Sunday, April 20, 2008

Garden of the Good Shepherd ~ Week 5

Garden_detailWe are still loving using The Garden of the Good Shepherd: A Sticker Calendar to Count the Fifty Days of Easter as we celebrate the Easter Season. However, I am not too sure that getting gold fish was such a great idea this last week... I don't think we will be adding any new pets this week... Too emotional!!

Anyhow, here are a few ideas for this weeks theme:

"The Gardener Plants Paradise"

The Tree of Life's Leaves : Read Revelation 22:1-5

The Tree of Life's Flowers : Read Isaiah 55:12-13

My Garden

This is my garden

Extend one hand forward, palm up
I'll rake it with care,
Make raking motion on palm with 3 fingers of other hand
And then some flower seeds
Planting motion
I'll plant in there.
The sun will shine
Make circle with hands
And the rain will fall,
Let fingers flutter down to lap
My garden will blossom
(Cup hands together; extend upward slowly)
And grow straight and tall.

The Tree of Life's Fruit : Read Galatians 5:22-26
  • Have Ambrosia for dessert since Ambrosia means "deathless."
  • Complete the Fruit of the Spirit Maze
  • Make Fruit Kabobs with each piece of fruit representing one of the "Fruits of the Holy Spirit." (for a few suggestions on which fruit to use, click here and scroll to the bottom.)

The Owl : Read Psalm 102:6-12
  • One of these Owl Crafts
  • Make this Awesome Owl Snack
  • Read Owl Moon
  • Color a picture of an Owl
  • Copy work: A Wise Old Owl Nursery Poem! (Looks like I am on a nursery rhyme kick this week!)
A Wise Old Owl

A wise old owl lived in an oak
The more he saw the less he spoke
The less he spoke the more he heard.
Why can't we all be like that wise old bird?

The Olive Tree : Read Genesis 8:6-11

The Palm Tree : Read John 12:12-17

Roses and Lilies : Read Song of Songs 2:1-7

I haven't decided just which of these ideas we will be doing each day, but I thought I would share my ideas with you all just the same. I am anxious to see what Matilda comes up with since this weeks theme was HARD for me!

If any of you know any great snacks, crafts or activities for the above themes, I'd love to hear them!


  1. These plans are so awesome! You are doing such a good job coming up with all this!

  2. This is genius! We are using the same calender too and if the ABC Path weren't my big priority I would so love to incorporate these ideas. I'll just have to print this out and file it away for another year!


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