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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Week 2 - Hands & Feet

God made your hands and feet like no one else's. 
 Explore the shape, size, and even the prints they make with these fun crafts:


source: FamilyFun.com
Take a trip to the beach (or your sandbox!) and create a Sandy Hand Mosaic with Family Fun.


Celebrations shares a cute way to make Handprint Art for toddlers.



source: Kaboose.com


Every single person has their own unique set of fingerprints. Discover yours with Kaboose'Fingerprint cards.






source: TheCraftingChicks.com



Put your Footprints on a canvas with this adorable idea from The Crafting Chicks. Write this weeks memory verse (Psalm 139:13-14, 16) on your artwork as well!





Create an adorable Peacock made of your handprints with Macaroni Kid.

source: MacaroniKid.com

Monday, July 18, 2011

Week 2 - Elementary Anatomy

Learn more about the many parts of your body. God is a wise designer and His intelligence is evident in every aspect of how our bodies function.

Crayola has some fun and simple pages for young anatomy students.


Learn about your eyes:




Learn about a human cell:




Learn about your heart:




Learn about your organs:




And learn about your skeleton:




 

Week 2 - I am Wonderfully Made!


source: artlessonsforkids
 Psalm 139:13-14, 16 tells us that God created us and that His works are wonderful. You are wonderfully made! On a plain piece of art paper, draw a picture of yourself. You can also use this template, provided by Crayola or try one of these ideas from Art Lessons For Kids. Older children may also write down descriptive words to tell about themselves.


Note to Dads and Moms:

Pay attention to what your child draws and/or writes. Try to understand how they view themselves and reinforce correct perceptions as you review their activity page. [For example: "Great job - your hair is brown!" or "Yes, you are smart, Johnny!"]

Then ask questions and gently correct any biblically inaccurate perceptions and remind them of what the Bible says about how God sees him or her. [For example: "Susie, why are you sad in this picture?" or "You are not a weirdo, Johnny and I'm sorry you feel that way. Those things about you that are different make you unique and specially prepared to do a job that other children cannot do. The Bible says that God made us, and that His works are wonderful. You are wonderful."]

Encourage your child by pointing out some things you really love about him or her. Focus on your child's personality and the character that is within, rather than on his or her physical appearance and note that your child is significant, not simply because of what he or she can accomplish, but because your child has been created by a wise and loving God.


Sunday, July 17, 2011

Week 2 - Psalm 139:13-14,16

Welcome to Week 2 at Grow Little Seeds!

If you have not already read the post for this week at Sow Little Seeds, we encourage you to head that way first and then look over the information and resources we have provided there.

You may also want to read our Getting Started page and our beginning post from Week 1.

Here are links to printable activities for Week 2:

Word Search Puzzles:
Week 2: Psalm 139:13-14 - Level 2
Week 2: Psalm 139:13-14 - Level 2 Answer Key
Week 2: Psalm 139:13-14,16 - Level 3
Week 2: Psalm 139:13-14,16 - Level 3 Answer Key


Word Scramble Activity Pages:
Week 2: Psalm 139:13-14 - Level 2
Week 2: Psalm 139:13-14 - Level 2 Answer Key
Week 2: Psalm 139:13-14,16 - Level 3
Week 2: Psalm 139:13-14,16 - Level 3 Answer Key

Cut-Out Word Pages:
Week 2: Psalm 139:13-14,16 [solid line]
Week 2: Psalm 139:13-14,16 [tracing]

More Activities:
Week 2: Psalm 139:14 - Draw & Trace - level 1


This week our memory verse is Psalm 139:13-14,16:

“For You created my inmost being;
You knit me together in my mother's womb.
I praise You because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
Your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.
...Your eyes saw my unformed body.
All the days ordained for me were written in Your book
before one of them came to be."

This verse has been shortened for those who are memorizing at levels 1 & 2.

This week our central thought is: God made ME.

God made you and He loves you. You are precious to Him. He carefully designed your body and placed within you everything you need to live the life He has purposed for you to live.

We encourage you to read through the discussion questions and pray that God will lead you as you begin talking with your family about these verses. Pray for the hearts of your children. As you plant the seeds of God's Word, the Bible, into their minds, continue to nourish that seed.

Water it with reminders of His truth throughout the day; look for opportunities to talk with them about this God who made us.  Feed these seeds with the light of Christ as you reflect His love in your conversation and interactions with your family. And be patient as you wait for those little seeds to sprout up and show some fruit. We may plant and water, but God is the one who gives life - He is the one who makes things grow. Trust Him with the hearts of your children - He designed each one of them and loves them dearly.

We are so glad you have joined us this week and pray that you will be encouraged by the material provided here on Grow Little Seeds and our companion blog, Sow Little Seeds.

In His great love,
The Little Seeds Team