Tuesday, August 25, 2009

P is for Peter

We didn't do too much for letter p because we've just been too busy.
Memory verse: Be patient with everyone. 1 Thessalonians 5:14

I think the Lord is speaking to me personally here.
Read Bible stories about the disciples. We were working on memorizing the names of the Twelve Disciples.
We sang I Will Make You Fishers of Men. (music) and of course we made up movements.
P is for Parables. Explain that Jesus told parables or stories to teach people lessons. Read some favorites. Here are some printables or color pages to go with some parables. (literature, language, fine motor)
P is for Painting. I didn't get a picture of Shayla's favorite thing to do, because she got washable paint on my new outfit. Guess what, the squeeze and paint wasn't so washable. Oh well, live and learn. (art)

P is for Patterns. Cut shapes from different color construction paper and make patterns. Make easy ones by shape only, or make more difficult patterns using shapes and colors. (fine motor, math)

P is for Planting. My child is an expert planter. She likes to drop the seeds in the holes of our half acre garden. We are currently planting fall peas.

Even if you don't have a large garden, you can still plant flower seeds or something else for inside. Read about God planting His garden at Genesis 2:8. (science)

P is for Pottery. Play with modeling clay as you read Isaiah 64:8. We are the clay, you are the potter; we are the work of your hand." Explain that we are all a work in progress. God will continue to try to mold us into good Christians, if we allow Him.

We had an old pottery wheel and clay. I was hoping we could make a pinch pot or some creation, but the pottery wheel died.

P is for Pirates. We just so happened to have a Veggie Tale: Pirates Who Don't Do Anything Party to go to for youth group. We enjoyed making pirate earrings and swords from cardboard and aluminum foil.

My little pirate won the most authentic pirate costume. Her prize? A pirate sword squirtgun!

P is for Parachutes. We love to play with our parachute! This isn't ours, but we did play parachute at Wild Week recently.

Don't have a parachute? Use a sheet.

P is for Promises. We discussed what promises are and why promises are so important to keep. (character, social skills)
There are so many other ideas I could come up with: Have a pink or purple day - dress and eat in those colors, find those colors. There are many foods you could use for letter p - pickles, peanut butter, peaches, pears, peas, pizza. Nursery rhymes: Peter Piper Picked a Peck of Pickled Peppers.

Do you have any other letter Pp ideas?

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