Gathering Prayer: (Do this prayer repeat-after-me style)
Dear Jesus, we thank you for time to feed our faith as a family, and time to learn about how you made the whole world. Help our time together to be holy time. In your name we pray, Amen.
Bible Story: Genesis 1:1-2:4
My family has just discovered the Bible App for Kids. It is fabulous! This summer, when I don’t have other ideas, we are definitely going to start here for Family God Time. It is available on itunes, Google Play, and Amazon. You can download a copy here: https://www.bible.com/kids
This week, we did the first story, “In the Beginning: Creation of the World.” This app includes the story, interactive pieces, and questions to ponder. Go through it together as a family. In my family, we have to take turns interacting with the story, or they crash the app. Each child gets a turn, switching every time we “turn the page.”
If you do not have access to this app, you can read the story together here:
Discuss as a family:
What are some of the things that God made? How did God feel about what he had made? What did God do on the seventh day?
Song: The Hippo Song
This song is a fun way to talk about all of God’s creation. Enjoy!
Activity: Make Your Own Edible Clay
All of my kids love creating things. They are also fond of licking their fingers, no matter what might be on them. I found a peanut butter clay recipe that we used to make our own sculptures of God’s creation. You can find the recipe here: http://www.naturalbeachliving.com/2014/03/edible-peanut-butter-dough.html
I found that it took more powdered sugar than the recipe called for to make sure it didn’t just stick to your fingers. Here are some pics of us having fun with this dough:
For those of you with family peanut allergies, here is another edible clay recipe:
Thanks for your commitment to faithfully feed your family’s faith! I hope that this time was holy time for you.
Closing Prayer: (Can be a repeat after me prayer if you have non-readers in your family)
Dear God, we thank you that for holy time together as a family. Thank you for creating us and all that exists. Help us to remember that you think it is all very good! In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.