Monday, May 4, 2009

Garden of the Good Shepherd ~ Week 4

Garden_detailWell, my children ended up getting a few "rain checks" last week since I was gone Thursday-Sunday, and we are now a little bit behind celebrating the Fifty days of Easter with "The Garden of the Good Shepherd." But that's okay, we can continue today.

This weeks theme is based on:

"The Wind and Sea Obey Him."

I updated my list from last year, and you can find even more ideas here. I will not get to all these ideas, but just use the list as a guideline each day and use what works with our schedule. We have a super busy week ahead of us, so I am sure I'll be keeping it really simple.

22. The Boat : Read Matthew 8:23-27

23. The Mast: Read Ezekiel 27:4-7
Since the Cross is the "Mast" of the Catholic Church, we will either:

24. The Sail : Read Acts 27:33-44

25. The Net : Read Mark 1:16-20
Sea of Galilee Touch Picture

Need: Pattern #67, print this picture; brown construction paper background; cotton balls; sandpaper; aluminum foil; netted produce bag cut in a 6"x4" diamond; brown, dark blue, and light blue markers/crayons; glue stick; scissors.
  1. Color boat brown, sea and sky blue.
  2. stretch apart cotton balls and glue on clouds.
  3. Staple on netting over side of boat for fish net.
  4. Crumple aluminum foil and glue on as rocks.
  5. Glue on sand paper to make beach area.
  6. Mount onto brown background.
  7. Discuss and experiment with the sense of touch.

26. The Fishes : Read John 21:4-8
  • Possibly take Sparkle (our one remaining goldfish) to my parents and release him in the pond.
  • Play Go Fish or Discovery Toys ABSeas Alphabet Fishing Game
  • Fish Snack: Need: Blue napkins, medicine cups, pretzels, gold fish crackers, peanut butter. Open up napkin and place fish in the middle. (The napkin is the ocean.) Have peanut butter in the cup. (This is the bait cup.) Use pretzels for fishing rods. Dip in bait (peanut butter) and catch a fish. Eat fish and bait. Keep fishing until all the fish are eaten.
  • Fish in the Sea Snack: Need: Italian bread or French bread, Cream cheese, Goldfish crackers, Blue food coloring, Slice bread. Mix blue food color and cream cheese. Spread cream cheese on bread. Put goldfish in the blue sea.
  • Make Fish Sticks for dinner
  • Make Fishbowl or Fishing Pole Cupcakes

27. The Barbecue : Read John 21:9-14
  • Grill some fish out on the patio, of course!

28. The Leviathan : Read Psalm 104:24-30
I had a wonderful time on my trip, but it is really nice to be home! Now, to get busy with everything I need to "catch up" around here and start school for the day...
Hope you all have a great day! God Bless!

1 comment:

  1. Did you get a chance to look at the Monterey Bay's online aquarium?? I had a look at it after visiting their brick and mortar in Las Vegas... The kids loved the aquarium in person and online!!


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