Vocab: I’m thinking about adding the names of the planets to the vocab words for the older kids. We’ll do the same as we did the other two weeks – adding the pictures to the front of the flash cards.
Journal: Which of Heavenly Fathers creations are you most thankful for?
Reading/Flashcards/Computer: You should totally be getting the hang of this!!
Vocab: Copy vocab words 3x each (print for littles and cursive for biggies)
Journal: Pretend our family is chosen to be the First Family on the Moon. How would we get ready for our outer space adventure?
Reading/Flashcards/Computer: Stick with the drill
Mercury - orange jujube
Mercury's hot too
Venus is the brightest planet
Earth is home to me and you
Mars is the red one
Jupiter's most wide
Saturn's got those icy rings
Uranus spins on its side
Neptune's really windy
Pluto's really small
We wanted to name the planets
And now we've named them all.
Vocab: The vocab activity today with the cereal is great!!
Journal: Imagine you discovered a new planet? What is it like? What would you name it? Describe your planet and draw a picture!!
Reading/Flashcards/Computer: Stick with what works!!
Activity - Sunshine gives us warmth and light. It also helps the plants grow which give us food. Discuss what life would be like without the sun. Express gratitude to Heavenly Father for giving us sunlight.
Vocab: write definitions for vocab words
Journal: See above activity…record everything (observations, art, and entries) in your journal.
Reading/Flashcards/Computer: You know…
- Start with a prayer.
- Recite the Pledge of Allegiance and/or family motto.
- Song, "My Heavenly Father Loves Me" pg. 228
- Scripture - Recite and Memorize Isaiah 45:18.
Day 5 - Read and discuss Genesis 1:20-23.
Activity - Animal Matchup. Print out the following worksheet. Cut out each animal. Glue the large animals around the edges of a paper plate or 8.5 x 11 sheet of cardstock (laminate). Glue the smaller animals onto clothespins. Match each animal.
Additional Note - I printed the animals in black and white and glued them onto 3X5 cards, and then made a Memory game out of them. Way more fun.
Day 6 - Read and discuss Genesis 1:24-31.
Activity - Give each child a ball of play dough. Explain that Heavenly Father and Jesus created Adam and Eve. Using a person-shaped cookie cutter, have the child create a person. (If you don't have a cookie cutter, have them use a plastic knife and have them cut out their own.)
Explain that we are really all the same, regardless of color. We were all created by a loving Heavenly Father. Also explain that even though child 1 may use the same cookie cutter as child 2, their creations are still going to be different. Ask your child how that could be so. Emphasize that each one of us is unique and special.
Day 7 - Read and discuss Genesis 2:1-3.
Activity - Rest and relax! Pamper yourself. You've all done great this week. Ask your children what they like to do when they relax.
* If you made paper mache planets earlier in the week, they should be dry and ready to paint.*
(The above picture shows what happens if you don't have enough layers...despite my counsel, we have a squashed sun. the bottom picture shows a perfectly round earth!!!)
Optional Field Trip - Visit a planetarium or go star gazing.
Vocab: Spelling test for big kids, vocab match for little kids
Journal: same journal as Thursday, only for the last 3 days of the Creation
Reading/Flashcards/Computer: I think I’m going to stop writing this…
Field Trip: The planetarium would be great!!