God’s Little Explorers: Week 22 (P is for Pig + The Prodigal Son)

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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 22

  • Theme:  ”p” is for Pig (Farm Animals)
  • Bible Story:  The Prodigal Son
  • Bible Verse:  “But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him.”   Luke 15:20 NIV
  • Letter: p
  • Color:  Purple

More pictures to come later this weekend!  Half of them are finished, but I wanted to get a few more supplies now that our no-spend challenge is over!

pig nose craft costume

We colored a section of an egg carton pink, punched holes in the sides, and strung a piece of yarn though it to make a “pig nose.”  We did use a permanent marker, but I don’t recommend it!  A pink crayon works just as well, and you don’t have to worry about marker all over your hands!

You can also add some paper or egg carton ears to a headband!

pig lacing

We had this pig from our set of Lacing Animals, so I set it out for the girls to use.  It doesn’t look like these are being made anymore, but this Lauri Dot-to-Dot Farm Animal Lacing set by Lauri looks good, too.

marshmallow pig

I made a pig from toothpicks and marshmallows to show the girls, and they wanted to make one, too!  Here’s mine…

number busy bag

I wrote the numbers 1-10 on the bottom of cupcake wrappers with a marker.  I had my daughter put them in order.  Then…

counting busy bag

I gave my daughter kernels of unpopped popcorn.  She placed the correct number of kernels in each “feeding trough”.  I put all the supplies into a plastic bag to use another day!



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  1. Becky says

    Stacie, we have searched high and low for curriculum for our Day Care that incorporated Bible lessons into the lessons. Thank you! We’re excited to start using it in March.

    I have been making binders with all the information for activities and projects. This lesson is missing some explanations of activities; Barnyard art and folding paper barn take me here, but there is no mention of what you did. I noticed you mentioned pictures would be added — did I miss them? Any help with this would be appreciated!

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