Whether the Weather Will be Good?

Have your child be the meteorologist for the week. Have him or her let you all know what to wear based on the weather. Do you need a coat and hat for cold? Sunglasses when it’s bright? Big Idea: God directs the weather. Readiness Milestone: Explore cause and effect relationships. Related Scripture: Even the winds and the waves obey Him. Matthew 8:27 (NIV) ... Read More

Seeds that Grow

Plant seeds in containers and watch them grow. Materials: Seeds, dirt, containers Big Idea: God plants us and watches us grow. He made every little thing. Readiness Milestone: Explore cause and effect relationships. Related Scripture: I will bless those who trust me. They will be like trees growing beside a stream—trees with roots that reach down to the water, and with leaves that are always green.  Jeremiah 17:7-8 (CEV) ... Read More

Take a Nature Walk!

Go on a nature walk with your child, and take a bag to collect “treasures” like leaves, rocks, flowers, seashells, and weeds. Do they make different sounds? What do they look like, feel like, sound like? Be sure to use all your senses to enjoy the big world that God has made. Materials: Container for treasures you find on the nature walk Big Idea: God created everything with special features that we can observe and enjoy. Readiness Milestone: Observe and explore major features of the natural world around him/her, both on Earth and in the sky. Related Scripture: God saw ... Read More

Recycling

Teach your child how to use the recycle bin, and to understand which objects can be recycled here. Big Idea: God takes care of you and wants us to take care of the world around us. Readiness Milestone: Practice reusing, recycling, and conserving energy on a daily basis. Related Scripture: You are good to everyone, and you take care of all your creation.  Psalm 145:9 (CEV) ... Read More

Patty Cake

Provide your child with different sized cups, sifters, funnels, scoops, and bowls and let them explore with sand and water play in the bathtub, beach, or sandbox. Materials: Water and/or sand, cups, funnels, sifters, or buckets Big Idea: God fills us with his love and wants us to share his love with others. Readiness Milestone: Recognize what is full or empty. Related Scripture: You fill my cup until it overflows.  Psalm 23:5 (CEV) ... Read More

Experience a Solar Eclipse

If you’re able, go outside with your child to watch a solar eclipse. Talk about the way the moon goes around the earth, and the earth revolves around the sun. Materials: Special glasses for watching the eclipse Big Idea: Gods creation is incredible! Readiness Milestone: Observe and explore the major features of the natural world around him/her, both on Earth and in the sky. Related Scripture: God saw that it was good. Genesis 1:25 (NIV) ... Read More

Look at the Sky!

Look at the sky at night and in the daytime. What do you see? How is the sky the same? How is it different? Compare the sky on a sunny, cloudy, and rainy day. Big Idea: God made the earth and everything in it. Readiness Milestone: Name, describe, and compare objects, places, pictures, and events. Related Scripture: In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.  Genesis 1:1 (NIV) ... Read More