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Worksheet:  My Family Tree, Family, Square and Diamond, Apple Tree #10, Drawing Circular Lines
Books:  Bible, Time for Bed
Activities:  Construction paper, ball, apple stickers, wooden blocks or Legos, spaghetti, paint, dolls, watercolors, scissors, glue



Bible Theme: Jesus Loves Those Around Me
Lesson: My Family

Bible Story: Zacchaeus
Scripture: Luke 19:1-10
Read & Share Toddler Bible
ABCJLM Interactive Bible Stories

Verse: Ephesians 4:32a (ESV) - Be kind to one another.
Tune: She'll Be Coming 'Round the Mountain
Be kind to one another.  Be kind.  (clap, clap)
Be kind to one another.  Be kind.  (clap, clap)
Ephesians 4, verse 32
Ephesians 4, verse 32
Be kind to one another.  Be kind.  (clap, clap)

Bible Song: Jesus Loves the Little Children (Traditional)
Jesus loves the little children
All the children of the world
Red and yellow, black and white
They are precious in His sight
Jesus loves the little children of the world

Poem: I'm a Little Teapot - (Traditional)
I'm a little teapot, short and stout (point to self, show "short")
Here is my handle (one hand on hip)
here is my spout (other arm out straight)
When I get all steamed up, hear me shout
Just tip me over and pour me out! (lean over and "tip" like a teapot)

Colors : Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue
Shapes :  Diamond, Square
Letters: A-Z
Numbers: 1-10
Information :  Name of State
Self-care and Manners :  Help make the bed

Book of the Week:
Time for Bed Time for Bed by Mem Fox

Fine Motor Skill:  Writing
Gross Motor Skill: 
Kick a Ball


Suggested Activities:

• Bible:
- Jesus Loves Those Around Me  For next few weeks, the child will learn that how Jesus loves those around us.  Collect all of the activities and crafts to form a "Jesus Loves Those Around Me" book.  At the end of the study, a cover worksheet will be provided to bind the pages together. 

- My Family Tree Worksheet  Using the My Family Tree worksheet, color and cut out as many leaves as the child has people in his immediate family.  Write the name of each person on the leaf and glue on the tree.

- From the Family worksheet, cut the number and sizes of people needed.  Glue onto a piece of construction paper.  Add clothing, faces, and hair to represent each person.  Write the person's name under each figure.

- Look through family scrapbooks and pictures.  Use words like "aunt, uncle, cousin, brother, mom, etc."

- Play "family" with dolls.  Switch places and let the child be the mom or dad during play time.

• Colors:
Use red, orange, yellow, green, and blue blocks or Legos to build a structure.  Talk about each color as you build.

• Shapes:

Break and glue spaghetti pieces on the outlines of the Square and Diamond worksheet.  Paint the spaghetti to form the shape.

• Number:
Apple Tree 10 Worksheet This week paint with watercolors the Apple Tree #10 worksheet. After drying, add ten apple stickers.  Continue to count items throughout the day.

• Self-care and Manners:
Depending on how restless the child sleeps and the placement of the child's bed, this task can be relatively easy or pretty difficult.  Teach the child to start with the bottom sheet and work up to the pillows.  Help the child but do not discourage the child by redoing their efforts.

• Book of the Week:
- "Picture Walk" through the story.  Before reading the book, look at the cover and hypothesize what the story is about.  Next, "picture read" through the story by looking at the pictures and figure out the plot.  Finish by reading together.  More info

- When the child has heard the book a couple of times, stop and let the child finish the rhyming word or phrase.

• Fine Motor Skill:
Drawing Circular Lines While holding a pencil correctly, trace circles on the Drawing Circular Lines worksheet.  Help the child place the pencil on the green dot, draw along the yellow, and stop at the red dot.  Say "go" and "stop" when on the corresponding colors. 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:
Blue Ball Kick a ball back and forth

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