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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 92-97 in this Bible and 71-77 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 wasn't familiar with any specific books for this week's lesson, but I did find these:
Sing Some Songs
I couldn't come up with any songs for this week, but I did think this idea was pretty cute.
Watch Some VideosThis video matched up with our Bible lesson (and served as a preview for next week, too).
This short one was also helpful:
And this video provided some background on Egypt:
Play and CreateWe repeated lots of things we did last year to learn about Moses, then added in a few new activities.
We first made a baby Moses in a paper plate basket (Gv insisted on calling the reeds his hair!):
|This takes two plates - cut them both in half, color the outsides and then staple them together. Then, cut out a baby Moses from construction paper and slip him inside the paper plate basket. Add some reeds behind him (or, as Gv says, "hair.")|
I then printed out the first page of this cute Moses set, then Gv cut it out, colored it and went glue-stick crazy placing it onto a sheet of blue construction paper.
Then I traced two sets of her hand prints onto green construction paper and we glued down just the bottoms below the picture to be the reeds.
Gv loved uncovering the baby and shouting, "Peek-a-boo!"
I found a mini book to print out for this story (page 2 of this pack). It was great for sequencing and review throughout the week!
Finally, we dumped Gv's markers out of their storage box, nestled one of her swaddled "babies" in it, then sent it floating down the river (blue yoga mat) amongst all the reeds (construction paper scraps).
For a little something new this year, we created a baby Moses in a jar - which Gv loved.
First, we gathered the materials:
|A baby food jar, some broken blue crayons, green & brown pipe cleaners, a bit of tissue paper and some little bit or bob to use as a baby (we had a little wooden bottle).|
Next, we melted the crayons in the bottom of the jar. I just stuck it in the microwave and heated it for 20 seconds at a time, until it formed a nice, flowing river.
I wound the brown pipe cleaner into a little basket shape, then Gv drew the features onto a tiny wooden bottle and wrapped the "baby" in some tissue paper before setting him adrift in his basket in the jar.
We carefully inserted some green pipe cleaner reeds and then screwed the top on.
When the wax had completely cooled, the scene was solid and Gv has been playing with it every since.
We also did a bit of paper weaving to create another basket.
I used my paper cutter to cut 1-inch-wide strips of construction paper in two different colors.
We layered the yellow pieces down in a wheel shape, then glued them into place in the center.
I set one of Gv's toy plates down on top of this and we folded all of the strips up (leave the plate there until you're finished).
We then took the orange strips and wove them through the yellow, creating a basket, and just used tape to stick them all down at the end.
Now we could remove the plate, fold a washcloth up inside, and wrap a decorated clothespin in tissue paper to set within the basket.
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