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Tactile Number and Letters:  3, Cc, Child's Name

Books:  Bible, Go, Dog, Go!

CDs: Hide 'Em in Your Heart Vol. 1



  • Beach ball
  • Play Dough
  • Crayons
  • Paper
  • Tactile letters a-c and numbers 0-3
  • Ingredients to make cupcakes
  • Candles
  • Puppy Chow ingredients (see below)
  • Painter's tape
  • Toy cars
  • Square of tissue paper
  • Glue
  • Large grocery sack
  • Notecards
  • Paint
  • Thin paint brush



Bible Story: Joseph's Colorful Coat
Scripture:  Genesis 37

The New Bible in Pictures for Little Eyes
: pg 58-63
The Beginner's Bible:  71-77

Through the Bible Felt:  Story #20

Comprehension Question:
What did Jacob give to his son Joseph?
Joseph's brothers were jealous of him.  Do you get jealous of your brother/sister when he or she gets something and you don't?
What was Joseph's dream?
The brothers' jealousy turned into anger.  What did they do to Joseph?

Verse: Romans 12:21 - Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
Steve Green – Hide 'Em In Your Heart, Vol 1 - #4

Bible Song: I’m in the Lord’s Army (Traditional)
I may never march in the infantry (march)
Ride in the cavalry (pretend you're riding a horse)
Shoot the artillery (clap hands together and move one hand into the air like a missile)
I may never fly o'er the enemy (fly like a bird)
But I'm in the Lord's army (point to self and then up to God)

I'm in the Lord's army, yes, sir! (salute)
I'm in the Lord's army, yes, sir!

I may never march in the infantry
Ride in the cavalry
Shoot the artillery
I may never fly o'er the enemy
But I'm in the Lord's army, yes, sir!

Poem: Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star (Traditional)
Twinkle, twinkle, little star,  (wave fingers in the air)
How I wonder what you are!  (shrug shoulders)
Up above the world so high,  (hand to forehead and look into sky)
Like a diamond in the sky!  (make diamond with fingers)
Twinkle, twinkle, little star,  (wave fingers in the air)
How I wonder what you are!  (shrug shoulders)

Letters: Cc
C - big curve
c - little curve

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

Name: Match the letters in your child's name.

Book of the Week:
Go, Dog Go!    Go, Dog Go! by P.D. Eastman

Fine Motor Skill:  Play Dough
Gross Motor Skill:  Hit a Ball

Suggested Activities:

• Bible:

- With a thin paintbrush, paint lines on the Joseph Wears His Coat workbook.

- Joseph's Coat Craft  Joseph's Coat:
Print the Coat printable.  Cut stripes of construction paper for the child to glue onto the printable.  Or, using watered-down glue, glue down squares of different colored tissue paper. (Image and idea from Genita) 

- Grocery Bag Colorful Coat Craft Grocery Bag Colorful Coat:
Turn a large, paper grocery bag into a vest.  Cut a slit up one wide side to make the coat's opening.  Cut a hole in the bottom of the bag for the head.  On the two narrow sides, cut arm holes.  Decorate using many colors. (Image from Debra)

• Letters:
- Introduce the letters Cc using the tactile letters and decorate the Letter Poster to add to the Letter of the Week book.

- Make sure that you say the /k/ sound without adding a vowel – as in /kuh/

- Crayon Rubbing Craft  Using tactile letters Aa, Bb, & Cc and numbers 1-3 place a piece of paper over the cards and have your child color to make Crayon Rubbings.  The child will have the surprise of a letter or number when he is finished. (This works best if you use tactile letters are made out of sandpaper and will not work if they are made out of yarn.)  Add the art to the Letter of the Week  and Number books.

- More Letter Cc ideas...

• Numbers:
- Cupcake Make cupcakes with three candles focusing on the /k/ sound of the words "cupcakes" and "candles"

- Five Little Ducks Craft Using the Five Little Ducks worksheet, order the 0-3 ducks.

• Name:
Using tactile uppercase letters, lay out the child's name.  Write each letter on a notecard and have the child match the notecard letter with the tactile letter. 

• Book of the Week:
- Roads Made from Painter's Tape Construct roads for toy cars using painter's tape.  Add a tree to the layout and visit the "dog party."  Read more...

- After reading a few times, allow the child to finish the rhyming phrases.

- Because of this book's rhyming lines and descriptive illustrations, this book is an easy one for preschool kids to "read" out loud to others.

- Using the Dog Puppet worksheet, create a puppet using a lunch-sized paper bag.  Have the puppet tell the story.

- Muddy BuddiesMake Human Puppy Chow
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup butter
1 cup chocolate chips
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
9 cups Chex cereal (any flavor)
1-1/2 cups powdered sugar

Directions:  In a microwave safe bowl, combine peanut butter, butter, and chocolate chips.  Melt in the microwave on medium heat for 1 minute 30 seconds or until chocolate chips are melted.  Stir until smooth.  Add 1/2 t vanilla.  Place Chex cereal in a large bowl with a lid.  Slowly add the melted mixture to the cereal, folding in the chocolate mixture to coat the cereal.  Add the powdered sugar.  Place lid firmly on the large bowl.  Shake the mixture to coat the cereal with the powdered sugar.  Or to allow the kids to be able to participate more, place the coated cereal in a zip top bag.  Pour on the powdered sugar, close the bag well, check again to make sure that the bag is closed, and shake.

• Fine Motor Skill:
Letter A Poster Make "snakes" by rolling play dough and then form it into letters and numbers learned thus far.  Use the Letter Posters as a guide. 

• Gross Motor Skill:
Beach Ball Tie a string to the end of a beach ball and then to a higher place.  Practice jumping up to hit the beach ball.

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