Thursday, June 22, 2017

Paper Bag Dog

Gather a paper bag, scissors, tape or glue, and construction paper in your choice of color (we chose black, brown, white, and red).

Start cutting out pieces of construction paper to make your dog. Get creative! You can give your dog eyes, spots, a tongue, a nose, ears, etc.

To make it even more fun, you can read an animal book once you finish. We chose read Barnyard Dance and talked about the animals we saw.

Talk about your favorite animals! God made every single animal. The birds in the sky, the fish in the water, and the dogs on land. They are all wonderful!

Craft Stick Family

Gather craft sticks (one for each family member) and markers or crayons.

Decorate the craft sticks to represent each family member. You can draw their shirt in their favorite color, add glasses, etc.

Have a puppet show! You can have one person hold all of the craft sticks and do a puppet show, or do a show with each family member holding their own craft stick.

 God made a lot of wonderful things, but people were His favorite creation! He loves you and every person in your family!

Water and Sky Bottle

Gather an empty water bottle, baby oil (it needs to be baby oil so the sky will be clear), a funnel, blue food coloring, and mini-Styrofoam balls.

Fill the bottle halfway with water and add in blue food coloring. This will be your “water.”

Add in oil. Leave enough room at the top for the Styrofoam balls.

Wait until the oil and water mixes and then settles.

Add the mini-Styrofoam balls to the top. These are your “clouds.”

 Talk about how God made the water and sky. What are things you find in the water? What are things you see in the sky? The water and sky are both wonderful!

Fruit and Veggie Stamping

Gather a variety of fruits and vegetables (I used corn, celery, a pepper, and an apple), paper plates, paint, construction paper or drawing paper, and a knife. (I used a different color paint for each type of vegetable, but you do not have to do that. You can use as many or as few colors as you’d like.)

Prep the vegetables for painting by cutting them as needed.

Put some paint in each of the paper plates.

Stamp away! Have fun dipping the foods in the paint and using them as stamps on the paper.

I am so glad God made the land and plants! They give us yummy food to eat, like these fruits and veggies, and they’re even fun to paint with them! What are some of your favorite fruits and vegetables?

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Good Works

Gather sticky notes and a pen.

Write different body parts on sticky notes. (Head, hands, heart, eyes, mouth, ears, legs, etc.)

Help your child identify the body part written on each sticky note and put the sticky notes in the correct place. The game is over when they have placed all of the sticky notes on the right body part.

Talk about how they can use each of these body parts to do good works. Say to your child, “You can use your heart to do good works. You can use your hands to do good works,” etc. Then repeat the memory verse with your child as many times as they would like. “God made us to do good works.” Ephesians 2:10.

Pretend Picnic

Gather a blanket, play food, play plates, cups, utensils, etc. and plush animals.

Place the plush friends around the outside of the blanket.

Lay the blanket on the floor and let your 
child help you “set the table” using the play food and accessories.

Time for lunch! Have fun sharing your food with all of your lunch friends.

Even though a boy only had 2 fish and 5 loaves for his lunch, he was able to help feed 5,000 people by sharing! Wow. I’m so glad he was willing to help feed those people. We should always be willing to help too!

King For A Day

Gather a piece of construction paper, crayons, a marker, and scissors.

Draw a simple crown shape onto the construction paper and cut it out.

Talk with your child and make a list of things they would do if they were king for a day using the marker.

Let them color the crown with crayons.

Even though Josiah was just a kid when he was king, he still did what was right. And even though you are a kid, you can do what’s right too!

Healthy Owl Toast

Gather a piece of bread, peanut butter, 2 clementines, raisins or craisins, an apple, a plate, a knife, and a toaster.

Toast the bread.

Spread peanut butter onto the bread.

Cut two round pieces out of a clementine and place them on the bread to be the eyes.

Place two raisins in the center of each eye, as well as one underneath the eyes to be the nose.

Peel the other clementine and place one on each side of the bread to represent wings.

Cut two small pieces of apple and place them at the bottom of the bread to represent feet.

Daniel made wise choices by eating the way God wanted him to. He ate healthy foods, just like the owl toast we made today. And just like Daniel did things God’s way, we can do things God’s way too!

Fort Fun

Gather sheets, blankets, pillows, sofa cushions, etc. in a 
room with a couch, chairs, or a bed. 
You can also use weights to help hold the blankets in place 
and a flashlight to help you see while in the fort.

Make a fort using the items you’ve gathered. 
This can be as simple or elaborate as you’d like it to be. Get creative! 

Pretend it’s raining or snowing and climb in the fort to protect yourselves. 
You can use the flashlight to help you see!

 Talk about how the fort is protecting you from pretend rain or snow. Miriam protected her baby brother by placing him in a basket along the reeds. We can protect others too!