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Worksheets:  Lamb Puppet, Black Worksheet, Rectangle, Apple Tree #6
Books:  Bible, Peek-a Who?
Activities:  Rolled socks, laundry basket or box, apple stickers, black colored food, white paper lunch sack, construction paper, glue, cotton balls, scissors, jumbo crayons, paintjumbo paintbrush



Bible Theme: Jesus is My Shepherd
Lesson: My Shepherd Takes Care of Me

Bible Story: Psalm 23  (The Complete 2 Year Curriculum covers a different Bible story.)
ABCJLM Interactive Bible Stories

Verse: Psalm 23:1 - The Lord is my Shepherd; I shall not want.
Tune:  Are You Sleeping
The Lord is my Shepherd; (repeat)
I shall not want. (repeat)
The Lord- is my Shepherd;
I- shall not want.
Psalm 23:1 (repeat)

Bible Song: Jesus Loves Me (Traditional)
Jesus loves me! This I know,
For the Bible tells me so;
Little ones to Him belong,
They are weak but He is strong.

Yes, Jesus loves me!
Yes, Jesus loves me!
Yes, Jesus loves me!
The Bible tells me so.

Poem: Jack Be Nimble (Traditional)
Jack be nimble, Jack be quick
Jack jump over the candlestick.

Color: Black
Shape: Rectangle
Letters: T-V
Numbers: 1-6
Information: Dad's Name
Self-care and Manners: Say "You are Welcome"

Book for the Week:
Peek-a Who? Peek-a Who? by Nina Laden

Fine Motor Skill:  Vertical Strokes
Gross Motor Skill:  Throw Socks


Suggested Activities:

• Bible:
- I am His Lamb  For next few weeks, the child will learn that Jesus is our Shepherd.  Collect all of the activities and crafts to form a "I am His Little Lamb" book.  At the end of the study, a cover worksheet will be provided to bind the pages together. 

- Lamb Puppet  Cut out the lamb pieces on the Lamb Puppet worksheet.  Glue the head to the bottom of a white paper sack.  Glue legs to the sides and opening (be sure to glue the legs so that the hand will not cover them up).  Glue the tongue inside the fold.  Roll thin strips of white paper around a pencil to curl and glue as wool on the lamb’s head.

- Another option for the "Jesus is My Shepherd" theme is to use the story of the "Lost Sheep" found in Matthew 18:10-14, Luke 15:3-7.  This story can also be found in The Beginner's Bible for Toddlers on page 120 or The Beginner's Bible on page 391.

• Color:
- Black Mailbox Coloring Sheet Color one of the ABCJLM Black Worksheets with a black jumbo crayon.

- Eat black food:  Dark chocolate, brownies, black beans, black licorice, black olives, black bean dip, blackberries

- Do a Color Walk: Walk around the house or neighborhood looking for the color black.

• Shape:
Rectangle Worksheet Color, paint, or draw on the Rectangle worksheet with the color black.

- Rectangle Song
Tune:  If You're Happy and You Know It
A rectangle has four sides (clap, clap)
A rectangle has four sides (clap, clap)
Two long sides and two short sides (show "short" and "long" horizontally with hands)
A rectangle has four side (clap, clap)

- Do a Shape Walk: Walk around the house or neighborhood looking for rectangle.

• Number:
Apple Tree 6 Worksheet This week glue corresponding construction paper shapes (leaves, trunk, basket) to decorate the Apple Tree Number #6 worksheet. Add six apple stickers. Continue to count items throughout the day.

• Self-Care and Manners:
Help the child remember to say "you are welcome" after thanks has been given.  Saying this shows respect and acknowledgment of the thanks given.

Book of the Week:
- Allow the child to guess what is playing peek-a-boo.
- Play peek-a-boo behind different objects.

• Fine Motor Skill:
While holding a pencil correctly, make vertical strokes.  Teach the child to hold the utensil with his/her thumb and index finger while supporting it on the middle finger.  Short pencils and broken crayons are best to start with if the child does not use proper grasp.  Read some more handwriting tips. Some children will not be ready for this activity and that is okay.  Continue to work on fine-motor activities to increase the child's fine motor control.

• Gross Motor Skill:
Throw rolled socks into a laundry basket or box.

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