Our Experience God theme this month is "God is All-Powerful." The Bible Verse says "He does great things too marvelous to understand," Job 9:10.
The girls had started asking me questions this year like "How come Jesus could...?" or saying things like "Jesus isn't real because nobody can..." However, with that Bible verse and Mother Goose Time's activities, I've been able to respond to those young thoughts in an age-appropriate manner.
The girls and I talked about what things we do in a boat and read the story about the Disciples going fishing. We talked about when we have had to ask for help, as well as what is the biggest and best things you can imagine. We discussed what we think might happen if we try to do things without God and also what we know about miracles.
Following those conversations, we did some hands-on activities to help us better understand the topic.
For example, we traced our feet and put our footprints next to something we thought was great. We ended with all of our feet by the cross.
Here, we took turns tossing the balls (fish) on the blanket (net) while one person does her best to kick them all off. We learned that "The disciples went out fishing alone and came back with empty nets. When we do things on our own without Jesus' help, we will not have what we need." - MGT
To compare an empty fishing net to a full one, we first pulled an empty blanket across the room and felt how easy and light that was. Then, we loaded it with heavy objects and tried again, feling the difference.
God asks us to serve and love all people in the ways he loves us. The fish represent all the people in the world! - MGT
For more ideas to guide you in answering questions that your children may be asking about God and creating many "ah ha" moments, check out the Experience God curriculum at MotherGooseTime.com under the Christian program link.
We've been studying about "Bubbles, Boats & Floats" this month with our Mother Goose Time curriculum. Any opportunity that my girls have to get wet or dirty is always great fun for them - and they've got to do a lot of both of those things lately! We even made a trip to the Howell Nature Center to test which things that float and sink in their stream, as well as to see the Beavers!
I don't have too many pictures, as I've been too caught up in the moment to actually stop and get the camera out, but here's a quick glimpse of just a few of the things we've been doing from Day 1, 2, and 7 of the curriculum...
Making a River Collage
Creating Water Paths
Building and playing with boats
Designing our own boats out of pattern blocks.
For more activity ideas, check out MGT's Facebook page. See how other children are "Busy as Beavers" and diving into "Bubble, Boats & Floats" this month... www.facebook.com/MotherGooseTime