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:


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  1. says

    This week looks great too!
    We just completed our X week. We had such a fun time with it! Thanks SO much for sharing this with us!!
    I did get to add some pictures on my blog of what we’ve been doing this week.
    I’m looking forward to next week. I’ve already printed out the lesson plans to get things ready! :)

  2. says

    I just started using your lessons today. We are on lesson 1 since, I didn’t see it till you were halfway through lesson 1. This week I will be sharing on my blog (which I am starting to let it be public not private as it has always been. Just wanted to let you know why there are only 5 people following it, LOL) your lessons and sharing our pics of the different activities we do. At the end of each day, I will put up our daily pics and thoughts. I will be doing this every week. Feel free to stop by and look. Being a sahm of 5, these lessons will help guide me with teaching my little girls, as well as, it is something we can afford. The lesson I looked into for my little ones, were priced to high, or I didn’t really care for it, and we cant afford preschools that I liked in my area. Your lessons are great and I look forwards to the different lessons. Thank you so much for sharing this.

  3. Nicole says

    We just finished this week and I noticed that there was nothing to put on the treasure map this week? Did I just miss it?

    • Stacie Nelson says

      I must have forgotten that–we did draw a flower and stick it up on the map!

  4. Ebony Clewis says

    I am so happy that you are so sharing of your curriculum! I am one who can follow a plan to a “T.” This was right up my alley and I thank God for you! I read your statements about the orphanage in India and you make me want to purchase 10 times for your cause! You are an amazing woman! I honor you dearly~

    • says

      Thank you so much, Ebony! And please, you don’t have to follow the plans to a T! 😉 Just pick and choose and make it work for you kiddo!

  5. says

    Stacie, thank you for letting me know about my pin for this week not linking through to the page. I’ve deleted the defunct pin, and repinned the page.

  6. Meghan says

    Hey there!
    I received your curriculum with the homeschool omnibus & we are all set to start with letter “x” on Monday. I am SO EXCITED! I will be going through it with my 3.5 year old daughter during her two younger siblings naps. We are kind of using it as a home school trial to see if that might be where God is leading our family. I just absolutely love the thought of preschool curriculum revolving around the Bible. I love your creativity and thank you so much for the time and effort you put into it. And, THANK YOU for sharing it with moms like me!

  7. Amber Shoemaker says

    I am starting your curriculum next week with my preschooler. We are so excited and can’t wait. As someone who used to teach preschool (now I am a STAHM) this is a great curriculum and thanks for making it SOOOOO affordable! Being a STAHM makes things tight around here. I have been searching for a great Christian curriculum and yours is just as good as those $300 ones! I am so excited and can’t wait!

  8. Hannah says


    Thanks for putting so much time and energy into this! I’ve been working with my 3-yr-old. We’re finishing week 2. :) She loves doing school time with mommy, although she often has her own ideas about the activities…and I try to follow her lead as often as I can! Didn’t ever think I’d be a homeschool mama, but for this year, it’s what fit our needs the best!

    • says

      Yay! I am so glad it is fun for you–and so glad you are following your child’s lead. I never wanted it to be a “check-off the boxes” kind of curriculum-but one that is easily adapted to the needs of your family. Have a great year!

  9. Jodie says

    Hi Stacie- I recently purchased the full little explorers program and love it. Just curious what curriculum you use for homeschooling. I love your approach to learning and am a couple years off from homeschooling for kindergarten but just wanted some recommendations. Any ideas, suggestions, or lessons learned as far as any of the prepackaged curriculums?? Would love any thoughts or helpful suggestions you might have…

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