May -- Week 2
Shoes & Socks
Note: Before you begin this unit, ask parents to
donate old shoes and socks of all types and sizes.
16 months -
2 1/2 years
SPECIAL TOYS & GAMES BIBLE LANGUAGE MONDAY Cardboard Shoes: Trace each child's foot on cardboard. Cut it out, decorate, then punch holes in the spots where the shoe string goes. With a shoe string show the children how to lace the "shoe". Play Hide the Shoes: Take turns hiding the donated shoes and finding them.
Next, play Hide the Socks!
"Let the children come to me." Matthew 19:14
Jesus Talks to Paul
p>Attention Getter: Tell this story under a bright light or flashlight.
Sign Language: Shoes & Socks
Here's one foot, here are two,
Each one wearing a brand new shoe,
So skip and dance all around the floor,
That's what these new shoes are for.
TUESDAY Play with Playdough. Provide foot-shaped cookie cutters, too. Explore Shoes & Socks: Provide a box of old shoes & socks for the children to explore! Find the matches. WEDNESDAY Teach all or some of this Saul is Changed lesson and activities from Mission Arlington. Make this Tell the Good News suitcase craft. (You will have to scroll down.) THURSDAY Shoe Sole Rubbings: Have the children take off one of their shoes and turn it over and place a piece of paper on the sole and rub their crayons on the paper. Compare the children's rubbings to see how different each one is! Read FRIDAY Shoe & Sock Collage: Provide pre-cut pictures of shoes and sock out of magazines and catalogs for the children to glue on consturction paper. Shoe Planter: From the donated shoes, have the children fill the old shoes up with potting soil and plant fast growing seeds such as grass or pinto beans. Either send the plants home or keep to watch the plants grow! SNACKS & ALTERNATE ACTIVITIES Snacks
Sugar Cookie "Shoes"
French Cut Green Beans
Let's Put On Our Socks Tune: "Hickory, Dickory, Dock" Hickory, dickory, dock.
Let's put on our socks.
We'll walk around,
Without a sound,
When we put on our socks.
Take off socks and shoes and draw faces on the children's toes. Take pictures!
Have children Paint with Shoe Strings.
Make Foot Impressions: Have the children step in play dough with their shoes on, allow to dry, and then compare.
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