September 18, 2009

getting dressed

This week's Bible theme at preschool was the story of Joseph from Genesis 37-50. (You can read it here.) Applying it to the children's own lives, we discussed feelings: especially happiness, sadness, fear and anger. We all have feelings--God does too--and there are good ways and not so good ways to express or deal with them.

The "my world" topic, in the context of Joseph's colorful coat was "clothing." We learned what kind of plants and animals clothing comes from, the differences in hot and cold weather clothing, and we encouraged the children to try their best to dress themselves using zippers, snaps, buttons, and shoelaces. We colored, cut out, and glued seasonally appropriate clothes onto paper dolls. The kids (even the boys) had a great time with it. If you want to do this with your child at home during the long weekend coming up, here is a link to the free printable images that we used.

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