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Books: Bible, Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel
Worksheets: Write Numbers 0-35, Qq Writing Worksheet, Butterfly, Timeline, Old Testament
Activities: Your state coloring sheet and information, frozen water, tea kettle, paper towel, toy trucks and large equipment, tub with dirt/sand/beans, play dough, celery, peanut butter, raisins, fruit loops, string, small items, flashlight, balloon, Block Activity, glue, glitter



Theme: Bible

Bible Story: Old Testament
Objective:  In the Old Testament people looked for Jesus to come as their King.

Comprehension Questions:
When was the Old Testament written?
Name some stories in the Old Testament.
Name as many of the Old Testament books as you can.

Verse: Psalm 119:105 (KJV) - Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.
Tune:  Farmer in the Dell
Thy word is a lamp
unto my feet,
and a- light- un-to my path.

Psalm one, nineteen
verse one-hundred-five
Thy word- is- a- lamp unto my feet.

Bible Song: Fishers of Men (Traditional)
I will make you fishers of men, fishers of men, fishers of men (pretend to cast fishing pole)
I will make you fishers of men if you follow me (move hand over opposite shoulder)
If you follow me, if you follow me
I will make you fishers of men if you follow me

Hear Christ calling “Come unto me”, “Come unto me”, “Come unto me” (Listen to ear, move hand over opposite shoulder)
Hear Christ calling “Come unto me.  I will give you rest” (put hands to ear and “sleep”)
"I will give you rest, I will give you rest"
Hear Christ calling “Come unto me.  I will give you rest”

Read your Bible, pray every day, pray every day, pray every day (make book, prayer hands)
Read your Bible, pray every day, then you’ll grow, grow, grow (bend down and get taller)
Then you’ll grow, grow, grow, then you’ll grow, grow, grow
Read your Bible, pray every day, then you’ll grow, grow, grow

Neglect your Bible, forget to pray, forget to pray, forget to pray (make book, prayer hands and shake head ‘no’)
Neglect your Bible, forget to pray then you’ll shrink, shrink, shrink (stand tall and “shrink” down)
Then you’ll shrink, shrink, shrink, then you’ll shrink, shrink, shrink
Neglect your Bible, forget to pray, then you’ll shrink, shrink, shrink

(Sheet Music for Fishers of Men)

Books of the Bible: Haggai, Zechariah
Math:  Adding +2
Science:  Animals:  Spiders and  Insects
Social Science :  Your State or Providence
Letters: Q, q
Numbers: Write 0-35
Literacy: Illustrations - Personification
Sight Word: from

Book of the Week:
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Fine Motor Skill:  Fruit Loop Necklace
Gross Motor Skill:  Bean Bags
Visual Perception Skill: Block Activity


Suggested Activities:

• Bible:
- Bible Timeline One of the best ways to explain the Old Testament is to create a visual timeline starting with Creation and ending prior to the birth of Jesus.  Cut the Timeline worksheet out and tape together to create a timeline.  Instruct the child to draw pictures of eight major stories of the Old Testament on the Old Testament worksheet. Cut out and place the drawings on the timeline using string to connect the timeline and the drawing.  (Dates are approximate and all BC.)
4000 - Creation
2350 - Noah
2000 - Abraham
1500 - Moses and the 10 Commandments
1400 - Battle of Jericho
1100 - David and Goliath
785 - Jonah
600 - Daniel in the Lion's Den

- Old Testament
39 Books
First part of the Bible, written first.
Everything in the OT happened before Jesus was born (as a baby).
God instructed the people to obey His law.  Sadly they disobeyed Him over and over and over again!
In the OT, people looked for Jesus' coming because He was the promised Savior.

- Psalm 119:105:
Take a hike at night.  Start without using a flashlight.  As you bump into things and have trouble walking ask the child what item would make the hike safer (light).  Shine the flashlight on the path and discuss the difference the light makes.  The Bible is compared to a light that can show us the right way to go.  We need to listen to, read, and memorize the Bible so we can know what God wants us to do.  God's Word shows us the rules we need to obey.

• Math:
- Using fruit loops, start with a pile of one and add two.  Continue with other small groups adding two at a time.

- While looking at the Old Testament, discuss how the animals entered the ark by two's.  Practice adding two's using the story of Noah.

• Science:
Spider - an animal with eight legs, two body parts
Insect - an animal that has six legs, three parts to its body, antennae, wings

- Create spiders and insects out of play dough to show the differences

- Spider Web Craft Create a Spider's Web  (Thank you Betsy for this image and idea. )
Using glue, start by making a cross and then an "x."  Make a little circle and then a large circle.  Sprinkle with glitter.

- Mirror Paint Butterfly
Fold the Butterfly worksheet in half and open it back up.  Drop paint around the fold line.  Fold one side onto the other.  Gently push the paint around to cover both sides of the butterfly. Carefully open the butterfly to see a mirror image.

- Ants on a Log
Cut celery into 2 inch pieces.  Fill with peanut butter.  Set raisins on the peanut butter to look like ants walking on a log.

• Social Science:
- Do a study of your state.  Many Secretary of States' websites contain information and coloring books about the state just for kids.
- Visit a local state park or historical place.
- Find a coloring sheet of your state's outline by Googling your state name and "coloring sheet."  Place a star on the coloring sheet where you live.

• Letters:
Use the Qq Writing worksheet and for further learning check out the Letter Q Activities.

• Numbers:
Practice writing numbers 0-35 using the Write Numbers 0-35 worksheet.  Fill in the missing numbers.

• Literacy:
- Personification is when an illustrator gives human traits (characteristics, qualities, emotions) to something nonhuman.  In the story of Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel, Mary Anne the steam shovel is illustrated with facial expressions showing many emotions throughout the story.

- Draw a nonhuman thing and personify it.

• Book of the Week:
- States of water - solid, liquid, gas
Fill and freeze a plastic container with water.  Bring the container out of the freezer and discuss the characteristics of the ice - cold, solid.  Leave the container on the counter to melt.  Discuss the characteristics of the water and changes that occurred - wet, liquid.  Using the same water, pour it into a kettle.  Allow the water to boil and create steam.  Allow the child to touch a paper towel noticing that it is dry.  Then, (the adult) hold the paper towel a few inches away from the spout.  The steam will make the paper towel wet.  Allow the child to discover the difference.  If the paper towel gets wet enough, you can wring out the liquid to show the water again.  {Steam can burn.  This activity should only be done by an adult with the child watching and not participating.}

- Mike Mulligan showed stewardship.  He took care of what God gave him thus it lasted a long time.
- Play with bulldozers, loaders, and large dump trucks in sand or dirt.
- Hide small items in a tub of sand or beans.  Pretend to be Mary Anne and find the hidden items.

• Fine Motor Skills:
Fruit Loop Necklace Create AB pattern with Fruit Loops on a string to create an edible necklace

• Gross Motor Skills:
On several pieces of paper write the number 0-10.  Lay the pieces of paper on the floor.  Throw a bean bag at the papers and jump up and down representing the number it lands on.  Then spread the numbers farther apart and have the child run to the number called.

• Visual Perception Skill:
Block Activity Block Activity

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