Scripture:Exodus 20:9,10 (Hard work)
9 Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work:
10 But the seventh day is the sabbath of the Lord thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates:
We talked about how we need to get all our work done before Sunday.We also talked about working together and having a good attitude to make it go faster and so we can have more fun.There was a bit of eye rolling at first.I mentioned a story that shows how one man saw beyond his daily labor. A traveler passed a stone quarry and saw three men working. He asked each man what he was doing. Each man’s answer revealed a different attitude toward the same job. “I am cutting stone,” the first man answered. The second replied, “I am earning three gold pieces per day.” The third man smiled and said, “I am helping to build a house of God.”
Nursery Rhyme: This little piggie
Music and movement:
First we read Senses on the farm
Old McDonald had a farm
On the farm he has a cow
Ei-ei-o with a moo moo here
Moo moo there
Here a moo
There a moo
Everywhere a moo moo.
Old McDonald had a farm.Ei-ei-o
Continue with other animals,horse,pig,chicken,cat,dog
Sung to the tune of Row Row Row Your Boat.
Milk, Milk, Milk your cow while sitting on the stool.
Pulling, squirting, pulling, squirting till the buckets full.
"Barnyard Dance" Act out this poem while someone reads it to you. The barnyard dance is about to begin, So hitch up your pants and jump right in! Pick the apples! Husk the corn! Crow with the rooster in the early morn! Bow to your partner! Wave hello! Clap your hands and tap your toe! Feed the chickens! Milk the cow! Hoe the weeds and push the plow! The barnyard dance has come to an end, So kick up your heels and start again!
For baby-6months and up.We read teach my baby Sounds and first words on the farm.I asked my Preschooler what sounds each animal made.We also did the this little piggy rhyme.Here is a fun way of turning this rhyme into a counting game.
Craft:paper plate cow.
What you need is paper plates,pink and black construction paper,glue and scissors.I
just drew the ears and nose on the pink paper,and legs on the black.Cut and paste.Easy peasy!My kind of craft!
My daughter named her cow Flopsy and
the boys called theirs Awesome dude.
They did a little dance for the baby.It was too cute!