The children will go on a nature walk to observe God’s love as shown through nature.
by Leah Pittsinger
Small plastic baggies
House plants (optional)
Give each child a plastic baggy. Then choose two children to hold the binoculars and magnifying glass.
WHAT YOU WILL DO:
Walk the children to an outside area where there are trees, flowers, and other easy-to-discover creations. Tell the class that God expresses His love through the detail in His beautiful creations. Allow time for the children to freely observe the objects around them. Also, encourage them to find something small (such as a flower, rock, or leaf) that reminds them of God’s love, and ask them to put the object inside their baggy to take home. Help the children take turns using the binoculars and magnifying glass to further their exploration.
Conclude by emphasizing that every creation is different and shows God’s love in a special way! Also, tell the children that God lovingly created us and gives us the chance to know Him through His Son, Jesus Christ.
If necessary, an indoor option can be created by bringing house plants, flowers, etc. into the classroom for the children to inspect.