Using the Seasons to Teach our Children about their Creator

Recently I had one of the best Saturday afternoons ever with our two older children. The activity was nothing grand and was certainly inexpensive, but boy, did we have fun together. :)

Our kids love to do crafts. Their Momma? Not so much. So when I saw this EASY, FUN idea in the September issue of Family Fun magazine I knew it'd be a good match for all of us.

All you do is gather some beautiful leaves and grab a couple of paint pens. We used gold, but the article used Silver. Either one are pretty in my opinion. The article suggested drying them for 10 days I think but I only pressed and dried ours for a couple and they worked just fine.

I picked up a paint pen at Target and it had both a fine and large tip on it and it was less than $3. That means really cheap "craft" but a fun and artistic time for the kids and me.

Here's a peek at some of the leaves we drew on....

I also used this time to help point our children to passages in Scripture that talk about the seasons and to remind them Who has sustained these seasons for thousands of years. There are some really neat passages in Scripture that go with this theme. One of my favorites is Psalm 104:19 "You made the moon to mark the seasons, and the sun knows when to set." This would be a great springboard for science too because then you could study about the sun, moon and stars in location to the earth during different seasons. (Hey, that's a really good idea...maybe I should actually do that!) :)

A few other Scriptures are Daniel 2:21 "He changes times and seasons;" and Job 38:32 "Can you bring forth the constellations in their seasons...?" Or Acts 14:17 "...He has shown kindness by giving you rain from heaven and crops in their seasons; he provides you with plenty of food and fills your hearts with joy."

I'm sure you can find some more Scriptures that use nature to help point your children to their Creator but these will get you started.

It was a beautiful, sunny, perfectly warm day with some nice tea, my kids, the Word of God and my favorite music, Scripture Lullabies. Life can be really busy at times but I am so thankful for special moments like these!

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eliza said...

I love this idea! How fun. I'm going to have to go buy some pens! I also love your new look! Great job at "redecorating"! :) said...

Thanks! I should have the kids do it again since it's so easy and something they can do on their own now. :)

Thank you! It has been a long time coming. Still need to tweak a few things but it's almost done! :)

Thanks for the workbook btw. :)

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