Entries in parents and teachers (9)

Wednesday
Nov212018

Updated 2018: My Wonder Studio’s Christmas Offerings

An index of all past and upcoming Christmas-themed articles

Dear moms and dads and kids of all ages,

The following is an updated list of all previous, as well as upcoming, Christmas-themed articles and posts.

Wishing you a wonderful, blessed, and merry Christmas season,

My Wonder Studio team      

CHRISTMAS STORIES

0–5

Level 1

Level 2

CHRISTMAS ACTIVITIES

0–5

Level 1

Level 2

Parents and Teachers

CHRISTMAS-THEMED ARTICLES

0–5

Level 1

Level 2

 

Parents and Teachers

 

CHRISTMAS ANIMATIONS AND SONGS
(Note: Audios can also be found under Christmas Stories and Christmas-Themed Articles.)

0–5

Level 1

Level 2

Compiled by My Wonder Studio staff
Copyright © 2018 by The Family International

Downloads

DOC: Updated 2018: My Wonder Studio's Christmas Offerings (Japanese)
DOC: Updated 2018: My Wonder Studio's Christmas Offerings (Spanish)
DOC: Updated 2018: My Wonder Studio's Christmas Offerings (Portuguese)

Tuesday
Nov212017

Updated 2017: My Wonder Studio’s Christmas Offerings

Dear moms and dads and kids of all ages,

Once again, we’ve updated our list of all previous, as well as upcoming, Christmas-themed articles and posts. We hope this list is beneficial to you.

Wishing you a wonderful, blessed, and merry Christmas season,

My Wonder Studio team

CHRISTMAS STORIES

0–5

Level 1

Level 2

 

CHRISTMAS ACTIVITIES

0–5

Level 1

Level 2

Parents and Teachers

CHRISTMAS-THEMED ARTICLES

0–5

Level 1

Level 2

Parents and Teachers

CHRISTMAS ANIMATIONS AND SONGS

0–5

Level 1

Level 2

Compiled by My Wonder Studio staff
Copyright © 2017 by The Family International

Downloads

DOC: Updated 2017: My Wonder Studio's Christmas Offerings (Japanese)

DOC: Updated 2017: My Wonder Studio's Christmas Offerings (Spanish)

Thursday
Apr062017

My Wonder Studio’s Easter Treasures

An index of all past and upcoming Easter-themed articles

To assist you in building on the Easter celebration this year, we’ve compiled a list of the resources available on My Wonder Studio.

EASTER STORIES

0-5

Level 1

EASTER ACTIVITIES

0-5

Level 1

EASTER-THEMED ARTICLES

Level 1

Level 2

Parents and Teachers

EASTER ANIMATIONS AND SONGS

0-5

Level 1

Compiled by My Wonder Studio staff
Copyright © 2017 by The Family International

Downloads

DOC: My Wonder Studio's Easter Treasures (Japanese)
DOC: My Wonder Studio's Easter Treasures (Portuguese)
DOC: My Wonder Studio's Easter Treasures (Spanish)

Monday
Mar062017

0-5 Lesson Plan: Filled with Joy

Note to parent or teacher: Here is a 30-minute 0–5 lesson plan on letting your heart be filled with joy, and then expressing that gratitude.

WatchDown in My Heart.”

Read My Little Talks with Jesus: Filled with Joy.”

Praise Jesus for two things that fill your heart with joy.

ReadPiggly Wiggly’s Trying Day.”

Talk about things that might go wrong in your day, and then think of all the blessings that your day is filled with that you make you joyful. 

ReadCharacter ABC: T Is for Thankfulness.”

WatchThank You, Lord, for Making Me.”

Make a display board of the things you’re thankful for. Whenever something happens that you are happy about, add that to your board.

Play Farmyard Praise Game.” 

Color Coloring Page—Character ABC: T Is for Thankfulness.”

If you have other suggestions of supplemental material, or additional activities for teaching this topic, please share your ideas and tips by commenting below. We look forward to hearing from you.

Compiled by My Wonder Studio staff.
Copyright © 2017 by The Family International

Downloads

DOC: 0-5 Lesson Plan: Filled with Joy (Spanish)
DOC: 0-5 Lesson Plan: Filled with Joy (Portuguese)

Monday
Jan022017

0–5 Lesson Plan: I Will Trust

Note to parent or teacher: Here is a 30-minute 0–5 lesson plan on trusting God when faced with fear.

ReadWhen the Lights Go out

WatchWhen I Am Afraid.”

Read “Just Me and Jesus: You’re Never Alone.”

Talk about some of the things that you would like Jesus to help you to not worry about.

ReadBright Pebbles: Our Awesome Protector.”

Draw a picture of Jesus watching over you, and then draw a circle around you and Jesus. This is the place where Jesus is keeping you safe from the things that may make you fearful.

Read Bright Pebbles: Always by Our Side.”

Memorize this verse: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart” (Proverbs 3:5).

Color Coloring Page: When the Lights Go Out.”

If you have other suggestions of supplemental material, or additional activities for teaching this topic, please share your ideas and tips by commenting below. We look forward to hearing from you.

Compiled by My Wonder Studio staff.
Copyright © 2017 by The Family International

Downloads

DOC: 0–5 Lesson Plan: I Will Trust (Spanish)
DOC: 0–5 Lesson Plan: I Will Trust (Portuguese)

Wednesday
Nov022016

Anticipating Christmas!

You can begin celebrating Christmas now by starting to prepare The Nativity Story paper model. The goal is to create and set out a new section each week of December, so you can place Baby Jesus in the manger on Christmas morning.

Alternately, you can create the pieces in advance, and then starting on December 1st, set out one or two pieces a day, with the aim of adding Baby Jesus on Christmas Day, and the wise men with their gifts the following days.

To set out The Nativity Story paper model as the story unfolds:

Sunday, December 4th: Mary, Joseph, and the donkey, as they prepare for their trip to Bethlehem.

Sunday, December 11th: In Bethlehem, set up the stable, manger, cow, cats, chickens, and mouse, ready to receive their unexpected guests.

Sunday, December 18th: Outside of Bethlehem, place the shepherds, sheep, and campfire.

Sunday, December 25th: Bring all the characters to the stable, adding Baby Jesus to the manger and the angel announcing His birth.

Sunday, January 1st: The wise men arrive with their camels, bearing gifts for Baby Jesus.

The Nativity Story paper model can be found here, where it is offered by the model creator, Didier Martin, to download, print, and assemble.

Download all three PDFs that include the model parts. Also, download the instructions, which teach how to cut, fold, and glue together your Nativity scene.

Note: The most difficult piece to assemble is the stable. If you prefer, you could use a small box, set on its side, and then glue the leaves to the top and the textured wall pieces or colored paper on the inside and outside of the box.

S&S link: Christian Life and Faith: Biblical and Christian Foundation: Jesus, God’s Son-1b

Compiled by My Wonder Studio staff.
Photos by Didier Martin. Used by permission from
www.mylittlehouse.org.
Copyright © 2016 by The Family International

A printed copy of The Nativity Story is also available at Amazon.

Downloads

PDF: Anticipating Christmas (Japanese)
PDF: Supplement: The Nativity Story Paper Model Instructions (Japanese)
DOC: Anticipating Christmas (Portuguese)
DOC: Anticipating Christmas (Spanish)

Tuesday
Mar082016

0-5 Lesson Plan: Be a Friend

Note to parent or teacher: Here is a 20-minute 0–5 lesson plan on how to be a good friend.

Read One Kind Deed at a Time: Build a Better Friendship.”

Talk about things that are important to build a good friendship (e.g., kindness, thoughtfulness, loyalty, etc.), and how to be the kind of friend who brings those qualities into a friendship.

Read The Secret to Making Friends.”

Talk about how making new friends sometimes takes effort. Discuss what Wiggly’s life might’ve been like if he hadn’t decided to make friends. What did Wiggly gain from making friends?

WatchBe a Friend.”

ReadCharacter ABC: B Is for Be a Friend.”

Do something to show a friend how much you care. You can write a note, give your friend a hug, or tell your friend what makes him or her special to you. Make a friend feel special today!

Color Coloring Page—Character ABC: B Is for Be a Friend.” 

If you have other suggestions of supplemental material, or additional activities for teaching this topic, please share your ideas and tips by commenting below. We look forward to hearing from you. 

Compiled by My Wonder Studio staff.
Copyright © 2016 by The Family International

Downloads

DOC: 0-5 Lesson Plan: Be a Friend (Spanish)
DOC: 0-5 Lesson Plan: Be a Friend (Portuguese)

Wednesday
Dec032014

25 Christmas Activities and Fun

Day 1

My Christmas Events (color) or Coloring Pages: My Christmas Events (black/white)

Christmas is a special time of year with plenty to look forward to! Print out this poster and write down some of the events you can enjoy this Christmas season. 

Day 2

My Christmas Giving Wheel

Throughout the Christmas season, spin this wheel to discover what activity you can do to give love and kindness to Jesus and others.

Day 3

Story/audio: As Little Ones

Coloring Book: As Little Ones

Listen to this precious story of little ones who gave Christmas gifts to Jesus. If your child wishes, color the book.

Day 4

Christmas Paper Stocking

Color and decorate your own Christmas stocking to use as a card or to keep for yourself!

Day 5

Nativity Finger Puppets

Tell the Christmas story using finger puppets. Fun for everyone!

Day 6

A “Happy Birthday, Jesus” Cake

Everyone deserves cake on their birthday… even Jesus!

Day 7

Family Hands Christmas Tree Craft

Get your family together to create this cute Christmas tree to use as a house decoration or Christmas card.

Day 8

Be the Artist: Jesus Is Born

Create a Christmas card for your friends or family.

Day 9

Merry Christmas Diorama

A paper craft manger scene that is easy to prepare and fun for little fingers.

Day 10

Video: An Unexpected Christmas

A dramatized story of the heavenly throne room prior to the first Christmas as told by the kids of St. Paul's Church, Auckland, New Zealand.

Day 11

Give to Jesus—Calendar: A pre-Christmas activity

Children can open the flaps to find out one action they can do to give a gift to Jesus during Christmas. Some preparation required.

Day 12

Saying Merry Christmas Around the World

Learn how to say “Merry Christmas” in many different languages! (Tip: Enter each text and language name in Google Translate to listen to how each one sounds.)

Day 13

Sparkly Paper Plate Angel

You’ll need scissors, a paper plate, and some glitter glue—but that’s all you’ll need. This is the simplest paper plate angel we’ve ever seen!

Day 14

Coloring Page: Such Love!

“For to you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord” (Luke 2:11 AKJV).

Day 15

Coloring Page: The Visit of the Magi

Talk about what gifts your children would like to give to Jesus if they were in the magis’ place.

Day 16

NEW on My Wonder Studio: Nativity Paper Dolls.

Another fun paper craft for you to do with your child.

Day 17

Coloring Page: A Child Is Born

“For a child is born to us, a son is given to us… And he will be called: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace” (Isaiah 9:6 NLT).

Day 18

Coloring Book: Jesus Is Born

Flannelgraph: Jesus Is Born

Make your own storybook of the first Christmas.

Day 19

NEW on My Wonder Studio: Video: Christmas Means Love

Beautifully illustrated Christmas hymn video.

Day 20

Why not learn and sing traditional Christmas carols as a family.

Day 21

The Best Christmas Gift (Coloring Booklet)

A wonderful Christmas coloring booklet to fill your time with something enjoyable and meaningful this Christmas season!

Day 22

NEW on My Wonder Studio: Baby Jesus in the Hay: Coloring Book

Day 23

Build a Nativity Scene or Decorate a Christmas Tree

A little computer activity.

Day 24

A Donkey’s Tale (audio included)

Read or listen to this original Christmas tale.

Day 25

Video: The Christmas Story

The story of Christmas as told by the children of St. Paul's Church, Auckland, New Zealand.

Compiled by My Wonder Studio staff
Copyright © 2014 by The Family International

Downloads

DOC: 25 Christmas Activities and Fun (Portuguese)
DOC: 25 Christmas Activities and Fun (Spanish)

Saturday
Jul242010

Children’s Books and Classics Online

In “Book Bonanza: Going Exploring” we encourage youngsters to read a book or article featuring a culture they’re interested in learning about. If you don’t have a library nearby, or books readily available, here are a few sites where you can find online books and classics for children. We are not endorsing all that is available on these sites, but we hope you will find these links useful.

http://www.bibliomania.com/bibliomania-static/index.html  Classics, poems, children's books; includes summary of books and biography of authors. Also has study guides/notes that can be helpful for writing assignments or book reports.

http://www.bored.com/ebooks/ Books for children. Also has Christian biographies, stories, activities, games, outdoor games, cooking books, and books on science, music, and more.

http://www.classicreader.com/ Good amount of children's stories, series, fiction, drama, poetry, and more. No synopsis or any other info provided with the books

Information You Can Trust Includes many topics such as science, math, health, computers, and extensive resource/links listings in the reading zone; links to other book sites.

http://en.childrenslibrary.org/ Multiple language books; searchable by age groups, titles, authors, languages, and other criteria.

http://www.childrensbooksonline.org/library.htm Books are categorized by beginner/advanced readers; many books are available in multiple languages or in audio format.

http://manybooks.net/categories/ Extensive book categories, large selection for young readers, can choose languages, available to read online or downloadable in several different formats.

Downloads

RTF: Libros infantiles y cuentos clásicos en línea (Spanish)
DOC: Livros e Clássicos Infantis Online