Originally published January 24, 2013
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God’s Little Explorers Week 17
- Theme: ”b” is for Boat
- Bible Story: Jesus Calms the Storm & Jesus Walks on Water
- Bible Verse: “Then those who were in the boat worshiped Him saying ‘Truly You are the Son of God.’” —Matthew 14:33
- Letter: b
- Color: Red
Here are a few activities we did this week:
We made simple boats from apples, bananas, and pears. We cut them in half, stuck a toothpick near the back, and cut out some fruit leather to make a sail.
Now that we’ve learned the letters b and d, I decided to introduce this trick to help my daughter remember the direction each letter faces. If they are having trouble figuring out if the letter is b or d, I will ask them to hold up their hands and make a b and d and say “b sees d”.
After I taught them the above trick, I had my youngest color in the “b sees d” printable included in the packet. We added faces to make it more fun–and to look like they were really “seeing” each other!
This is the most simple game, but we played it for a while! Color and cut out the “boats” included in the download. Roll a die (or two if you want to practice addition) and put that many boats in the water.
My 4-year-old just drew her “best boat” on the printable letter b a few times!
Making oobleck is a favorite activity around here. It’s just fascinating…and even more so when you can put your dolls feet into it. We had a great time experimenting! What happens when you push the doll into the Oobleck quickly? What happens if you push the feet in slowly?
I received a copy of The Reading Lesson: Teach Your Child to Read in 20 Easy Lessons a few weeks ago, and I’m using that….along with our Eye Spy wands to teach my youngest to read!
- Go on a Color Scavenger Hunt for the color red.
- Make Foil Boats.
- Play a Parking space game (use boats, too)!
- Try this Dancing Raisin experiment.
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