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Books: Bible, Stone Soup
Video: Veggie Tales - Are You My Neighbor?
Worksheets: W, w Writing, Story Sequence, "Bee" Attitude
CDs: Seeds Family Worship Vol. 5
Activities: Washable toys, flour, cooking oil, cinnamon, salt, Legos, Epsom salt, sea salt, baking soda, Essential Oil, Block Activity, balloon, confetti, air pump, ingredients for Stone Soup, happy face stickers, fabric, chalk, glue
Theme: "Bee" Attitudes - Servant's Heart
Bible Story: Jesus Washes the Disciples' Feet
Objective: Jesus is King and yet He served others.
Scripture: John 13:3-30
My First Hands-On Bible: pg 330-333
Through the Bible in Felt: Story #147
What did Jesus do to serve the disciples?
Tell me about the 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 because of what you did and that He is smiling at you?
What are some examples of being a servant to others?
Verse: Mark 9:35 (NIV84) - Sitting down, Jesus called the twelve and said, "If anyone wants to be first, he must be the very last, and the servant of all."
Seeds Family Worship Vol. 5 - #6
Bible Song: Praise Him, Praise Him (Traditional)
Praise Him, praise Him,
All you little children,
God is love, God is love.
Praise Him, praise Him,
All you little children,
God is love, God is love.
Add optional verses:
Books of the Bible: Esther, Job
Math : Sorting - two ways
Science : Hygiene - Washing Hands
Social Science : Helping Cooking
Letters: W, w
Numbers: Write 0-15
Sight Word : was
Book of the Week:
Stone Soup by Various Authors
Fine Motor Skill: Baking/Stirring
Gross Motor Skill: Twister
Visual Perception Skill: Block Activity
- In the top tier of the "Bee" Attitude worksheet, have the child write the attitude of the week. In the next tier, have the child draw a picture of the Bible story. In the bottom tier, ask the child to draw a picture of himself having this attitude.
- 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 the poster.
- "Who Serves You?" Bath Salts
Discuss who serves you and prepare a gift for that person expressing thankfulness for their servant's heart. Make bath salts to give away. Place in a glass jar. To the jar add, "Matthew 11:28 Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Add a handful of the salts under warm, running water. Enjoy!".
2 cups Epsom salt
2 cups sea salt
3/4 cup baking soda
10-12 drops Essential Oil
- View Veggie Tales - Are You My Neighbor?
- Sort Legos by size. Always have your child explain to you why he sorted the items in the chosen piles. Then resort the items in a different way (color, height).
- Have the child help empty the dishwasher. Help him sort things on a low table or cabinet if he cannot reach to put items away. Help the child nest stackable items.
• Social Science:
- Child can help with cooking. Allow them to do simple jobs like gathering ingredients, pouring, and opening packages. Use a dull knife on soft foods to teach cutting. (Bananas are a great item to begin cutting.) All of these activities work on fine motor skills as well as counting. As you cook, explain to the child what you are doing and why. Tie in the servant attitude by making and giving cookies to a neighbor.
- Practice proper hand washing before doing any cooking.
- Points of Grace: Spills will occur and items will splatter. It is in these messes that learning occurs. Give grace!
- More ABCJLM Cooking Ideas
Thorough hand washing is one of the best defenses against germs. Teach the child that you get germs on your hands when touching things which then you pass on to other people. Proper hand washing with warm, soapy water is the only way to remove the germs.
- Passing Germs Activity: (Original Source Unknown)
Gather washable toys (large Lego or plastic blocks) and place in a tub. Coat the child's hands with flour. Have the child play with the toys for several minutes. Show the child that as he played with the blocks, the flour was transferred to the blocks (germs were transferred). Demonstrate that when you touch the flour-covered toys that you get flour on your hands (germs are transferred).
- Washing with Warm Water and Soap Activity: (Original Source Unknown)
Put a small amount of cooking oil on the child's hands. Have the child rub the oil all over her hands. Sprinkle cinnamon onto her hands. Have the child try to get the cinnamon off with a dry paper towel. Next have the child try to get the cinnamon off with cold water. Last have the child try to get the cinnamon off with warm soapy water. Discuss how the cinnamon represents germs and that warm, soapy water is the only way to get germs off her hands.
- Even When They Look Clean Activity: (Original Source Unknown)
Sprinkle salt on the child's hands and then tell the child to brush off her hands. Ask, "Are you hands clean now?" Since she brushed off the salt she will probably assume that her hands are clean. If you ask her to touch her tongue on her hands, she will be able to taste the salt. Use this example to reinforce the need to wash hands even though they look and feel clean.
- Balloon Sneeze ( Original Source Unknown )
(This activity will make a mess so you may want to do this in a room that can easily be swept.) Use this example to explain the importance of covering your mouth when you sneeze. Fill a balloon with confetti or holes from a paper hole punch. Blow up the balloon with a pump (blowing it up with your mouth could cause you to inhale some confetti) and tie. Explain that when we sneeze germs are released into the air. Pop the balloon and watch the confetti scatter. Measure how far the "germs" traveled. Demonstrate sneezing into your elbow to keep germs was flying. Another important reason to wash your hands is because germs are released into the air. (Safety: Be sure to pick up all of the balloon pieces.)
Use the Ww Writing worksheet and for further learning check out the Letter W Activities.
Take turns writing the numbers 0-15 on 3/4" Tracing Paper. Have the child write one number and the adult (or another child) write the next.
- Discuss the characters in Stone Soup and which of the characters are needed to form the story.
• Book of the Week:
- As a precursor to next week's literacy study, draw a Story Sequence of this book using the worksheet. Beginning - The men came to the town looking for food. Middle - The men told the people to bring what they had to make Stone Soup. End - Everyone shared and enjoyed the delicious soup.
• Fine Motor Skill:
Make stone soup and share with a neighbor. Most Stone Soup books include a recipe.
• Gross Motor Skill:
While playing the actual rules of Twister are probably too difficult for this age level, take turns calling out colors and body parts to match.
• Visual Perception Skill:
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