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Welcome back to Latticed Learning! This year, we're continuing to learn while we play - repeating many of our favorites from last year while adding in all sorts of new activities as well.
This day's post is devoted to our weekly Bible stories - some weeks have more activities than others, but each lesson will help your little one grow closer to God!
Read the BiblePages 39-51 in this Bible and 41-47 in this one
Read a Little More
We think books are the best around here, so it's always fun to discover great new titles. I haven't personally seen any of these, but here are three that look worth checking into:
Sing Some Songs
Watch Some VideosThis short video matched up with our Bible lesson.
God's Story: Abraham and Sarah from Crossroads Kids' Club on Vimeo did, too.
And there's always the version that these guys have...
Play and CreateWe repeated lots of things we did last year to learn about God's promise to Abraham, then added in a few new activities.
I created another mini book for this story. You can download your free copy here.
We didn't have a chance to make them this week, but these star babies are just too cute, so we might just have to do them later this year.
We made star sheets. I was smart and stuck the paper in one of these tubs first:
Then I gave Gv liquid glue in a tablespoon along with a Q-tip and let her paint stars on the black construction paper.
She finished by shaking whatever glitter she wanted over it all. (It may not be fancy, but it's all hers!):
We made star sun catchers by gluing craft sticks together in a star shape:
|I used mini craft sticks to make this star...|
|...and regular craft sticks to make these|
|I liked how this one turned out the best|
|The stars hung perfectly from this in Gv's room|
|This star had a different effect...it was kind of cool the way the layers turned out|
We also created a sand star. I liked this idea because it combined the stars with the sand (both illustrating the number of Abraham's children), but I have to admit, it was all pretty messy - find the recipe for how to make your own objects out of sand here:
|We shook all the leftover glitter from the previous activity onto this star while it was drying - to give it some extra pizazz|
I made these beloved crackers and cut them into star shapes:
We constructed a star mobile. I was so excited about this one because it's really simple to make, but looks so impressive. First, I cut a spiral out of blue construction paper. Next, I cut thin strips of blue paper and let Gv glue them onto the different levels of the spiral. Finally, I cut out yellow and orange stars and Gv glued them onto the hanging strips:
It really looks fancier when you've hung it up:
We didn't do these cute coloring pages, but since we did sing the song that they go so well with, I figured I'd include them here.
|I know the marker looks random on here, but Gv had to make sure she drew Abraham and Sarah inside the tent!|
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