Camping

Toddler Theme


Preparation: Play Tropical Rain Forest CD throughout the day.
Place cedar pet bedding in bowls out of reach around the room to give a forest scent.


Ideal for
18 months -
3 years
CREATIVE
ACTIVITIES
SPECIAL TOYS & GAMES BIBLE LANGUAGE
MONDAY Make an old fashioned Blanket Tent draping blankets over a table or some chairs. Talk about how you would go camping. Toy Wash & Swap Recite:
"In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth."
Genesis 1:1

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Read
Pages 6 - 9

in

Attention Getter: Wrap an empty box in gift wrap. Have the children open it. There's nothing in it, just like before God created the world there was nothing.

Sign Language: Water

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Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star

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.

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Note: Add this section for older children. Click here for
Planning Ideas
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Flash Cards and/or Felt Shapes:

Creation

Letters: A, B

Number: 1, 2

Color: Red

Shape: Circle

TUESDAY Use 2 toilet paper rolls and a string to make Binoculars. Use them to explore outside. Leaf Rubbings: Gather leaves. Place a piece of paper on top and rub with crayon. Print this week's memory verse on the paper.
WEDNESDAY Teach this God Made Me Special!! Devotion for Pre-Schoolers. Choose one or more activity to do. Use a Earth Globe Beach Ball (or any globe) to illistrate and talk about how God made the whole world and everything in it.
THURSDAY Go on a Hike to collect nature items. Make a Nature Collage by putting leaves, sticks, small rocks, dirt, etc. on clear contact paper. Cover with another sheet of clear contact paper. Go Fishing: Play with a toy fishing set. You can do this inside or outside. Fish in a dish pan of water or with no water.
FRIDAY Pretend Camp: Have the children bring sleeping bags (or use large pillow cases), sit in a circle around a block campfire, hold flashlights and sing songs, eat smores, etc. Outdoors, explore an Ice Chest or two (or dish tubs) filled with ice and water and water bottles.

SNACKS & ALTERNATE ACTIVITIES

Snacks

Smores

Trail Mix

Graham Crackers

Fish Crackers

Pretzel Sticks

Take a picture of each child pretending to be sleep, cut it out and glue it inside a clipart sleeping bag. Use wooden log blocks to build a Cabin. Shadow Puppets: Darken the room and let the children expermint using a flashlight creating shadow puppets. Make this Plants of the Bible Wreath.

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