God made everything. That’s the simple truth your preschooler is learning for the next two months. Those pretty flowers you passed the other day—God made them. That dog curled up at your feet—God made him. That sweet little girl you tuck into bed each night—God made her. God made everything. When is the last time you really thought about that? When is the last time you sat outside, looked around and said, “Wow! God made all this! Thank You, God!” It’s awesome and overwhelming to think about all God made. And, it’s even more incredible to think that He made you. Yes, He made you, and He loves you. Spend some time in Genesis this month. Read about how God made it all and say thank you.
This month let your child wake up to, “Rise and shine! It’s a new day to enjoy all that God made!” Remind your child often that your favorite thing that God made is THEM!
Since God made everything, let’s turn Drive Time into a fun game of, “Look What God Made!” As you drive along, take turns naming things you see by saying, “God made the (name what you see)” and then see if you can name what day it was made.
Pretend your bathtub is a large sea. Seas need waves, right? Show your child how to make waves by slowly opening and closing his legs under the water. How cool is that? Talk about how big seas can be, but that God is even bigger, because God made the seas! Wow!
Cuddle up with your child and pray. “Dear God, the Bible says that You decide how many stars there will be and that You give each of them a name (Psalm 147:4). We think that is so amazing! Thank You for making the sun, moon, and stars, but even more than that, thank You for knowing our names and for taking care of (name of child) and me too. We love You, God. In Jesus’ name, amen.”
The Shape of Me and Other Stuff by Dr. Seuss is a super fun book about shadows. Check out a copy and read it with your child. Look at all of the fun shadows together. Next, go outside on a sunny day and look for your own shadows. Talk about how light makes shadows, and God made the light!