Sunday, May 17, 2009

Garden Camp Day Three

Schedule for the third day: Water Psalms 104: 10 God made springs and rivers

Opening 10 min
Water is necessary for life. Water is used for many things. Bubbles are made of water and air. Water is a part of God’s creation.

Art Tent 20 m
Collage of rain, water and clouds
Resources: blue construction paper, aluminum foil, cotton balls, scraps of paper, yarn, scissors, and glue.
Set out paper and collage materials. Let the children create a collage of rain, water and clouds.

Game 20 m
Resources: dishwashing liquid, tablespoon, plastic cups, ¼ cup measuring cup, plastic cups, plastic spoons, bubble blowers (pipe cleaners)
Have the children make bubble mix by measuring 1 tablespoon of dishwashing liquid and mixing it in a plastic cup with ¼ cups of water. Let each child blow their bubbles. Say: Bubbles are a fun way to play with the water God created for us!

Drama Tent 20 m
Wash dishes, wash baby dolls, play in the water
Supplies: baby bath tub or dishpan, baby dolls, wash clothes, towels, empty wading pool, toy dishes
Set out the materials. The children can pretend to bathe the babies, wash the dishes, or play in the wading pool. Talk about what the water is used for in each of the activities.

Worship Tent 20 m
Pictures of different bodies of water
Supplies: variety of pictures of water (oceans, rivers, ponds, rain and so forth)
Teacher Talk: Water is part of God’s creation
Set the pictures of water on a table. Let the children look at and discuss the pictures.
Say: We find water in many different places. Each picture shows a place where there is water. Water is an important part of the world. God created the water that comes from the faucet and the water all over the world.
Pray: Thank you, God, for water. Amen.

Snack 20 m

Closing 10 min
Review Bible verse and say a prayer.

1 comment:

  1. Brittany,
    This is really cool. I will have to encouage other parents to take a look. Garden camp sounds like fun.