With Earth Day coming up on the 22nd, I wanted to do something with the kids. We discussed first how God made the world and everything in it.
Jackson said, “Yep, just like in Genesis where he created the heavens and the earth.”
I was pretty impressed that he knew that was from Genesis, being that he’s only 5. I guess he does pay attention to the meaning of all the creative Christian crafts we do together. I wanted them to learn about John 3:16, and I thought it went well with a project about the earth since it says,
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten son…”
While we were doing the project, I wanted them to think about how they could show the world love, just as God had when he sent us Jesus. The answers I got were surprising, yet well thought out. I was shocked! Jackson said that we could show the world love by praying for people, picking up trash, and giving his old toys to kids that don’t have any. Dani Rea said that she would show the world love by being nice to other kids, listening to mommy and daddy, and by turning off the water while brushing her teeth. I was definitely pleased with their responses.
- Red, green and blue tissue paper
- School glue
- Paint brush
- Foam ball, any size
- Bowl to keep ball sturdy while painting
- Sharpie to write verse
Start by cutting blue and green tissue paper into little pieces. Then, cut out hearts from red paper.
Next, paint the glue all over the entire ball. Start putting pieces of the blue and green tissue paper all over “globe”. After it is covered, put on the hearts (symbol for loving the earth).
After the earth is covered, go back and “paint” glue all over it again. Let it dry overnight.