Theme/Lesson: God Made the Animals
Bible Story: Creation - Day 6 (farm animals)
Memory Verse: Give thanks to God. - I Thessalonians 2:13
Poem: Little Bo-Peep
Song: Jesus Loves Me
Book of the Week: Old MacDonald Had a Farm
Color: Green, Yellow
Self-care & Manners: Pick up Toys
Information: First and Last Name
Fine Motor: Finger paint
Gross Motor: Roll ball on the floor
We found all the animals that we have (toys, of course), and played with them A LOT! We kept them in a big blue box and did all kinds of games with them. The kids can now name all these different animals and even make most of the sounds.
|Nadia decided she wanted to be closer to the animals|
In the midst of our homeschool activities, we're always working on skills his different therapists have told me to work on. Isaiah's lately fairly determined to put things down his shirt. I've been told this is a "boy thing". So, naturally, where did the animals often go?
And I finally caught him using both hands at the same time! This is great to show how his core strength is increasing.
I've pulled out some alphabet cards that we've just been playing with them, and the kids have occasionally identified their letters correctly. They are both counting to 3, and delight fills me when I hear them counting on their own!
Thankfully both the kids LOVE helping, so picking up toys is lots of fun.
Perhaps one of the funnest activities of the week was bowling. Not just any old bowling, however. The kids had to roll a ball down the hallway to bowl over mama, and they loved it! Then they took turns sitting in my lap getting bowled over by their sibling. Definitely have to repeat - lots of laughter, and great for my abs.
At the end of the week we were actually able to have some school outside! The kids enjoyed painting and coloring.
|Finger painting on a whole new level - part of a secret surprise, shhh!|
We finished the day with coloring Kermit, and Isaiah was so enthusiastic that he did the best job coloring that I have ever seen!
You can see other great ideas at ABC Jesus Loves Me.