Sunday, February 7, 2016

Primary 1 Lesson 8: I Am Thankful for the Day and the Night

Primary 1
Lesson 8: I Am Thankful for the Day and the Night


Music :


Morning Celebration By Marilyn Marx (Poem)


1) Necklaces: Make a paper circle with a sun on one side and a moon on the other. Let the children color both sides of the circle.  P
unch a hole in the top of their circles and thread a long piece of yarn through it to make them a necklace.
I highly recommend pre-cutting for this activity because of the age of the children).There is a sun and moon from in the coloring page section below. They will have fun turning it over and over.

2) Bring glue sticks to class. Have pre-cut suns, moons, clouds, and stars for the children. Fold a piece of paper in half. Have the children color and glue a day scene on one side and a night scene on the other.

3) Make a paper sun like this one. You could also add streamers of yellow paper or ribbon to make trailing sunbeams. You could make it into a necklace.
Step 11 Paper Sun craft

4) Make a sun and moon mobile.

5) Have the children pretend to be the animals in this poem: Sleep Time

6) Make this owl (Night):

7) Hot and Cold: Use the picture of a daytime bird (seagull) or nighttime bird (owl). Send one child into the hallway and have another child hide the picture in the classroom. Have the child return from the hallway and play hot or cold by having the children sing, "Jesus Wants Me for a Sunbeam" loud or soft depending on how close the searching child is to the hidden image. Discuss if that bird comes out in the daytime or the night.
Primary cutouts of three yellow fish swimming, an owl at night, a seagull at the beach, a robin standing, and a cat sitting.

8) Pretend: Have the children pretend to say their prayers at night then go to sleep. Crow like a rooster in the morning. have them pretend to say their prayers again, brush their teeth, and eat their breakfast.

9) Play a night and day matching game by printing these images twice. It might be easiest to tape them to 3x5 cards. Turn the cards face down and have the children take turns turning them over. Six or seven cards total are about the limit of what this age group can handle.
A watercolor illustration of a boy in yellow pajamas and his pet cat looking out a window at the stars in the night sky.  A watercolor illustration of a girl with blond hair sitting barefoot on a grassy hill, looking up at the stars in the night sky.A watercolor illustration of a young boy, a young girl, and a black and white dog lying on a bank of grass overlooking the sea, with the moon and stars beyond.A watercolor illustration of a boy and girl kneeling on the grass, pointing at the stars in a deep blue sky overhead.A watercolor illustration of a small boy with black hair standing in a meadow of flowers and reaching toward a butterfly.A watercolor illustration of rolling hills of farm landscape in front of a tall mountain half-blocking a rising sun.A watercolor illustration of a boy in a red windbreaker standing among trees that have lost their leaves and looking up at a bird with a branch in its beak.A watercolor illustration of a girl with blond hair lying in bed, with a bowl of flowers next to her.

Coloring pages:

A black-and-white illustration of a girl in a nightgown asleep in a bed.A black-and-white illustration of a young girl brushing her medium-length, curly hair with a paddle brush.  A black-and-white illustration of the sun.  A black-and-white illustration of the moon and stars.  A black-and-white illustration of the sun, moon, and stars.


Primary cutouts of a sun shining through clouds, a moon surrounded by stars, the bright star seen in Bethlehem, and a yellow sun with an orange center.  Primary cutouts of white clouds, rain falling from gray clouds, and grass in different shades of green.

Other Non Resources for this lesson:

It is so nice to have all these ideas in one spot! Lesson helps and handouts for Primary 1 Lesson 8: I am thankful for the day and the night    

Star and Moon Mobile coloring page  

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