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 Woodland!
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 Woodland).
Father God made the world, E-I-E-I-O,
And in the Woodland He made a bird, E-I-E-I-O
With a tweet tweet here, and a tweet tweet there etc.
Activity Create a texture walk to explore the Woodland. Set out plates/boxes with different woodland/forest items on for your child to walk bare foot on each (or feel with hands if they don’t want to walk on them). For example: soil, leaves, sticks, pebbles, seeds, water (to help with cleaning at the end!). You could also put some of these items in a big box/bowl and let your child play with them, build with them etc.
As they walk around, talk about how the different items feel and how God made the Woodland and all the different things we find there - we can thank God for the wonderful Woodland.