Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Plague Cards



This game is free, however it is only to be used for classroom and personal use. It may not be published on any websites or other electronic media, or distributed in newsletters, bulletins, or any other form or sold for profit.




Plagues
Cards for Memory, Go Fish and Sequencing. Print out 2 copies, cut out, laminate or cover with clear contact paper to make them last. (All graphics/images/clipart etc. used on this game are not my own and are from various internet sources.)





Leaping Frogs



This game is free, however it is only to be used for classroom and personal use. It may not be published on any websites or other electronic media, or distributed in newsletters, bulletins, or any other form or sold for profit. Reproduction or retransmission of any materials, in whole or in part, in any manner, is not permitted.




Leaping Frogs File Folder Game: The object of the game is for the player (the frog) to get to the Pharaoh’s Palace first. The players roll a die and follow the directions on the space they landed on. If the player lands on a space that is already occupied by another, BUMP that player back to the START space. The first frog to the Pharaoh’s Palace wins.

Directions- Print out Directions, cut it out, and glue on front of file folder.

Game Board- Print out Game Board, trim, and glue on the inside of the file folder. Make sure the directions are on the front of the file folder. Laminate or cover file folder with clear contact paper to make it last.





The Plagues File Folder Game






This game is free, however it is only to be used for classroom and personal use. It may not be published on any websites or other electronic media, or distributed in newsletters, bulletins, or any other form or sold for profit.


The Plagues: The objective of the game is to collect 10 plague cards by answering questions about each plague. The first player with all 10 plague cards, wins.


Directions- Print out Directions, cut it out, and glue on front of file folder.

Game Board- Print out Game Board, trim, and glue on the inside of the file folder. Make sure the directions are on the front of the file folder. Laminate or cover file folder with clear contact paper to make it last.

Plague Questions- List of questions to ask students.

Plague Cards- Print out several Plague Cards out on card stock. Cut out Plague Cards. Laminate or cover with clear contact paper to make them last.





Monday, September 28, 2009

Jesus in the Temple File Folder Game





This game is free, however it is only to be used for classroom and personal use. It may not be published on any websites or other electronic media, or distributed in newsletters, bulletins, or any other form or sold for profit.



Jesus in the Temple File Folder Game: The objective of the game is to be the first to find Jesus in the temple.






The objective of the game is to be the first to find Jesus in the temple. The players roll the dice and follow the directions on the space they land on. If the player lands on a space that is already occupied by another, BUMP that player back to the START space. If you land on a space with dice on it, roll again. The first player who lands on the temple wins.





Directions- Print out Directions, cut it out, and glue on front of file folder.

Game Board- Print out Game Board, trim, and glue on the inside of the file folder. Make sure the directions are on the front of the file folder. Laminate or cover file folder with clear contact paper to make it last. (Title is in Edda font, spaces in Andy font.)





Thursday, September 24, 2009

Lesson Plan- (Pre K - K): God Made Me and I’m Special






God Made Me and I’m Special

Objective: The children will be able to
- identify who made them
- name reason(s) why they are special



Review:
Prayer and questions from last week’s lesson.



Vocabulary Words:

Pick the words that you want to use:

christianpreschoolprintables.com- God Made Word Wall
Word wall templates are large flash card printables that you can hang on the wall to aid children when they are learning or using new vocabulary words.




Plan:


Circle Time:

Read story: God Made Me by Helen Haidle- Children have fun as they read along and sing a song with God Made Me. This new book helps children ages 2 to 5 discover the wonderful body God created for them. The rhyming verses point children to hands, feet, eyes, ears and more to the tune of "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star". Parents, teachers and children can enjoy reading or singing this book aloud together. The creative format is fun and helps young children learn and remember. The entire text and tune is printed in the form of sheet music at the end of the book.

Or pick another book or activity below:

Ask the children if they know the song "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star." Tell them that they are going to learn new words to the song that will help them remember how God created the world. You may wish to write the words to this song on a piece of poster board or have the children listen as you sing it through once. You can also use pictures and/or hand gestures or you can use the God Made Word Wall to help the students sing the song. The words are as follows:

God made the earth and God made the sky,

God made the fish and the birds that fly,

Animals, flowers, trees so tall,

God made everything great and small.

God made all that I can see.

God made you, and God made me.


I am Special by Charlotte Lisi- This charming tale transports young children to the fictional feline world of Pumpkintown, a wonderful place where every individual is unique, accepted by the other cats, and told by the town's wise Mayor Sonny that they are very special. Through the "tails" of its many endearing characters, this delightful story teaches preschool and young school-aged children that they too are special and should also accept others, even if they are different.


God Made You Special! by Eric Metaxas- As each vegetable introduces himself or herself, they remark about how God makes every individual unique from anyone else.


God Made You Special by Jennifer Holder- Just as no two snowflakes are alike and no two thumbprints are the same, God made each person unique and special.


You Are Very Special by Su Box- The simple book shares an important message to youngsters -- they are created unique and special, and loved by God, their friends, and family.
-- Builds a healthy self-concept
-- Features a childproof mylar mirror for kids to see themselves as special
-- Instills an appreciation for individuality


God Made You Sense-Ational by Deborah Saathoff- All of these activity books teach basic educational material in the context of a Christian environment. Perforated pages make reproducing activity sheets easy and painless. Sight, touch, smell, sound, and taste -- learn all about these God-given senses, what they are and how to use them in this interactive book. Includes a full-color "senses" poster.



Songs and/or Finger Plays:

Introduce songs and/or finger plays: Who made you?

Wee Sing Bible Songs- God Made Me

canteach.ca- I am Special (song)

dltk-bible.com- I am Special song and finger play

perpetualpreschool.com- God Made Me Songs

daniellesplace.com- God Made Me (song)
Scroll down to 6 under Lesson 1.

If You’re Special and You Know It (song)- (sung to the tune of "If You're Happy...")

As you sing this song, have children think of actions to use for each verse.
If you're special and you know it (fill in action).
If you're special and you know it__________________ .
If you're special and you know it
And you really want to show it
If you're special and you know it___________________!



Activities:

Introduce activity: Who made you special?

perpetualpreschool.com- God Made Me Special Activity
Tell the children that you have one of the most important people in the world inside your special box. Have the children take turns guessing who it is. Then allow them one at a time to look inside the box. (Inside the box you put a large mirror, so when the children look inside they see themselves.) After they have all had a turn looking inside the box, ask them the question again. Explain to them that they each are one of the most important people in the world because they are unique/different and that their is no one else in the world just like them. That is what makes them very special.



This is What I Like

Need- 2 pieces of paper with 1 happy face drawn on one and 1 sad face on the other. Tape the two sheets of paper to opposite walls in your classroom.

Directions- Show the children the two faces you have taped to the walls. Tell the children that when you say each item on your list, they need to walk to the happy face if they like it or walk to the sad face if they do not like it.

Say the following one at a time: Birthday Parties, Lightening, Snowball Fights, Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Taking out the garbage, baseball, books, Barbie dolls, rainy days, hamsters, cleaning your room, playing outside.

Gather the children back into the circle and say: Not everyone likes the same thing. Ask: Why doesn’t everyone like the same thing? Say: God made each of us special. None of us are like anyone else. We all have different things we like and do not like.



Ways We Are Special-

Materials: a box or bag containing one item to represent each of the following ways we are special: our family (a family photo), the way we look (mirror, comb, etc.), special talents we have (sports equipment, tools, etc.), and nice things we do for others (a greeting card, letter).

Begin by telling the group that everyone is special in lots of different ways. Take one of the items out of
the bag and talk about how it represents one of the ways you (personally) are special, e.g. using a mirror -
"I have blue eyes, wear glasses, and have freckles." Go around the circle and ask each child to name
something special about himself related to the item from the bag. Select other items from the bag and
repeat the activity. Encourage the children to think about many different ways we are all special.

Application: Everyone is special in some way. How are the people in your family special? How are your friends special?



daniellesplace.com- God Made Me (lots of activities, crafts, games listed here)



Crafts:

Introduce craft: Are our fingerprints all the same or different?

One of a Kind

Materials: washable stamp pad and ink, white index cards, magnifying glasses.

Show the children how to make a fingerprint using the stamp pad. Explain that their fingerprint is one of a kind. No one has a fingerprint exactly like theirs. Let each child make some prints. Look at them under
the magnifying glass. Compare them with each other's prints. Some may be similar but none are identical. Emphasize that fingerprints are one of the ways that each of us is special.

Application: Your fingerprints are special, they are one of a kind. Can you think of anything else you have that no one else has?



perpetualpreschool.com- God Made Me Finger Print Picture
Use 4 craft sticks or Popsicle sticks as a frame. The children can decorate them as they like. Cut one piece of paper for each child to fit into the Popsicle frame. On each piece, write, or have children write, "God loves me - I am special to him." Or “I am Thumbody Special” and have their name written below. Then have the children use (washable) stamp pads to make their fingerprints or thumbprints on the background. They can get as creative as they want, using other decorations or not. Hot glue a string or piece of yarn on the back to hang. You can also put sticky magnet on the back to make it into a magnet.


daniellesplace.com- God Made Me (lots of crafts listed here)



Games:

Introduce game: Who is special?

baptist-church.suite101.com- I See Someone- Gather children in a circle. The teacher stands in the center to start the game. Begin by saying, "I see someone with brown shoes." Anyone who thinks the teacher is talking about her may say, "You see me." If she is right, she goes to the center and says, "I see someone..." If no one guesses right, give another hint. If a child doesn't wish to be in the center, casually pick someone else to take his place. The teacher can help by whispering hints to the child in the center, if needed. You can set a time limit on this game for however long you like.



That’s Me!- Ask the children to listen for words or phrases that describe or identify something about them. When they hear something that describes them, they should stand up and shout "That's Me!" Use the list below or examples of your own.

• has brown eyes • is the oldest child
• has one sister • was born in the summer
• likes pizza • owns a cat
• owns a dog • likes to skate
• has blue eyes • takes piano lessons
• likes to read • lives in the country
• rides a school bus • has more than one brother

After everyone has had an opportunity to shout "That's Me!" at least once, conclude the activity by telling them that everyone is special in lots of different ways. Have the group give one big round of applause for all the ways they are special.



daniellesplace.com- God Made Me (lots of games listed here)



Snacks:

Introduce snack: Who is special?

perpetualpreschool.com- Peanut Butter Sandwiches
Use a body shaped cookie cutter and make sandwiches. Put peanut butter and jelly inside the two shapes. Then add eyes, nose, mouth using choc. chips, gum drops, food coloring, etc.


Gingerbread Me Cookies

(You'll need baked and iced gingerbread-people cookies, colored coconut and small candies such as red hots, sprinkles, chocolate chips and raisins. You'll also need milk, paper cups and napkins.)

Have children use the coconut and candies to decorate the gingerbread people to look like themselves. After children finish decorating, pass out paper cups of milk and enjoy the snack. As they're eating "themselves," have each one of them tell how they're special.



Coloring/Puzzles:

Prayers while students are doing worksheets and/or coloring.

first-school.ws- My Name is Special (handwriting practice)

Handwriting Worksheet Makers- (to make a personal handwriting tracer page of the child’s name)


christianpreschoolprintables.com- God Made Me mini book (scroll down to this)

enchantedlearning.com- A Book About Me
Make a book about yourself.

alphabet-soup.net- I am Special Book

dltk-kids.com- All About Me
Boy and girl mini books.





Monday, September 21, 2009

The Lepers File Folder Game





This game is free, however it is only to be used for classroom and personal use. It may not be published on any websites or other electronic media, or distributed in newsletters, bulletins, or any other form or sold for profit.



The Lepers File Folder Game: The objective is to return to Jesus first to thank him.

Directions- Print out Directions, cut it out, and glue on front of file folder.

Game Board- Print out Game Board, trim and glue on the inside of the file folder. Make sure the directions are on the front of the file folder. Laminate or cover file folder with clear contact paper to make it last.

Older Students Question Cards- Print Question Game Cards out on card stock. Cut out Question Game Cards. Laminate or cover with clear contact paper to make them last.


Younger Students Question Cards- Print Question Game Cards out on card stock. Cut out Question Game Cards. Laminate or cover with clear contact paper to make them last.





Friday, September 18, 2009

Lesson Plan- (Pre K - K) Creation- Day Seven: On the Seventh Day God Rested




Creation- Day Seven: On the Seventh Day God Rested

Objective: The children will be able to
- retell the story of Creation
- explain what God created
- identify what God did on the seventh day
- state what we are supposed to do on the seventh day
- explain what church is and what we do there
- demonstrate and/or explain why and how to act in church and what it means to respect others (parents, teachers, etc.)





Review:
Prayer and questions from last week’s lesson.



Vocabulary Words:

Pick the words that you want to use from below:

dltk-bible.com- Creation Theme Word Wall Words
Word wall templates are large flash card printables that you can hang on the wall to aid children when they are learning or using new vocabulary words.

chrisitanpreschoolprintables.com- Creation Word Wall
Use these printable Word Wall cards to go through the days of creation with your children. There are also key words from the creation story in Genesis chapter 1. (Scroll down for this.)

christianpreschoolprintables.com- God Made Word Wall
Arrange the words according to the directions. Have “God made” already on the board and ask the children to find the correct answer.



Plan:


Circle Time:

God Made the World- The Humongous Book of Preschool Ideas by Group Publishing, page 7 - 9. Read story for day 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, & 7. Use Creation Cards to help the children remember what happened for day one, two, three, four, five, six, and seven.

Questions:

1. What did God make the first day? Light
2. What did God make the second day? Sky
3. What did God make the third day? Seas, land, and plants.
4. What did God make the fourth day? Sun, moon, and stars.
5. What did God make the fifth day? Creatures in seas and sky.
6. What did God make the sixth day? Animals on land and man.
7. What did God do on the seventh day? God rested.



Introduce lesson: What did God do on the seventh day? He rested.

What are we supposed to do on the seventh day? Go to Mass.

Lesson 1: The Church Is God’s House (Children Discover the Mass by Mary Doerfler Dall, page 8).

msssbible.com- Going to Church/The Sabbath

dltk-bible.com- Church and Respect lesson


Discussion:

We act differently in different places. How would you go into a park? (Skip and run). How would you walk if you were going through a store with your mother or father. (Slowly). How should you walk in church? How do you behave? What do we do when we come into the church? (Have students tell you exactly what you should do from start to the end of Mass: Sign of the Cross after you dip your finger into the stoup, genuflect before you sit down at the pew, stand up when your parents do, kneel when your parents do, cross your arms over yourself when you go up during Communion to receive a blessing, etc.).



Songs and/or Finger Plays:

Introduce songs and/or finger plays: Who created heaven and the earth? God

dltk-bible.com- Creation Song

dltk-bible.com- Days of Creation Song

perpetualpreschool.com- Creation Songs (several posted here)

kidz-under-construction.com- God Made (finger play)

awana4u2.org- Puggles Creation Finger Play

kidz-under-construction.com- You Are God’s Creation (finger play)

kidz-under-construction.com- I Have Two Eyes (finger play)



Introduce finger play: What are we supposed to do on the seventh day? Go to Mass.

Here’s the Church (finger play)



Here's the church, (fingers interlocked; fingers inside)
And here's the steeple. (index fingers rise to a point)
Open the door (keep fingers interlocked but turn palms up)
Here’s all the people. (wriggle fingers)



Crafts:

Introduce craft: What are we supposed to do on the seventh day? Go to Mass.

Lesson 1: The Church Is God’s House craft- Children Discover the Mass by Mary Doerfler Dall, page 13 & 15.

mssscrafts.com- Matching Pieces Church

daniellesplace.com- Scroll down to: Stained Glass Window Church Craft & Stained Glass Window

benjerry.com- Community Church Building
The classic, clapboard church building with a clock and bell tower. Enlarge template for younger students to do. Teachers may need to help children put church together.



Introduce craft: Have you ever noticed the beautiful stained glass windows in church? Let’s make one to take home.

associatedcontent.com- Stained Glass Craft Idea

crafts.kaboose.com- Stained Glass Cross
You can make this craft the size of a folded piece of construction paper and cut the cross out before the class arrives. Having small sized colored tissue paper already cut to put on the cross would also be a good idea.

kiddley.com- Make a “Stained Glass” Window
You can make this craft smaller for budgeting reasons.



Games:

Introduce game: What are we supposed to do on the seventh day? Go to Mass.


Church or Mass Basketball

Need: Trashcan and 2 balled up pieces of paper for balls.

Directions: Put a trashcan against a wall. Have students line up in two teams behind a chair (to keep them from getting too close to basket). Students then play Horse Basketball, but spell Church or Mass. The first team that spells CHURCH or MASS wins.





What ever happened to good manners in church?- Find out if you know how to behave in church. Roll the die and move that many spaces. Follow the directions on the space you land on. If the space has a Roll Play activity on it, perform it to the best of your ability. If needed, the teacher will help you understand what to do and coach you how to do it correctly. If the space has a picture of person reacting to bad behavior that they had just seen in church, draw a Game Card and read it out loud (if the student cannot read, the teacher or someone can read it for them). Answer the question to the best of your ability (the teacher can coach the student if necessary).





Snacks:

Introduce snack: What are we supposed to do on the seventh day? Go to Mass.

baptist-church.suite101.com-. Church Sticks, Squares & Triangles (scroll down to these snacks)


Introduce snack: What do we see inside the church (hold up a crucifix)? Where is it in the church? What does this crucifix mean? Jesus died on a cross for our sins.

Banana Split Cross- Slice a banana in half and make into a cross. Put peanut butter, raisins, etc. on it.



Coloring/Puzzles:

Prayers while students are doing coloring and/or puzzles.

Color Day 7 and make into a book:

Creation booklet (Bible Stories from A to Z, page 16 & 17)- Click on Sample Pages and go to page 16 & 17.

dltk-bible.com- The Story of Creation (mini book)

christianpreschoolprintables.com- Creation (mini book)
Scroll down to this.


C is for Creation (handwriting sheet)- Color the things that God created. (Bible Stories from A to Z, page 18).

Day 7 (handwriting and coloring sheet)

christianpreschoolprintables.com- Creation Worksheet
This is a worksheet to use when teaching the story of Creation. Children match the day to the correct picture.

christianpreschoolprintables.com- Day Seven (puzzle)





Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Pride (file folder game)





Pride File Folder Game: Land on a space that says PRIDE and identify whether the situation is about pride or being humble. Land on a Peacock picture you tell about a time you were full of pride. Land on a Humble Pie picture you must tell about a time you were humble.


Introduction: Write PRIDE on the board. Say: Pride is a feeling of superiority. This haughty attitude is shown by someone who believes they are greater than, more important, more deserving, or more qualified than anyone else. This arrogance deceives us and tries to make us believe that we do not need God or others and we only need ourselves. Another face of pride is self-righteousness. Self righteousness is setting oneself above others and letting everyone know that they are better than others. It is the belief that says, “My way is right and no other way is right.”

Pride hardens the mind and refuses to hear the wisdom of anyone. It closes us off from others and from God; it rejects all other wisdom. This closed mindedness brings consequences. Rejecting God’s help and direction hinders our spiritual growth, making us less useful to Him. Pride blackens the soul and if it goes unchecked, it can lead to the hardening of the heart that condemns those who refuse to accept anything greater than them.


This game is free, however it is only to be used for classroom and personal use. It may not be published on any websites or other electronic media, or distributed in newsletters, bulletins, or any other form or sold for profit.




Directions- Print out Directions and put in folder when not playing game.

Game Board- Print out Game Board, trim, and glue on the inside of the file folder. Make sure the directions are on the front of the file folder. Laminate or cover file folder with clear contact paper to make it last.

Game Cards- (Use these or make your own.) Print Game Cards out on card stock. Cut out Game Cards. Laminate or cover with clear contact paper to make them last. Use only the cards that reflect your student’s abilities.

Tokens- (Use these tokens or make your own). Print out several pages of Tokens on card stock. Cut out Tokens. Laminate or cover with clear contact paper to make them last.





Friday, September 11, 2009

Lesson Plan- (Pre K - K) Creation- Day Six: Animals on Land and Man







Creation- Day Six: God Created Animals on Land and Man

Objective: The children will be able to
- retell the story of Creation
- explain what God created
- identify what God created on the sixth day






Review:
Prayer and questions from last week’s lesson.


Vocabulary Words:

Pick the words that you want to use from below:

dltk-bible.com- Creation Theme Word Wall Words
Word wall templates are large flash card printables that you can hang on the wall to aid children when they are learning or using new vocabulary words.

chrisitanpreschoolprintables.com- Creation Word Wall
Use these printable Word Wall cards to go through the days of creation with your children. There are also key words from the creation story in Genesis chapter 1. (Scroll down for this.)

christianpreschoolprintables.com- God Made Word Wall
Arrange the words according to the directions. Have “God made” already on the board and ask the children to find the correct answer.



Plan:


Circle Time:

God Made the World- The Humongous Book of Preschool Ideas by Group Publishing, page 7 - 9. Read story for day 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6. Use Creation Cards to help the children remember what happened for day one, two, three, four, five, and six.

Questions:

1. What did God make the first day? Light
2. What did God make the second day? Sky
3. What did God make the third day? Seas, land, and plants.
4. What did God make the fourth day? Sun, moon, and stars.
5. What did God make the fifth day? Creatures in seas and sky.
6. What did God make the sixth day? Animals on land and man.



Songs and/or Finger Plays:

Introduce songs and/or finger plays: Who created heaven and the earth? God

dltk-bible.com- Creation Song

dltk-bible.com- Days of Creation Song

perpetualpreschool.com- Creation Songs (several posted here)

kidz-under-construction.com- God Made (finger play)

awana4u2.org- Puggles Creation Finger Play

kidz-under-construction.com- You Are God’s Creation (finger play)

kidz-under-construction.com- I Have Two Eyes (finger play)



Crafts:

Introduce craft: What did God make on the sixth day? Animals on land and man.

daniellesplace.com- Animal Crafts (scroll down and pick a craft)

dltk-kids.com- Animal Crafts (click on the animal, then click on craft)

familyfun.go.com- Animal and Pet Crafts

enchantedlearning.com- Paper Bag Puppets
Very simple puppets made from small paper lunch bags. You can make a raccoon, dog, cat, rabbit, bunny, mouse, pig, panda, or frog.

busybeekidscrafts.com- Paper Plate Elephant

busybeekids.crafts.com- Clothespin Giraffe

enchantedlearning.com- Funny Face Flip Book
Make a Funny Face Flip Book to emphasize that God Made Man.

Handprint Magnets- Place the child’s hands in a shallow container with paint to make a handprint of their hands. Place hands on a piece of paper to stamp their handprint on it. Cut a circle around handprints and stick a sticky magnet on the back. These magnets of the child's handprints are to emphasize, "God made me". You can write this phrase in black permanent marker on the hands prints.

God Made Me- Have each child lie on a large piece of butcher paper and draw around their body. Have the child color the outline to make it look like him/her. When complete, mount the pictures for display along the classroom wall.



Games:

meddybemps.com- Animal Riddles
Say the animal riddles and have the students guess which animal it is. (Bear, cat, chicken, dog, elephant, pig, spider)

Name the Animal- Show the students pictures of animals and have the children name them. You can also cover part of the picture to make it a little harder for the children to guess what animal it is.



Introduce game: God made man on the sixth day. What kind of jobs do people do?

Career Bingo- Show a picture or describe a job (community worker, helper, etc.). Have the children identify the community worker. Children then look on their Bingo cards to see if they have that picture of that person on it.

prekinders.com- Community Helper Bingo (clip art)
Bingo cards and calling cards

prekinders.com- Community Helper Bingo (photographs)
Bingo cards and calling cards

agintheclassroom.org- You can change this bingo game to just normal jobs very easily.

enchantedlearning.com- Nice job descriptions here.


You can also make your own blank Bingo cards using pictures or stickers at:

teach-nology.com- Scroll down to Bingo Card Maker

dltk-card.com- Poster board works nicely as well. Cut poster board into bingo card size and draw a bingo board consisting of at least 9 squares. Glue small pictures or stickers of community workers/helpers in spaces. Be sure to make each Bingo card different. Cover with clear contact paper and the Bingo cards will last longer.


Community Workers Clip Art links-

clipartforteachers.com



Snacks:

Introduce snack: What did God make on the sixth day? Animal on land and man.

Animal Crackers

Gingerbread Cookies- Scroll down to: Creation Day 6- God Made Man
Have the children make Gingerbread Cookies and decorate them to look like themselves.


Coloring/Puzzles:

Prayers while students are doing coloring and/or puzzles.

Color Day 6 and save page to make a book for later:

Creation booklet (Bible Stories from A to Z, page 16 & 17)- Click on Sample Pages and go to page 16 & 17.

dltk-bible.com- The Story of Creation (mini book)

christianpreschoolprintables.com- Creation (mini book)
Scroll down to this.


Day 6 (handwriting and coloring sheet)

The Great Bible Big Fun Activity Book: From the Old and New Testaments by Toni Lind
The Sixth Day- Animals on Land. Can you find 7 differences between the top and bottom pictures?

Day Six (puzzle)





Sunday, September 6, 2009

Sunday School/CCD Blog?





Do you have a blog where you post religious activities that you do with your students? How about sharing your resources and materials with other teachers and parents? Everyone is always looking for new ideas and we would love to do your activities with our students as well. Please comment and leave a link to your blog so we can see what you and your students are up to.





Friday, September 4, 2009

Lesson Plan- (Pre K - K) Creation- Day Five: Creatures in the Seas and Sky







Creation- Day Five: God Created Creatures in the Seas and Sky

Objective: The children will be able to
- retell the story of Creation
- explain what God created
- identify what God created on the fifth day







Review:
Prayer and questions from last week’s lesson.


Vocabulary Words:

Pick the words that you want to use from below:

dltk-bible.com- Creation Theme Word Wall Words
Word wall templates are large flash card printables that you can hang on the wall to aid children when they are learning or using new vocabulary words.

chrisitanpreschoolprintables.com- Creation Word Wall
Use these printable Word Wall cards to go through the days of creation with your children. There are also key words from the creation story in Genesis chapter 1. (Scroll down for this.)

christianpreschoolprintables.com- God Made Word Wall
Arrange the words according to the directions. Have “God made” already on the board and ask the children to find the correct answer.



Plan:


Circle Time:

God Made the World- The Humongous Book of Preschool Ideas by Group Publishing, page 7 - 9. Read story for day 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5. Use Creation Cards to help the children remember what happened for day one, two, three, four, and five.

Questions:

1. What did God make the first day? Light
2. What did God make the second day? Sky
3. What did God make the third day? Seas, land, and plants.
4. What did God make the fourth day? Sun, moon, and stars.
5. What did God make the fifth day? Creatures in seas and sky.



Songs and/or Finger Plays:

Introduce songs and/or finger plays: Who created heaven and the earth? God

dltk-bible.com- Creation Song

dltk-bible.com- Days of Creation Song

perpetualpreschool.com- Creation Songs (several posted here)

kidz-under-construction.com- God Made (finger play)

awana4u2.org- Puggles Creation Finger Play

kidz-under-construction.com- You Are God’s Creation (finger play)

kidz-under-construction.com- I Have Two Eyes (finger play)



Bible Crafts:

Introduce craft: What did God make on the fifth day? Creatures in the seas and sky.

coloringbookfun.com- Day 5 (coloring)
Children can color this and glue small feathers on the birds.

familycrafts.about.com- Paper Plate Bird Craft

freekidscrafts.com- Paper Plate Bird Mask

enchantedlearning.com- How Many Colorful Birds? (a book for early readers)
A short, printable book for early readers, about colorful birds and the numbers from 1 to 10, with pages for the student to cut out, items to count and color, and a short phrase to copy.

daniellesplace.com- Changeable Fish in Water Picture

Aquarium Paper Plate Fish Tank- (The Little Hands Big Fun Craft Book: Creative Fun for 2- To 6-Year-Olds by Judy Press, page 138 & 139.)

daniellesplace.com- Fish in a Fish Bowl Craft

enchantedlearning.com-. Glue Starfish Craft/Necklace
(You can draw a star shape on the wax paper to make it easier for the children.)

enchantedlearning.com- In The Sea (a book for beginning readers)
Print out the pages to make a In The Sea early reader book for beginning readers. The book has pages for the student to cut out, read, color and copy a short phrase. The pages are about a fish, whale, seal, starfish, shell, shark, crab, octopus, jellyfish, shrimp, and clam.

enchantedlearning.com- Ocean Animal Book (a printable book for early readers)
A short book about ocean animals to print (for early readers), with pages on fish, shark, squid, jellyfish, dolphin, crab, octopus, shrimp, orca, clam, and lobster.



Games:

Introduce game: What did God make on the fifth day? Creatures in the seas and sky.

What’s That Animal?- Show pictures of animals from the seas and sky and have the children name the animal.

Where Does The Animal Live?- Show pictures of animals from the seas and sky and have the children tell you where they live.

Where Do They Belong?- Have pictures of animals from the sea and sky. Have the children separate them into groups: animals from the sea, animals from the sky.

meddybemps.com- Animal Riddles
Say the animal riddles and have the students guess which animal it is. (Butterfly, frog, gold fish, crocodile, octopus, parrot, starfish, turtle, whale)

Animal Charades- One student acts out an animal from the sea or sky while the others try to guess what it is. Whoever guesses correctly gets to act out an animal.

daniellesplace.com- Feed the Whale Game
Make the milk jug whale according to the directions. Have the children drop some Pepperidge Farm Fish Crackers into the container. Ask the children how many fish did they feed the whale?

Baptist-church.suite101.com- Flip the Fish Game (scroll down to this under Day 5)



Snacks:

Introduce snack: What did God make on the fifth day? Creatures in the seas and sky.

enchantedlearning.com- Cup o’ Fish
Make an edible aquarium in a cup.



Coloring/Puzzles:

Prayers while students are doing coloring and/or puzzles.

Color Day 5 and save page to make a book for later:

Creation booklet (Bible Stories from A to Z, page 16 & 17)- Click on Sample Pages and go to page 16 & 17.

dltk-bible.com- The Story of Creation (mini book)

christianpreschoolprintables.com- Creation (mini book)
Scroll down to this.


Day 5 (handwriting and coloring sheet)

The Great Bible Big Fun Activity Book: From the Old and New Testaments by Toni Lind
The Fifth Day- Creatures of the Sea. Can you find the matching fish?

On the fifth day of creation, God created the fish of the seas and the birds in the air. Which outline matches exactly the outline of the completed fish. (More 365 Activities for Kids on January 2).

tslbooks.com- How many fish are in the water?

tslbooks.com- Follow the directions and color the birds correctly.

abcteach.com- Fish (dot-to-dot)

abcteach.com- Butterfly (dot-to-dot)

christianpreschoolprintables.com- Day Five (puzzle)





Thursday, September 3, 2009

Tithing





Lessons

childrensministrytoday.com- Tithing Object Lesson

sermons4kids.com- The Tithe (object lesson)

lds.about.com- Sharing Time (Tithing) An object lesson to help illustrate the law of tithing.

Celebrating the Mass Lesson- Our Gifts with lesson, questions, crafts, and games



Crafts

mssscrafts.com- Offering Craft

sundayschoolcrafts.com- Offering Can

catholicicing.blogspot.com- Church Piggy Bank

Never Forget One-Tenth for Tithing- Cut out elephant bank to help you remember to put one-tenth of all your earnings inside for tithing.


*Craft for Tithing- Have the students make envelopes and put play money inside for a simple craft to emphasize tithing.

Play Money- Print this out or make your own play money. Cut out money and put into envelopes.



Games

Christianopoloy- The object of the game is to learn the responsibility of good financial stewardship; making the right decisions about the money we have and managing it wisely. This includes being able to pay necessary bills at home, putting aside for the things you want, and taking care of your family. Not only do you have bills to pay, mortgages, insurance, etc. you must pay taxes, make donations and do tithing as well.

Tithing: How much do you tithe?- Players move around the board while figuring out how much they should tithe. If you land on the piggy bank that is hungry, you did not put God first and spent all your money. You did not leave any money to do tithing and therefore lose your next turn. If you land on Tightwad, all other players say out loud “TIGHTWAD!” because you refuse to give any money so you must change places with the player that is closest to START. Players roll the die and continue to move around the board. The first player to FINISH wins.





Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Moses Says File Folder Game





This game is free, however it is only to be used for classroom and personal use. It may not be published on any websites or other electronic media, or distributed in newsletters, bulletins, or any other form or sold for profit.


Moses Says File Folder Game: Let’s see how well you can follow directions.

Directions- Print out Directions, cut it out, and glue on front of file folder.

Game Board- Print out Game Board, trim, and glue on the inside of the file folder. Make sure the directions are on the front of the file folder. Laminate or cover file folder with clear contact paper to make it last.

Spinner- Make Spinner according to directions.