Book List:
Circle Time:
Center Activities:
Bible Lesson:
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

book       lesson

Grimm's Fairy Tales
book       lesson

I Got Two Dogs
book       lesson

Papa, Please get the
Moon for me.
book       lesson

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
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
Printable Lesson Plan
A printable version of our Following
Jesus Lesson.  Each of our Lessons
-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: Following Jesus
With this nautical lesson you can teach children about
some special fishermen who learned to follow Jesus.  
We've included some wonderful bible printables to
help you teach little ones this important bible story.
Preschool Theme: Boats
This page is  full of boat printables!  There are boat
coloring pages, bible verse bracelets, printable word
wall cards, handwriting worksheets and more!  We
have everything you need for a fun, fantastic boat
Make Submarine Sandwiches!  Make sure the
children's hands are clean and let them build
their own sandwiches using hoagie or other
oblong buns.  Then ask them why they think
this type of sandwich is called a "submarine."
Music & Movement:

Sing "Row, Row, Row Your Boat"
while acting out the "rowing."
Morning Circle:
Show the children a nice coffee-table book of boats.  Take some time to look at the different
types, shapes, colors, and locations.  Show them a
photo of a yacht.   

Show them Photos of different boats.  What are the differences between yachts and
sailboats?  Between tugboats and barges?  Submarines and aircraft carriers? Are there any
yellow sails or boats in the book?  Ask the children what sound they hear as the beginning
sound in "yacht" and "yellow."   

Show the letter "Y" (in yellow if possible.)  Say the "Y" sound together, and repeat the
words "yacht" and "yellow.
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Show children pictures of people on boats.
Ask the children whether they've been on a boat before.  What
type was it?  What did they do?  Did they wear a life vest?  
Stress the importance of safety on the water.  
Painting Center
Have various shades of yellow available and
some letter "Y" foam stamps.  Encourage
the children to create lovely yellow "Y"
Fishing Center
Prepare a "fishing" center complete with "fishing poles"
and magnetic "fish."  You can easily create your own by
attaching a small magnet at the end of the string.  The
"fish" can simply be paper clips, or you can tape paper fish
to the paper clips for a more realistic effect.  Also include
some non-magnetic items in the fishing pool, along with
some other small magnetic items (these could be the crabs
or turtles of the fishing hole!) and observe the differences
in the items.

Printable Fish Color                         BW
Printable Creatures Color                BW
Water Centers
Provide a large container of clean water and place a
variety of toy boats in it.  Also provide other items, such
as a piece of wood, a paperclip, a paper cup, a piece of
playdough, a toy car, and a leaf.  What floats and what
sinks?  What about combining some of the objects?  
What about cupping the piece of playdough?  What
happens then?

Sink or Float File Folder Game
Bible Verse Bracelets:
Luke 5:11

"From now on you will catch

When the fishermen saw the
miracle Jesus had done for
them, how they'd caught so
many fish that their boats
nearly sank, they were amazed.
 They were so convinced that
Jesus was the Son of God that
they left everything they had
to follow Him!
Handwriting Practice:
This is an optional handwriting worksheet for
children who are ready to practice tracing the
letters of the alphabet. Y is for Yacht and children
can color the letter Y, and trace the words.  There
is also a picture of a yacht for children to color.

Y is for Yacht Coloring Page
Y is for Yellow Coloring Page
Y is for Yoke
This is a Bible Coloring
Page of a yoke.
Styrafoam Boats
Use rectangular shapes for the boat, then tape or glue a
paper triangle onto a popsicle stick and insert this into
the "boat."  Let the children paint and/or glitter-glue all
over to make their boats extra-special.  Consider having
boat races once the boats are ready and dry.  
Boat Coloring Pages
Here are some boat coloring pages you can pass out
to the children to color.

Boat Coloring Page 1
Boat Coloring Page 2
Classroom Field Trip
If there is a marina, lake, maritime museum, or historic
battleship in your area, take the children for a visit.  If
that is not possible, borrow a video of "Theodore
Tugboat" and enjoy the wonderful make-believe of the
Big Harbour!
Fishermen Coloring Page w/ Bible Verse
Here is a bible coloring page with the verse from
Luke 5:11 in the upper corner.
"Don't Rock the Boat" by Marilyn Lashbrook
Retells for beginning readers the New Testament
story of how Jesus filled the fishermen's empty nets
with fishes.
"The Boat Book" by Gail Gibbons
Introduces many kinds of boats and ships, including
rowboats, canoes, sailboats, speedboats, cruise ships,
submarines, tugboats, and tankers.
"Don't Rock the Boat" by Marilyn Lashbrook
Retells for beginning readers the New Testament
story of how Jesus filled the fishermen's empty nets
with fishes.
Read: "The Boat Book" by Gail Gibbons
Did the children see some familiar boats in the book?
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