Letter I is about how we are made in God's image. As an adult, I'm still trying to wrap my mind around this one! Yet, I think it's a core truth to know and remember--especially when teaching our little ones about respecting and valuing themselves and others.
Our favorite part about this lesson was making homemade play dough. I've tried a lot of play dough recipes, but this one is my favorite. I've tweaked it and tried it many times--and I hope you like it as much as we do. My biggest loved watching the play dough form in the pan--going from a liquid to a sticky ball. It gave us a chance to talk about how God formed Adam and Eve and how He made them like him. After the dough had cooled, I brought out some peg dolls, rocks, and a plastic snake. Without prompting, Luke was making the "bad" tree, telling me bits about the story of Adam and Eve, and adding lots of interesting details ;)
Letter I also includes reading the story of Adam and Eve, playing "mirror," and making a leaf-filled letter I. It's not part of the lesson, but drawing a self-portrait would be a fun activity this week too :)
Here are some other resources you may enjoy (ps. some of these are affiliate links)
- Read God's Very Good Idea. We love this book! Not only is the story wonderful, but the illustrations are delightful! Plus, it shares the gospel and how we are made to love God and love others.
- Or pick up When God Made You (such a sweet book!)
- Maybe instead of a fairy garden, you could make your own Garden of Eden. How fun would that be?
Have a good one!