Note to the parent or teacher: This is the second in a series of lesson plans to encourage the children’s appreciation for the beautiful world God has created and placed us in. This 45- to 60-minute lesson plan is to supplement the two classes of “The Creation of the World” series: “Vegetation Appears” and “The Sun, Moon, and Stars.” This could be one class or it could be divided into two classes if time is devoted to the art activities included. See the “*” denoting where this lesson plan can be divided.
This highlights the lesson objectives:
Chat with the children about some of their favorite plants, such as specific flowers, shrubs, or trees in the wild, the garden, or in the house.
Talk about the variety of ways we benefit from plants.
Explore with the children the wide variety of plants and the contrasts between them, such as the seemingly insignificant moss to the marvelous tall redwood tree. Ask them what other wide spectrums exist within the plant world that they can think of.
Examples to explore:
Take note of Bible lessons that are built around the principles of plants. For example, Jesus related some of His lessons to plants: Luke 6:43–45 and “The Parables of Jesus: The Sower.” Psalm 1 compares the lives of godly and ungodly people to trees and chaff.
Color the “Coloring Page: The Creation of the World: Vegetation Appears,” or cut out and assemble “3D Picture: The Creation of the World: Vegetation Appears.”
Talk about what each of you appreciates most about these celestial bodies—the sun, the moon, and the stars. If possible, schedule time during the month to enjoy these celestial gifts.
Read Psalm 19:1–6.
Discuss the scientific assets of the sun, moon, and stars, encouraging the children to draw on what they’ve learned in school about each of these.
Read “Psalm 8.”
Color the “Coloring Page: The Creation of the World: The Sun, Moon, and Stars,” or cut out and assemble “3D Picture: The Creation of the World: The Sun, Moon, and Stars.”
Compiled by My Wonder Studio staff.Copyright © 2021 by The Family International