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Items Needed:

Tactile Letter and Number: H, 4


Games:  Any game that requires waiting a turn



  • 100 items to count
  • string
  • glue,
  • star stickers
  • M&M's
  • marshmallows
  • chocolate chips
  • purple grapes
  • hole punch
  • construction paper
  • cleaning sponge or star stamp
  • yellow paint



Character Trait: Patience
Definition:  Waiting quietly with a happy heart and not whining
Opposite:  Impatient, not waiting

Bible Story: Abraham & Sarah Want a Baby
Objective:  God wants us to wait patiently.
Scripture:  Genesis 12, 18, 21
The New Bible in Pictures for Little Eyes: pg 36, 38
The Beginner's Bible: pg 46
My Story Bible:  pg 12-15
Through the Bible in Felt:  Story #11

Comprehension Questions:
Name the people in this story.
What did God promise Abraham?
Did Sarah believe God?  Why?
Abraham and Sarah had to be patient for God to do what He said.  Did God give them a baby?
What was the baby's name?

Verse: Psalm 37:7a - Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for Him.
Tune:  Twinkle, Twinkle Little Stars (Shared by Amber)
Rest in the Lord and wait patiently for Him (patiently is sang quick)
Rest in the Lord and wait patiently for Him
Psalm thirty seven verse seven
Psalm thirty seven verse seven
Rest in the Lord and wait patiently for Him
Psalm thirty seven verse seven

Bible Song: I've Got the Joy, Joy, Joy (Traditional)
I've got the joy, joy, joy, joy down in my heart
Down in my heart!
Down in my heart!
I've got the joy, joy, joy, joy down in my heart
Down in my heart to stay

And I'm so happy
So very happy
I've got the love of Jesus in my heart
Down in my heart
And I'm so happy
So very happy
I've got the love of Jesus in my heart.

Optional Verses:
I've got the love of Jesus, love of Jesus...
I've got the peace that passes understanding...
And if the Devil doesn't like it, He can sit on a tack! 0uch!

Books of the Bible: Acts, Romans

Math:  Oval, Heart, Rectangle, Triangle, Circle, Square, Star, Diamond
      Black, White, Blue, Brown, Green, Yellow, Orange, Red, Purple

Letter: H
body, body, hold hands

Down and over, down some more.  That’s the way to make a four!

Information : First name written on tracing paper.

Book of the Week:
There's a Wocket in My Pocket!  There's a Wocket in My Pocket! by Dr. Seuss

Fine Motor Skill:  Pick Up Small Objects
Gross Motor Skill:   Sing "Father Abraham"
Visual Perception Skill:  Lacing


Suggested Activities:

• Character Trait:
- Play a card or board game where the child has to be patient and take turns.

- Discuss how to show patience to other people:
Taking turns in games and with toys
Waiting quietly for an adult to finish speaking before asking a question
Not asking the same question over and over

- Let's Be Patient  Read Let's Be Patient by P.K. Hallinan

- Waiting is Not Easy Read Waiting is Not Easy! by Mo Willems 
Discuss the stars that Elephant and Piggie see with the stars that Abraham sees.   (Thank you to Amy for this idea.)

• Bible:
- Sing "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star"

- 100 Yarn Star Craft 100 Inch Yarn Star - Have your child help you measure and cut a 100" piece of yarn (yellow preferably).  As you measure talk about Abraham's age when Isaac was born (100 years old, Genesis 21:5).  Compare your child's height to the 100" piece of yarn.  Spread glue over the Star.  Wind the 100" piece of yarn over the star.  Add the title "I will wait on God."

- Abraham Stars Craft Color and cut out Abraham on the Abraham's Stars worksheet.  Glue to a piece of construction paper.  Draw stars or add star stickers.

- Click for more Abraham and Sarah Ideas...

• Math:
- Shape Printable Gather various colored M&M's, marshmallows, and chocolate chips, and purple grapes.  Ask the child to place various colors of food into a specific shape on the Shape worksheet.  To add difficulty, ask for various amounts per shape.  (i.e. Place three red items in the heart.  Place two brown items in the square.)

• Letters & Numbers:
Week 3 focuses on "straight-line letter" H.  Start by creating the character using short and long craft sticks and move to writing the characters on the Straight Line Characters worksheet to show the progression of the letters and numbers. 

• Information: 
Continue to have the child practice writing his name on 1" Tracing Paper.   Slowly remove the red dot, green dot, and then box as the child is ready.

• Book of the Week:
- This book is filled with rhyming words.  Find pairs of rhyming words and place them into the following rhyme:
_____, _____, they both say _____.  For example - Wocket, pocket, they both say -ocket.

- Instruct the child to draw an object.  Then draw a character near the object.  Name the character a non-sense word that rhymes with the object.

• Fine Motor Skills:
Abraham 100 Years Old Fine Motor Activity 100 Years Old
To demonstrate the number 100 - pour out a pile of beans, coins, or chocolate chips.  Count out ten groups of ten.  When all of the groups are created, count each group by tens to 100. To make the activity personal, have the child count out an additional four beans (or the amount of beans to represent the child's age) as well as beans representing the ages of parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents.  On a piece of paper, have the child write his name and the number of beans to represent his age as well as other relatives.  Then write "Abraham 100" to represent the 100 beans. (Thank you to Bonnie for sharing this additional activity.)

• Gross Motor Skill:
Sing Father Abraham (Traditional)

Father Abraham had many sons
Many sons had Father Abraham
I am one of them and so are you
So let's all praise the Lord.
Right arm!

Right arm, left arm!
Right arm, left arm, right foot!
Right arm, left arm, right foot, left foot!
Right arm, left arm, right foot, left foot, nod your head!
Right arm, left arm, right foot, left foot, nod your head, turn around!
Right arm, left arm, right foot, left foot, nod your head, turn around, sit down!

Right arm:  Clench fist, bend and extend arm upward repeatedly throughout song
Left arm:  Add left arm in same motion as right
Right foot:  Add right foot stepping up and down
Left foot:  Add left foot stepping up and down
Nod your head:  Add head nodding up and down
Turn around:  Add turning in place while continuing to do other motions
Sit down:  Sit down

• Visual Perception Skill:
Wocket Pocket Craft Cut out and decorate the There's a Wocket in My Pocket worksheet.  Place together and punch holes along the side to lace with string.  Decorate with inspirations from There's a Wocket in My Pocket book.

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