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Look Up!

Application:

When we think how big God is, we can be sure that He hears our prayers.

Materials Needed:

Tin opener.
A4 black construction paper.
Scissors.
Masking tape or Sellotape.
Picture of a constellation e.g. Southern Cross or Big Dipper.
Darning needle.
For each child:
Tall cylindrical can or cardboard container.
Printed out label of Psalm 19:1.

 
The completed star gazing telescope

Making the Telescope:

  1. Remove the closed end of the can or container.
  2. Wrap a sheet of black paper around it lengthwise, so as to extend the length of the telescope.
  3. Cut a circle 10mm larger than the tube diameter, bend over the excess and tape it onto the can as an end cap using masking tape or Sellotape.
  4. Tape the Bible verse to the side of the telescope.
  5. With a darning needle, prick holes in the end cap to draw a constellation as well as other smaller stars.
  6. For viewing the constellation, point the "telescope" towards the light and observe the "stars".

Memory Verse:

"The heavens show the glory of God" (Psalm 19:1).

Age Group:

Preschool to Grade 2.

 

Introduction:

When we look up at the sky on a dark at night we see thousands of stars twinkling in the sky.  Our Memory Verse says:

"The heavens show the glory of God" (Psalm 19:1).

Today we are going to make special "Star Telescopes".  When you point your "telescope" towards the light, you will see the Southern Cross and other stars.  The stars remind us that you need to think about how big God is, and about His glory and majesty.  For God created the stars and hung them in space and on a dark night we can see how beautifully they shine!

Every time you peep through your telescope, it will remind that you can be sure that our Great Big God hears your prayers, and is able to love and care for you every day, and all the time!

God bless.

 

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