Sunday, March 18, 2012

Fabulous Mess

 The other day my kids were being wild and crazy.  We had 30 minutes until lunchtime and I was about at my wits end with them.  I realized that they were being a hand full not because they're naughty, but because they were bored.  I put on some music, grabbed some finger paints, and their moods (and mine) improved immensely!
Putting my 2-year-old in his highchair and taping the paper down to the tray helped contain the mess.  

Creation of Man - quick craft idea

Genesis 2:7

New International Version (NIV)
7 Then the LORD God formed a man[a] from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.

My 4-year-old is learning about the creation of man, and I found this idea in his preschool curriculum.  We simply drew a stick man, traced him in glue, took the paper outside, and poured dirt over the top to form our dusty Adam.  My son loves dirt, so he was immediately on board with the idea.  We were able to use the project to talk about how great our Creator is and how although man is created in God's image, we still need to be humble.  Hopefully the dirt/dust will remind him (and me) of this! 

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Okay, okay, so this doesn't look exactly like a shamrock, but my kids liked this holiday-themed breakfast.