Nursery Age 1 - Lesson 19

(Follow the links to learn more about using the ideas listed.)

What to do in Week One
(Just a suggestion)


Ducky's Seasons by Dick McCue


Proverbs 25:11

"A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver."

Nursery Rhyme

The Little Bird

Once I saw a little bird
Come hop, hop, hop;
So I cried, "Little bird,
Will you stop, stop, stop?"

And was going to the window
To say, "How do you do?"
But he shook his little tail,
And far away he flew.

Speech & Vocabulary

Giving Directions: (at bath time) Hand me your washcloth.

Indoor Games

Teddy Bear Fun

Have a Teddy Bear picnic!  Lay a blanket on your family room floor and surround it with your child's teddy bears and dolls.  Set out non-messy snacks and have a picnic.

Another activity we have done... gather all the stuffed animals and dolls you own and place in a large pile.  Place your child in the center of all the dolls and take a picture.  If you have so many dolls that it is hard to pick out your own child in the picture, it may be time to declutter.  <smile>  This happened to us!

Classical Music

Bach: Andante from Concerto No. 5 for Keyboard & Orchestra BWV 1056

Children's Songs

This Old Man

Foreign Languages

(For learning French -- you can substitute with choices of your own in a different language.)

Part One: Learn a song in French -- Ah! vous dirai-je Maman
Part Two: French Vocabulary -- la chaise (chair)


Optional:  Choose an exercise from an exercise book to use with your toddler daily.

Arts and Crafts

Sand Tray Drawing

Bring some sand in from your sand box or trip to the beach.  Cover a shallow tray with the sand.  Show your toddler how to draw in the sand with his/her finger.  Take turns drawing a picture.

What to do in Week Two
(Just a suggestion)


1,2,3 to the Zoo: A Counting Book by Eric Carle


Proverbs 25:11

"A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver."


"The Wrong House" from When We Were Very Young by A. A. Milne

Sign Language

Suggestion:  Teach the sign for AIRPLANE.

Outdoor Games

(Depending on the season of the year you can rearrange these suggestions to work for you -- see the outdoor games link above.)

Sand Play -- either play in your own sand box at home, or find a beach, lake, or playground that does have one.  Bring out sand toys and show your toddler how to build and dig.

Musical Exploration

Maracas -- you can use maracas from a rhythm band set (they can also be purchased individually) or create your own.  If you make your own, be sure to seal them well so that your child will be safe from any small objects (choking hazards).  You can tape two paper cups together with beans inside.  Decorate.

Choose music with a latin rhythm and shake your maracas to the beat!


Arrane Saveenagh (Celtic) from the Celtic Cradle CD


Stick Puppets -- We have used paint stirring sticks for these puppets.  Find 6 paint sticks.  Then create 6 construction paper circles (about 4 inches in diameter).  On each circle draw a face with a different emotion.  For example:  happy, sad, angry, scared, embarrassed, crying, etc.  Show your toddler each puppet and talk about the different emotions.

Nature Study

Choose from the list of suggestions according to the current season.

Art Appreciation

Children's Illustrators Art Appreciation

Tasha Tudor -- Show your toddler the artwork of Tasha Tudor in the book The Lord is My Shepherd: The Twenty-Third Psalm.


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