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Center Activities:
Bible Lesson:
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Amazing Airplanes
book       lesson

Autumn is for Apples
book       lesson

Barney Says Play Safely
book       lesson

Can You Hear It?
book       lesson

Dream Snow
book       lesson

Elmer
book       lesson

Grimm's Fairy Tales
book       lesson

I Got Two Dogs
book       lesson

Papa, Please get the
Moon for me.
book       lesson

Magnets
book       lesson

My Shadow
book       lesson

Spring is Here
book       lesson

St. Patrick's Day
in the Morning
book       lesson

Teddy Bear Picnic
book       lesson

Ten Apples up on Top
book       lesson

The Boat Book
book       lesson

The Itsy Bitsy Spider
book       lesson

The Little Red Hen
book       lesson

The Mixed Up Chameleon
book       lesson

The Three R's
book       lesson

The Tiny Seed
book       lesson

The Very Hungry
Caterpillar
book       lesson

There's No Place
like Space
book       lesson

Three Little Kittens
book       lesson

Two Little Trains
book       lesson

Queen of Hearts
book       lesson

We Three Kings
book       lesson

Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin
book       lesson
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underlined.
-Morning Circle Time
-Preschool Theme
-Letter of the Week
-Music & Movement
-Center Time Activities
-Snack Suggestion
-Thematic Craft
-Bible Theme
-Bible Verse
-Bible Song
-Optional Resources
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Bible Theme: Stewardship
Children will learn how we must take care of the
earth God created.  This means that we we should
carry on taking care of the earth, doing our best in
everything we do, until the day Jesus comes again.  
Preschool Theme: Recycling (Earth Day!)
This page is  full of Earth Day and Recycle themed
printables!  There are coloring pages, bible verse
bracelets, file folder games, handwriting worksheets
and more!  We have everything you need to teach
children about Recycling.
110569: Roots, Shoots, Buckets & Boots Paperback Roots, Shoots, Buckets & Boots Paperback
By Sharon Lovejoy / Workman Publishing

Roots, Shoots, Buckets and Boots is one of those gorgeously constructed books that you can't help but look through again and again. Printed on faux hand-pressed paper, the creamy brown pages provide the perfect background for the detailed illustrations scattered throughout. With an introduction on the top 20 plants for kids, the remainder of the book contains instructions for 12 imagination-infused theme gardens.
Talk About Directions~
Do a "directions" review.  Show the children a picture of an
arrow.   (BW)  Ask the children to point in that direction.  
Show an "up" arrow, a "down" arrow, a "left" and a "right"
arrow.  Practice following directions.  Practice "up," "down,"
"left," "right," "backward," "forward," and any other direction
you'd like.  (Note:  preschool children will have difficulty
grasping "left" and "right," but demonstrate them anyway.)  
Finally, ask the children to sit down,
Teach about R words
Ask them what direction the arrows are leading.  Discuss
what the symbol might mean.  Introduce the concept of
re-use, or recycling.  Talk about where the children think their
trash goes after they throw it in the bin.  Talk about direction
words:  "in" the trash, take "out" the garbage, trucks take
"away" our rubbish, workers put trash "into" the landfills, the
garbage gets buried "under" lots of other rubbish, etc.  
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Bible Verse Bracelets:
Genesis 2:15

"The LORD God put the man
in the Garden of Eden to take
care of it and to look after it."
Bible Song:
Sing This is My Father's
World from the Veggie
Tales Bob and Larry's
Campfire Songs CD.  
"Biscuit's Earth Day Ccelebration" by Alyssa Satin
Capucilli
Join Biscuit as he helps take care of our green world.
From planting seeds to cleaning up, Biscuit's celebration
is an exciting adventure for Earth Day and for every day!
"The Three R's" Reuse, Reduce, Recycle" by Nuria
Roca
Attractive color illustrations and easy-to-follow text
combine to present factual information that younger boys
and girls will readily absorb and understand. The Three
R's: Reuse, Reduce, Recycle is one in a series of four
entertaining What Do You Know About? books, for very
young children.
READ: "The Three R's" Reuse, Reduce, Recycle" by
Nuria Roca
Attractive color illustrations and easy-to-follow text combine
to present factual information that younger boys and girls will
readily absorb and understand. The Three R's: Reuse, Reduce,
Recycle is one in a series of four entertaining What Do You
Know About? books, for very young children.
Thematic Snack:
Have "recycled" soup!  Prepare small
amounts of various foods that might
typically be left over after a meal.  You
might have some shredded chicken,
some cheese, corn, and rice.  Use
whatever ingredients you can bring
that you might put into a soup or stew.
children the value of being resourceful
and not being wasteful.
Music & Movement:

Do the "Recycle Rap."  Listen to
Teresa Jennings' song the "Recycle
Rap," and let the kids dance and clap to
the rhythm.  For an added dimension,
show the children posters of directional
arrows at various points in the song,
and have the children dance in that
direction until the arrow changes.
Sorting the Recycling
Sorting the recycling.  Set up various recycling bins in
your classroom to teach both sorting skills and how to
recycle paper, plastic, and aluminum.  Always take care
that there are no sharp bits on your recycled items.  
Plant a Garden
There's nothing more green than gardening!  Make a
small raised planting bed outdoors, or use containers, to
plant an herb, veggie, or even a flower garden with the
children.  There are many lessons to be learned over the
course of creating the garden, preparing the soil, caring
for the seedlings and plants, and enjoying the fruits (or
flowers) of your labors.  Make it as simple or as elaborate
as you like, even adding small benches or water features,
wind chimes or fish ponds, to make a quiet classroom
retreat.
Outdoor Landfill Activity
Outdoor "landfill" activity.  Prepare a reasonably large
mound of potting soil in an undisturbed area outside.  Let
the children place different types of discarded items in the
soil (like used plastic milk bottles, juice boxes, newspaper,
paper towels, and aluminum foil.  Water the mound and
check it every other day or so to see how the items are
decaying (or not decaying.) This center may have to be
done over a period of time, but will teach the kids how
various materials break down in soil.
Read: "Biscuit's Earth Day Ccelebration"
by Alyssa Satin Capucilli
Join Biscuit as he helps take care of our green world.
From planting seeds to cleaning up, Biscuit's celebration
is an exciting adventure for Earth Day and for every day!
Handwriting Practice:
This is an optional handwriting worksheet
for children who are ready to practice
tracing the letters of the alphabet.
R is for Recycling
R is for Resurrection
This is a Bible Coloring
Page of the resurrection.  
Jesus is Alive!
Read the parable of the wise and foolish virgins:
Matthew 25: 1-13

Explain that this is why we should carry on taking care of
the earth, doing our best in everything we do, until the day
Jesus comes again.  We don't know when that will be, but
He expects us to do the right thing until He returns.  (The
parable of the talents works well with this concept, as well.  
Matthew 25:14-30.)
Recycled Art
Store up a collection of broken bits, chipped clay pots, strings of beads, plastic
cutlery, old milk cartons, aluminum foil, buttons, scraps of fabric, colored paper
destined for the recycle box, tin cans, plastic lids, and just about any odds and ends
you might ordinarily throw away.  Provide plenty of adhesives, crayons, and fun
decorations, and allow the children to come up with ideas for how to use these
items to create a work of art.  The artwork can be collaborative, using all the
materials with everyone helping, or each child can come up with their own creation.
 Guide the children, but let the artwork be theirs.  Display it proudly!
Paper Clip Links
children to link into chains.  Show them how to
make patterns with the different colors, or even
make braclets and necklaces for them to take
home.  Also have a few different items on the
table for them to "Measure" with their paper clips.
Big Bins: Counting Up Recycling File Folder Game:
This is a counting game where children count up the recycled
amterials and turn the arrow to the bin with the most.  You can
easily instruct children to point the arrow to the least as well.

Recycling File Folder Game TP
Recycling File Folder Game Page 1
Recycling File Folder Game Page 2
Recycling File Folder Game Page 3

Here is a recycling game for older children to sort the materials.
Fill the Bin Collage:
Provide children with kid friendly magizines they can
search through and cut out things that can be recycled.  
Show them how to cut them out and glue to their bins.  
For younger children help them draw and color
Classroom Field Trip
Visit a recycling facility in your area.  Alternately, visit
a green farm or other entity that uses sustainable
processes for their production, such as composting,
recycling waste water, using solar energy, or reusing
materials (like Habitat for Humanity Re-Stores.)

Remember the importance of teaching stewardship in
all areas of our lives to our children.
Recycling Coloring Page
Here is a coloring page of a recycling truck
picking up the neighborhood recycling.
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