God’s Little Explorers: Week 21 (O is for Opposites + Mary & Martha)

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God’s Little Explorers Week 21

  • Theme:  ”o” is for Opposites
  • Bible Story:  Jesus at Mary & Martha’s house
  • Bible Verse:  “Be still, and know that I am God.”  Psalm 46:10
  • Letter: o
  • Color:  Blue

Here are a few opposite theme activities we did:

opposite games for preschool

First, we went around the house finding opposites like hot and cold….

learning about opposites

Off and on….

opposites theme

Open and closed… (please ignore the crumbs!!)  :)

A few more ideas are up & down, under & over, in & out, loud & soft, upstairs & downstairs, inside & outside, and top & bottom.

estimation for preschool

I had my daughter estimate how many mini clothespins she thought would fit into this container.  Then, we filled it up and counted how many actually fit.  We talked about the opposites “in and out”.

clothespin game for kids

Since the clothespins were already out, we played a quick game.  We stood on a chair and tried to drop the clothespins into several containers (milk jug, pitcher, and jar).

sweet and sour taste test

We had an “opposites taste test” where they tried sweet foods and sour foods, salty foods and bland foods, spicy foods and not-so-spicy foods.

red light green light mary martha

We played “Red Light, Green Light”, but substituted Mary for Red Light (since she stopped and listened to Jesus) and Martha for Green Light (since she was on-the-go and too busy to stop)!

opposite day

We ended the week with an “Opposite Day”.  We had dinner for breakfast, wore pajamas backwards all day, did school in the afternoon, and had breakfast at dinner.

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Find more Mary & Martha and opposite activities for preschoolers in this week’s lesson plan:

God's Little Explorers lesson plans

God’s Little Explorers Week 21 Lesson Plans


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  1. says

    This is a fantastic use of the letter O! We are in our third week of God’s Little Explorers, and I have tried to link a basic/science concept to the theme (e.g.A/Apple/TheFall/O Be Careful Little Eyes/The Five Senses. Opposites based on Mary and Martha is inspired, and will play into this well. Every week I am impressed more and more with your curriculum, and I’m so glad I found it to do with my girls.

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