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Books: Bible, Hermie: A Common Caterpillar, The Three Little Javelinas, Whoever You Are, Dodsworth Books, Same, Same But Different
Video: Hermie: A Common Caterpillar
CD: Hide 'Em In Your Heart Vol 2
Worksheets: World Map, Passport, Wordless Book, Wordless Book Card
Activities:  Kitchen scales or balance, glue, glitter, pompoms, M&M's or Jelly beans, egg carton, paint, construction paper, rubber stamps, stapler, blocks, Block Activity



Theme: Wordless Book
Objective:  For the child to be able to tell the Wordless Book story by himself.

Verse: John 14:2 (KJV) - In my father's house are many mansions...I go to prepare a place for you.
Steve Green - Hide 'Em In Your Heart Vol 2 - #8

Bible Song: O Be Careful (Traditional) - YouTube
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: Old Testament Books of the Bible
Math :  Math Sentences
Science :  Weight
Social Science :  Maps
Letters: Aa - Zz
Number: Write 0-40
Literacy: Book to Movie
Sight Word : had

Book of the Week:
Hermie: A Common Caterpillar Hermie: A Common Caterpillar by Max Lucado

Fine Motor Skill:  Cutting
Gross Motor Skill:  Follow the Leader
Visual Perception Skill: Block Activity


Suggested Activities:

• Bible:
- Gather and place in order a piece of black, red, white, yellow, and green construction paper.  Cut apart the Wordless Book Story Cards and glue the boxes on the backs of the pages so that you can read the information as you shuffle through the colors.  (As you tell the story, move forward through the cards rotating the used colors to the back.)  On the back of the green construction page, glue the information for "black."  On the back of the black page, glue the information for "red" and so on.  Use this script and construction paper to tell children the Wordless Book story.

Wordless Book Jelly Beans Place some black, red, white, yellow, and green M&M's or jelly beans in a bag.  Seal and add the Wordless Book Card.  Have the child give the bags away and tell the Wordless Book Story.

- For boys:  Tell the story using colored Legos or M&M's.
For girls:  Tell the story using fingernail polish. Paint each fingernail a color of the Wordless Book. (Original Source Unknown)

- "Wordless Book" Song by Frances M. Johnston
(Use the Wordless Book and present the colors as you sing.)
(Black) My heart was dark with sin
until the Savior came in.
(Red) His precious blood I know
(White) Has washed it white as snow.
(Yellow) And in His Word I'm told
I'll walk the streets of gold.
(Green) To grow in Christ each day
I read the Bible and pray.
(Listen - the last two lines are different in this YouTube video)

- "Gospel Fuzzies" (Author Unknown)
Learn the tune and then change the words to match the Wordless Book.  Here is my example.
We're the Gospel Fuzzies (3x)
And we'll tell you the Good News.
Black means I'm a sinner (3x)
And I can't get in.
Red means Jesus died (3x)
And He rose again.
White means I'm forgiven (3x)
When I trust in Him.
Yellow stands for Heaven (3x)
Where I want to go.
Green means I am growing (3x)
If I read and pray.

- More ABCJLM Wordless Book ideas...

- Unsure of how to become a Christian? Bridge to Life

• Math:
Write math sentences on a piece of paper (1+2= ___). Have the child set the correct number of blocks (or items) above each number and then figure out the answer by adding the correct number of blocks (or items) above the blank and writing the correct answer.  Do the following math sentences:  1+1, 1+2, 1+3, 2+2, 2+3

• Science:
- Using a kitchen scales or balance, help the child learn that size doesn't necessarily equate to weight.
- Gather various household items.  Pick two items and ask the child which item will weigh the most.  Always have the child explain the reason for her response.  Chart the item and its weight.
- Don't forget to weigh the child!

• Social Science:
World Map Label the seven continents - North America, South America, Antarctica, Asia, Europe, Australia, Africa - on the World Map worksheet.

- Passport Activity Explain that a passport is an official document provided by the government that confirms who you are - your name, where you are from, and what you look like.  It is used to visit other countries.  Upon entering a new country, a stamp is placed in your passport.  A second stamp is placed upon departing the country.  Cut apart the squares in the Passport worksheet.  Staple together.  Add a picture of the child and fill out the information.  Color the front cover.  Use rubber stamps to fill the passport.

- Read multicultural books and look on the map to know the location.  Add stamps to your passport of the places visited in the books.  Here are a few book options:
The Three Little Javelinas The Three Little Javelinas by Susan Lowell (The Three Little Pigs with a southwestern twist.)

Whoever You Are Whoever You Are by Mem Fox emphasizes that Jesus Loves the Little Children.

Dodsworth in London We have enjoyed learning about different European cities as we follow Dodsworth and Duck through their travels in the Dodsworth Books by Tim Egan.

Same, Same But Different In Same, Same But Different by Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw, an American boy becomes pen pals with a boy from India.  Although they have many differences, they realize that they are still very much the same.

- Review the Transportation Unit in Weeks 25-28 and discuss how you pretend to travel between the countries.  Line up chairs to create an airplane, train, or car.  Fly, ride, or drive the child to the next country and discuss the various things that you would see as you travel.  Take turns navigating.

• Letters:
Writing a few a day, write the uppercase letters on the ABC Uppercase Letter worksheet. Available in the ABCJLM Handwriting Workbook.

• Numbers:
Write numbers 0-40 on 3/4" Tracing Paper.  Write a few numbers each day.

• Literacy:
Many books are made into movies. Hermie: A Common Caterpillar is an example. Most movies take liberties that add to, subtract from, or otherwise change the original story.  Discuss the differences between the movie and the book.

• Book of the Week:
- Egg Carton Caterpillar Egg Carton Caterpillar - Cut a paper egg carton to make a single line of containers.  Turn upside down and paint each container.  Add black pipecleaners for antennae, a mouth, and googly eyes.  (To use with the Wordless Book theme, paint the caterpillar black, red, white, yellow, and green.)

- Hermie A Common Caterpillar  View Hermie: A Common Caterpillar, a video that expands the message of the book.

• Fine Motor Skills:
scissors "Gospel Fuzzies" Glove (Author Unknown)
Make a "Gospel Fuzzies" glove to match the Wordless Book.  Have your child trace his hand on construction paper and cut it out using safety scissors.  Glue the correct pompom on each finger. Point to the finger as you tell the story or sing the songs.

• Gross Motor Skills:
Play Follow the Leader

• Visual Perception Skill:
Block Activity Block Activity

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