Growing in God's Garden - Cosmos Flower Bible Lesson and Crafts
Growing in Peace Crafts and Learning Activities
The following crafts, activities, and songs are available on The Resource Room and as an instant digital download.
Scripture References: John 14: 1- Romans 8:31-39 and Philippians 4:4-9
Teaching Concept: We can be at peace in a chaotic world. We don't have to be worried or afraid. In this lessons children learn how they can have the peace that passes all understanding.
Bible Verse Coloring Sheet and Poster - Cosmos
What you will need:
What to do:
1. Before class, print out the activity sheets.
2. In class, show your children pictures of sunflowers and then have them color the sheet.
3. Tell them to take the sheets home and hang them up somewhere where they will see them every day and use them to help them memorize their Bible verse.
Bible Verse Review and Lesson Review Printable Board Game
Use this printable board game to review the Bible verse for each lesson or review the all the lesson in this series of lessons.
1. Before class print out the game board patterns, cut off the white edge of one of the boards, and overlap the pictures to make one board.
2. To play have each player place their game piece anywhere on the board, either on one of the flower pictures or one of the blue dots.
3. Each player takes turns throwing the die and moving that many spaces either forward or backward trying to land on one of the flower spaces.
4. If a player lands on a flower space he must say the Bible verse relating to the flower or answer a question from the lesson. If he can say the Bible verse or answer the question correctly, he picks a matching flower card.
5. A player can move backward or forward during his turn, but he cannot change directions during his turn. He can only move in one direction but can change direction on his next turn trying to land on a flower space.
6. The player that collects all five flower cards first wins.
Cosmos Flower Posters Bible Lesson Visuals
Use the two Cosmos flower posters as Bible lesson visuals to introduce the Bible concept.
First part of the Bible Lesson: Ask your children what they see. Have them compare the two pictures. What is different and what is the same about the flowers?
Explain, these flowers are called Cosmos. Do you know what the word “cosmos” means? It comes from the Greek word “Kosmos” which means order or harmony. Another definition of “cosmos” is “a consistent, orderly, or pleasing arrangement of parts.”
Cosmos flowers were given their name by monks who grew them in their mission gardens. They recognized how orderly and consistently the petals grew. Each flower has eight petals evenly arranged around the center of the flower, and it is very pleasing to the eyes.
Another definition of the word cosmos is “social agreement or harmony” which means that everyone gets along together. There is no fighting or arguing, everyone is in agreement, and there is peace and unity. The opposite of “cosmos” would be chaos. Chaos is disorder, confusion, and destruction. I don’t know about you, but I would rather live in cosmos than in chaos. Did you know that we can live in a place where there is peace and harmony, but not be at peace; and we can be at peace but live in chaos? The complete lesson is available to members and as an instant digital download.
Bible Verse Review Activity Sheet
Students match up the Bible verse reference on the flowers with the appropriate Bible verse. This sheet reviews Bible verses from all five Bible lessons in this series.
Make Paper Towel Flowers
1. Before class fold paper towels into flower shapes.
2. In class have your children paint the flowers with water color paint of markers.
3. To finish they can glue on decorative items such as button, gems, or pompoms.
Paper Cosmos Flowers
1. Before class cut flower shapes from origami paper, wrapping paper, or scrapbooking paper.
2. In class let your children pick out different colors of paper and then demonstrate how to make the flowers.
3. Make a bulletin board display with all the flowers or have your children write the verse on the back of the flowers.