Our class began with the children all pretending to be various animals. We had kangaroos hopping around and a few dogs digging for their bones.
Next we redirected our imaginations to a story of how the animals got their names. We read that God gave Adam the special job of naming the animals. In that story, we also learned that God told Adam and Eve that all the trees, plants, animals, birds, fish, and all of creation were for them to care for and enjoy.
The tree crafts with finger painted (or crayoned) leaves are to help remind us that God wants us to enjoy and care for nature too.
We practiced taking care of nature by picking up some recycling items that were hidden throughout the room.
Next week: Noah and the Flood