This extra time at home is affording us even more opportunity to dive into Bible study.
It’s been awesome…but has also meant my needing to stay ahead of the curve with ideas and projects prepped.
Thank goodness I already had ideas jotted about the days of creation and preparing has required me simply to pull together the necessary materials (most of which I had on hand but some I had shopped for prior to pandemic being anywhere on my radar).
Today I bring to you Day 3: Water, Dry Land, & Plants!
Creation Day 3 Supplies Needed:
- Children’s Bible
- Small pot (or other container to plant a seed)
- Potting soil
- Plastic Spoon
- Water (we used a spray bottle to help control the watering action)
Creation Day 3 Prep Instructions
Preparation for this one was quick. Mostly a matter of gathering the supplies. I did ensure the pots were washed clean and had portioned out the soil required for the project, but other than that it was a quick supplies round up, tuck into a ziptop bag and storing in the ‘projects prepped’ bin.
Creation Day 3 Project Execution:
We started with reviewing God’s great work on Days 1 & 2:
-On Day 1 God said, “Let there be light!”
-On Day 2 God created a large expanse, he called it “sky”.
Then we kicked off Day 3, as per usual, with the short reading from our Children’s Bible (Genesis 1: 9-13) and re-iterated the following points:
1. God gathered all the water together
2. He created dry land
3. He planted and grew all the trees, flowers and other plants
4. He looked at all his work and decided: “It is good”
The kids then set to work transferring dirt from the bowls to the pots, carefully setting the seeds and covering them with more soil and finally, watering.
We discussed how God will tend to our seeds and make them grow if we are diligent to provide them the water and light (that God also created).
Then we stepped back from all our creations (Days 1-3) and declared: It Is Good!
Side note: we used pumpkin seeds for this project because they are large enough for the kids to handle without any struggle AND I’m going to piggy-back off this project with a lesson on the life-cycle of a pumpkin (which I’ll share more on later).