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Teacher Introduction/Getting to the Heart of the Lesson, Teacher Reflection, Spiritual Affirmation with full color Art, Original Story, and Activities, Bible Verses, Wisdom Quotes
Lesson 5 from Year One is about: God in Nature
“Worms, Snails and Fairies”
Affirmation: All of nature holds the beauty and presence of Spirit.
Getting to the Heart of the Lesson
The natural world constantly offers opportunities to experience the presence of spirit in endless variation. Nature is one of the most clear and obvious manifestations of God in our universe.
The variety we see in the natural world — in the plants, animals, insects, birds, and water creatures — shows us that spirit is not limited in form or expression. The world around us continually speaks of the presence of spirit in all forms and every setting.
Children have a natural affinity and wonder for the plants, animals, birds, and insects they encounter in their environment. Building on that curiosity and interest to help them feel their connection with all of creation is a great way to awaken their wonder, awe, and reverent feelings. While it is a challenge to do that in the context of an hour or so inside a building once a week, it is worth the challenge to bring nature into the curriculum and space in which you are teaching because it is so universally appealing.
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