Spiritual Themes through Nature
Exploring Nature teaches children about who God is and
how He provides for all the earth. There is a reason why people feel close to
the Creator when they walk in a forest or enjoy the song of a bird. In this
hectic fast paced world we live in teach your children to slow down and enjoy
nature. It will serve them as a peaceful haven for the rest of their lives!
Catch frogs or toads and make a special habitat for
them. Read books from the library to find out how. Talk about how creating a
natural environment is important in keeping them alive and healthy. Talk about
how God wants us to live in a healthy spiritual environment so we will be
healthy and alive, too.
Write down the things that create a healthy spiritual environment with
colorful markers together, decorate the page and post it on the refrigerator. (2 Corinthians 6:17-18) These might include:
- Bible reading
- Bible memory
- Good attitudes
of love and kindness
music and movies
Catch fireflies and put them in recycled plastic
containers. Let them light up your patio like little lanterns. Talk about how
you can be Christ’s light to a dark world.
Make a weather watch calendar with a piece of white
poster board. Each day draw what kind of weather is outside. Talk about how
even though it may be cloudy sometimes, the sun is still shining above them.
Talk about how we can always count on God’s goodness even when we can’t feel
Visit the Zoo and talk about how each animal’s
difference is pleasing to God and how each one demonstrates a truth about who
He is. Talk about how each one of us, no matter how different we may feel or
look, is pleasing to God and He loves us.