3/11/2020 - moved here from the Help Forum
Looking for cool ideas for earth day.. small class number all ages.. one Sunday only.. already ordered simple craft and some earth day mementos..
Reply by Neil MacQueen
Hi Roseann, and welcome to Rotation.org!
The story of Creation is a logical place to go. See our Creation forums: https://www.rotation.org/topic...s-for-creation-story
Everybody thinks "green" on Earth Day. But what about "FUR and FEATHERS and SCALES"
Genesis 1:26, God commands human beings to “reign over the fish in the sea, the birds in the sky, the livestock, all the wild animals on the earth, and the small animals that scurry along the ground.”
So maybe it's a good time to do a "blessing of the animals" Kids love pets, and pets are one of the ways we learn to connect with/exercise stewardship with. It could also have a local animal shelter angle too.
Birds are another way kids connect with nature, and birds are one of the prime species being affected by climate change. So... bird house/feeder projects?
And of course, fish/oceans are a major concern. Reducing plastic, nanoplastics. What kinds of "displays" could the kids make about plastic trash that could connect that issue to Genesis 1:26?
What if every church committed to planting a tree for every member or child.
What lesson could be taught by planting and watching a “Children’s Grove” grow over the years?
Hope this helps.
Reply by Amy Crane
A lesson on stewardship of the creation that God entrusted to us (Genesis 1:28) would be good for celebrating Earth Day. The students could plant a garden at church or at home, or could even tend to gardens (pull weeds) with their class or their family. (Maybe even a church-wide work day?)