Unit 04 Thematic Focus: Kindness, Cat, and the color Purple.All Aboard the animal train
activities we enjoyed
- Going on a Purple Scavenger Hunt
- Making Purple Play Dough
- Pretending to Be Kittens
- Playing inside a Purple Hippo (At The Park)
- Drinking Purple Smoothies
- Finger Painting with Pudding
- Visiting Auntie’s Cats
- Reading The Three Little Kittens Poem
- Learning about Ruth & Naomi’s Kindness
- Sending Pa & Nana a Greeting Card
- Cutting Her Hair w/Scissors (without Permission or Help!!!)
The Bible verse for this unit is “Be kind to everyone.” – 2 Timothy 2:24. If you want to sing this with your child, it goes perfectly to the tune of Lou, Lou Skip to My Lou.
books we read
We enjoy reading books together. One of things I like about this age is that Lyda Beth never tires of repeatedly hearing a good book. In fact, after we have read it a few times, she “reads it” to me. We enjoy the book list that came with our curriculum because the recommendations solidify the theme of each unit. Here are a few of the books that we have enjoyed during this unit.
- The Full Moon at the Napping House
- Henry the Sailor Cat
- Hi, Cat!
- Cap Jumped In!
- Nini Here and There
- How to be a Cat
- Scrawny Cat
- Cat Skidoo
- If you Give a Cat a Cupcake
The three little kittens, they lost their mittens, and they began to cry, “Oh, mother dear, we sadly fear our mittens have been lost.” “What! Lost your mittens? Let’s find those mittens! Then you can have some pie.” “Meow, meow, meow.” “Then you can have some pie.”My Father’s World
If you’d like a fun way to introduce animals & colors to your child, feel free to use these adorable printables. I created them to correspond with My Father’s World Curriculum | All Aboard the Animal Train. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do.
the curriculum we use
Whenever I was choosing a homeschool curriculum, I leaned heavily on the guidance of my sister, Angie, at Fresh Wanderings. She had already been homeschooling her children for 13 years and had tried multiple curriculums and even supplemented her own throughout the years. She strongly advised that I use My Father’s World and I am so glad that I did.
“My Father’s World Christian homeschool curriculum combines the best of Charlotte Mason’s ideas, classical education, and unit studies with a biblical worldview and global focus. They have worked hard to make homeschooling as easy as possible with their God-centric curriculum mirroring the Greco-Roman classical approach of grammar, logic, and rhetoric.” You can read about their philosophy here.