When I see his face I think, that is the world of a preschooler. A world filled with wonder, discovery, and first looks at the world all around them. What has become ordinary to us as adults is absolutely spectacular to them because they’ve never seen it, heard it, experienced it before! Preschoolers are making new discoveries every day. They want to know about their world. They want to name it, smell it, touch it, explore it, listen to it – which is probably why they ask so many questions and get “into” so many things.
Well, this summer we want our preschoolers to ask away! We want them to explore, make discoveries and learn about the world around them. More than anything, we want them to walk away knowing that God made the world around them by teaching this one simple bottom line: God made everything – the sun, moon, stars, planets, clouds, rain, oceans, animals, flowers, you, me…everything! It’s mind blowing really! And if we allow ourselves to imagine what it would be like for a preschooler to learn this for the first time, we just might find ourselves totally amazed like the little boy in front of the automatic doors! This summer enjoy seeing the world through the eyes of your preschoolers and recapture the wonder of knowing that God made everything.
Creation, Day 1: Light and Dark – Genesis 1:1-5
June Weeks 1 and 2– June 2nd, 3rd, 9th, 10th
God made light and dark on day one of creation.
Creation, Day 2: Sky and Water – Genesis 1:6-8
June Weeks 3 and 4 – June 16th, 17th, 23rd, 24th
God made the sky and water on day two of creation.
Creation, Day 3: Land, Plants, and Sea – Genesis 1:9-13
July Weeks 1 and 2– June 30, July 1st, 7th, 8th
God made the land, plants, and sea on day three of creation.
Creation, Day 4: Objects in the Sky – Genesis 1:14-19
July Weeks 3 and 4– July 14th, 15th, 21st, 22nd
God made the sun, moon, and stars on day four of creation.
Creation, Day 5: Fish and Birds – Genesis 1:20-23
July Week 5 and August Week 1 – July 28th, 29th August 4th, 5th
God made the fish and birds on day five of creation.
Creation, Day 6: Animals – Genesis 1:24-25
August Week 2 and 3 – August 11th, 12th, 18th, 19th
God made the land animals on day six of creation.
Creation, Day 6 continued: People – Genesis 1:26-27
August Week 4 and September Week 1– August 25th, 26th, September 1st, 2nd