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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:
- Handprint, Footprint, and Fingerprint Apple Tree Craft
- Easy Crockpot Applesauce
- Apple Balance Test
- Easy as Apple Pie Snack
Books and Other Resources:
- How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World (Dragonfly Books)
- Ten Apples Up On Top! by Dr. Seuss
- The Seasons of Arnold’s Apple Tree by Gail Gibbons
- The Apple Pie Tree by Zoe Hall
- Hi Ho Cherry-O(just pretend they are apples!)
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