Bible and Books:

David
Scripture: 2 Samuel 6:14, Psalm 149
Read and Share Toddler Bible :  pg 96-99

Verse:

I Thessalonians 5:17 - Pray without ceasing.  (Explain that ceasing means stopping.)
Tune: Hot Cross Buns
Pray without ceasing,  (Hands praying, one hand moves out to show "stop.")
Pray without ceasing,  (Hands praying, one hand moves out to show "stop.")
I Thessalonians (Form book with hands)
5:17  (Five fingers)

Tune:  "Hush Little Baby "
I Thessalonians 5:17
Pray without ceasing, pray without ceasing
I Thessalonians 5:17
Pray without ceasing, pray without ceasing
(Thank you to Lynn for sharing)

Songs and Poems:

- God Made Me (Unknown Source)
Tune:  Old McDonald

I have hands because God made me, clap, clap, clap (2x)
With a clap, clap, here and a clap, clap there
Here a clap, there a clap, every where a clap, clap
I have hands because God made me, clap, clap, clap

Additional verses:
I have feet because God made me, stomp, stomp, stomp...
I have fingers because God made me, wiggle, wiggle, wiggle...
I have knees because God made me, bend, bend, bend...
I have arms because God made me, reach, reach, reach...
I have eyes because God made me, blink, blink, blink...

ABCJLM Activities and Crafts:

On a piece of paper write, "Praise God."  Add music notes around the title using the child's finger as the stem and the thumb as the note head.
Make musical instruments to play while praising God through Bible songs
- Tamborine or Maraca Maraca - Place a few dried beans or rice on the top of a paper or plastic plate. Lay another plate (with the top down) on top of the plate.  Staple the sides together.  Decorate with streamers, yarn, stickers, etc. -or- Place dried beans in a plastic Easter egg.  Tape shut.
- Drum - Use an oatmeal container with the lid.  Cover the sides and decorate.
- Tamborine - Poke holes along the edge of a paper plate.  Push the base of little "jingle" bells through the holes.  String the bells underneath together with a piece of yarn.  Decorate and add streamers.  -or- Poke holes around the edge of a plastic bowl.  Push the base of little "jingle" bells through the holes. Using pipecleaners, thread through the bell base and twist.  Decorate.
- Cymbals - Collect two metal lids (from baby food or other glass jars).   Poke a hole in the middle of the lid using a hammer and a nail.  Fold a pipecleaner (approximately 3" long) in half.  Push the end through the hole and twist.  Fold the ends so they are against the bottom of the lid.  Have the child hold the pipecleaners and hit the lids together.

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