October -- Week 2
16 months -
2 1/2 years
SPECIAL TOYS & GAMES BIBLE LANGUAGE MONDAY Little Cloud Put Shaving Cream on the table and let the children finger paint in it. Provide combs or paint scrapers to drag in it. Toy Wash & Swap
"Jesus is with me always." Matthew 28:20
The People Say No To God,
Tell this story while building a tall tower out of blocks or Legos. Somewhere in there slip in a foreign language (or gibberish).
The Itsy Bitsy Spider
Climbed up the waterspout
Down came the rain
And washed the spider out
Out came the sun
And dried up all the rain
And the itsy bitsy spider
Climbed up the spout again
TUESDAY **In the morning make a caterpillar craft.
**Before nap talk about how a caterpillar goes to sleep and wakes up a butterfly.
**After nap make Handprint Butterflies.
Play Cacoon. Take turns rolling up in a blanket like a cacoon. WEDNESDAY Hand Print Spider: Fold a piece of construction paper in half. Place half of palm on the fold with the fingers pointing out. Trace hand without thumb and cut out (don't cut the fold!) When you open it up, you will have a spider with eight legs. Add features if desired. Make a Spider Web. Take one or more balls of yarn and toss randomly from child to child. THURSDAY
The Very Quiet Cricket
Real Crickets: get several crickets from a bait shop and let your children watch them make noise. Once your children have seen them take them outside and set them free. Play Quiet Cricket: Pretend to be quiet crickets. Practice throughout the day. FRIDAY Use these Brown Bear Templates for any or all of the suggested activities. Hold up toy or paper Animals and ask the children the color and/or sound of the animals. SNACKS & ALTERNATE ACTIVITIES Snacks:
The possibilities are endless with any of the Eric Carl books. Click here for a complete bibliography. Work on jumping skills. Jump in and out of hula hoops on the floor, jump rope, hopscotch, etc. Tune: Itsy Bitsy Spider
The fuzzy caterpillar curled up on a leaf.
Spun her little cacoon and then fell fast asleep.
While she was sleeping, she dreamed that she could fly.
And later when she woke up, she was a butterfly.
Teach all or some of Tower of Babel Bible Lesson.
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Apart from Him, I could do nothing. (John 15:5)