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Suggested Activities For Holy Week and Easter Monday

 

Remember these are just ready ideas if you need them. Don't forget to read, write in your free write and write numbers to 30 in your math notebook daily.

 

Decorate a Cross-Cut out a cross from a cardboard box or foam board. Use different materials to decorate your cross. Sand, pebbles or sticks could be used to represent the rough cross which Jesus died to take away the ugliness of our sins. Holes could be punched in the cross to remind us of our lives without Jesus. Colorful tissue squares, artificial flowers, or fake butterflies could be used to represent Easter morning and our home in heaven. Pictures of people could remind us that Jesus died for everyone, everywhere. Get the whole family together to decorate their own cross and show what the cross means to them!

 

A Bread-Cross Snack- You will need bread, some sort of spreadable food like peanut butter, cream cheese and toppings such as raisins, chocolate chips, butter knife. Cut the corners off the bread to make a cross, spread on cheese or peanut butter and top with toppings.

 

Death and Life-Fill a small flower pot or can with potting soil. Add flower or grass seeds. Spray with water to moisten the soil. Next, glue 2 craft sticks together or tie two sticks together to make a cross. “Plant” the cross in the flower pot and place in a sunny window. Say: The cross tells us Jesus died for our sins, but He isn't dead anymore. The growing seed reminds us that He is alive and gives us new life by taking away our sins.

 

Basket of Eggs-Here's a twist on the traditional egg hunt that targets motor control and the skill of kicking. You will need some sort of hoop or large circle and balloons or small balls. Scatter the “hoops” and “balloons” all over the yard. The object is to try and get as many eggs (balloons, balls) in the baskets (hoops, circles) using only your feet. (If you are using balloons: If they pop a balloon they have to run to you to get another but have to do another motor task such as jumping jacks, hopping in place, etc.) Whoever gets the most eggs in the basket wins! Involve the whole family!

 

Time

Activity Friday, April 3, 2020

9:00a.m.-9:30a.m

Devotion

Reread Jesus Is Crucified from Monday's lesson

Ask: Where did they take Jesus to be crucified? (Calvary) When did darkness cover the land? (About noon, for three hours) What did Jesus pray to His Father in heaven when He was on the cross? (Forgive them for they know not what they do) Who helped carry Jesus' cross? (Simon of Cyrene) How was Jesus made fun of on the cross? ( Taunted him saying He should save himself and played a game to see who should get his clothing) Who said that he thought Jesus was innocent? ( An important soldier) What did Jesus promise to one of the criminals? (“Today you will be with Me in Paradise.”)

Say: We can wear a cross necklace to show or help tell others about Jesus so they can know the Good News about that sad day. Find craft page 'A Cross to Wear, A Story to Tell” Color the two sided cross on the page and write your name. Stick the face stickers on the small circles then cut out the cross. Fold on the dotted line in the middle, putting a small amount of glue inside. Poke a small hole near the fold and attach yarn through it, making a necklace.

Sing: “Jesus Loves Me, This I Know”

Bible Verse: Christ died for our sins. 1 Corinthians 15:3

9:30a.m.-10:00a.m.

Reading

New Concept: Final /ck/ spelling rule. 'ck' must follow a short vowel. We are now writing k,c final digraph ck or k,c//ck. Say: We put the two lines after the letter c because it means 'final'. These lines will help us remember to use 'ck' in the final position after a short vowel.

Using letter tiles, have your child spell: lick, change l to s, (child reads) “sick”. Change s to fl, (flick). Change i to e, (fleck). Change fl to d, (deck). Change e to o, (dock). Change d to bl,(block). Change o to a, (black). Change b to f, (flack). Change a to o (flock). If you can think of more, keep going!

Using sight word list: Review words learned so far (was, what, he, she, so, day).

Read any book from your book box to someone. Retell the story to someone. Be sure to name the characters, setting , problem, solution, beginning, middle, and end of the story. Draw a picture that might include all of these things as best as you can.

10:00a.m.- 10:20a.m

Math Lesson 126

Say: Today you will learn how to measure distance using your feet. Stand up and put one foot down. Now place the other foot heel to toe. In your math notebook, draw a small picture of where you are walking to and the number that tells how many steps it takes to get there. Count how many steps to your kitchen, dining room, television, refrigerator, sofa, etc. Keep going, think of other places!

Do lesson practice 126, both sides.

10:20a.m.-10:45a.m.

Writing

Review writing: one, of, for on the next back page of your Writer's Notebook. Just write these once and then use one of the words in a sentence.

On the front page, write and draw something you now know about sheep! No more than 1 page a day, though :) Don't forget to make it a “Five Star Sentence”. See poster!

10:45a.m.- 1:00p.m.

Play outside if it's nice, then Lunch!

1:00p.m.-

1:30p.m.

Board Game, Puzzles, Play dough or Draw/Paint/Color, you chose!

1:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

Quiet time/Rest

2:00 p.m.-2:15p.m.

Content

Watch you tube, Giggle, Giggle, Quack Read Aloud Books for Kids

2:15 – 3:00

Have a snack and then play!

 

Time

Activity Thursday, April 2, 2020

9:00a.m.-9:30a.m

Devotion

If you can, cut out a red heart. Say: A heart reminds me of love. I love to tell others about Jesus. Ask: What are some stories you know about Jesus? (Jesus' Birth, Jesus Studies God's Word at the Temple, Jesus Feeding Five Thousand People, Calming the Storm, etc.) Have your child tell some to you. Use your Bible if you need help. Review as many stories as you can.

Say: Jesus willingly suffered and died on the cross for us so that our sins would be taken away. Jesus' death is the punishment for our sins. He takes our sins away so we don't have to be punished.

Pray: Dearest Jesus, thank you for dying on the cross for my sins. Help me to share the good news of the cross with others. I love you, Jesus. Amen

Bible Verse: Christ died for our sins. 1 Corinthians 15:3

9:30a.m.-10:00a.m.

Reading

New Concept: Final /k/ spelling rule. 'ck' must follow a short vowel. We are now writing k,c final digraph ck or k,c//ck. Say: We put the two lines after the letter c because it means 'final'. These lines will help us remember to use 'ck' in the final position after a short vowel.

Using letter tiles, have your child spell: sock, neck, lock, sack, truck (stretch out the word slowly so they can hear all the sounds.)

Go over alphabet strip from folder. Say : apple /a/ a, balloon /b/ b, etc. until all alphabet is finished. (For Qq we are saying “quilt, /kw/, combination qu”)

Sounds Test: Parent says a letter sound from the strip and child writes the lowercase letter in their writer's notebook. For /k/ children write k,c//ck. For /kw/ children write qu.

Using sight word list: Review words learned so far (was, what, he, she, so, day).

Read any book from your book box to someone. Name the characters, setting , problem, solution.

10:00a.m.- 10:20a.m

Math Lesson 125

Say: Today you will learn how to count by 2's. You will also learn about odd and even numbers. Find some objects you could use as counters. (buttons, pennies, markers, etc.) Put your counters in groups of two. Ask: Does every (counters name) have a partner? If every (___) has a partner, I can say that I have an 'even' number of (___). Count together 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 etc. (You may also use the number line to show how you skip count.) If you have an extra counter that doesn't have a 'partner' we call those numbers 'odd numbers' because there is an 'extra' one. (Show those on the number line too.) Help your child discover 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11 etc. are odd numbers.

Do lesson practice 124, both sides. (You may need to get out your ladybug clock and review minute and hour hand and telling time by the hour. Also using a colon to write 2:00.

10:20a.m.-10:45a.m.

Writing

Review writing sight words: day, so, she, he, what, was, on the next back page of your Writer's Notebook. Just write these once.

On the front page, write and draw something you now know about pigs! No more than 1 page a day, though :) Don't forget to make it a “Five Star Sentence”. See poster!

10:45a.m.- 1:00p.m.

Play outside if it's nice, then Lunch!

1:00p.m.-

1:30p.m.

Board Game, Puzzles, Play dough or Draw/Paint/Color, you chose!

1:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

Quiet time/Rest

2:00 p.m.-2:15p.m.

Content

Watch you tube, Sheep Facts for Kids Classroom Leaning Video

2:15 – 3:00

Have a snack and then play!

 

Time

Activity Wednesday, April 1, 2020

9:00a.m.-9:30a.m

Devotion

Watch Pastor Freeman's chapel service sent to you in an email.

Bible Verse: Christ died for our sins. 1 Corinthians 15:3

9:30a.m.-10:00a.m.

Reading

Say: I'll say a word. We'll stretch out the word together to write it in one of our notebooks. Spell best. /b/../e/../st/. Do the same for /l//o//st/, /sn//a//p/, /st//e//p/, /cl//i//p/, /l//a//nd/.

New Concept: Final /k/ spelling rule. 'ck' must follow a short vowel Ex. black, duck, lock, sick

Say: We code digraphs (ck) by underlining them.

On the same page, parents will write pick, sack, sock and stick. Do not say the words. Ask your child to code the vowel with a breve and underline the digraph. Then have them sound out and read the word to you.

Using sight word list: Review words learned so far (was, what, he, she, so). Introduce day. Write day in a sentence.

Read any book from your book box to someone.

10:00a.m.- 10:20a.m

Math Lesson 124

Say: Today you will learn how to identify different times of day and the likelihood that something will happen. When we come to school, we say it is day. When it is dark outside, we say it is night.

Do lesson practice 124

Under Morning, draw something you do in the morning. (get dressed, brush teeth, etc.) Next under Afternoon, you might need to explain and discuss this one more, draw something you do in the afternoon. (play, read, watch t.v.) Under Evening, draw something you do in the evening. (eat, read a book, take a bath) Under Night, draw something you do at night. (probably sleep)

On the other side connect the dots 0-20.

10:20a.m.-10:45a.m.

Writing

Review writing both capital and lowercase letters. Write Aa, Bb, Cc...Zz on the next back page of your Writer's Notebook.

On the front page, write and draw something you now know about chickens! No more than 1 page a day, though :) Don't forget to make it a “Five Star Sentence”. See poster!

10:45a.m.- 1:00p.m.

Play outside if it's nice, then Lunch!

1:00p.m.-

1:30p.m.

Board Game, Puzzles, Play dough or Draw/Paint/Color, you chose!

1:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

Quiet time/Rest

2:00 p.m.-2:15p.m.

Content

Watch you tube, Pigs! Pig Facts and Learning about Pigs for kids

2:15 – 3:00

Have a snack and then play!

 

Time

Activity Tuesday, March 31, 2020

9:00a.m.-9:30a.m

Devotion

Say: Jesus loved us so much, but not everyone loved Jesus. Some people wanted to kill Jesus. Jesus was arrested, put on trial, and taken away to die on a cross. Jesus asked His Father to forgive the people who were crucifying Him. The soldiers took His clothes and divided them among themselves. A sign was placed over His head saying, “This is the King of the Jews.” People made fun of Jesus. One of the criminals asked for forgiveness. At noon, it became very dark. The centurion soldier proclaimed that Jesus was the Son of God. The friends of Jesus were very sad when Jesus died. They thought that their friend was gone forever. But He did not stay in the grave! On Easter morning, Jesus rose from the dead! Jesus was alive!

Do: page 2 Can God Forgive Me Too? Ask: Who is this man looking at Jesus? (He is the criminal)

This man asked Jesus to forgive him. Ask: What did Jesus say? (“Today you will be with Me in Paradise.”) Draw: In the empty oval, draw a picture of you looking at Jesus. Say: Look down below at the circles and crosses. Color the cross spaces to find out if God can forgive you. Read the answer.

Pray: Thank you God for Jesus and His forgiveness of my sins. Amen

Bible Verse: Christ died for our sins. 1 Corinthians 15:3

9:30a.m.-10:00a.m.

Reading

Say: Let's think of as many words as we can that have a long vowel sound. Write a few of those in your Writer's notebook. If you are running out of room in that notebook, use “Free Write”. Ex.: me, we, no, Bo, play (Accept any word that contains a long vowel sound.)

New Concept: Final /k/ spelling rule. 'ck' must follow a short vowel Ex. black, duck, lock, sick

Say: We code digraphs (ck) by underlining them.

Go over alphabet strip from folder. Say : apple /a/ a, balloon /b/ b, etc. until all alphabet is finished. (For Qq we are saying “quilt, /kw/, combination qu”)

Sounds Test: Parent says a letter sound from the strip and child writes the capital letter in their writer's notebook. For /k/ children write k,c. For /kw/ children write qu.

Using sight word list: Review words learned so far (was, what, he, she, so). Introduce day.

Read any book from your book box to someone.

10:00a.m.- 10:20a.m

Math Lesson 123

Say: Today you will learn about cones. See if you can find some in your house; birthday hat, toy construction pieces, funnel?, (This might be hard to find, but do your best). One end of a cone is a circle and cones have a pointed end. Show how it rolls in a circle on its side and how it slides on it's base.

Ask: How is a cone different from a cylinder? (you might need to bring back that can or battery you used for cylinders) How are they alike?

Do lesson practice 123, both sides.

10:20a.m.-10:45a.m.

Writing

Review writing lowercase letters a-z on the next back page of your Writer's Notebook.

On the front page, write and draw about a cow. No more than 1 page a day, though :) Don't forget to make it a “Five Star Sentence”. See poster!

10:45a.m.- 1:00p.m.

Play outside if it's nice, then Lunch!

1:00p.m.-

1:30p.m.

Board Game, Puzzles, Play dough or Draw/Paint/Color, you chose!

1:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

Quiet time/Rest

2:00 p.m.-2:15p.m.

Content

Watch you tube, learn about chickens for kids, Chickens!

2:15 – 3:00

Have a snack and then play!

 

Time

Activity Monday, March 30, 2020

9:00a.m.-9:30a.m

Devotion

Say: Jesus had a very important job to do. He came to earth to take away our sins. Today, we are going to hear what happened after Jesus left Pontius Pilate and how Jesus did His very important job.

Read: “Jesus Is Crucified” page 1

Ask: What did Jesus mean by “Paradise”? ( Heaven)

What do we usually do around noon? (Lunch) What is the sky like? (Full of light)

Say: Jesus died for all people everywhere. He died to pay the price for our sins. God loves us very much. He sent His Son to save us from sin.

Add the stickers as you and your child retell the story.

Bible Verse: Christ died for our sins. 1 Corinthians 15:3

9:30a.m.-10:00a.m.

Reading

Say: “seat” Say it without /s/, “eat”. Do the same for the following words omitting the initial sounds: beach, call, cow, door, cat, ditch, box, fin, mitt, fad, march, pin

New Concept: Final /k/ spelling rule. 'ck' must follow a short vowel Ex. black, duck, lock, sick

Say: We code digraphs (ck) by underlining them.

Write: sick, luck, stack, sock, neck somewhere in your Writer's Notebook. Underline ck and put a breve over the short vowel.

Read any book from your book box to someone.

10:00a.m.- 10:20a.m

Math Lesson 122

Say: Today you will learn how to show your answer for a question on a chart or a two choice survey.

Do: Make a survey in your Math Notebook with the question, Which Ice cream Do You Like Better? Then under it make two columns with Chocolate or Vanilla as its heading. Ask people in your house (or call relatives if you can) the question with the choices. Place a tally mark ( I ) under each heading for their answer. If you get four tallies for one side or the other, cross through them for the fifth one.

Do lesson practice 122, both sides.

10:20a.m.-10:45a.m.

Writing

Review writing capital letters A-Z on the next back page of your Writer's Notebook.

On the front page, write and draw about your weekend No more than 1 page a day, though :) Don't forget to make it a “Five Star Sentence”. See poster!

10:45a.m.- 1:00p.m.

Play outside if it's nice, then Lunch!

1:00p.m.-

1:30p.m.

Board Game, Puzzles, Play dough or Draw/Paint/Color, you chose!

1:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

Quiet time/Rest

2:00 p.m.-2:15p.m.

Content

Watch youtube, children's book Click Clack Moo Cows That Type [Animated]

2:15 – 3:00

Have a snack and then play!