God’s Little Explorers: Week 2 (G is for Garden)

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This week’s theme for God’s Little Explorers is “G” is for Garden.  We explored the story of Creation and Adam and Eve in the g-g-garden.

God’s Little Explorers Week 2

  • Theme:  ”G” is for Garden
  • Bible Story:  Creation & Adam and Eve in the garden
  • Bible Verse:  In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.  Genesis 1:1
  • Letter:  G
  • Shape:  Square

Here are just a few activities we did:

The girls put thumbprints all over the lowercase g printable (included in the download shared below).  Then, they used a marker to add a stem and leaves to make “flowers” for the g-g-garden.

We used seeds and index cards to make some simple addition facts.

We sorted poms poms by color from the Pom Pom Stuff-It Box.

The girls “investigated” seeds with a magnifying glass.  Then we rolled up a few different types of seeds in a wet paper towel and stuck it in a small baggy.  We put the baggy in a warm, dark place and left it for a few days.  Well, really we forgot about it for almost six days!

Later, when we remembered the seeds, the girls were quite surprised and excited to see these sprouts!

Our big project for the week was making this “Creation Sticky Book.”

A few other ideas for our preschool Garden theme:

 

Download the complete printable lesson plans for our God’s Little Explorers Week 2: Garden/Creation Unit.

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God’s Little Explorers: Week 1

Sorry this is late!  I am having some computer issues and didn’t get this up on Thursday like I planned!

**As shared a few weeks ago, I will be reposting our lessons from last year each week.  If you want to follow along with us, we’d love to have you!

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Repost:

What I’ve decided to do at this point (while I’m still figuring out the best way to do this) is to share photos from a few of the activities we did for the week.  At the end of each post, I’ll share the link to the downloadable lesson plans.  The printable lesson plans will have more than I’ve included in the post, but I wanted to give you an overview of what we did.

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This week’s theme for God’s Little Explorers is “X” Marks the Spot.  This is really a kick-off week!  We won’t be exploring any particular Bible stories this week.  It is basically setting up the supplies and getting ready for our study in God’s Word and World for the year.

God’s Little Explorers Week 1

  • Theme:  “X” Marks the Spot
  • Letter:  X
  • Shape:  Rectangle

 

Letter X Activities for Kids:

Go on an “X” Marks the Spot Treasure Hunt for the supplies to fill the Explorer’s Kit (see below).  Mark the hiding places with tape or paper X’s.

Decorate an “Explorer’s Kit” to hold supplies (school supplies, flashlight, binoculars,  Read And Learn Bible, etc.) for our adventures.  We used a drink carrier and covered it with construction paper, stickers, and added my daughter’s name.  We also covered it with contact paper so it will last longer.  You could also use a shoe box or other small box.

Make an “X Marks the Spot” Cracker snack.  Talk about rectangles and the sound of the letter x (“ks”) while you make them.

Make small x’s all over the printable X (found in the download below).  Cut-out and hang.  We’ll be adding a new letter weekly to this area.

Make a treasure map from a large grocery sack to record the adventures along the way.  Each week, we’ll add a visual reminder for the week.  This week, my daughter drew a rectangle on one-half of an index card and added the word Bible.  We put it at the beginning of the map and drew an X at the end of the map.

Glue together jumbo craft sticks to make X’s.  Draw a tic-tac-toe board with sidewalk chalk and use five of the craft stick x’s along with five rocks to play tic-tac-toe outdoors.

A few other ideas and activities for the letter X:

See the other recommended resources for week 1 over on the God’s Little Explorer Resource Page.

 

Download God’s Little Explorers Preschool Curriculum WEEK 1 Lesson Plans here.
Please note:  There is a typo on the Letter of the Week — it should say X, but it says A.

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I’m excited to let you know that I have two books in the sale — my God’s Little Explorers preschool curriculum and Thanksgiving Heart:  Cultivating Gratitude in Little Ones All Year RoundPlus, I will be donating all of the proceeds this year to the orphanage building project in India!!  All of my God’s Little Explorer proceeds go there anyway, but I would love to see them reach the $300,000 needed to finish the home.  I think they are not quite 2/3 of the way there!!

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