April -- Week 1
Weather


Ideal for
16 months -
2 1/2 years
CREATIVE
ACTIVITIES
SPECIAL TOYS & GAMES BIBLE LANGUAGE
MONDAY Sun Painting: Put blocks on colored construction paper out in the sun before nap. After nap, remove the blocks and look at the paper. Toy Wash & Swap
&
Fire Prevention
Recite:
"Jesus loves us." Revelation 1:5

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Read
Jesus Makes a Storm be Quiet
pages 106

Attention Getter: Tell this story from under an umbrella.







Sign Language: Rain

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From April Showers to May Flowers

Here come the April raindrops
(wiggle fingers like falling raindrops)

They sprinkle and splash on my face
(tilt head up and wiggle fingers over face)

Now here comes May
(circle arms above head to form the sun)

The raindrops go away.
(wiggle fingers while raising arms up)

And flowers sprout up every place! (pantomime picking and smelling flowers)

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Flash Cards and/or Felt Shapes:

Letters: Q, R

Number: 10

Color: Gray

Shape: Oval

TUESDAY

Paper Bag Kites: Decorate lunch size paper bags, add streamers to the bottom of the bag. Attach a string to the open end.

Fly the Kites: Children can run outside with them to see how the wind fills the bags

Rain and Thunder
Tune: Are You Sleeping

Rain and thunder
Rain and thunder
Boom! Boom! Boom!
Boom! Boom! Boom!
See the flash of lightning
Oh, my gosh, it's frightening!
Boom! Boom! Boom!
Boom! Boom! Boom!

WEDNESDAY Teach all or some of this Jesus Walks on Water and Calms a Storm lesson and activities from Mission Arlington.

Connect two 2-liter bottles, one filled 3/4 with water and blue food coloring. Show the children what a Tornado looks like.

THURSDAY Colored Ice: In an ice cube tray, fill with water and drops of food coloring. Freeze. Paint with colored ice cubes on paper. Play with Shaving Cream and talk about how it looks like clouds.
FRIDAY Print Rain Helps Things Grow on construction paper. Have the children glue pre-cut pictures of plants to the paper. Weather Dress-Up: Provide bathing suits, stocking hats, gloves, mittens, rain coats, etc. or use a Weather Bear
SNACKS & ALTERNATE ACTIVITIES
Snacks

Goldfish Crackers

SnoCones

Water

Popcicles

Stormy Seas Jelly

Rain Song Tune: "If You're Happy and You Know It"

First a little drop of rain hit the ground, (Tap, Tap)
Then another drop of rain hit the ground, (Tap, Tap)
Then another and another and another and another,
And pretty soon we heard a different sound. (Splash! Splash!)

Purchase or make a Rain Gauge. Place the gauge outside and have the children check each morning for overnight rainfall or after a rainstorm or shower. Graph the amounts of rainfall for the week or month.

Glue cotton balls onto poster-board to make Clouds.

Puddle Jumping: Place several carpet squares or hula hoops around the room and have the children jump in the "puddles."

Make Bluster the Cloud Craft.
Make this Simple Sailboat Craft when talking about this week's Bible story.

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