We are looking at Genesis. Each week we are unpacking a day of creation.
Join "Towy Kids and Youth" Facebook group to watch the lives.
Twice a month we will be at Xcel meeting in person.
This is the book we are using:
Dai Woolridge - God's Brilliantly Big Creation Story
Week 1 - Facebook 5pm click the link: LIVE Light & Dark
Week 2 - In-person Towy Kids at Xcel! Clouds, Sky & Water.
Family Adventure tasks at home.
Talk about the sky, what you know about the atmosphere, what are clouds, the rain cycle.
Ask about different types of clouds and what kind of weather do you see them in. Why are the clouds different (heavy with water etc).
Identify different clouds (use pictures) (5mins) 10:55
Talk about God thinking through the world and planning how it would all fit together. Talk about how insanely clever God is, down to the last tiny detail of life.
This is what the Bible says about God: Look up Psalm 147 vs 4&5
And Matthew 6 vs 30 – WAW
Make real clouds with hot water, ice and hair spray!
Make a cloud finder as a craft head outside and see what clouds you can find together.
The theme of the activities is to talk about how amazing God is making the clouds and rain.
Pray - Thank God for the sky, clouds and rain!
Week 3 - LAND!
Land – Read Dai’s Book if you have it or check out the first post on our Towy group linked here to hear Dai read it.
Did you know, Day 3 of creation was probably the very first earthquake?
We think of the Earth as solid and still, but in reality its constantly moving.
Continents and oceans of our planet sit on tectonic plates that “float” on magma under the surface.
The plates move and shift under each other, sometimes bumping into each other and sometimes drifting apart.
This is how mountains and oceans are formed. How amazing is that? God moved these huge tectonic plates around to separate land from sea. Now that gives you an idea of just how epic God is.
DID YOU KNOW THERE ARE OVER 500,000 detectable earthquakes every year? That’s pretty cool, only about 100,000 of these can be felt and only 100 or so cause any damage…
As the earth moves constantly so do our lives, we have ups and downs, times when things look like they are coming together and times when things seem like they are falling apart.
Even though life constantly changes God doesn’t. And he is always working towards what’s best for you. Whether you are zooming along in the great times or really struggling with something and feeling pretty low. It doesn’t matter where you are, God is holding onto you tightly! And he uses the ups and downs of life to create mountains of faith and valleys of rest in you, shaping you life and getting you ready for what comes next.
Check out this Bible verse: HEBREWS 13:8
If you are struggling with something at the moment, have a chat with your grown up and ask them to help you pray about it, talking to Jesus and asking him to help you too? If life is ok or great, let Jesus know, He wants to hear exactly how you are. Even down to swallowing a bug while riding your bike or licking ice-cream off your chin… He LOVES to hear about every single part of you life. Share with you grown up one thing you think Jesus would love to know about you and your day.
Activity: Make some plate tectonics out of crackers or cake!
Take a moment to marvel at how God made our Earth! Looking forward to seeing your creations!
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