We are still studying the preschool alphabet and we are on “H is for Horse.”
Our littlest cowboy really enjoyed our study on the letter “H”. We have a small stuffed rocking horse and Nugget tried his best to climb a pillow to get onto the horse. Mommy thinks he is absolutely adorable. He can ride the horse with a little help. It’s amazing how fast these babies grow.
This morning we studied a children’s bible story written about Mark 3:13-19, Luke 6:12-16, and Matthew 10:1-8 about Jesus’ special helpers, the disciples. The memory verse for today is:
Ephesians 2:10, New International Version (NIV)
10 For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
I talked with Peanut about how we can help each other and we reviewed the sign (ASL) for “help”. You make a “thumbs-up” sign with one hand and place it thumb up in the center of an open palm that is the other hand. For the magnet board I had flashcards for: hat, house, hippo, horse, hand, and heart. I added “help” and “holy God”. I think the last one applies to us (you and me) but is a big concept for a two-year-old. I just wanted a reminder on the board.
We have some cute books: “Heaven is Having You”, “A Hippo’s Tale”, and “The Hippo-Not-Amus.” All great books for a child Peanut’s age. I also found some foam “H”‘s, and our already famous rocking horse (a gift from Nannie – Peanut’s grandmother.)
We had three wonderful guests this morning. My friend Tayde and her two boys who are almost the exact same age as my two boys stopped by for a play date. Peanut enjoyed coloring and sliding down the Little Tykes slide in our playroom with Tayde’s two-year-old son.
The following video shows how we do vocabulary review. Peanut did a great job at naming the various objects that started with the letter “H”. In case you are wondering, Peanut is almost 31 months old. Please keep in mind all children develop at their own pace. Peanut scores very high in communication – it’s an area of strength for him. In comparison, Nugget scores highest in fine motor skills. Every child is different. If you are viewing this in a reader click “H is for Help” to watch the video.
I love how the scripture tells us we are God’s “handiwork.” We are created by Him to do the good works He has created us to do. It’s just affirming to me as a mom to know that being a mom is one of the works he has created me to fulfill. I feel empowered by this verse and I hope you do too.
I pray you are blessed by our study of the letter “H”. Please keep in touch by leaving a comment and I’d love to hear your ideas for more fun activities on our journey through the alphabet.
In His Grip,
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