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Family Time with God: July

Daily devotions from Awana

How to use this section: On this page, you'll find Fun Stuff, monthly activities for your family, and Did You Know, an interesting story to tell your kids. On the pages that follow, you'll learn a new Bible verse a week. The verses are divided into three parts: Preschoolers memorize the words in bold. Elementary kids memorize the words in bold and italics. Teens and parents learn the complete verse.

Fun Stuff

Moms in the Bible Quiz (May 7)

Here are some of the mothers mentioned in the Bible. Can you name their children?

Elizabeth Luke 1:57-60
Hannah 1 Samuel 2:18-21
Jochebed Exodus 6:20
Ruth Ruth 4:13-17
Rachel Genesis 30:22-24
Eve Genesis 4
Rebekah Genesis 25:20-24
Eunice 2 Timothy 1:5; 3:14-15
Sarah Genesis 17:17-19
Bathsheba 2 Samuel 12:24

Creation Diorama (July 21)

You'll need:

  1. one empty shoebox for each diorama
  2. glue
  3. green, brown, yellow, and blue fabric scraps or paint
  4. small plastic animals or other small toys

Go for a walk and gather small natural objects. Then use the paint or the fabric to create the sky, water, sun, and grass in your shoebox. Use your natural objects to create scenic elements. Finally, add small figures to complete the scene.

Dirt Cake (June 5)

You'll need:

  1. 1 package instant chocolate pudding
  2. 2 cups milk
  3. 1 (12 oz.) container Cool Whip
  4. crumbled chocolate cookies
  5. gummy worms and gumdrops (optional)
  6. small, clean unglazed terra cotta flowerpot

Sterilize pot by heating it in a 350º oven for 2 hours. Mix the pudding with the milk and chill until firm. Combine pudding with whipped topping. If there is a drainage hole in the bottom of the pot, use a whole cookie to cover it up. Put some of the crumbled cookie mixture on the bottom of the pot, then fill the pot with the pudding. Sprinkle the rest of the crumbled cookie mixture over the top of the pudding. Stick a gummy worm or two in the dirt.

What Is Awana?

Awana® is a nondenominational youth ministry committed to reaching boys and girls with the gospel of Christ and training them to serve him. To learn more about Awana and locate an Awana club near you, visit www.awana.org/about.asp

July

The Awesome Creation

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
1 Make a list of your favorite things. Who made all of these things? 2 Learn about Johannes Kepler. Why did he want to study creation? 3 Think about the kind of work you'd like to do someday. How can God use you in that job?
Week 1 Creation: Day One
Genesis 1:1:"In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth."
4 Enjoy the Fourth of July with your family! 5 Read Genesis 1:1-5 6 Learn Genesis 1:1. 7 Turn off the lights and try to draw a picture of you and your family. (No peeking! Do this in the dark!) 8 Walk around your house. How many different kinds of light can you find? 9 Make a list of ten things you do during the day and ten you do at night. 10Family Fun:Bake sugar cookies. Frost half with white frosting (light) and half with chocolate frosting (dark). Share the cookies with a friend.
Week 2 Creation: Days Two and Three
Psalm 102:25:In the beginning you laid the foundations of the earth, andthe heavens are the work of your hands.
11 On the way to church today, sing a song about God's creation. 12 Read Genesis 1:6-13. 13 Learn Psalm 102:25. 14Family Forum: What is a foundation? Why is a foundation important? 15 Pick a bouquet of summer flowers to make a centerpiece for the table. 16 How many of the things you ate today grow on plants or trees? Thank God for providing food for us. 17 Help your mom or dad plant something in your yard today.
Week 3 Creation: Days Four and Five
John 1:3: Through him all things were made; without him nothing was madethat has been made.
18 Visit a zoo to look at all the animals God created. 19 Read Genesis 1:14-23. 20 Learn John 1:3. 21Family Fun: Make a creation diorama. 22 Learn the names of the planets. Here's a great way to remember them: My Very Educated Mother Just Sent Us Nine Pizzas! 23 Research the planets. Find out three facts about the planets you didn't know before. 24 With a parent, go outside and look at the stars. How many can you count?
Week 4 Creation: Days Six and Seven
Genesis 1:31a-2:1: God saw all that he had made, and it was very good…Thus the heavens and the earth were completedin all their vast array.
25 Look at all the people at church today. Isn't it awesome how each person is different? 26 Read Genesis 1:24-2:2. 27 Learn Genesis 1:31a-2:2. 28Family Fun: Go bird watching. How many different birds can you identify? 29 Take (or draw) a picture of each family member. Make a collage, and write Genesis 1:31a-2:1 at the bottom. 30 What did God do on the seventh day of creation? If you don't know, read Genesis 2:1-2. 31 Write a prayer thanking God for all the wonderful things he made.

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