Virtual Learning

Storytime

All Better! by Henning Löhlein

with Ms. Tiffani and Ms. Britney

Storytime with Tiffani and Britney All Better!: Henning Lohein
This book can be purchased by our lovely book lady,  Joy Jewels
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Circle Time

Continents and Oceans with

Ms. Jamilin & Preschool

How many contenients are there?
Can you name them all?
Who can name all of the seas?
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Bible Lesson

God Asks Me to Serve Others

Ms. Cindy & Ms. Dawn

When I serve others, I am serving God

What are some ways you can serve people?

  • Sharing (sharing toys with friends)
  • Praying (praying for friends when they get hurt)
  • Helping (helping someone clean up)
  • Caring (being kind to a sad friends)

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In the active discuss with your little ones about ways to serve and write them on the hand. For older children have them draw a picture of ways they can serve.

Encouraging Words and Prayer

Encouragement and Prayer

with Jennifer Strickland

To create our jar I picked up some oversized craft sticks and wrote a simple prompt on each one:

  • Obedience and self-control
  • our leaders
  • our community
  • God’s forgiveness
  • something you need
  • relationship with God
  • a sibling
  • relationship with others
  • friends
  • our church
  • something you want
  • a family member
  • health
  • praise God!

Cooking

Cooking: Kids Snack Mix

with Ms. Brenda, Ms. Bridget and Preschool Friends

Ingredients 

  • Waffle Bowls
  • Marshmallows
  • M&M’s
  • Gummy Bears
  • Fruit Loops
  • Goldfish (optional)
  • Pretzels (optional)

Directions

Everything in this recipe can be done by the child. Remember to always assist children in the kitchen. This is a great activity for them to build a sense of independence, fine motor skills, and social and emotional skills.

  • Gather Ingredients
  • Wash your hands
  • Separate Ingredients
  • Put measuring spoons with each item
  • Have the child measure and scoop each ingredient into the waffle bowls

Letter Recognition with Art

Art: Letter Recognition

with Ms. Jamilin, Ms. Leigh Ann and Preschool Friends

Recognition of letters is a fundamental part of learning how to read. Without it, children struggle learning letter sounds and recognizing words. Children who cannot recognize letter and name them with their sounds have difficult learning how to read. was such a simple activity to prep for, and he had a great time with it. 

You will need:

  • Q-tips
  • Worksheets
  • Washable Paint

Music

Music: Color Recognition

with Ms. Katie

Generally, children learn to identify colors by 18 months. They can name different colors by the age of 2.5-3 years. However, sometimes it can be frustrating to parents as teaching colors is not as easy as other activities. Songs are a great way to teach colors to little ones. Find a tune and get creative with it!

Science

Science: Milk Fireworks

with Ms. Rachel

What’s going on with this “magic milk”?
If your children are old enough to discuss some of the scientific principles at work in this experiment, here are   a few highlights:
  • Food coloring (and liquid watercolors) will mix with water, but not fat.
  • Dish soap breaks the surface tension of milk, allowing the color molecules to flow more freely.
  • Dish soap will bind to the fat in the milk and create soap-fat molecules that shove the color molecules around the bowl in spectacular designs (aka fireworks!)
  • Sticking the q-tip into the bowl also contributes to the currents of color and milk.

Physical Education

Physical Education: Exercise

with Ms. Taylor

Building a strong foundation at a young age not only offers health benefits into old age, but immediate results as well. Active kids equal healthy adults, and with National Physical Fitness & Sports Month in May, now is a great time to get the family moving! While there are a wide range of benefits when kids exercise, here are our top five.
1 – Fights Disease

2 – Improved Behavior

3 – Develops Healthy Habits

4 – All Kids Benefit

5 – Better Sleep

As part of the Let’s Move! initiative to stamp out childhood obesity, Jazzercise, Inc. is hosting free Kids Get Fit events at schools worldwide in honor of National Physical Fitness and Sports Month in May. Kids Get Fit is a free community outreach program designed to help school districts promote kids’ fitness as a way of life. It was established as a part of the Junior Jazzercise program to teach children the importance of establishing healthy habits at an early age that last a lifetime.

By Judi Sheppard Missett, Jazzercise Founder and CEO