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Je sus sai d, “ L e t th e little ch ildren come to me, an d do n ot h in der the m, f o r the kin gdom of h eaven belon gs to su ch as th ese.� W h en he had pl aced h is h an ds on th em, h e w en t on from th ere.

— Matthew 19:13-14


M E MORY VERSE: Ge nesi s 1: 1

“In the b e gi nni ng , Go d c re ate d the h e a v e n s a n d t h e e a r t h . ”

Enc ourage yo ur littl e c am p e r( s ) to m e m o ri z e Ge n e s i s 1: 1 t h i s m o n t h . Aft er yo u’ve explo r e d thi s l e s s o n to ge the r, us e t h i s v e r s e t o i n s p i r e t h e m t hrou gho ut the day to re c o g ni z e the i r C re ato r al l a r o u n d t h e m . Your little camper( s ) are j us t b e c o m i ng aw are o f t h e i n t r i c a c i e s o f t h e w o r l d around them, and th i s he arab l e , s e e ab l e , to uc ha b l e w o r l d g i v e s y o u a p ower ful o ppo rtunit y to te ac h the m k e y as p e c ts o f G o d ’ s c h a r a c t e r .

G O D I S P OWE R F U L Read aloud to your little camper(s):

D i d y o u kno w th at God created everythi n g that y o u se e, i ncludi ng Y O U a n d ME ? Go d m ade the earth a n d everythi n g o n i t . A f t e r He cre at ed t h e e a rt h , He s aw th at i t wa s good, an d He c reated peo ple, t o o . Sing this song together with your little camper(s) (to the tune of “Down By the Bay”). Let your child(ren) echo your voice and your actions. Actions are in parentheses.

GO D IS GRAC IO US Read aloud to your little camper(s):

C an y o u t e ll m e wha t you r ve r y fa vorite g if t is tha t you 've e ve r re c e ive d ? D o y o u re m em b e r u n w ra p p in g it a n d p la yin g w ith it f or the f ir s t tim e ? I n o r de r t o play w ith it a g a in a n d a g a in , it is im p orta n t tha t you ta k e g o o d care o f i t , rig ht? Wha t k in d s of thin g s d o you d o to ta k e c a re of { i nsert ch i ld' s fa vorite g if t he re }? (For Example: Keep it clean; Treat it gently; Put it back where it belongs.)

J ust li k e y o ur { in s e rt c hil d 's fa vorite g if t he re } , G od g a ve you a n d m e t h e w o r ld ar o und u s to a p p re c ia te a n d ta k e g ood c a re of s o tha t w e c a n enjo y i t fo r a lo n g , l on g tim e . Whe n you g o c a m p in g or p la y ou ts id e , w ha t are so m e t h i ng s tha t you c a n d o to ta k e c a re of G od 's g if t to you ? (For e x a m p l e : P i c k u p t r a sh t ha t you see; T a ke ca re of t he pla nt s; B e nice t o t he lit t le

Wh en w e d o the s e thin g s , w e s how G od w ith ou r a c tion s tha t w e are t h ank ful fo r a l l tha t he ha s m a d e ! critters.)

GO D IS WISE Take this opportunity to discuss with your little camper(s) some ways that God’s wisdom is reflected in nature.

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child(ren) observe how the animal moves and point out that God gave them a

(Make a sun above your head by placing your hands together.)

special body with special talents. (For example: Ants can lift things 50 times their

GOD MADE THE SUN!

own weight; Birds feathers help to keep them dry; Frogs have special skin to help

(Make wave motions with your hands at your side.)

GOD MADE THE SEA! (Place the palms of your hands together and wiggle them like a fish.)

them blend in to their surroundings.)

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to the animal’s needs and abilities. (For example: A snail is safe in its shell; A bird

(Point to your chest.)

(Make a sun above your head by placing your hands together.)

Ask your child(ren) where they think the animal lives. Discuss several different animals that live in the wild. Explain where they live, and how each home is unique

GOD MADE THE FISHIES! AND GOD MADE ME!

Head outside and embark on a “scavenger hunt” for a little critter. Let your

makes its home in a tree, because he can fly; A spider lives in its web to catch food.)

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Explain to your little camper(s) that God created all creatures big and small, and He knows exactly how to take care of each one of them. Our God is a very wise God!

THANK YOU FOR THE SUN!

PRAY ER

(Make wave motions with your hands at your side.)

Read aloud to your little camper(s):

THANK YOU FOR THE SEA! (Place the palms of your hands together and wiggle them like a fish.)

THANK YOU FOR THE FISHIES! (Point to your chest.)

AND THANK YOU FOR ME!!! Out of everything that God created, God’s people are His most precious creation. He created the sun, the sea, and the fishies for us to enjoy. You are so special to God!

C an y o u say y o ur m e m or y ve r s e w ith m e ? G e n e s is 1 : 1 " In the b e g in n in g , G o d creat e d t h e h e a ve n s a n d the e a rth. " ” Le t's p ra y tog e the r to tha n k G od fo r Hi s b eaut i ful g if t to u s . D ear Go d , Th ank Yo u fo r b ei n g p ow e rf u l , g ra c iou s , a n d w is e . Tha n k You f or le ttin g m e enjo y all t h at Yo u ha ve m a d e . I p ra y tha t You w ou l d te a c h m e how to ta k e g o o d care o f Yo ur c re a tion . M os t of a l l , tha n k You f or ta k in g c a re of m e ! Amen

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