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M is for Money

We will be reading multiple stories about money from the Bible this week so our theme is M is for Money. 

The story today is of Zacchaeus the thieving tax collector.
Bible verse:  "and my God will take care of all your needs according to Christ Jesus." -Matthew 19:14

This story brought on some topics worth discussing.  Little Dragon has not been introduced to the idea of stealing, taking something that doesn't belong to you, until we reviewed this story.  Doll Dragon explained to Little Dragon that stealing is bad.

We also talked about lieing, saying someone owes more then they do is a lie.

After we spent some time on who Zacchaeus was we talked about how Jesus saved him and worked on his heart to bring him to the Lord.  This was a great example story about forgiveness and Gods love.

The Dragons practiced climbing trees like Zacchaeus day one.  
Day two the Dragons acted out the story as I read it. Very simple movements, no lines or talking.

I introduced m by writing a big m on the whiteboard.  The older kids know the letters and were quick to give me the sound and name of the letter. 

While the Older Dragons brainstormed m words Little Dragon traced the letter m and practiced writing it on the white board.

 Then The Dragons took turns drawing some m words.  (The picture to the right is a monkey)

M is for money to tie in Zacchaeus. 
Our motion is making an m using both hands and saying "m, m, money". 

While running some errands the Dragons brought along some library books.  Little Dragon would say 'm' every time he saw an 'm' and Doll Dragon and Summer Dragon would read aloud words that had 'm' in them.

 The Dragons went on a scavenger hunt for brown items, although this time we did it a bit differently.

The Dragons split into teams and they raced to see who could find 8 brown items first.  Boys vs. Girls

To start off with the topic of money we talked about what it is and what we use it for.  This brought on wants and needs. 

Then we sorted money into spending money, saving money, and money to give away.

The Dragons enjoyed pretending to climb trees so much (and still had an abundance of energy after 20 min of climbing) we went on a bear hunt.  I looked up the song on you tube and together we followed the instructions.  Such a great moving activity!

Sensory Bath

I bought 2 packs of colorful paper clips, 1 big, 1 small, and 2 horseshoe magnets at the dollar store.  I dumped some of each size paper clip onto cookie sheets and covered them with shaving cream.

The Dragons used the horseshoe magnets  to find the paper clip treasure under the shaving cream.

Of course the shaving cream soon became the main event in the tub and The Dragons enjoyed smearing it on their faces and belly's!


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