Adam and Eve eat the fruit
I’m still trying to catch up to what we’re actually learning about, but I do want to put up at least basic posts for the Bible stories we’ve already covered. A family crisis last week has kept me from writing, but I’d like to be caught up by the end of the day today (which will be a little easier since we ended up taking about a week off of any “school”.)
Ian was already familiar with the story of Adam and Eve in the garden, but it’s a favorite so he didn’t mind spending a week on it. This was the first week we incorporated a “letter of the week.” Ian really liked writting the letter in a rice tray, and he enjoys the pictures in Big Thoughts for Little People so much, he always wants more than just the page for our letter. I let him look through the rest of the book, but I tell him he’ll have to wait until “K” week (or whatever) to read about the pages that catch his interest.
For our memory verse, I strayed from the ABC Jesus Loves Me Week 3 lesson. As I was looking at the activities in the lesson plan I came across this verse and it seemed more appropriate. I want verses that Ian can really internalize, words that will express the feelings in his heart as he grows in his relationship with the Lord. Psalm 119:10 seemed more “personal,” so I set it to the tune of “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star”:
“I will seek you with all my heart; do not let me stray from your commands. Psalm one-nineteen, verse ten. Psalm one-nineteen, verse ten. I will seek you with all my heart; do not let me stray from your commands.”
I did go with her suggestion of teaching “Oh Be Careful, Little Eyes, What You See.” Ian loved this song and asked me sing it over and over. I love the message and know we’ll refer to these lyrics many times in years to come. Here was our iPod playlist for the week:
- “Genesis 3” from the ESV Audio Drama Children’s Bible from Faith Comes By Hearing.
- “Trust and Obey” from “100 Ways to Know God Loves me & 100 Songs to Love Him Back“
- “Two Trees” and “God’s Promise” from The Singing Bible
- “Oh Be Careful, Little Eyes, What You See” from My First Hymnal CD
Our Bible Notebook was a big hit this week. I saw this idea for a fingerprint tree and used the “alternate paint idea” of pudding. Since I’m always battling with Elijah not to smear food all over his high chair tray, I thought he’d love being a part of this project. Not so much! He screamed and refused to touch the pudding, even after I smeared a little on his lips. Ian, on the other hand, had a blast!
I mixed up a batch of chocolate pudding to use for the trunk (and for us to eat for dessert that night), plus a batch of vanilla to dye with food coloring for play and our notebook page. Here’s the finished product!