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Tactile Number:  3
Tactile Letters:  Bb
Worksheets:  John 14:15 Ark, Rainbow, Noah Obeys God, Noah Gathers the Animals, Noah's Ark, Noah Praises God
Books: Bible, Barnyard Dance, Three Little Pigs, Three Billy-Goats, Three Bears, Three Little Kittens
CD-Rom: Charlie Church Mouse Preschool
Activities:  Pieces of paper with numbers written on them, bean bag, Children's Safety Scissors, old magazines, name flashcards, animal crackers, paint, cotton balls, fruit loops, glue, letters in name
Letter B ActivityNumber 3 Poster


Bible Story: Noah’s Ark
Scripture:  Genesis 6-9
The New Bible in Pictures for Little Eyes:  pg 24-31
The Beginner's Bible:  pg 26-33
My Story Bible:  pg 10-11
Through the Bible Felt: Story #6

Verse: John 14:15 (NIV84) - If you love me, you will obey what I command.
Tune:  Hot Cross Buns
If you love me, If you love me, (make a heart shape in the air on word "love")
You will obey what I command (salute and then shake index finger in the air)
John 14:15, John 14:15 (point to number 14, 15 written somewhere or make a book sign with hands)
You will obey what I command (salute and then shake index finger in the air)

Bible Song: Arky, Arky (Traditional)
Rise and shine (with palms up raise arms in the air, palms in air)
And give God the glory, glory (wave arms over head)
Rise and shine
And give God the glory, glory
Rise and shine
And give God the glory, glory
Children of the Lord (continue to wave arms)
(See the CD for the verses)

Poem: It’s Raining (Traditional)
It’s raining, it’s pouring
The old man is snoring
He went to bed and bumped his head
And he couldn’t get up in the morning

Number: 3
Around the tree, around the tree.  That’s the way to make a three!

B - body, bubble, bubble -or- bat, around the tree, around the tree
b - body, bubble -or- bat and a ball

Name: Talk about the names of the letters in your child’s first name, work on recognizing name

Comprehension Question:
What tools do you think Noah needed to make the ark?
How do you think Noah felt when the people laughed at him for following God?
Tell me about a time that you had trouble obeying. 
What kind of animals were on the ark?
How would you have gotten all of the animals on the ark?
What is your favorite animal that God put on the ark?
Do storms scare you?  Do you think Noah, his family, and the animals were scared during the rain?
What did God promise Noah?  What is a promise?

Book of the Week:
Barnyard Dance by Sandra Boynton

Suggested Activities:

Barnyard Dance Book of the Week Ideas:
- Over-emphasize the /b/ sound in the word "barn."
- Have fun with this book - get off the couch and do the dance!
- Sandra Boynton has several wonderful books that are our favorites.

• Noah's Ark Preschool Bible Story Activities & Color Sheets:
- ABCJLM Coloring Sheets:  Noah Obeys God, Noah Gathers the Animals, Noah's Ark, Noah Praises God

- Rainbow Rainbow of Colors - Print the Rainbow printable.  Talk about the order of the rainbow colors.  (The printable only have six levels because indigo and violet are combined.)  Pour Fruit Loop cereal into a pan.   Begin with purple.  Ask the child to taste the "color" and discuss the fruit the color tastes like.  Spread glue on the smallest arch and lay the cereal in the glue.  Progress outward.  To finish, add cotton balls for clouds.

- Play the "Noah's Ark" adventure and use the coloring sheet on the Charlie Church Mouse Preschool Cd-Rom.  Read more...

- Noah's Ark Ark Craft - Print Noah's ark (with John 14:15 verse - in the ABCJLM Bible Coloring Workbook, without verse - in the 3 Year Workbook). Glue animal crackers on or add pictures or stickers of various animals. Explain to the child how Noah showed he loved God by obeying His command to build the ark and collect the animals.

- Mixing Paint Paint Rainbow Create Your Own Rainbow
Items Needed:  Container, red/yellow/blue paint, paint brushes, paper
Directions:  Discuss how colors are created using the three primary colors - red, yellow, and blue.  Combine the colors below and have the child guess what color will be made.  On the Rainbow printable have the child paint the six colors of the rainbow (combining indigo and violet) between the lines.  Add cotton balls for clouds.  red and yellow = orange; blue and yellow = green; red and blue = purple

- More Noah's Ark ideas...

- As shared in Week 3, learn about the letters Bb by reading "b" books, tracing the tactile letters to learn the formation, and by decorating a Letter Bb Poster to add to your "Letter of the Week" book.  Optional letter books can be found on each Letter of the Week Activities page.

-Blue ButterflyButterfly Footprints:  Paint the bottom of the child's foot.  Press the feet down on paper with the left foot on the right side and the right foot on the left side.  Leave a little space in between for the butterfly's body.  Add this to the "Letter of the Week" book for a Bb activity.  Thank you to Crystal for this cute idea!

- More Letter B activities...

• Name
- This is the first week that the child will begin learning the letters in his or her name.  Use flashcards, index cards, magnetic letters, or tactile letters to talk about each letter. 

- Sing B-I-N-G-O with your child's name.  
Example:  There is a Mommy who has a boy and Fred is his name-O
F-R-E-D, F-R-E-D, F-R-E-D
And Fred is his name-O

• Number:
Number 3 Poster
This week paint with a paint brush to decorate the Number 3 Poster.  Add three stickers. 

- Read several well known stories about three animals.
Three Little Pigs Three Little Pigs

Three Billy Goats Three Billy-Goats

Three Bears Three Bears

 Three Little Kittens

• Fine Motor Skill:
scissors  Give your child a pair of Children's Safety Scissors and an old magazine.  Let them cut, cut, cut.  They may want to cut out pictures of items they want or like.  This will make a mess but nothing that a broom and dustpan can't handle! Check out Teaching How to Use Scissors for ideas.

• Gross Motor Skill:
On several pieces of paper write the number 0, 1, 2, or 3.  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.

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