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 I Can Be
Content Bible Lesson. Each of our
lessons include the following:
-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: Being Content
We've all read the story about the Grouchy Ladybug,
but what does the Bible have to say about grouchy
behavior?  Teach children how God calls them to Love
him with all their hearts, and to share that love with
their friends and family.
Preschool Theme: Creepy Crawly Bugs!
This page is  full of Ladybug printables!  There are
coloring pages, bible verse bracelets, sequencing cards,
handwriting worksheets and more!  We have everything
408170: Bugs: Fit A Shape Board Book Bugs: Fit A Shape Board Book
By Homeschool / Running Press Book Publishers

Bugs is creative and developmental fun. Find the bug that goes with each picture in the book. Does the ladybug go with the web or the leaves? Can you fit the ladybug shape into the spot next to the leaves? You've matched the bug! Recommended for ages 4 and under.
Morning Circle Time
Show the letter "V" to the children.  Say the "V" sound together.  Ask the children for
examples of "V" words.  Repeat these together.  Show the children a close-up photo of a
Velvet Mite.  Ask the children if they know what velvet is.  Have a swatch of velvet to
pass around.  Let the children describe what it feels like.  Ask them why they think the
Velvet Mite was named after velvet.  Spend a moment discussing their suggestions.  
Explain that today's lesson will be about two very different kinds of creepy crawlies.  
One is an insect, and the other is a reptile.  Ask the children if they know some
differences between insects and reptiles.  Help them make the distinctions.  Make a chart
or graph of the differences if you like.
Snack Time
Mix up some miniature marshmallows,
raisins, crisped rice cereal, and some
gummy bugs, and let the children's
imaginations do the rest!
Music & Movement:
Play Janet Sirret's "Creepy, Crawly,
Slimy Things" from her CD of the
same name and dance!  To hear a
sample, click below
Reptile Habitat
If possible, have a real chameleon for the children to see
and interact with.  If not, provide a "habitat" (pretend
trees, a blue plastic reptiles and amphibians for the plastic
reptiles and amphibians for the children to use in
imaginary play.
Camouflage Center (Printable)
Let the children experiment with the concept of camouflage
scrapbooking paper scraps, and making pattern-on-pattern
collages.  For example, use one sheet of patterned paper for a
background.  Then tear strips and shapes out of both that
same kind of pattern and from other patterns and paste them
on.  Can the children see how the bits from the same pattern
camouflage or blend in while the other bits stand out?  Why
would it be helpful for a chameleon to blend in or
camouflage to its environment? .
Insect Discovery Center
Have some bugs (yes, REAL bugs,) for the children to
examine.  If you're brave enough, and depending on the type
of bugs you have, let the children touch the insects and let
them crawl on their hands.  If not, have a few select creepy
crawlies in see-through containers (with air-holes punched
in!), magnifying glasses, and notepaper and pens for the
children to take "notes" on their discoveries!
V is for Vine
This is a Bible Coloring
Page of a vine.
Handwriting Practice:
This is an optional handwriting worksheet for
children who are ready to practice tracing the
letters of the alphabet.

V is for Velvet Mite
V is for Visitor
Bible Verse Bracelets:
Romans 12:3

"Do not Think yourself more highly than you ought"

Help the children understand the verse's main point.
What could the confused chameleon and the grouchy grumpy ladybug have done
differently that would have made both them and those around them more happy?  
What do we need to know to be content?  

Explain that God has made us special, with a plan for each of us.  And He has
commanded us to love Him with all our heart, and to love our neighbor as we love
ourselves.  Knowing that, we are free to be what He created us to be, and are free from
jealousy, envy, and needing to prove ourselves to others.  What wonderful news!
"The Selfish Song"
from Veggie Tales
"Veggietunes Vol. 3:  
A Queen, A King, and
a Very Blue Berry."  
Make Paper Plate

Paper Plates
Red Paint
Black Construction Paper
Pre cut spots, legs and head shapes from black construction
paper.  Let children paint on the paper plates till they're
coverd in red.  While the paint is still wet, show them how
to press on the spots.  Use a little dab of glue for the legs
and the head.

For more Lady bug fun....
Set up the easels and crack out the fingerpaint, and let your
little masters create!  Encourage the children to make one
or more large red circles on their paper.  Then show them
how to make black dots on the red circles with their
fingertips.  Add a few lines for legs and antennae and you
have perfectly painted ladybugs.  Try adding a little green
here and there for leaves. Worthy of a frame!
Grouchy Ladybug Sequencing cards

Children love to retell stories.  Use this set of Story Sequencing cards to help
children recreate the story of the Grouchy Ladybug.  Older children can write
in the time each visit occurred and even design their own animals for the
Grouchy Ladybug to meet!  Print one for each of your students, or even make
a file folder game with them by printing multiple sets for matching.
Click Here to print
Page 1           Page 2        Page 3
Lady Bug Sequencing

This is a set of printable Lady Bug size sequencing
cards.  Print on Cardstock, or laminate and cut out.
Let children put them in order from smallest to
largest, then largest to smallest.  For younger
children print and extra set and mount to a file
folder to make a game.
Class Visitor
If you have an insect or reptile enthusiast
around, ask them to come in for a visit and share
their creepy crawly friends.  Check with your
local library, area museums and other resources
to see what possibilities you might have.
"The Grouchy Ladybug" by Eric Carle
The Grouchy Ladybug is bigger and brighter, as
irascible but irresistible as ever and will surely
delight new generations of readers, as well as her
devoted fans of all ages. Happy Birthday, Grouchy
"The Mixed up Chameleon" by Eric Carle
The chameleon's life was not very exciting until the
day it discovered it could change not only its color
but its shape and size,too. When it saw the wonderful
animals in the zoo, it immediately wanted to be like
them -- and ended up like all of them at once -- with
hilarious results.
"The Grouchy Ladybug" by Eric Carle
Ask the children why the ladybug was so unhappy.  
What was it looking for?  Why would it want to
fight?  Was it trying to prove something to itself or
to others?  What hard lesson did it learn?
Read: "The Mixed up Chameleon" by Eric Carle
Why was the chameleon so unhappy?  What did it
think would make it happy?  Why?  Did it work?  
Why not?
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