Growing in God's Garden - Morning Glory Flower
Growing in Joy Bible Lesson for Children
Bible Reference: "It is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord, and to sing praised unto thy name, O most high: To shew forth thy loving kindness in the morning, and thy faithfulness every night," Psalm 77:11, KJV
Teaching Concept: All of creation glorifies God, and we should glorify him too. The beautiful morning glory flower has a perfect name because it glorifies God in the morning. When seeing the morning glory glorify God we can be reminded to glorify God in the morning. It is good to praise the Lord.
The following crafts and activities come from the Bible lesson series "Growing in God's Garden - Growing in Joy. A complete lesson with crafts, activities, and songs is available to members on The Resource Room and as an instant digital download..
Morning Glory Bible Verse Coloring Sheet
Children color a picture of a morning glory flower and leaves with the Bible verse and then discuss what they think the Bible verse might mean.
3D Morning Glory with Bible Verse Picture
Children fold paper shapes into Morning Glory flower and leaf shapes and glue them to a paper with the Psalm 92:1-2 Bible verse.
Psalm 92:2 Bible Verse Activity Sheet
Children review the Bible verse by finding each word from the verse in order. This sheet contains both the KJV and the NIV.
Morning Glory Bible Verse Picture Craft
What you will need:
Colorful Paper for the Frame
Watercolor Colored Pencils or Watercolor Paints
How to make:
1. Print out the morning glory pattern onto printer paper. If your printer has water-soluble inks and you will be using water, copy the picture on a copy machine.
2. Color the pictures and then glue them onto a piece of colored paper.
Water the Flower Bible Verse Review Game
This is a great outside summer game because the children get wet.
1. Display three watering cans on a table. Write the names of three different kinds of flowers on tape and stick them to the table in front of the watering cans such as: Morning Glory, Pansy, and Rose.
2. Fill one watering can until it is almost full, and the other halfway full, and leave the other empty.
3. Have the children take turns sitting in front of the table with their backs to the table so that they cannot see the watering cans. The person who is in charge of the watering cans (children can take turns) mixes up the watering cans so that the child sitting in the front does not know which one is in front of which flower name. The child then yells out one of the flower names. The person in charge of the watering can then picks up the water can behind that name and pour it on the child's head. If a child gets wet, he must say the Bible verse. Keep playing until all the children have had a turn to guess and pour.
Divide your children up into teams and have them line up in rows at one end of the field. Place small flowerpots at the other side of the field opposite from each team and place a bucket of dirt near each team. Give the first person on each a spoon. Children take turns picking up a spoonful of dirt and running across the field and dumping it into the pot. The team who fills up its pot first wins.
Give each child a seed and a straw and have them line up across one side of the room. The child that blows his seed across the room to the other side first wins. You can use seeds from oranges, pumpkins, beans, etc.
(Sing to the tune of Frère Jacques)
Written by Carolyn Warvel
Morning Glory, Morning Glory,
Give God Praise, Give God Praise,
Early in the Morning, Early in the Morning
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