Cyber Monday Sale on God’s Little Explorers (Save $5!!)

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I haven’t had a sale on God’s Little Explorers for a while and thought a Cyber Monday sale would be a good idea!  Through Dec 1, 2015 at 12:00 PM CT, I will be running a special code to let you save $5 on God’s Little Explorers–making the price just $12. The code is CHRISTMAS.  After this sale, the price on the curriculum will increase to $20.

Find out more about God’s Little Explorers here.  Please note these are digital download products.

Purchase God’s Little Explorers here:

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God’s Little Explorers (for classroom, co-op, daycare, or church groups) – $35

(This version gives you permission to make unlimited copies of student pages for classroom-type use.)

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ALL proceeds from the curriculum are donated to AHH (an orphanage in India we are supporting). Please feel free to pin, tweet, Facebook, or share in some other way about these special sales! I so appreciate all of your help and the love you’ve extended to girls in a country half a world a way.

Not interested in these digital products, but still want to help out the orphanage? You can donate securely here:




Truth in the Tinsel: Save 40% on Black Friday ONLY

I was so fortunate to meet Amanda White, the author of Truth in the Tinsel, at the Allume conference a few years ago.  She is just a doll and really has a heart for teaching children the Bible.

If you are interested in doing something special with your kiddos for Advent this year, check out Truth in the Tinsel — an Advent devotional for kids.  Not only does it have 24 days of Bible readings and discussion questions, you’ll also get 24 simple ornament crafts to complete with your children and extra extension activities.

For those who are less crafty, Amanda is also offering printable Truth in the Tinsel ornaments this year.  She has a Spanish version of the book, too!

Also, if you are a director, children’s ministry leader, or volunteer, they’ve released a Truth in the Tinsel curriculum for churches – Sunday School, children’s church, or other kid’s programs!


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Today only (11/27), you can use the code BLACKTINSEL to save 40% off the eBook–making it just $4.79!  That’s the best price I’ve seen on it!


Book Friday Starts Today!!

One of my favorite Black Friday sales is here!  I always stock up on activity books and board books for our gift closet at the Book Friday sale from Usborne.  I became an Usborne consultant many, many years ago just so I could grab books at a discount price.  Most of today’s sale prices are actually cheaper than I can get.

To easily find the Book Friday/Cyber Monday deals, click on shop, and then click on Book Friday 2015 on the left-hand side.

Here are a few of my favorite deals:

ancient egypt sticker book

Ancient Egypt Sticker Book – $4.99 (was $9.99)

Big Doodling Pad

Big Doodling Pad – $7.99 (reg. $13.99)

Explore the World

Explore the World Activity Book – $6.99 (reg. $12.99)

Renaissance Sticker Book

Renaissance Sticker Book – $4.99 (reg. $8.99)


Astronomy and Space Sticker Book – $4.99 (reg. $9.99)


There are many more—5 pages of deals today.  More will be added on Monday, too!

Find all the Usborne Books on sale here.



God’s Little Explorers: Week 11 (F is for Fire + The Fiery Furnace)

Each Thursday, I will be reposting our lessons from last year.  If you want to follow along with us, we’d love to have you!

Considering purchasing the complete download of God’s Little Explorers?  You can find out the top 10 differences between the weekly free preschool lesson plans and the complete download here.


Welcome!  Here are this week’s lesson plans.  You can find the printable plans at the bottom of the post.  If you’d like to know more about God’s Little Explorers Preschool Curriculum, head over here.  Please feel free to share your ideas in the comments or send me an email!  Also, if you find any errors, please feel free to let me know.  This is a work-in-progress!!

God’s Little Explorers Week 11

  • Theme:  ”f” is for Fire
  • Bible Story:  The Fiery Furnace
  • Bible Verse:  “Our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace.” (Daniel 3:17)
  • Letter:  f
  • Number:  6

Here are a few activities we did:

We did several activities with tissue paper.  One of them was outlining the number six!

This photo cracks me up!  We made “fire” to use to act out the story of the fiery furnace….she’s really scared, right?!!  Can you tell we have a little drama around our house most days…  :)

We did this simple fire experiment to learn about oxygen and fire.

Fire safety and having an escape route is something really important to us, because my in-laws house was destroyed in a fire and just a few weeks ago, one of our friends lost his house in a fire.  I set off the alarm and the girls had to practice what they would do if they heard it.   (We meet out to the side of our house by a tree in our yard.) We also practiced “Stop-Drop-and-Roll”.

We played “Don’t Touch, Get Help.”

Kitchen skills are important for preschoolers to develop, so I always let the girls cut-up olives when we have them.  Depending on your comfort level and your child’s skill level, you may or may not want to try this! We use the dullest butter knife we have–and, of course, I supervise!

We didn’t get to it, but the last time we did a fire safety unit, we made these fire truck snacks.


We also practiced sweeping.  A little broom seems to be the trick to getting my girls to participate!

Finally, we got our boxes ready and dropped them off for Operation Christmas Child!


More ideas:

  • Visit your local fire station.


Find more resources for the whole curriculum here.

God’s Little Explorers: Week 11

F is for Fire + Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego in the Fiery Furnace


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