16 months -
2 1/2 years
|SPECIAL TOYS & GAMES
||Introduce "Squirt" a spray bottle filled with water. He doesn't know to cover his mouth and "sneezes" on the kids. Next, show them what happens when a tissue is over the sprayer. Fun and effective!
||Toy Wash & Swap
"Jesus went around doing good."
Jesus Makes a Sick Man Well
Attention Getter: Tell this story while sitting on a "mat"
Wash Wash Wash Your Hands
Tune: Row Row Row Your Boat
Wash, wash, wash your hands.
Wash them nice and clean.
Wash them on top, wash them on bottom and fingers in between.
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Flash Cards and/or Felt Shapes:
Letters: U, V, W
Math: Counting 1 to 1
||Healthy Lunch: Provide each child with a paper plate. Have pre-cut "lunch" items (grocery ads are great for this!) Help the children glue foods to their plate to make a healthy lunch.
Germs Are Not For Sharing
||Teach all or some of this Jesus Heals a Paralytic lesson and activities from Mission Arlington.
Tell the Bible story with motions in the style of "Going on a Bear Hunt." "We're carrying our sick friend to Jesus!" (Carry a pretend stretcher with the person behind you) "We can't get in! We'll have to go up on the roof." (Pretend climbing stairs), etc. Use whatever comes to mind.
||Teeth: Make a group collage of smiles (showing teeth) of all kinds.
||Table Setting: Trace around toy dishes, napkin, spoon, fork and knife on to a piece of construction paper and then laminate it (you may want to make more than one). Have the children take turns "setting the table".
||Make a Band-Aid Collage: Allow children to stick band-aids of different sizes onto paper. Print the Bible verse on the paper, too.
||Provide dolls, Ace bandages, and other health care items. Take turns Caring for the Doll.|
|SNACKS & ALTERNATE ACTIVITIES|
Raw Vegetables with Dip
Saltines and Cheese
Whole Wheat Toast
|Make Fruit Kabobs: Provide Children with fruit chunks and uncooked spaghetti and let the children skewer the fruit onto the spaghetti. You can add Cheerios for variety.
||Compare Apples: Provide different apples (green, red, Fuji, gala, etc.) Let everyone taste.
|While talking about Health let your children Paint with Health Items (bath sponges, toothbrushes, hairbrushes, etc.)
|Compare Baby Food & Equivalent: Gather few common foods (carrots, green beans, etc.) and their baby food equivalents. Have the children try them and compare their texture and taste.|