Everything in this world has been created, and given, by God.
What is your favourite part of God’s creation?
Is there any part of God’s creation that we could do without?
Which parts are we good at looking after?
The children in your group will probably be quite aware of environmental issues, through school, the television. So why not pick their brains for some good conservation ideas?
What could we do to help look after God’s creation better:
1 in our church?
2 in our community?
3 in our world?
Who do you need to share these ideas with?
Think of ways you might do this.
Create a garden
You will need: a seed tray for each child; some soil; a mixture of leaves; rocks; other natural resources or magazine pictures; coloured paper; glue sticks.
■ Invite the children to create their own garden, thinking about what their ideal garden includes – grass area, vegetable plot, colour, texture...
■ This activity could also be done on card, using magazine pictures and colours to create a mosaic garden picture.
You will need: root vegetables, cut in chunks; thick poster paint; paper or card.
■ Invite the children to dip the cut side of the vegetables into the paint to make prints on paper.
■ Encourage them to experiment with their choice of colours and vegetables, and comment on any patterns that the different vegetables make.