The flowers are springing up, and the time of singing birds has come, even the cooing of turtledoves. Song 2:12
In Matthew 6:25-34, Jesus must have been enjoying spring time as He taught His friends about how much God loves them. He noticed the birds flying around and said, “Look at the birds! They aren’t worried about having enough to eat because God feeds them. In the same way, you shouldn’t worry about what you will eat. God will feed you too!” Then Jesus picked up some flowers that were blooming and said, “These flowers don’t have to worry about what they will wear because God has beautifully clothed them. You don’t need to worry about clothes either for God will make sure you have something to wear.”
I hope your main activity with your children during this season can be outside enjoying nature together. Share with them that the Bible says in Psalm 145:10that all God’s works shall praise Him.
As yall observe the beauty of God’s creation, join with the flowers, trees, and birds in praising God. Here’s some songs to sing as you do.
This one is an old recording, but you can get the idea, or better yet, you can make up your own:
Isaiah 55:12 says the mountains and hills will burst into song, and the trees of the field will clap their hands! So even if we don’t praise the Lord, creation still will. Here’s a song about this that was recorded for me and my children by a friend, Patti Bennett:
Daniel 2:21 And He changes the times and the seasons;
Celebrate each season, emphasizing God’s hand in it all. Autumn is such a fun time to enjoy God’s beautiful world with your children.
Go to a pumpkin farm.
Go for a hike in the woods.
Decorate the house with pumpkins, colorful leaves, etc.
Enjoy sitting around a fire outside on these cooler nights and just relaxing as a family.
Go outside and play in the leaves (then work together as a family to rake up the leaves): —build a leaf fort
—bury each other in leaves
—walk on the dry leaves and hear them crunch
—see who can find the most perfect, colorful leaf.
As you enjoy God’s handiwork at this time of year, be sure to lead your children to thank Him for His beautiful world.