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Lesson Plan: God Is Good - 28th August 2011

For those who live in Copenhagen, you are most welcome to join us for the nursery class at FIBC:
Lesson Plan
FIBC Nursery (0-4 years old)
Date: 28th August 2011, Time: 1 – 2.30pm
Concept Area: God is good
Bible Verse: Psalm 73:1 “God is good to us.”
Teachers: Elaine, VK and Stephen
12.45 – 1pm: Preparation Time
·         Teachers to arrive 15 minutes earlier to prepare and set up the room.
·         Bring a jug of water.
·         Mark Attendance.
·         Fill in Food Allergy Alert Chart for new children

1-1.30pm: Activity Time


Activity Station 1: Fishing ABCs

Objective(s):
1. To get to know the fishes
2. To introduce alphabet that God created

Materials:
1. 1 Basin filled with water
2. 10 – 15 Plastic fishes
3. 1 fishing rod
4. 10 Jar lids
5. 1 Tray

Say: “God created the alphabet and fishes. God is good. God gives us language to talk to each other.”


Activity Station 2: Cutting Food

Objective(s):
1. To train the children’s fine motor skills
2. To teach the names of different fruits and vegetables created by God

Materials:
1. Cut food toy
2. Plastic knifes

Say: “God is good to us, He created food to nourish us.”

Activity Station 3: Making Animals and People with Playdough

Objective(s):
1. To train children’s fine motor skills
2. To provide opportunity for the children to show their creativity

Materials:
1. Playdough
2. Cookie shapes mould

Say: “You are learning to create things with playdough. God created all things. Gpd is good. God enables you to play with playdough and be creative.”
 
Activity Station 4: Cutting Pictures with Scissors

Objective(s):
1. To train the children’s fine motor skills
2. To increase the children’s vocabulary with words from the magazine’s pictures, at the same time linking to God’s creation and the concept area God is good.

Materials:
1. Magazines with food, household items, etc.
2. Children scissors
3. Construction papers with Bible verse written on them.
4. Glue

Say: “God created all things. God is good to us. He provides us with clothes to wear, food to eat, etc."

Activity Station 5: Matching Family of Farm Animals (Contingency Activity)

Objective(s): To get to know the names of the animals that God created

Materials:

2 sets of animal family cards to match

Say: “God created all things, God created all the animals. God is good. God gives us mommy and daddy”.

Activity Station 6: Transferring Stones with Tongs (Contingency Activity)

Objective(s):
1. To train the children’s fine motor skills
2. To provide sensory experience playing with God’s creation - water

Materials:
1. 2 bowls
2. 10 stones
3. 1 pair of tongs
4. 1 tray

Say: “God is good, He created all the rocks and stones.”

Activity Station 7: Puzzles (Contingency Activity)

Objective(s):
1. To train the children’s fine motor skills
2. To stimulate the children’s brain development

Materials:
Puzzles for children from 1 – 2 years old.

1.30 – 1.45pm: Bible Story Time with Singing

Gather the children to sit together in a circle.

Bible Story: Creation (Genesis 1 – 2)

A long time ago, there was nothing at all. (Show an empty box covered by a piece of cloth as darkness. Depending on the mood of the children, make a cover over them with a dark bedsheet to signify darkness)
But God was there. The first day, God said, “Let there be light!” (Show the number puppet 1 to represent first day and remove the cloth from the box to provide light)
The light He called day. (Shine a torch light to signify light and put it into the box)
The dark He called night. (Cover the box with the piece of cloth again)
The second day, God made the sky. (Show the number puppet 2 to represent second day. Show a cloud and put it into the box)
The third day, God made the land with plants and the seas. (Show a transparent container of sand and rock. Show a small pot of plant. Show a bottle of water and put them one-by-one into the box)
The fourth day, God made the sun and the moon. (Show a big sun and a big moon and put it into the box)
The fifth day, God made the birds and fishes. (Show a toy bird and a toy fish and put it into the box or do the hand sign)
The sixth day, God made the animals and the first man and woman. (Bring out all the animal figurines and a man and a woman)
On the seventh day, God rested. (Show the pillow)
The creation was complete and God said, “It was very good.”

To reinforce the learning, at the end of the Bible Story, as the children: "What did God create on the first day?"

Creation Sensory Tub
If there is time, take out the sand, stones and the life plant, and let the children play with the other contents in the creation box as a "Sensory Tub"

Bible Verses: Psalm 73:1 “God is good to us.”

Introduce the key Bible Verses with musical instruments, hand motions and songs as follows:

·    God Is So Good
·    God Is Good, All the Time

1.45 – 2pm: Snack Time

·    Gather the children to sit together in a circle.
·    Say: “God is so good to us, He gives us snacks to eat and water to drink. Let’s say grace together.”
·    Sing the “Say Grace Song

To reinforce the learning, at the End of the snack time, ask the children: "God is good to us, what can you do to make God happy?" Answer: Help mommy and daddy at home. Help my friends. God will be pleased to see you be a good boy or girl."

Game: Memory Verse Activity

To help reinforce the learning, play the memory verse activity by asking the children to one-by-one repeat the verse of the day.

2 – 2.15pm: Clean up Time
·    Clean up together and sing the song “Time to Clean Up
·    Sterile toys with wet wipe

2.15 - 2.30pm: Physical Game

Game: Musical Chair

Say: "God is good. He gives us friends to play musical chair with."

2.30pm: Parents pick up kids

References:
- My Read and Rhyme Bible Storybook by Crystal Bowman and Cindy Kenney
- The Rhyme Bible Storybook by L.J. Sattgast
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Parent Newsletter



August 28, 2011
We hope this helps you to keep up with the education your child received at the nursery this Sunday.
Dear Parents,

This past Sunday, we were privileged to have 12 children at the nursery. We would like to share with you what we did this Sunday. We hope it would help you to reinforce the learning throughout this week with your child.

Concept Area
This week we focus on God – God is good. We illustrated God's goodness to us through His creation.

Key Bible Verse
The Bible verse used is Psalm 73:1 - God is good to us. You can recite this verse to your child at home during the week.

Bible Story
We told the story to the children about God’s creation from Genesis 1:1 – 2:1. You can read about the story (children’s version) here:

Songs
We planned to sing the song God Is So Good and God Is Good, All The Time, but we did not manage to do it. However, you can learn it here and sing it together with your child at home:

Activities
We hope this helps you to keep up with the education your child received at the nursery this Sunday.
We did activities that touched on God’s creation such as animals, food, water, etc.
For preschoolers 2-4 years old, we had an activity station with pictures of food, clothes, flowers, etc. where the children could cut and paste onto a paper printed with the key Bible verse and letting know that all things are created by God. We also had a station where the children fished for fishes and letters. This activity was a big hit with the children. We tried to teach them that God created fishes, letters and language. At the playdough station, the children learned to create things with playdough. We had a station with farm animal figurines with matching cards. got creative While they were working on the activities, we repeated to the children that God created all things, God is good. The children also get to learn about the vegetables and fruits that God created through cutting plastic food activity.
For toddlers 1-2 years old, we provided them with wooden baby puzzles and some wooden toys, but the plastic food cutting toys proved to be the most popular!
At story time, we told the story of God’s creation in 7 days using simple props such as number puppets. We started by using an empty box covered with a piece of cloth to signify that there was nothing in the beginning, which attracted the children and gathered them to sit around in a circle on the floor.
After the story time, we played the memory verse game, by asking the children to repeat Psalm 73:1 one-by-one.
Thank you for entrusting your child with us.
In His Service,
FIBC Nursery
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Songs
God Is So Good
God is so good (3x)
He’s so good to me.
He answers prayers (3x)
He’s so good to me.
God loves me so (3x)
He’s so good to me.
He took my sin (3x)
He’s so good to me.
Now I am free (3x)
He’s so good to me.
God is so good,
He took my sin
Now I am free
He’s so good to me

Video Demonstration:

God Is Good, All the Time
God is good, all the time
He put a song of praise, in this heart of mine.
God is good, all the time
Through the darkest night, His light will shine
God is good
God is good, all the time

Video Demonstration:

Say Grace Song
Thank you for the world so sweet, Ho Hum
Thank you for the the food we eat, Yum Yum
Thank you for the birds that sing a-ling-a-ling
Thank you God for everything, Amen!

Time to Clean Up
Time to Clean Up (2X)
Boys and Girls (2X)
When we are good helpers (2X)
God is glad (2X)

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