Originally posted on Sara Carnes blog CLE Mama
This year for Earth Day, I’m seizing the opportunity to teach my daughter the importance of respecting and taking care of God’s beautiful handiwork we know as Earth.
They’ll learn about it at school, but I want to help teach her as a Christian why we should do our part to help the earth glorify God! The earth does not belong to us; it is the Lord’s, including everything in it (Ps. 24:1).
I’ve also been compelled more recently to make sure I’m teaching my children God’s word at home more often…and not only leaning on Sunday school and other church activities to teach them about God’s word.
So, I took a couple ideas and put them together for this Earth Day activity helping to teach children that “He has the Whole World in His Hands”, and discussing ways with them they can honor his creation. Use this time to talk to your children about all the ways we can help keep the earth clean, save energy, etc. It’s a great opportunity to talk to them and ask them questions about how God created the Earth, too… Example discussion questions:
Q – Who created the Earth?
A – God created the Earth.
Q – When did God create the Earth?
A – In the beginning God created the Heaven and the Earth. Gen 1:1
Q – Who made you?
A – God made me.
Q – What did God make on the first day?
A – On the first day, God made light.
- Print copy of “He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands – Earth Day” (see attached)
- Crayons or Markers
- Pen or Pencil
- Construction Paper
- Print copy of the “He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands – Earth Day” template
- Color the template and cut out
- Trace child’s hands and cut out
- Paste hand cut out on already cut out template
- Think of 10 ways you can help honor the Earth and put and write your idea on each finger of your project!
For the template for this activity, go to Sara's blog post and you'll find it at the bottom of the post.
Hope you enjoy!