Monday, July 23, 2012

God's Promise to Abraham: Descendants Like the Stars and the Sand Activity

My in-laws graciously took us on their family vacation to the beach a couple of weeks ago.  There was rain in the forecast and I didn't want to be cooped up in the condo with two bored kiddos, so I prepared 4 beach themed Bible activities (and a few preschool-ish ones too).  We ended up having BEAUTIFUL weather and it only rained a little, so I only got to 2 of the activities, but I thought I would share them with you this week.

This activity would be perfect for the beach (or the sandbox!)

We started by reading the story of God's promise to Abraham in our Picture That!: Bible Storybook.  This was the account from Genesis 15:1-6, which only talks about the stars, but we also took a second to read Genesis 22:15-18 which includes "sand on the seashore" in the description.

I brought black construction paper, star stickers, white address labels and glue for our little activity.  I wrote a little part of the verse on 4 different labels (which were:  I will make your descendants as numerous as..., the STARS in the sky, and the SAND on the seashore., Genesis 22:17)  We brought a little container of sand up with us from the beach and got to work.

First we put the first part of our verse down and added stars on the top half of the page.

Then we rubbed some liquid glue around with our finger and sprinkled some of the sand from the beach on top of it.

We finished off the remaining verse stickers and...


A hands on experience to remind Isaac of our trip to the beach and the miracle he worked in Abraham's life (that he had no children and yet was promised countless descendants).

Fun!  Fun!

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  1. Ooooh...We JUST started Ocean/Beach week at home here and I"d love to hear your other 3 lessons please!!!

  2. Ok. Does someone have a Mom of the Year award to give you? :) Crafting while on vacation AND pointing them to God all at once. That is pretty impressive! Love you!



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