CREATIVITY: Imagining what you could do because you're made in Gods image.
Memory Verse: How you made me is amazing and wonderful. I praise you for that. Psalm 139:14
Creation Story Part 1
God made everything.
Creation Story Part 2: Adam & Eve
God made you.
Creation Story Part 3: Adam’s First Job
God made you to imagine.
Creation Story Part 4: The Fall 4
God made you to know Him.
Sometimes it’s difficult to recognize the unique qualities God has given us. Help your child better understand his or her amazing qualities by highlighting one each week and writing it on their bathroom mirror. As opportunities arise throughout the week, give them examples of the ways you’ve seen these qualities shine through them, and remind them that God loves watching them make the most of the gifts He designed specifically for them.
While walking to the park or heading to the pool, encourage your child to observe and appreciate allofthenaturearoundthem. Askthemabout what they see, what they like best, and have them expand upon why in each instance. Take time to point out the things you notice as well and remind them that God made everything!
Ask a kid: Would you rather spend 24 hours drawing, writing, painting, designing a robot, or solving brain puzzles?
Ask a parent: What’s the first creative thing you remember me (your kid) doing as a toddler? (Did I ever draw on the walls?!)
Read Genesis 1:1-2. Look around. Every single thing you see is made by God or
made out of something made by God. The mind-blowing thing is: God made everything from nothing. God’s voice, imagination, and being are so powerful that He simply thought up every single thing that exists and spoke it into being. He gave human beings the imagination to take the things He had made and create new things. Brainstorm together several ways that you can use what God made to create something new this week. Then pick one and plan to do it! Together, ask God to help each of you to use what He has made in new and creative ways.
Our children will learn to embrace the way God made them by watching how we, as parents, handle the gifts God has given us. The compari- son trap we fall into amongst our peers is just as real for our children as it is for us adults. Living in a constant state of comparison is poisonous and can keep us from truly seeing ourselves as God sees us. If you struggle with this, take a personal- ity assessment to rediscover your strengths and celebrate them. God created each of us with a specific purpose in mind and when we embrace the way we are made, our children will learn to do the same!
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