We are on our study of a Preschool Alphabet and G is for Giggle.
We are on the letter “G” and just thought I’d share a fun video from a birthday party we went to this weekend. We had the two boys on the couch and they were having fun giggling. The woman in pink is their grandmother. We call her “Nana.”
For the letter “G” the magnet board contained flashcards of a goose, grapes, a girl, a grasshopper, and the words “gift”, “God”, “grace” and “gorilla”. Goose, gift and grace are new words for Peanut. On the table were books like “Goodnight Gorilla”, “God Gave Us You”, as well as a book about zoo animals and a story about a giraffe.
I did not fill a sensory basket, instead I placed some giraffes and what I thought was a gorilla on the table (I think Peanut is right – it is actually a monkey.) The free printables are from 1plus1plus1equals1 and include several versions of artwork with the letter “G”.
I also placed a small wooden box on the table with a nativity wrapped in tissue paper inside. When our little man opened the box he immediately recognized it as Jesus. Then I explained to him that Jesus is God’s gift to us, a “present”. I’m trying to incorporate bible stories and other activities to help emphasize not only the letter but also some important biblical concepts at the same time.
The box with baby Jesus inside was fascinating for our little guy. He also enjoyed playing with his phonics sound maker and coloring.
In the video below our two-year old correctly identifies the zoo animals. Mommy and Daddy will have to place the stuffed monkey in the “M” sensory bin (*wink).
Click here: G is for Giraffe if you are viewing this in a reader.
In this video Peanut explains how Jesus was “born of me.” I think what he means is that he knows baby Jesus was born for him. He was born for all of us.
The scripture that speaks to me with these lessons is:
Proverbs 3:3, New International Version (NIV)
3 Let love and faithfulness never leave you;
bind them around your neck,
write them on the tablet of your heart.
I believe that lessons taught early will set the path for the future. I pray that God’s word and His teachings will always be as ready and familiar as if they were worn like a scarf around our son’s neck; and that God’s word would always be fresh in his memory.
Some other memories centered on laughter and giggles…
Praying that God’s goodness can be worn like a scarf around your neck; and that God’s word is a wellspring of life to your soul. May this post be an encouragement to you.
In His Grip,
For other posts with advice on preschooler development our our journey through the preschool alphabet go to:
F is for Fun
G is for Gift
Parenting with Positive Discipline
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