Colors: Red, Blue
Worksheets: Five Frog Template, Day 5
Books: Bible, Five Little Speckled Frogs
CD: The Ultimate Bible Song Collection for Kids
Activities: Scrap paper, bean bag, painter's tape, sidewalk chalk, paper plate, paint, paper towel roll or two toilet paper rolls, sticky tack, stapler, yarn, tissue paper squares, googly eyes
Bible Theme: God Made the Animals
Lesson: Fish and Birds
Bible Story: Creation Day 5
Scripture: Genesis 1
The Beginner's Bible for Toddlers: pg 7-9
Read and Share Toddler Bible: pg 10-13
Through the Bible in Felt: pg 1-2
Verse: I Thessalonians 2:13 - Give thanks to God.
Tune: It's Raining
Give thanks to God
Give thanks to God
I Thessalonians 2:13
Give thanks to God
Bible Song: Pat the Bible (Original Source Unknown)
Tune: Row, Row, Row Your Boat
Pat, pat, pat the Bible
God wants us to know
That it is a special book
And He loves us so
Love, love, love the Bible...
Read, read, read the Bible...
Poem: Itsy Bitsy Spider (Traditional)
The itsy, bitsy spider, climbed up the water spout
Down came the rain and washed the spider out
Out came the sun and dried up all the rain
So the itsy, bitsy spider went up the spout again
Colors: Red, Blue
Information: First and Last Name
Self-care and Manners: Use a fork and spoon
Book of the Week:
Five Little Speckled Frogs
• Book of the Week Ideas:
Print the Five Frog Template on green paper (or color green). Cut out. Place a brown “log” made of construction paper on a piece of paper, board or mat. Using sticky tack, place the five frogs on the log. As you read the book, pull the frogs off the log.
• God Made the Animals Preschool Bible Story Activities & Color Sheets:
- ABCJLM Bible Coloring Sheets: Day 5
My Creation Book - On a light blue piece of construction paper place a bird in the sky. Add a darker blue half sheet to the bottom of the background piece for water. Add a fish to this section. Add the number "5" to the page.
Fish - Cut a triangle out of a paper plate to make a fish's mouth. Glue the triangle on the back of the paper plate to make the fish's tail. Glue on squares of tissue paper or paint. Add a googly eye.
Fish Bowl - Cut off the top inch of a paper plate. Paint the cut-off portion black. Paint the rest of the circle blue. Let dry. Staple or glue the cut-off piece onto the bottom of the large piece to form a platform and a fish bowl. Paint ocean plants. Paint the child's hand to create a handprint fish for the aquarium. Add a goggly eye for the fish. Or, add fish stickers and ocean plants to create the look of a fish bowl.
Bird Watching - Make binoculars to look at the birds. Cut a paper towel roll in half or use two toilet paper rolls. Staple two together. Punch a hole on each outside roll towards the top. Tie yarn in each hole to create a strap. Decorate and go bird hunting.
Play the Create an Animal Ocean Computer Game - Place the ocean animals in the water.
- Creation Fingerplay
On Day 1 (On numbers - put corresponding fingers in the air)
God created light (close fists and then quickly open in the air and bring down to side creating arches)
On Day 2
God created the sky (wave arms in the air) and water (make waves with hands)
On Day 3
God created land (with palms facing the floor, run hands flat in front of you) and plants (place one fist inside the other and pop the one fist through the other - sign language for plant)
On Day 4
God created the sun (hold arm up in the air with fingers spread wide), moon (with opposite arm make a "c" formation with your hand in the air), and stars (with index fingers putting up alternate right and left hand moving up in the air - sign language for stars)
On Day 5
God created the fish (swim hands with palms together) and birds (join thumbs and fly hands in the air)
• Do you Know Who Made the World? (Thank you, Connie, for this idea.)
Tune: "Mary Had a Little Lamb" or "Do You Know the Muffin Man"
Do you know who made the fish (birds),
made the fish (birds), made the fish (birds)?
Do you know who made the fish (birds)?
It was God who made the fish (birds).
• Self-Care and Manners:
Using a fork and spoon requires a lot of trial and error and patience. Use toddler-sized utensils. From my experience, metal utensils are easier to use than plastic. Yogurt is a great food to teach spoon use as it stays on the spoon well. For the fork, use foods that can be stabbed. Make sure the food does not get too far up on the fork and the bite isn't too big.
This week focuses on the child's first and last name. Work on the child clearly pronouncing his/her first name. Teach the child to look the person in the eyes when he/she is asked his/her name.
• Shape Activity:
- Use a long piece of painter’s tape, draw a line with sidewalk chalk, or go to a playground that has a balance beam and walk on the line. Note: Do not use masking tape, as it will leave a residue.
• Color Activity:
- Using red and blue colors, paint or draw lines on a piece of paper. Make intersecting horizontal, vertical, and diagonal lines.
• Fine Motor Skill:
Tear paper - all different kinds in different shapes and sizes. Let the child tear, tear, tear. This will make a mess; but nothing that a broom and dustpan can't handle! Discuss how it is okay to tear scrap paper but it is not okay to tear anything else.
• Gross Motor Skill:
Throw a bean bag or lightly weighted object into a circle. Use a hoola-hop, sidewalk chalk, or string to create the flat circle.