God’s Little Explorers: Week 3 (A is for Apples + Adam & Eve Lesson Plans)

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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.

God’s Little Explorers Week 3

  • Theme:  ”A” is for Apple
  • Bible Story:  Adam & Eve and the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil
  • Bible Verse:  For all have sinned…  Romans 3:23
  • Letter:  A
  • Shape:  Circle

Here are a few activities we did:

We made these apple prints and used them for making patterns.  I made a pattern and my daughter copied it.  She made a pattern and I copied it!

Using apple prints from the first time we made them, I wrote the numbers 1-10 on them, hid them in our fake tree, and let the girls “pick” them…

and put them in a basket…

and put them in numerical order!

We picked a ton of apples at my aunt’s house!

I had more laminated apple prints from this activity, so I wrote the words for our memory verse on them.  We drew a tree on our dry erase board and stuck the apples on the tree with tape.  I helped the girls identify and “pick” which word came first, second, third, and so on in the memory verse.

We stuck them under the tree in order of the verse.

We read the story of Adam and Even in the garden and the first sin quite a few times during the week.  Later, we talked about how Adam and Eve tried to hide from God.  We discussed how we sometimes try to hide our sin from God (and parents!) and brainstormed a list of a few of those sins.  Using invisible ink, I painted those words on paper — like we were trying to “hide” them.  After drying thoroughly, I held the paper over a burner. Be VERY careful when you do this and be sure it is done by an adult!!  Our list of sins reappeared, and we talked about how God sees everything.  We can’t hide anything from Him…and we don’t need to.  He loves us and sent His Son!  Later, we read A Sad Day in the Big Picture Story Bible.

The girls added fingerprint apples to the letter a printable (found in the download below).

We also cut open several apples and counted the seeds we found in each one.

Finally, we added an apple to the treasure map to show we’ve learned about apples, Adam, and the letter a!

A few other activities:

A few other activities we’ve done in the past:
Download printable lesson plans for Letter A is for Apple.

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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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