16 months -
2 1/2 years
|SPECIAL TOYS & GAMES
||Play with Soothing Playdough
(below) with star & moon cookie cutters.
|Toy Wash & Swap
"Love one another." John 13:35
Jesus Teached from a Boat
Sign Language: Bed
The Nighttime Song
Tune: You Are my Sunshine
In the nighttime, Only the nighttime, I brush my teeth, and wear PJ's.
It is dark out, the moon and stars shine, And I go to sleep in my bed.
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Flash Cards and/or Felt Shapes:
Letters: M, N
The Napping House
|Explore Flashlights. Provide an inexpensive flashlight for each child. Turn off the lights, cover some of the windows and have fun!
||Teach all or some of this Fishers of Men lesson and crafts.
||Make a Boat out of a large cardboard box. Take turns being in the boat and teaching.
||Make a Star Painting: Dip star-shaped cookie cutters in yellow and white paint and stamp on blue and black construction paper.
||Sing Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star.
||Slumber Party: children come in pajamas, spend the day pretending it is night time, serve "dinner" (lunch), read bedtime stories, address night time fears, explore the world of nocturnal animals and swing shift workers, etc.
||Night-Time Center: Sleeping mats or blankets; mini pool, rubber ducky and some towels for taking a pretend bath; books for bedtime stories; dolls, teddy bears, etc.|
|SNACKS & ALTERNATE ACTIVITIES|
Milk & Cookies
Sugar Cookie "Moons & Stars"
Five yaks yawned a lot--
(Hold up 5 fingers and yawn.)
Time for bed believe it or not.
(Lay hands aside of face as asleep.)
For your mother you must obey.
And when you get up, just yell yea!
(Jump up and say “yea.”)
|Get out the Textured Pillows and let the children explore and lay their heads on them.
2 c flour
2 TBS alum
1 c salt
1 1/2 c water
1/2 c Baby Magic Calming Milk Lotion
Mix dry ingredients, add water and lotion. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until the consistency of mashed potatoes. Turn out on to a floured surface, knead until a good consistency (no longer sticky, but not stiff).
| Read Good Night Gorilla