This term in the Nest we are learning about the world around us to help us remember to be thankful for all the wonderful places God has created. This week we are looking at the Desert!
Verse ‘I will give thanks to You, Lord, with all my heart; I will tell of all Your wonderful deeds.’ Psalm 9v1
Book Five Minute Bible Stories by Fiona Boon & Hayley Down (pages 71-91) (see link here). Tamsin, one of our fantastic Nest team, has recorded a video of this term’s book including a Makaton signed story and song (see link here).
Songs Who’s the king of the jungle - Creator God - If I were a butterfly - Praise the Lord - When I look (see the videos here) - Father God (to the tune of Old MacDonald, lyrics below, have a go at making up more verses with your child about other things you can find in the Desert).
Father God made the world, E-I-E-I-O,
And in the Desert He made it hot, E-I-E-I-O
With a *wipe hand across forehead and say ‘phew’ like it’s hot* here, and a *wipe hand across forehead and say ‘phew’ like it’s hot* there etc.
Activity 1 Make mosaic lizards by first printing or drawing an outline of a lizard. Let your child decorate this with cut out pieces of card/tissue paper and googly eyes (see here for an example of this activity).
Activity 2 Make a cactus picture using whatever resources you have available. See here for an example of this activity using green rice to make the spines. To make the green rice, put some rice in a food bag with a blob of green paint and mix it around to fully cover the rice in the paint. Then lay it out on some greaseproof paper to dry. Once dry it can be stuck onto your cactus picture.
While you make your lizard/cactus pictures, remind your child that God made the Desert and all the animals and plants that are there - we can thank God for the wonderful Desert.