
2. Let the child put their items and the list in the zip-lock bag and seal it.
3. Punch two holes somewhere near the top of the zip-lock bag and have the child string a ribbon through the holes and knot it for a nice decoration.
- Read Zuzu's Wishing Cake by Linda Michelin. This book gives examples of how your child can reach out to other children and show love to all children, especially those of a different nationality.
Grab a container of train tracks or Duplo Legos to sort by length or size.
- Introduce the letters Tt using the tactile letters and decorate the Letter Poster to add to the Letter of the Week book.
- Play "Simon Says" and touch "t" body parts: toes, tongue, tummy, tushie, tailbone, stand on tiptoes.
- More Letter Tt ideas...
- This week paint using cotton swabs to decorate the Number 12 Poster. Add twelve stickers.
- Read Miss Spider's Tea Party: The Counting Book to reinforce counting 1-12. Have your child read the counting words.
If the child is ready, place all the 3" letters in the child's first name side-by-side in a dry erase pocket and assist the child in tracing each as you say the Letter Formation Chant.
• Book of the Week:
- Create your own blue truck with a large appliance box
- Sing “The Wheels on the Truck (Bus)” song
- Color the Little Blue Truck worksheet with colored pencils.
• Fine Motor Skills:
Have your child cut around shapes that you have drawn on cardstock. Draw a circle, triangle, square and diamond using thick lines. Check out Teaching How to Use Scissors for ideas.
• Gross Motor Skills:
Play basketball with rolled-up socks or a soft ball and a box or laundry basket.
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