After our mini series for Easter we are now coming back to our God Made Me topic. We are learning about how God created us and how we have amazing bodies that can do so many things. This week we will be learning about our sense of smell.
Verse ‘I praise You because I am fearfully and wonderfully made.’ Psalm 139v14
Book God knows all about me by Claire Page and God loves little me by Rebecca Elliott (see links here). Tamsin, one of our Nest team, and two very special helpers have also recorded a brilliant video of one of this term’s books using Makaton signs (see the video here).
Songs Deep, deep, deep - Jesus loves me - Great big God - Guess what, God loves you - Jump around (see the videos here) - God made my head, shoulders, knees and toes (lyrics below, sing the first line however you’d like to and then into the normal tune).
God made my…Head, shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes. Head, shoulders, knees and toes. knees and toes. And eyes and ears and mouth and nose. Head, shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes.
Activity 1 Talk about how God made our sense of smell. Then play ‘can you guess the smell’ game? Put different items in boxes and let your child smell without looking to see if they can guess what they are. For example: peeled orange, ripe banana, cheesy crisps, fresh bread etc.
Activity 2 Use fresh herbs and a little water to let your child make ‘perfume’ in various size pots/bowls, using spoons, funnels etc. Talk to your child about how it smells and remind them that God made us able to smell.