Thursday, July 16, 2015

2 year old - Ephesians 4:32 - Hide the Word - October

“Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.” Ephesians 4:32

 The one sheet for Ephesians 4:32 is here. It has a list of several things to do with a two year old for this verse. 

To be quite honest, some kids could get this pretty easily, as we had several 2 year olds who were actually 3 by October. They could say this to the teacher easily. However, some kids were not able to say the entire verse in its entirety. These kids said a modified version of the verse successfully. We tried to keep the big picture in mind when teaching children. We do make sure they know where the verse is found.  

One of the verse activities the two year old class did was bingo daubers on construction paper. Our construction paper lost a tragic fight, and we only have a portion of the decorated construction paper remaining. However, we do have enough for you to get an idea of what the project was.

You can get bingo daubers from Dollar Tree, Walmart, or (probably) any other big box store. I found my classroom set at Dollar Tree for $1 each. I have found that small people from about 12 months up through and including first grade enjoy bingo daubers. The smaller people were very exuberent with the bingo daubers and mine got the ink ev.ery.where. Especially after he used it like lipstick. My warning is just this: be watchful.

Monday, July 13, 2015

2 year old - Matthew 28:19

Here's another verse that we don't do as part of our Hide the Word program, but it's still a good verse. (Again, aren't they all?)

Matthew 28:19: Go, therefore, and make disciples of all men.

It's a simple foot worksheet that my two year old exuberantly painted with a circular sponge. Again, not ground breaking for the pre-reader level, but the whole class had lots of fun painting with the Crayola washable paints they used in class that night.

I hope this encourages all of you to get messy with your little people. It's not so scary!

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

2 year old - Galatians 5:13 - Hide the Word - December

Galatians 5:13 - Serve one another in love.

As a reminder (for me, as much as anyone else), each month of Hide the Word Memory Work has what I have been calling a "one page," a single sheet that lists some of the ideas for that verse. Usually any worksheets Kim and I created are also attached to the one page.

The one page for Galatians 5:13 can be found here.

On the one page, it refers to tracing the child's hand on a piece of construction paper, gluing a plate with the Bible verse written on it between the hands. Here's the picture. My son brought this home after his in class goldfish snack. And I can't throw it away. Again, those hand tracings grab my heart!

Also, the document refers to washing the disciples' feet. The 2 year old class taught this lesson as part of John's gospel. The teacher actually took a shoe and sock off each of the children and washed the foot ("Cold, mom."). The children colored the paper with the verse on it, then the teacher glued the feet to the paper and the paper to the bowl. She had painted the blue in bowl  for water in advance.

Sunday, July 5, 2015

2 year old - Micah 6:8

Hello!  You know life sometimes gets away from us, and children grow up way too fast. We will try to do better at keeping up the blogging work.

This verse will get us restarted. It's not an actual verse we learn in our Bible classes for little people, but it's an awesome verse (but which one isn't?).

Since my son came to us, I have found that if something has his hand or foot print on it, I can't throw it away. Or give it away. I might have a problem as he gets older. Or if he has a sibling. But tracing of his hand and foot is why this worksheet gets top billing.

My little person traced his hand and foot for this (or, more likely, had it traced for him) in his 2 year old class. He colored this especially for me, and it will never leave my house.