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 Arctic!
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 Arctic).
Father God made the world, E-I-E-I-O,
And in the Arctic He made it cold, E-I-E-I-O
With a brr brr here, and a brr brr there etc.
Activity Make your own Arctic with some pretend snow for your child to explore. This can be made using shredded white paper, rice, cotton wool or packing beads. There are also lots of recipes online for snow made with corn flour or baking powder depending what you have available. Add any Arctic animals you have and remind your child as they play that God made the snow in the Arctic - we can thank God for the wonderful Arctic.