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 Make collages with Woodland items such as leaves, seeds, flowers etc. If you are able to, you could go on a walk in a Woodland to collect these items and use the time to talk about all the special things that can be found there - we can thank God for the wonderful Woodland.
Either stick these items onto a piece of card with glue or tape. Or if you have sticky back plastic you can let your child stick the items onto a sheet of this. Once they are finished you can then add a second sheet of sticky back plastic to the other side to seal their creation (these look lovely hung up in a window so the light can shine through them). See example here which suggests using tape to attach the sticky back plastic to the table to help it stay still while your child creates their picture.