We started our Sunday School Creation: Day 2 – God made the Sky lesson by recapping the previous lesson.
“After God made the light, God looked out over the world and there was water E.V.E.R.Y.W.H.E.R.E!” I told my kiddos. “I don’t know about you, but I’m not a good swimmer at all.”
I asked my little dears if they could swim. A couple of hands shot up and we talked about swimming for a few minutes. Then I asked, “But what would happen to those people who can’t swim? They would have to ask the people who can to help them out.” My kiddos decided it would be hard to help someone else swim. I mean, yeah, perhaps for one day. But not every day. And not for a life time. We decided that, since God is very wise, He had a solution for our problem.
“But wait!” I told them. “There is another problem! There is NO AIR! That is like holding your breath for ever!” We held our breath for a few seconds and they agreed that it would be a good idea to have air so that we can breathe.
I then brought out my Day 2 sensory bottle. (This one contains some teeny-tiny Styrofoam balls, baby oil and water with 1/4 drop of food colouring.)
I shook the bottle until the oil and water mixed. “This is what it was like at the beginning,” I explained to the excited kids. As the oil and water separated, I said, “Then God spoke and said, ‘Let there be a sky to divide the waters!’ And so, God separated the water and and put some in the fluffy, white clouds up the top, and He put some in the blue oceans down below. God called the space between the clouds and oceans, sky.”
After my short explanation, we talked about the things we see up in the sky and in the oceans. Then we sorted some “things that go”:
Next, we made our craft. I REALLY like this cloud craft from All Kids Network one as it is a great visual for helping kiddos remember that the sky was made to separate the water in the clouds from the water in the oceans.
Here is our version from last year; this year, instead of using tissue paper for the droplets, we just had the kiddos colour them. Less prep for us 😉
Once completed, the kiddos had fun with this sensory thing-a-ma-doo:
I call it a “Cloud and Water Separator” 😀
(I filled a snap-lock back with white pom-poms, blue glitter glue and some blue gel beads.)
The kids had fun squishing around the water and clouds and then separating the two. The end result did NOT look like the picture above 😉
And that was the end of our lesson!
Of course, I gave my dears a Take Home booklet too 🙂
Please come back for Day 3 soon 🙂