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Earth Day Idea

Today marks the 50th year of officially celebrating earth day. What a great day to be reminded of God’s great creation and our responsibility to care for it. For those of you trying to find moments and spaces to connect with your children in the oddness of our present situation. Here is one potential idea: 

1.    Print off the attached Creation Care Colouring Page.
2.    Ask your child what their favourite thing is in nature. 
3.    Then, thank God for creating it!
4.    As your child colours, talk about what the kids are doing in each picture to take care of God’s wonderful planet.
5.    In addition, read Psalm 8 aloud as they colour:

Psalm 8
Lord, our Lord,
    how majestic is your name in the whole earth!
You have set your glory
    in the heavens.
You have made sure that children
    and infants praise you.
Their praise is a wall
    that stops the talk of your enemies.
I think about the heavens.
    I think about what your fingers have created.
I think about the moon and stars
    that you have set in place.
What are human beings that you think about them?
    What is a son of man that you take care of him?
You have made them a little lower than the angels.
    You placed on them a crown of glory and honour.
You made human beings rule over everything your hands created.
    You put everything under their control.
They rule over all flocks and herds
    and over the wild animals.
They rule over the birds in the sky
    and over the fish in the ocean.
    They rule over everything that swims in the oceans.
Lord, our Lord,
    how majestic is your name in the whole earth!


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