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Bible Symbol:  Lion
Bible Story:  Daniel in the Lion's Den
Scripture: Daniel 6
Read & Share Toddler Bible: pg 120
ABCJLM Interactive Bible Story

Bible Song:  Jesus Loves, Jesus Loves Me, Me, Me  (Traditional)
Jesus loves, Jesus loves me, me, me
It written in the Bible, you see, see, see
For the Bible tells me so, I know, I know, I know
Jesus loves, Jesus loves me, me, me

Character Scripture:  Patience
Proverbs 14:29 (NIV) - Whoever is patient has great understanding, but one who is quick-tempered displays folly.

Poem:  Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star  (Traditional)
Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
How I wonder what you are!
Up above the world so high,
Like a diamond in the sky!
Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
How I wonder what you are!

Color:  Yellow
Shape:  Star
Animal:   Lion
Taking Care of Me:   First name
Sign Language:   Stop - strike one hand vertically on the palm of the other hand (as in cutting something)

Book of the Week:   
Dear Zoo    Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell

Fine Motor:  Water and Sponge
Gross Motor:  Stop and Go


Suggested Activities:

• Bible Story Activities:   
-ABC Book:  Add yellow stars to the Daniel and the Lions worksheet.
• Color Activities:  
Color Handprints  Handprint Wall - Add a yellow handprint to your color wall by painting the child's hand and stamping it onto a piece of paper.  Write the name of the color on the handprint.  Display it at the child's level to point and discuss the colors.

• Shape Activities:  
Coffee Filter Shape  Coffee-Filter Shapes - Using a washable yellow marker, draw a thick-lined star on a coffee filter.  Spray water on the filter which will cause the ink to bleed.  Let dry. 

• Animal Activities:   
- Using the Lion worksheet and jumbo crayons, color the lion yellow. Glue on short pieces of yellow yarn to create a mane on the lion.
- Find pictures of lions in the books that you read.
- A lion says "roar."
- Crawl around roaring like a lion.

• Taking Care of Me Activities:  
For the next three weeks, the focus is on the child's first name.  Work on the child clearly pronouncing her first name.  Teach the child to look the person in the eyes when she is asked her name.

• Book of the Week Ideas:  
- Lift-the-flap books are a great time to teach the child gentleness.  If the child is not gentle with a portion of the book, gently take her hand and rub it gently on the page.
- Ask the child what animal is behind the flap before lifting it. 

• Fine Motor Skill:  
Sponge Play with water and a sponge (or washcloth).  Encourage the child to use both hands to squeeze the water out of the sponge.  The bathtub is the perfect place for this activity.

• Gross Motor Skill:  
Music Stop and Go with Music - To assist in teaching your child to obey, several gross motor activities will also involve obedience commands.  To begin, teach the child to stop and go with music.  Use a CD or app to play music and while the music plays, dance or march.  When the music stops, freeze.  Use the words "stop" and "go" depending on whether the music is stopped or playing.  The goal is for the child to immediately stop when the music stops.  To begin you may want to hold the child as you dance and then freeze.  The child will learn to follow your movements.  This is an important training activity as training the child to stop is a safety concept. Sign "stop" as you say the word.

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