Hands-on Faith for Families – Week of July 31, 2017
Theme: Enjoy God’s Creation
God Created Plants
Scripture: Then God said, “I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food.” (Genesis 1:29)
Play: In the car or on a walk, have your kids count how many trees you pass in one minute. Do it again, and see if you count more or less this time.
Talk: Plants make oxygen for us to breathe, provide food for us to eat and add beauty to the world. Trees provide shade and lumber to build our homes. God created trees and many other kinds of plants in order to provide for our needs — and the needs of other living creatures (Genesis 1:11-13; 29-30). Name some of the ways you have used plants today.
Pray: Thank God for creating the many different kinds of plants we use every day.
— Donna Brennan