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Tactile Letters:  r, n, m, h
Books:  Bible, Big Thoughts for Little People, God, I Need to Talk to You about Lying, From Head to Toe, Curious George
CD: Hide 'Em in Your Heart Vol. 1
Worksheets:  Hump Characters, 1" Tracing Paper, My Green Book, Ananias and Sapphira, Cutting 1, Cutting 2
Activities: Children's Safety Scissors, play dough, small items to hide in play dough, Lacing Beads, spaghetti, Fruit Loops, paint, aluminum foil



Character Trait: Honesty
Definition:  Telling the whole truth in words and actions
Opposite:  Lying, deceitful
Big Thoughts for Little People:  Letter L

Bible Story: Ananias and Sapphira (Opposite)
Objective:  When in doubt, tell the truth.
Scripture:  Acts 5:1-11
The New Bible in Pictures for Little Eyes: pg 366
Through the Bible Felt:  Story #161

Comprehension Questions :
What are the names of the people in this Bible story?
What did Ananias and Sapphira do?
What should have Ananias and Sapphira done?

Verse: Psalm 34:13 - Keep your tongue from evil and your lips from speaking lies.
Steve Green – Hide 'Em In Your Heart, Vol 1 - #11

Bible Song: O Be Careful (Traditional)
O be careful little eyes what you see (point to eyes)
O be careful little eyes what you see
For the Father up above (point up for Jesus)
Is looking down in love (put hand to eyes and look down)
O be careful little eyes what you see

Additional Verses:
…little hands what you do
…little feet where you go
…little ears what you hear
…little mouth what you say
…little mind what you think

Books of the Bible: I, II Peter and I, II, III John
Math: Patterns

Letters: r, n, m, h
r - down with an arm
n - down and hump
m - down, hump 1, hump 2
h - body and hump

Information: Write phone number & address on tracing paper.
My Color Book:  Green

Book of the Week:
Curious George Curious George by H. A. Rey

Fine Motor Skill:  Find Objects in Play Dough
Gross Motor Skill:   Walk Like an Animal
Visual Perception Skill:  Cutting Worksheets


Suggested Activities:

• Character Trait:
- Write the word "SIN" firmly and thickly on a piece of construction paper with white crayon.  Paint over the crayon with tempera paint or watercolor paint.  Use this example to show how it may appear that no one knows about your lie, but God knows and almost always others find out as well.

- God, I Need to Talk to You About Lying Read God, I Need to Talk to You about Lying by Susan K. Leigh

- Teaching True vs. Not True - This is a great family activity from Value Parenting. (Reprinted with Permission)
Adult:  Do you know the difference between something that's true and something that's not true? Let's see if you do. I'll say something and you declare the statement "true" or "not true."  Begin with simple physical facts and move toward things relating to behavior, for example:

  • The sky is green. (Not true)
  • (point to foot) This is my foot. (True)
  • Ants are bigger than elephants.
  • We see with our eyes.
  • We hear with our nose.
  • Milk comes from chickens.
  • Take a cookie out of a jar and eat it. Then say, "I didn't eat the cookie."
  • Drop a toy on the couch. Then say, "Yes, I left my toy on the couch."

You can tell the difference between truth and what is not truth.  Do you know what it's called when someone says something that's not true? It's called a lie.  Let's do a few more examples.  These are little harder so listen carefully.   This time say "truth" if it is true and "lie" if it is not true.  (Continue to use illustrations appropriate to your child.)

  • (pick up a dollar on the floor) I didn't find a dollar.
  • (give a bit of food to someone). No, I didn't eat all my food. I gave some of it to ______.

Why is telling the truth better than telling a lie?  (So that everyone knows what really happened; so the wrong person won't get blamed; so we can learn to do better, etc.)  When in doubt, tell the truth.  A lie will always lead to trouble.

• Bible:
-  Paint the Ananias and Sapphira worksheet with a ball of aluminum foil.

• Math:
- Spaghetti Patterns Develop various patterns (AB, ABA, ABB) through beading with Primary Lacing Beads or by threading fruit loops onto spaghetti pieces stuck vertically into play dough. (Thank you to Kate for this idea.)

• Letters & Numbers:
Week 30 focuses on the hump characters - r, n, m, h - those characters that start with a line and then have one or two humps.  Start by creating the characters using play dough snakes or pipe cleaners and move to writing the characters on the Hump Character worksheet. 

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

• My Color Book:
Cut, color, and finish the My Green Book.  Help your child read the lines.

• Book of the Week:
- Instruct the child to draw a picture depicting her favorite part of the story.

• Fine Motor Skills:
Play Dough Play dough - Hide coins or small items in the play dough or putty and have your child find the item.  Encourage your child to not use her thumb but to use the weaker fingers instead.

• Gross Motor Skills:
Walk like an animal.  Have the child come up with ideas but here are a few to get you started.
From Head to Toe From Head to Toe by Eric Carle - This is a fun book to read along with this activity.
- Bear - on all fours
- Crab - side to side
- Turtle - creep
- Snake - slither on tummy
- Ostrich - hold one ankle up
- Frog - squat and jump
- Kangaroo or bunny - hop with both feet
- Horse - gallop
- Gorilla - bend your knees

• Visual Perception Skill:

Scissor Worksheets While cutting worksheets are not typical visual perception activities, these worksheets are included because children with visual perception issues often struggle with cutting skills.  Teach the child to cut in the middle of the black line.  Dominant hand does the cutting while the other hand moves the paper.   Elbows should not point out while cutting.  If this happens, the paper needs to be moved. Additional worksheets are available in the ABCJLM Visual Perception Workbook

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