Entries in in the garden (2)

Monday
Jul292019

0–5 Lesson Plan: In God’s Garden, Part 2

Note to parent or teacher: Here is a 30-minute 0–5 lesson plan on God’s love and care for His children and the benefits of the guidance and instruction one receives in life.

Read More Magnificent than Trees.”

Talk with your children about the gifts and qualities that they are blessed with, and take a moment to thank God for those gifts or qualities.

ReadPruning for Growth.”

Think of one area or skill that needs additional work and how discipline and training would be important when working on something that is challenging. Discuss why it is important to work on something that might be difficult (e.g., it teaches perseverance, helps improve a needed albeit difficult skill, etc.). Also discuss how it’s important to receive guidance and instruction for recognizing and overcoming weak points that one might have when developing a new skill.

ReadA Sapling’s Support.”

Ask the children to think of themselves as plants in God’s garden. Discuss some things that would be needed to keep a plant growing healthy and strong, and then talk about how that could apply to everyday life. (For example, a plant needs proper food and a good environment to grow well, just like a child needs a good home environment, nourishment, and care to thrive.)

ReadTend the Garden of Your Heart.”

Select one or more of the following coloring pages for the children to color:

Listen to Building on a Rock” and “Me and You” while your children color.

Compiled by My Wonder Studio staff.
Published by My Wonder Studio. Copyright © 2019 by The Family International

Monday
Jul082019

0–5 Lesson Plan: In God's Garden, Part 1

“In God’s Garden, Part 1” is a 40-minute 0–5 lesson plan featuring several “In the Garden” articles that focus on God’s love and care and how He helps His children to grow in faith, joy, and contentment.

ReadJust the Right Kind of Care.”

Talk about things that happen in your child’s day that may cause him or her to compare with others; for example, things that a friend or sibling has/received that your child didn’t. Then discuss why things can still be “fair” even when everyone doesn’t have or get exactly the same thing. (Possible answers: (1) Everyone has different needs. (2) Not everyone needs or appreciates the same thing, so rewards and blessings are meted out differently. (3) Sometimes something is more important to someone at a given time—something they have worked hard for and receive as a reward, a replacement for something lost or broken, etc.)

Watch The Garden.”

Discuss the importance of being content with who you are and how you are made. God created each person, and there is something special about each person, and we should praise Him for that uniqueness.

Read A Happy, Healthy Garden.”

Ask the children to think of themselves as plants in God’s garden. Discuss some of the things that would be needed to keep a plant growing healthy and strong, and then talk about how that could apply to everyday life. (For example, a plant needs proper soil and the right environment to grow well, just like people need a good environment and proper food and care to develop properly.)

ReadThe Sun Will Shine Again.”

Talk about something that each child might be struggling with, then brainstorm something that each one can do to persevere through the struggle, and then list what steps can be taken to get there.

ReadCling like a Vine.” 

Tell of a difficulty you struggled with and how your relationship with Jesus grew through it.

Select one or more coloring pages from these options: “Coloring Page: A Happy, Healthy Garden” or “Coloring Pages: Cling like a Vine.”

Listen toMe and You” while coloring.

Compiled by MWS staff.
Published by My Wonder Studio. Copyright © 2019 by The Family International
 

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