Today we got out the blocks. The goal was to make the tallest tower with blocks that we could. We got up to 17 inches. The towers fell a number of times, and it took a while to be able to build it taller. We talked about how it takes perseverance and time to try and build something significant. The little guy in our lives also got to work on stacking blocks at his developmental level.
After building our own block towers, I read them the story of Noah’s Ark from the “Jesus Storybook Bible.” If you aren’t familiar with this children’s Bible, it is the best in my opinion…and so many other mothers I know. I love to read it. The story is also in the Bible Genesis 6:5-22.
After reading the story of Noah’s Ark, we went outside and took a walk. We walked 510 feet. We had a definitive starting place. I kept looking back and saying, “Do you think Noah’s Ark was this long?” They always concluded it was, so I would say, “Nope. It was bigger.” Then, we’d walk some more. Once we reached the end, I said that the ark was that big and so wide and taller than our house. I then talked about how it took us quite a bit of perseverance to build our towers and had them imagine the type of perseverance it took for Noah to build such an enormous ship.
Everyday I review the word, its meaning and our Bible verse.