The Bible story for the week was taken from Matthew 7:24-27 about the wise man and the foolish man, and the letter of the week was “P”.
After reading the Bible passage, we had fun singing and acting along to the song, “The Wise Man Built His House Upon the Rock”. Kids at this age love action songs and it helps them remember the Bible stories better. I remember this song way back in Sunday School (that’s more than 20 years ago?!)
We read a book, “Look at that Building: A First Book of Structures” to understand the importance of building a solid foundation when constructing a house. Then, we proceeded to construct a structure out of dough and toothpicks.
As we were building, I explained that we needed to make sure each toothpick was stable and secure before we could proceed with the next. Hannah tried to rush hers through and the entire structure collapsed before we could add more toothpicks. (point proven.)
During the week, we played a pirate themed beginning consonant peg game (sorry! I can’t remember where I printed this from.), did some other “P” printable from our curriculum, and read stories relating to the letter “P”.
Here’s our book list:
Hannah’s favourite reads were:
- It’s P! – She likes this series as it contains silly stories and sentences about each letter.
- Just Behave, Pablo Picasso! – It’s a lovely read. I enjoyed this very much too! It’s not just a book about Picasso’s work but also a look into his life and his unwavering spirit to continually improve and create beautiful pieces. It also makes a wonderful discussion about handling rejections by others.
- Molly the Pony – A great introduction to chapter books for young readers. We love how Molly kept her positive and gentle spirit even after losing with a leg and surviving Hurricane Katrina.
- Ernest and Celestine’s Picnic – We love the pictures! We love how Ernest and Celestine doesn’t let the weather dampened their cheerful spirit and picnic!
- The Poky Little Puppy – Hannah enjoys counting the puppies as the others search for one little puppy who’s always roaming around.
Were any of these books a favourite among your little ones?