Natural Paintbrushes

Go on a nature walk with your child, and pick up things you find like sticks, straw, pinecones, or leaves. You can trace these over paper with crayon, or use these treasures as natural “paintbrushes” to make your own art. Talk about how you can use God’s creation to make your own new art. Materials: Paper, paint, crayons, art objects from nature walk Big Idea: God has created many things for us to enjoy. Readiness Milestone: Use different materials to create art. Related Scripture: Related scripture: He has made everything beautiful in its time.  Ecclesiastes 3:11 (NIV) ... Read More

Draw a Rainbow

Take a box of crayons, chalk, or markers, and draw a rainbow or sunrise. Help your child to name the colors. Materials: Crayons, chalk Big Idea: God uses different colors to express the world to us. The multicollored rainbow is a reminder that God keeps His promises. Readiness Milestone: Name the colors in a box of eight crayons. (red, orange, yellow, blue, green, purple, brown, black). Related Scripture: The rainbow that I have put in the sky will be my sign to you and to every living creature on earth. It will remind you that I will keep this promise ... Read More

Pen Pals

Write a note to your child. Tell how the scriptures are God’s note to us. Have your child write a note to you (and “writing” can be any iteration of scribbles). Materials: Paper, crayons, pencils, or markers Big Idea: God has written a wonderful letter to us in the Bible. Readiness Milestone: Try to write using pencils, crayons, and markers. Readiness Milestone: In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. John 1:1 (NIV) ... Read More

Multi-Colored Coat

Tell your child the story of Joseph and the multi-colored coat his father gave him in Genesis 37. Ask your child to draw a colorful coat like Joseph’s. Materials: Paper, crayons, markers, paint, etc Big Idea: God’s world is colorful and creative. Readiness Milestone: Use pencils, crayons, paint brushes, and markers on blank paper. Related Scripture: (Israel) gave him a coat of many colors.  Genesis 37:3 (NKJV) ... Read More

Creation Story

Read the story of Creation (Genesis 1-2) with your child. Make your own drawings or creations. Materials: Paper and crayons Big Idea: God created everything. Readiness Milestone: Use pencils, crayons, paint brushes, and markers on blank paper. Related Scripture: I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.  Psalms 139:14 (NIV) ... Read More