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Tactile Letter:  f
Books: Bible, Frog and Toad Together
Video: Veggie Tales - Are You My Neighbor?
Worksheets:  Hook Characters, Mazes, Frog Craft, Jesus Serves the Disciples, Maze 5, Maze 6
Activities: Children's Safety Scissors, shapes drawn on construction paper, butcher block paper, ribbon, different objects to scrunch up (see below), paint, drum, blindfold, letters and numbers, rag or paper towel



Character Trait: Servant
Definition:  One who helps others while having a happy heart; humble; willing to do jobs that need to be done
Opposite:  Self-centered; “me” first; lazy

Bible Story: Jesus Washes the Disciples' Feet
Objective:  Jesus wants me to be a servant of all.
Scripture:  John 13:3-30
The Beginner's Bible: pg 437
Through the Bible in Felt: Story #147

Comprehension Questions:
What did Jesus do to serve the disciples?
Tell me about a time that you helped someone.
How does it make you feel when you help someone?
How does it make God feel when you help someone?
If you can't see God, how can you tell that He is happy and smiling at you because of what you did?
What are some examples of being a servant to others?

Verse: Colossians 3:23 (NIV) - Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord.
Tune: I'm a Little Teapot
What-ever you do (palms out)
Work at it (pound fists)
With all your heart (draw heart in the air)
as working for the Lord (pound fists, point in the air)
Colossians 3:23 (form a book with hands, fingers in the air)
Work at it (pound fists)
With all your heart (form heart in the air)
as working for the Lord (pound fists, point in the air)

Bible Song: God is So Good (Traditional)
God is so good,
God is so good,
God is so good,
He’s so good to me!

Optional verses (make up your own):
God cares for me...
God answers prayers...
I love Him so...

Math: 5 Senses - Hearing

Letter: f
f - staff with arms

Information: 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

Book of the Week:
Frog and Toad Together Frog and Toad Together by Arnold Lobel

Fine Motor Skill:  Cutting
Gross Motor Skill:   Memory Obstacle Course
Visual Perception Skill:  Mazes


Suggested Activities:

• Character Trait:
- Jesus is King and yet He served others.  Discuss a servant's heart.

- Happy Hands Happy Hands are Helping Hands ( Author unknown )
Discuss with your child what it means to be a happy helper and ways he/she can help others.  Trace each family member's hand on a piece of poster board.  Add the title "Happy Hands are Helping Hands."  Place the poster in a prominent place in your home.  Each time a family member does something to help someone, place a happy face sticker on that person's handprint on the poster.

- Thank You Discuss who serves you, and send thank you cards to the person to express thankfulness for their servant's heart.

- Are You My Neighbor View Veggie Tales - Are You My Neighbor?

• Bible:
- Paint the Jesus Serves the Disciples worksheet with a rag or paper towel.

- Give Thanks Apron Purchase an apron or make one by cutting the shape out of butcher block paper and use ribbons for the ties.  Decorate.  Use to serve snacks to your family.

- Click for more Jesus Washes the Disciples Feet ideas...

• Math:
- Discuss with your child what part of the body we use for hearing. Talk about the different sounds that you hear right now.  If the weather is nice, sit outside and listen to the sounds around you.

- March to various beats of a drum.  Beat a drum slowly and then fast. Have your child move according to the beat.  When the drum stops, instruct the child to freeze.

- Discuss your different voices:  whisper (library voice), talking (inside voice), yelling (outside voice), singing, humming.  Then discuss opposites  using musical instruments - high/low, loud/soft.

- Have the child sit in the middle of the room blindfolded.  Make sounds around the room.  Have the child figure out where the sound is coming from and what the sound is.  This is an activity that could be done while an adult is fixing a meal.

• Letters:
- Weeks 23 focuses on the "hook" character "f". Start by creating the character using play dough snakes or pipe cleaners for the bubbles and move to writing the characters on the Hook Characters worksheet to show the progression of the letters and numbers. 

- Remember to focus on the phonetic sound of each letter as your child is writing the characters. Read more...

• Information:
Help the child learn the seven days of the week by singing the song to the tune of “Are You Sleeping?” or “Where is Thumbkin?”

• Book of the Week:
- Play Leapfrog: Leapfrog is a continuous game of leaping over the back of those in front of you and then allowing the behind to leap over your back.  The first person kneels on the ground and then bends over.  The next player places his/her hands on the first person's back and leaps over by straddling legs wide apart on each side. On landing he kneels and bends as well and a third leaps over the first and second, the fourth over all the other, etc.  When all the players have "leaped" and are on the ground, the person at the last of the line begins leaping over all the others in turn and the game continues.

• Fine Motor Skills:
- Frog Craft Cut out the shapes on the Frog worksheet.  Combine this with the "Hearing" unit by scrunching up various items to paint with.  Example items:  tissue paper, Kleenex, writing paper, wax paper, foil, construction paper.  Listen to the sound made by each item.   (Adapted from Tripod)  Using the various items, stamp paint the tongue red and the head green.  Let dry.  Role the tongue around a pencil to make it curl.  Draw a mouth on the frog.  Cut a slit on the mouth and insert the tip of the tongue.  Tape the end on the back of the frog.  Glue on the eyes and nose pieces.

• Gross Motor Skills:
Create a Memory Obstacle Course using numbers and letters.  If your child is ready, ask her to get both a number and a letter.

• Visual Perception Skill:
Mazes Teach pencil control with Mazes.  Instruction the child to keep the pencil from hitting the lines while doing the mazes.

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