Trees and plants are gifts from God. If you go into a desert, all
you see is sand and rocks. It looks very bare and there are no
trees and plants to make it interesting. Next time you play in
your garden, look at all the different trees and flowers that God has
Today I have brought leaves from different trees and shrubs. If
you look at the back of the leaves you will see their veins. God
made the veins so that water from the roots of the plant can reach the
very tip of the leaf. This helps the leaves make food for the
plant so that it can grow strong and healthy.
This is like the food you eat so that you can be strong and healthy.
Today we are going to take some of these leaves and put them
under a sheet of paper and make leaf print pictures.
Your pictures show how well God made leaves, and you can see the veins
running down the leaf. These veins are like yours. If
you look at the back of my hands you can see all the veins running
down to my fingers.
Now let's say our memory verse:
"God saw everything He made was very good."
Do you think we should thank God for making all the trees and plants
we enjoy? (Let the children respond
). And what
about you? I think God made each you one of you so carefully
and did a wonderfully job!
Well, I think each of you can say, "Thank-you God for making me, Me!"
(Encourage several children to say this as a prayer).