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 Countryside!
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 Countryside).
Father God made the world, E-I-E-I-O,
And in the Countryside He made a river, E-I-E-I-O
With a splish splash here, and a splish splash there etc.
Activity Using whatever resources you have available, create a ‘Countryside’ for your child to explore, some ideas are below. As you play remind your child that God made the Countryside and the animals that live in it - we can thank God for the wonderful Countryside.
- Fill a baking tray with various cereals (weetabix hay bales, shredded wheat straw etc) to create some fields and add some toy farm animals
- If you have a garden you could take some toy animals outside and play with them in the grass or mud or collect some grass, mud, plants etc into a baking tray and bring them inside to play with.
- Create some fields and hills out of playdough
- Build a farm out of duplo/lego