Tactile Letters: g, q
Books: Bible, My "G" Book, My "Q" Book, God, I Need to Talk to You About Paying Attention, The Hat
Worksheets: 0-5, g, q, Visual Perception Worksheets, 1 1/2" tracing paper, Lowercase "c" Characters, Four Seasons, Martha
Cd: 100 Hymns & Praise Song for Kids
Activities: Old catalogs and magazines, four pieces of paper, glue, Children's Safety Scissors, season activities (see below)
Letter G Activity, Letter Q Activity
Character Trait: Attentive
Definition: Listening by keeping your hands in your lap, mouth closed, ears listening, eyes watching; focused
Opposite: Distracted, busy, daydreaming
Bible Story: Mary & Martha
Objective: Martha paid attention to what was important. Jesus is the most important part of our life.
Scripture: Luke 10:38-42
The New Bible in Pictures for Little Eyes: pg 284-285
The Beginner's Bible: pg 385-390
My Story Bible: pg 94-95
Through the Bible in Felt: pg 197
Verse: Proverbs 19:20 - Listen to advice and accept instruction, and in the end you will be wise.
Bible Song: If You’re Happy and You Know It (Traditional) - 100 Hymns & Praise Song for Kids Disc 2, #8
If you’re happy and you know it clap your hands (clap, clap) (Repeat 2x)
If you’re happy and you know it then your life will really show it.
If you’re happy and you know it clap your hands (clap, clap)
…stomp your feet…
…do all three…
Information: 12 Months of Year (Author unknown)
Tune of: “Twelve Little Indians”
January, February, March, and April
May, June, July, and August
September, October, November, December
There are 12 months in a year
Books of the Bible: I, II Thessalonians and I, II Timothy and Titus
Math: 4 Seasons – Spring & Summer
Numbers: Practice writing numbers 0-5
Letters: g, q
g - curve with a hook
q - curve and hook back
Name the people in the story.
What did Mary do while Jesus was at their house?
What did Martha do while Jesus was at their house?
When Martha started to complain, what did Jesus tell her?
Doing work is very important but sometimes it is more important to listen to Jesus. What would be more important than work?
Book of the Week:
• The Hat Book of the Week Ideas:
- Be sure to watch the clothesline as you read the book. As you read the first time, see if you child notices the difference without pointing it out.
- Name the animals and clothing.
- Check out the fun activities on Jan Brett's website.
• Mary and Martha Preschool Bible Story Activities & Color Sheets:
- ABCJLM Bible Coloring Sheet - Martha
- What's More Important (reprinted by permission)
Explain to the child that you are going to say two different things and he is to choose which one is more important.
•“What’s more important, playing with the dog or feeding him?”
•“What’s more important, getting what you want or making your mommy smile?”
•“What’s more important, eating ice cream or eating a good dinner?”
To end the game say, “But what’s the most important thing of all?” Jesus!
- Daily Choices (Adapted from original source)
Discuss choices that we face every day:
Food to eat: cookie vs fruit, potato chip vs carrot stick
Words we say: loving vs mean, praise vs hurt
Activities: pick up toys or leave them out, come when Mommy says come or ignore her request
• Character Education - Attentive Activities:
- Play “I Spy” Spatial - Teach the child to pay attention to his surroundings.
“I spy something between the two lamps."
“I spy something that is in front of the blue chair.”
- Read: God, I Need to Talk to You About Paying Attention by Dan Carr
• Letter & Number Ideas:
Weeks 19-21 focus on the lowercase "c" characters. Start by creating the characters using play dough snakes or pipe cleaners for the bubbles and move to writing the characters on 1 1/2" tracing paper with yellow lines and green and red dots as a guide. Use the Lowercase "c" Characters worksheet to show the progression of the letters and numbers. Be sure to say the Letter Formation Chant or Number Rhyme as the child creates each character.
Months – March, April, May
Holidays – Easter, Mother’s Day, family birthdays
Weather – Cool, rain
Clothing – Jackets, long sleeve, jeans
Plants – Trees and plants begin to bud, grass turns green, plant garden and new flowers
Animals – Baby animals are born
Activities – Flying kites
Months – June, July, August
Holidays – Father’s Day, July 4th, family birthdays
Weather – Warm, storms, sunny
Clothing – Shorts, t-shirts, sandals
Plants – Growth, new fruit and vegetables
Activities – Swim, picnics
- Create a Four Seasons Wheel using the Four Seasons printables. This week focuses on spring and summer. Print the Spring Tree and add blossoms. Print the Summer Tree and add leaves and apples. Post the finished Spring tree on a wall under and right of the Winter Tree (at 3:00) adding pictures around it that depict spring. Add the arrow moving from winter to spring. Post the finished Summer tree on a wall below the Winter Tree (at 6:00) adding pictures around it that depict summer. Add the arrow moving from spring to summer. Also add names or pictures of people whose birthday are in each season. With the Four Seasons Wheel finished, add the final arrow from fall to winter. Discuss how it is a cycle and one season rolls into the next one.
- Click for more ABJCLM Four Season Ideas
• Fine Motor Skills:
Look through old catalogs or magazines for pictures to cut out that represent the different seasons. Label four sheets of paper, each with a season, to glue the pictures on.
• Gross Motor Skills:
Play Twister – While playing the actual rules of the game is probably too difficult for this age level, take turns calling out colors and body parts to match.
• Visual Perception Skill:
Visual Perception Worksheets