Sunday 29 April 2012


A Pair of Hands

Rochelle taught me this today, which I would like to share with everyone.

Age: From 2.5 - 5 years old

1. To teach the concept of praying to God in a fun way.
2. To teach counting.
3. To train fine motor skills with cutting with scissors.
4. To provide opportunity to practise writing skills in a fun way for the older children.

1. 1 piece of construction paper
2. 1 scissors
3. 1 pencil

1. Tell the child that as usually when we pray, we fold our hands. Thus, today we are going to make a pair of hands.

2. Fold the paper into half.

3. Trace the hand of the child very close to the edge so that you only get to cut it on 3 sides, with the left hand side as the folded side untouched.

4. For older children, let them cut out the hand themselves. For younger children, help them to cut the hand.

5. Open it up like a book. Take this opportunity to revise Maths with the children, and invite them to count the fingers. For younger children, count the 10 fingers with them.

6. Tell the child we are going to list down 5 - 10 peoople whom we could pray for this coming week.

7. Ask the child whom he would like to pray for and invite your child to write it down for each finger. For younger children, write down for them the names of the peope he would like to pray for. For older children, it is a chance for them to practise writing :-)

Additional Information:
This is a fantastic idea from Rochelle that I learned and I would like to record it down. I asked Joshua who he would like to pray for and we talked about the following people:

1. Amy
2. Anna
3. Jeffrey
4. Jesus
5. Chen Ying
6. Daddy
7. Mommy
8. Farfar
9. Farmor
10. Ye Ye in Singapore
11. Nai Nai in Singapore
12. himself

Joshua was so thrilled to show it to Florian, when we reached home, that he did not take off his shoes, but rushed straight in to Daddy.
We don't have enough fingers to write all the names down. This evening, I hope to take this pair of hands out and use it to pray with Joshua.

Thank you to Rochelle for such a fantastic idea :-)

Wednesday 18 April 2012


Nursery Duty Roster: 4 Mar - 27 May 2012

Duty roster by Rochelle:

4 March 2012   Wi Min and VK, Timothy                 Lesson 24
11 March         VK and Rochelle, Stephan                 Lesson 25
18 March         Rochelle and Simon, Sarma               Lesson 26
25 March         Simon and Jannie, Ashley                  Lesson 27
1 April              Jannie and Allan, Elaine                    Lesson 28
8 April              Allan and Wi Min, Timothy              Lesson 29
15 April            Wi Min and VK, Stephan                  Lesson 30
22 April            VK and Rochelle,Sarma                    Lesson 31
29 April            Rochelle and Simon, Ashley             Lesson 32
6 May              Simon and Jannie, Elaine                   Lesson 33
13 May            Jannie and Allan, Timothy                 Lesson 34
20 May            Allan and Wi Min, Stephan                Lesson 35
27 May           Wi Min and VK, Sarma                       Lesson 36

Sunday 15 April 2012


Nursery Lesson Plan 30: I am wonderfully made - 22 April 2012.

Dear everyone,
What a joy to see the many little faces on Sunday! Please find a summary about the concept area and activities held for the children at the preschool ministry on Sunday 15 April 2012:
Concept Area:


God makes me so that I can learn, work and play. 
Bible Story:
Genesis 1 - God created man.
Bible Verse:
Psalm 139:14 - I am wonderfully made. 
There were 3 activity stations that were set up as follow:
1. Completing the picture of Man
A hand-drawn picture frame of a person was pasted on a wall, where the children were taught about different parts of the body that we can use to praise God for wonderfully making us. They are encouraged to paste the eyes, nose, mouth, ears, hands and feet, and to talk about how they use for example, our mouths to sing, pray and praise God in our lives, our ears to listen to God's Word and music, and our feet to walk and go tell others about Jesus.
2. Making faces
Activity no. 1 was repeated and reinforced with children creating and making their own faces on their own pieces of art paper, decorating an 'empty' face with their own drawings of eyes, nose, mouth, ears and adding bow-ties or ribbons. While the children were involved in the activity, they were encouraged to talk about how they can help out at home with our hands and reminding that God  has wonderfully made us because He loves us very much. 
3. Telling the Bible story of how God created Man (Genesis 1)
We started with a time of prayer led by a child Joshua Tan to thank God that we could come and gather today to hear God's Word and meet our friends.
Reciting from Psalms 139:14 'I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made' was shared with the children about God makes us so that we can praise Him, be useful, work, and play. How do we know this? The Bible tells us so from Genesis 1. The story of God's creation of the universe and man was retold:
Day 1:  Light and Dark
Day 2: Clouds and Oceans
Day 3: Land, Plants and Trees
Day 4: Sun, Moon and Stars
Day 5: Fish and Birds
Day 6: Man and Animals
Day 7: God rested and made the day holy.
People like you and me are the creation that God loves so much that He sent Jesus Christ to be our Saviour and Friend. Children were quizzed and encouraged to share about how can we show our love to God? What can we do with what He has given us so that we can praise Him? 
We closed the time of the Bible Story with another prayer and thanksgiving for the snacks.
The day's session concluded with a snack time, singing 'If you are happy' and using our hands, knees and nodding our heads. There was also some time for re-telling of the main theme with the children. They were encouraged to reflect on what and how we thank God for wonderfully making us and how we can be useful and helpful for Him and the people around us. 
We hope to see your children again next time, both 'old' and 'new' faces to come, share and enjoy in the wonderful teachings God has for us. 
Wi Min, VK & Steven
on behalf of teachers and helpers

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