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Theme: I am thankful.
Basic Truth: God made me.
Key Question: Who do you thank for everything?
Bottom Line: Thank You, God, for everything!
Memory Verse: I ill give thank! to the "ord ith my hole heart.# $!alm %%%:%, &'(
Bible Story: I am thankful God made the ater. Water ) Genesis 1:6-10
Memory In Motion is an activity that helps the child learn the memory verse through repetition and fun
movements.
What You Need: *o !u++lie! needed
What You Do:
efore the activity: ,ave the -hildren !tand in front of you.
!uring the activity: Tea-h the folloing ver!e and motion! to the -hildren. I ill give thank! "thum#s to
chest$ to the "ord "#oth hands point up$ ith my hole heart# "#oth hands over heart$% $!alm %%%:%.
"&pen hands li'e a #oo'.$
What You Say:
efore the activity: We are going to learn a *&W memory ver!e today! Thi! i! a very !+e-ial ver!e
from the .i/le. &veryone !tand u+ and look at me. Wat-h hat I do and try to !ay and do our ver!e ith
me.#
!uring the activity: 0I ill give thank! "thum#s to chest$ to the "ord "#oth hands point up$ ith my hole
heart1 "#oth hands over heart$% $!alm %%%:%. 2&pen hands li'e a #oo'.$ Great 3o/! "et1! try it again! 0I ill
give thank! "thum#s to chest$ to the "ord "#oth hands point up$ ith my hole heart1 "#oth hands over
heart$% $!alm %%%:%. 2&pen hands li'e a #oo'.$ You almo!t have it! 4ne more time!# "(epeat as many
times as desired.$
)t the end of the activity: 4ur memory ver!e tell! u! that e !hould alay! give thank! to God ith our
hole heart!. God ha! made everything for u!! Who do you thank or e!erythin"# "*ause.$ 4h,
yeah! [Bottom Line] Thank You$ %od$ or e!erythin"&'
( )m Thankul
November 2nd, 2014 .:. Elephant & Lion Rooms
Pathways h!r"h Early hildhood #inistry
This Week*s Sco+e
Memory (n Motion
What you need: +he ,tory ,ym#ols.
"-ote: .ou /ill only use the /ater droplet sym#ol this /ee'. ,ave the other four sym#ols to use over
the ne0t four /ee's.$
SM)LL %,-./ L0)D0, 1S%L2: 4ur .i/le !torie! thi! month are a/out one of my favorite thing! to
talk a/out5God making the hole orld and everything in it! I love to hear a/out ho God made
everything! When you look around and !ee all of the onderful thing! God made, 3ho do you thank
or e!erythin"#'
45(LD,0N and S%L: [Bottom Line] 6Thank You$ %od$ or e!erythin"&'
S%L: That1! right! &ven our ne memory ver!e !ay! to give thank! to God! "&pen i#le.$ 0I ill give
thank! to the "ord ith my hole heart,1 $!alm %%%:%. "et1! !ay our ver!e together ith the motion!.#
45(LD,0N and S%L: 0I ill give thank! "thum#s to chest$ to the "ord "#oth hands point up$ ith my
hole heart1 "#oth hands over heart$% $!alm %%%:%.# "&pen hands li'e a #oo'.$
S%L: 6gain!#
45(LD,0N and S%L: 0I ill give thank! "thum#s to chest$ to the "ord "#oth hands point up$ ith my
hole heart1 "#oth hands over heart$% $!alm %%%:%.# "&pen hands li'e a #oo'.$
S%L: 6e!ome! *o I ant you to look at thi! +i-ture. "1old up /ater droplet sym#ol.$ What i! thi!?
"*ause.$ You1re right! It1! a dro+ of ater. Today e learned a/out ho God made ater. I1m going to
glue thi! +i-ture in our +rayer 3ournal. "Glue sym#ol.$ We -an make a li!t of our favorite ater thing!
and u!e it hen e +ray. 'o tell me, hat i! your favorite kind of ater or favorite thing to do in ater?#
"2rite do/n the children3s names and /hat they say in your 4ournal. (emem#er to print the /ords so
they can recogni5e their names and letters.$
S%L: Wo! There are !o many fun thing! a/out ater! "et1! +ray and thank God for ater. Would
anyone like to !ay your on +rayer to God /efore I +ray?#
"Give each child that /ants to pray the opportunity to do so and then close /ith a prayer that includes
the list the children made.$
/rayer
S%L: 7ear God, thank You !o mu-h for making ater! Water i! ae!ome! We love 8 "read the list the
children made6 ma'e sure to say each child3s name /hen you do$. .ut more than ater, e love Y49,
God! There i! no one like You /e-au!e only You -an make everything! Thank You again, God, for
making everything. In :e!u!1 name, amen.#
Make (t ,eal 1Small %rou+2
( )m Thankul
I )m +han'ful is a critical thin'ing activity that allo/s the children to e0plore things that they are truly
than'ful for.
What You Need: 6 /ea-h /all or inflata/le /all
What You Do:
efore the activity: ,ave the -hildren !it in a -ir-le, and you !it in the middle of it.
!uring the activity: Tell the -hildren a fe thing! that you are thankful for. .egin /y rolling the /all to one
-hild and a!king him to name !omething that he i! thankful for. 4n-e he name! !omething, a!k him to
roll the /all /a-k to you. ;ontinue until all of the -hildren have had a turn.
)t the end of the activity: 'ay a! a -la!!: [Bottom Line] Thank You$ %od$ or e!erythin"&
What You Say:
efore the activity: "et1! all !it in a -ir-le. "1elp the children form a circle and then you sit in the
middle.$ There are !o many thing! that I am thankful for. I am thankful for my family and my hou!e, and
I am thankful for all of my friend! "point to all of the children$. &veryone -lo!e your eye!. I ant you to
think of !omething that you are thankful for. 7o not !ay it out loud. <ee+ it in!ide your head. 7o you
have it? "*ause.$ 4kay, kee+ it in your head for 3u!t a fe more minute!.#
!uring the activity: When I roll the /all to you, you may tell everyone hat you are thankful for.
=emem/er, don1t !ay it until it i! your turn. 6fter you !ay hat you are thankful for, gently roll the /all
/a-k to me. 6re you ready? "*ause.$ ,ere e go!# "(epeat as many times as desired.$
)t the end of the activity: W4W! It i! !o ni-e to hear all of the onderful thing! that you are thankful for.
God ha! given 6"" of u! !o mu-h to /e thankful for! "et1! all tell God thank you for everything ,e ha!
given u!. "2ith children> [Bottom Line] Thank You$ %od$ or e!erythin"& Who do you thank or
e!erythin"# "*ause.$ Ye!! [Bottom Line] Thank You$ %od$ or e!erythin"&'
-cean Wa!es
&cean 2aves is an activity that uses large motor and cooperation s'ills along /ith imaginary play to
revie/ ho/ God made /ater.
What You Need: .lue !heet and a /ea-h /all
"&ption: 7se a parachute instead of the sheet.$
Make (t 7un
Make (t 7un
What You Do:
!uring the activity: '+read the /ed !heet out on the floor and invite the -hildren to !tand around it.
?ake !ure they are !+a-ed out !o that they -over all !ide! of the !heet. In!tru-t them to gra/ the !heet
and !tand u+, and then +la-e the /ea-h /all on it. 'ho the -hildren ho to make /ig ave! and !mall
ave! ith the !heet /y gently moving the !heet u+ and don in a large or !mall motion. &n-ourage
the -hildren to +retend the /ea-h /all i! floating and /oun-ing in the o-ean ave!. Guide the -hildren
to !tart and !to+ the ave! at your -ommand. &a-h time you !to+, !ay the key @ue!tion and .ottom
"ine. ;ontinue +laying a! long a! the -hildren are having fun.
What You Say:
efore the activity: Who like! going to the /ea-h? "*ause.$ ?e, too! $laying in the o-ean ave! i! my
favorite. I am '4 thankful God made the o-ean! Today e1re going to make !ome ave! ith thi! /ed
!heet. ;ome on and I1ll !ho you ho!#
!uring the activity: Wo! "ook at the ave!! 4ur /ea-h /all i! floating and /oun-ing all over the +la-e!
4< 8 !to+! Who do you thank or e!erythin"# "*ause.$ [Bottom Line] Thank You$ %od$ or
e!erythin"& 4< 8 go! ?ake !ome ave!!# "8ontinue starting and stopping repeating the 'ey 9uestion
and ottom :ine each time you stop.$
8 Water /lay
2ater *lay is an activity that incorporates large motor movement and dramatic play to introduce the
i#le story focus of /ater.
What You Need: *o !u++lie! needed
What You Do:
"ead the -hildren in !ome +retend +lay a! you do a variety of ater a-tivitie! !u-h a!: dan-ing in the
rain, 3um+ing in +uddle!, floating on ater, !imming, 3um+ing ave!, et-. 6llo the -hildren to +i-k
their favorite! and do them again and again. &nd /y +laying -harade!, here -hildren take turn!
gue!!ing hi-h ater +lay a friend i! doing.
What You Say:
efore the activity: =ai!e your hand if you like +laying in ater. "*ause.$ I 74 T44! I love the ater! I
love !imming, 3um+ing ave!, !+la!hing in +uddle! 8 ater i! '4 fun! Today e1re going to do a little
+laying in ater. We don1t have any real ater, /ut e have !ome /ig imagination!, and that1! all e
need!#
!uring the activity: 4<, I ant you to imagine a little rain -loud floating in the air. *o +retend rain i!
/eginning to fall from that -loud. ,old your hand! out. ;at-h the rain. 'ti-k your tongue out and let the
raindro+! fall on it. We -an dan-e in the rain or !+in around. "ook at the ground. The rain i! making
+uddle!. "et1! 3um+ and !+la!h in the +uddle!. ;ome on! :um+ ith me! ";very time you land say%
,plash<$ '+la!h! '+la!h! '+la!h! 4h, look! The !un -ame out! "et1! go !imming! Aollo me and
!im like thi!! "!o different 'inds of stro'es around the room: freestyle% #ac'stro'e% doggie paddle%
etc.$ Who ant! to 3um+ !ome ave!?#
"8ontinue leading the children in doing different 'inds of /ater play. +ry and use descriptive /ords that
/ill help them imagine /hat you are doing.$
Make (t 7un&
)t the end of the activity: It doe!n1t matter if you1re +laying in a !+rinkler or +ainting ith ater -olor! or
3u!t taking a /ath5+laying ith ater i! A9*! It1! !o fun it make! me ant to yell, 0T,6*< Y49 A4=
W6T&=!1 .ut ho do I !ay thank you to? "*ause.$ ,ave you ever thought a/out here ater -ame
from5like ho made ater? "*ause.$ Well, that1! hat our .i/le !tory i! a/out today. It1! a/out ho
!omeone e all kno and love made everything!#
If you ha++en to fini!h u+ ith the!e a-tivitie! early feel free to u!e any of the a-tivitie! in the +re!-hool
game /inder. If you are un!ure a! to here to find thi! /inder, +lea!e -onta-t your !ervi-e -oa-h.
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