Things to work on this week:
*The letter “D”
*Cleaning up after ourselves
*Counting to 10
*The story of the prodigal son
*The color yellow
To start out our week learning about the letter “D”, we watched the Meet the Letters video. After the video I read their Bible story for the week to them. This week we are learning about the prodigal son.
Our first activity today was sitting down with our favorite books and pointing out the letter “D” and things that start with it. We also talked about what sound “D” makes.
After looking through books I got them up and moving! I turned on Disney Junior’s Dance A Lot Robot and we all danced to a few of those. This was to help them learn to copy what they see.
Jayleigh always loves doing this, but I can never seem to get Jaxson to join us!
For Tuesday’s first activity we watched the Meet the Shapes video. After finishing up the video we jumped into our school projects. The first project we did was making glitter stars. *Warning: This one was a little messy!* I cut out some star shapes with card stock paper and handed each child a bottle of glue. They each drizzled some glue onto their paper and I then sprinkled glitter over the glue. The kids really thought this activity was neat! We talked about the shape of the star and they got to work on some hand strength with squeezing the glue bottle.
But as an added bonus, the kids wanted to help me clean up the mess that this activity made. So, of course, I let them! I love teaching them to clean up after themselves and I love it even more when they volunteer to do it!
To go along with our weekly Bible story, we colored a sheet about the prodigal son returning home. As they colored, I told them how the son was like us and the father was like God and how God will always welcome us back with open arms.
Our final activity today was a really fun one-I set up an obstacle course for the kids to run through! This can be done inside or outside and since the weather was nice we took the fun outdoors. I had the kids climb the steps, slide down the slide, jump over the bat, and crawl under the swings. Jayleigh caught on really quick and Jaxson was right behind her.
First things first we watched the Meet the Colors video and read the story of the prodigal son. We also recited the memory verse and talked about being thankful to God.
After finishing the story we started our first activity of the day which was a counting activity. For this activity I simply grabbed an empty box and 10 balls. The kids then took turns dropping the balls in one by one as we all counted them. They loved this activity and played it for a long time!
Our final activity for the day was a letter hunt. We used the LeapFrog Fridge Phonics Magnetic Letter Set to play, but you could use simple magnetic letters or even foam letters. I would call out a letter and they would take turns finding the letter.
To start out our day we watched the Meet the Numbers DVD and read our weekly Bible story about the prodigal son again.
The next activity was learning about the color yellow. To do this I grabbed some yellow stickers and would hand them one sticker at a time and let them put them onto a star. This is always such an easy and fun activity for all of us!
Our final activity was a color hunt. We are working on the color yellow, so we walked around the house and found different objects that had the color yellow on them.
Today we started out with the Meet the Letters video and a final reading of the prodigal son. This is also the last day of the memory verse “Give thanks to God”, so we practiced saying it a few times, too. They are doing so well with saying their memory verse!
Our first activity was talking about what we were thankful for. To do this, I printed a few pictures of people that we are thankful for and gave each child a glue stick. I would hand them the pictures one at a time and we would talk about why we were thankful for the person in the picture and then they would glue the picture down to their piece of paper.
Our final activity was an interesting one-we made homemade pizza! The kids really loved to help cook and, of course, help eat! I let them help mix the dough and knead it.
To make this yummy pizza with your kids, grab the recipe and give it a go!
WHAT I LEARNED THIS WEEK:
Cooking with the kids was actually really fun! I was worried that it would be so messy and stressful that it would take the fun out of it. We may need to set aside one day a week for family meal prep!
Have fun this week!