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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Once Upon a Book ~ The Pine Tree Parable

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by Liz Curtis Higgs

Summary: This is a heartwarming story about a farmer who grows Christmas trees. The farmer and his wife show the spirit of Christmas by sacrificially giving away their most wonderful Christmas tree to a family in need!

Bible Verse

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son. John 3:16a

Craft

We made Craft Stick Christmas Tree Ornaments!

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Math

We played an addition game using the Christmas tree insert cards for our Education Cubes. Each of the boys rolled the cube. The first one to correctly add the number of Christmas trees AND correctly write down the number got a tally mark. The first one with 20 tally marks won!

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Song

Sing “Oh Christmas Tree

Fingerplay

5 Little Christmas Trees (from Preschool Education)
5 little Christmas Trees
Standing all alone
Their heart were very sad
'Cause they hadn't found a home.
Then chop went the ax
And down fell the tree
And off they went with a happy family!
(continue from 4-1 Christmas Trees)
No little Christmas Trees
Standing all alone
Their hearts were very happy
'Cause they all found a home!!!

Snack

For a yummy snack, make some Christmas tree shaped sugar cookies and decorate them with m&m’s.

Art

The boys are always big fans of color by numbers! The Christmas tree color by number from Confessions of a Homeschooler was perfect for them!

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Games

The boys loved building their Christmas trees from Homeschool Creations!  For some extra cutting practice, the boys cut out all of their own pieces prior to playing!

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Want to see what's coming next (and books we've done in the past)? Click here to see our Once Upon a Book webpage!

1 comment:

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I love the tree rhyme. You look like you have had a busy week.