God’s Little Explorers: Week 18 (H is for Hungry + Jesus Feeds the Multitude)

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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.  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 18

  • Theme:  ”h” is for Hungry  (Food and Nutrition)
  • Bible Story:  Jesus Feeds the Multitude
  • Bible Verse: “Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry…”  —John 6:35
  • Letter:  h
  • Color:  Orange

Here are a few activities we did this week:


Since we are studying food this week and the story of Jesus feeding the 5000, we made bread.   We are gluten-free now, so the bread-in-a-bag option didn’t work for us (but it’s still a fun cooking project).  I found a recipe for gluten-free bread made with almond flour, so that’s what we adapted.  It was delicious!


fruit & veggie guessing game

We played a veggie & fruit guessing game. I blindfolded the girls and gave them various fruits and vegetables to see if they could identify them by touch. The broccoli was hilarious–she threw it down at first because she thought I’d put a spider in her hands.  Yeah….like I would do that.  😉

preschool color sort

We went on an “Orange Hunt” and found all kinds of orange items in our house.

veggie painting

We also did some painting with various veggies (broccoli, celery, carrots, avocado) and kitchen utensils like a potato masher and fork.

orange color collage

We created an orange collage.  We will save all of the collages and make a color book at the end.

building with marshmallows

I didn’t include this on the lesson plans, but the girls made these fun marshmallow toothpick creations yesterday with some friends.  We’ve done these before, but never quite on this scale!

picnic lunch like the 5000

We set up a large blanket and spread out stuffed animals, dolls, and whatever other figures we had in the house to represent all the people in our Bible story.  Later, we had an indoor picnic!

grocery "find it"

We sorted food by category.  Then, I lined up various foods on the table.  I had my daughter close her eyes while I took one of them away.  She had to guess which one was missing when she opened her eyes.

You can easily make this more challenging by adding more items or taking away two items at a time.  This is a variation of our “Fall Find It” game.

god's little explorers treasure map

Finally, we added the letter h to our “Treasure Map”.  We’re getting closer!!

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  1. grace says

    thank you for sharing week 18 .. i have been following this god little explorers week with you :-)

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