Here is how I decided my "theme" for this round of Blogging Through the Alphabet. As I was going through old blog posts recently, I noticed I have some neat ideas for activities and crafts that I did with in the past. Unfortunately, I always included them in my weekly wrap up posts or more recently in Poppins Book Nook posts, so they sort of got buried. I can't really share them as individual activities or create pinnable images to promote them and share my ideas, which is why I started this blog in the first place (to share my ideas with others who work with children). So, I am going to make new posts for these ideas.
I have found there is a huge benefit in this strategy. I am remembering ideas that I had forgotten, which means I can now do these activities with the younger children. I will be sharing the old pictures and possibly sharing new pictures of the younger children participating.
Several years ago, I needed a muffin tin idea to go with the letter J. I decided to make a Jonah Muffin Tin.
J is for. . . Jonah Muffin Tin
The following story of Jonah is from a board book we used to use at Bible Time, I am only quoting the lines that are relevant.
Jonah boarded a ship and went to sea-banana boat
Into the water Jonah fell-glass of water (it was supposed to be blue Jello but I forgot)
A giant fish came into sight and swallowed Jonah in one big bite-Swedish fish
In the belly of the fish Jonah stayed and for forgiveness prayed and prayed
(hand shaped peanut butter and jelly sandwiches-I used a tracing of their hands)
I added the green beans to represent the plant that God provided for shade for Jonah and then destroyed, however, that part of the story is not in the board book, but it is in the Alice in Bibleland version, which we enjoy.
A graham cracker/cool whip sandwich onto which I wrote "obey" with food coloring