Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Raising Rock Stars: Noah's Ark

Our letter this week is R, so I thought it would be the perfect time to learn about Noah's Ark and Rainbows.

We started by reading about Noah from The Bible in Pictures for Little Eyes by Kenneth N Taylor. This book was given to me for my 2nd birthday (I know thanks to the inscription). I really enjoy this particular 'Bible.' I like it because the pictures are sketches of people rather then cartoon characters and there are great questions at the end of each page. It does not sugar coat the story of the flood, like some, and specifically asks where the other people of the earth are. I told Mustang where the other people where, but brushed over it quickly. She has been very worried about death and dying lately and I didnt want to scare her.

After we read the story, we reviewed it by looking at large pictures of Noah, animals and his ark in this giant coloring book I found at the Dollar Tree.

We printed off some fantastic resources to use with our story!

We read 'On the Ark' from the Noah's Ark Tot book on 1+1+1=1. Then we counted using the counting cards also from the Tot book.

I had Mustang put numbers 1-20 in order using the rainbow cards from Christian Preschool Printables.

We colored rainbows from Confessions of a Homeschooler.

And I gave them our Fisher Price Noah's Ark to play with. At first they didnt want to have their picture taken :).

Even Mini got in on the action.

Then we headed to the kitchen!

We recycled our broken crayons-which we have tons of-and made rainbow crayons.

To do this, we put foil muffin wrappers in our tin and then filled each hole with broken crayons. Heat the oven to 250 and cook from 7-12 minutes. Keep a good eye on them. Pull them out, let them cool, and then remove them from the foil.

Charger thought they were cookies. I warned him, but he still tried them. They werent cookies after all :).

We also made rainbow rice. Red, Yellow, Green, Blue and Purple. We dont have purple food coloring. We added red and blue until we had something that resembled purple. Then, we mixed it all together for the base of our rainbow sensory tub.

This was a FUN lesson with so many extention possibilities. I hope you enjoyed our wrap up. For more great ideas for your family devotions, check out the weekly post at 1+1+1=1. God Bless!


Anonymous said...

What a wonderful week you had learning about Noah! I love the rainbow rice!

Carolina Girl said...

How fun. The rainbow colored rice is a great idea.

mother plus teacher said...

oh wow, such great ideas! Thank you for sharing the resources.