Tuesday, June 23, 2009

N is for Noah

Memory verse: I have set my rainbow in the clouds, and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and the earth. Genesis 9:13

We started this lesson by watching the story of Noah on the Read n See Bible DVD, then we sang and danced to various Noah songs. We also did many of the songs and activities from DLTK.

We played with the Melissa & Doug Noah's Ark animal shape sorter, the Fisher Price ark, and Noah's Rainbow Race board game (similar to Chutes & Ladders).

N is for Nest. We have been watching a bird nest on Grandma's porch. We read The Best Nest by PD Eastman. We made our own nests. This was a spur of the moment idea, so I didn't give it alot of thought or preparation, but Shayla loved doing this. We gathered small twigs and I made a paste out of flour and water. The results.

Let's just say, I have a new appreciation for birds. How on earth do they get those nests round? LOL!

Optional: You can make edible bird nests. Take use peanut butter to hold togther "sticks" made of chow mein noodles. Pour chocolate over top (if desired). Add jelly beans for eggs.
N is for Nose. We read Dr. Seuss' The Nose Book. Shayla made faces with her Make a Face Sticker Fun book. It's a coloring book that has people, robots, and monsters without faces, then there are two full sheets of sticker eyes, ears, noses, hair, etc. She really made some silly creatures!
N is for Needs: We discussed what wants and needs are. She looked through magazines and cut out examples of each and glued them on appropriate pages.
N is for Nightime. Listen to the nightime sounds. Try to identify what you hear. Learned about nocturnal animals. Then made a night sky using her Crayola Color Explosion.
N is for Nickels. We seriously need to work on this because she does not get money! We sorted out the nickels from the change, then counted by 5's. We practiced naming the other coins and counting various amounts.
N is for Names. Shayla wrote her name on the whiteboard. We talked about why we chose her name and the meaning of it (Irish for fairy princess - for those that wondered). We discussed nicknames (she does not like to be called anything, but her given name!) She counted the number of letters in her name and compared them to my name. She identified that there were multiple a's in her name. She does not have any n's in her name.
For further fun with nicknames, you could go through the Bible and find the nicknames for Jesus (Lord, teacher, Lamb of God, King of the Jews, Holy One, the Messiah, etc) Read Proverbs 22:1 and Ecclesiastes 7:1 and discuss the importance of a person's name.
There's probably much more that I forgot, but that's what happens when I don't key it in as we do it. This is just a guide, I'm sure you can think of many more ideas!

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