The young child‘s world is a world of sight, sound, smells, textures, and flavors. So he learns by touching, seeing, hearing, smelling, and tasting. Moment by moment, children experience God’s creation. Teach them that God created all this variety in this world for everyone to enjoy.
“God gives food to every living creature.” Psalm 136:25 (ICB). Before you teach this verse, talk about what the word creature means. Ask the children to name some creatures that God made. Ask them to tell what they think those creatures might eat. Then ask the children to tell you what their own favorite foods are.
Add hand motions to this verse by pointing upward when you say God.
Pretend to be eating when you say the word food.
Extend your arms, palms up, when you say every living creature.
Unit Goals: By the end of this unit, the child should:
• Know that God made food for him to eat.
• Feel thankful and joyful.
• Thank God for food.
• Birds bring Food to Elijah (I Kings 17:1-6) Focus: God gave food to Elijah.
• Manna and Quail (Exodus 16:1-17) Focus: God gave food to his people.
• Abigail Takes Food to David (I Samuel 25) Focus: God provided food; Abigail shared it.
• John the Baptist’s Food (Matthew 3:4) Focus: John ate food that God put in the desert.
-Food from Plants
-Solids and Liquids
-Wheat Germ Bread
-Guess the Food
-Veggies and Dip
Music & Movement:
-Stir the Soup
-Pass the Potato
-To Market, To Market
This folder is designed to give you the ideas you need to teach a unit about the foods God created. Mix and match the activities you want with the stories suggested, and enjoy!