We’d love you to join us again in a weekly craft activity – something simple that we don’t have to buy special supplies for, but that we can use the things we have around the house for! Be creative and after you’ve watched the video think about how you can make yours a bit different if you’d like!
Watch the tutorial on how to make paper birds. Afterwards, chat with your grown up about what materials you have at home that you can use to make yours – are there things you’d like to add to them to make them even better? Some of you older Launchonauts will find this very easy, so perhaps you want to think how yours could be adapted?
So, get your equipment ready and engage your creative brain and let’s start crafting!
As you craft with your grown up read and discuss the following verse, theme and questions together.
Matthew 6:26 – “Look at the birds in the air. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns. But your heavenly Father feeds the birds. And you know that you are worth much more than the birds.”
As we think about all the people who have been panicking recently and buying more than they need from the shops at the moment, this verse helps us to see how God sees things.
Jesus was teaching his friends about how much God loves them when he noticed the birds flying around. He reminds them that we don’t need to spend our time worrying and trying to do everything for ourselves – just stay close to God and he will make sure you have all you need.
Q1. What other Bible stories can you think of where God provides for people?
Q2. What makes you feel close to God? (perhaps things like feeling loved and looked after by your grown up or being outside in nature or praying…)
Q3. Sometimes God uses us to show people his love and look after them. What could you share with someone to help them out?
Pause your crafting to take a moment to close your eyes and ask God to be present with you. Be still and think of the things you’ve chatted about. Breathe in and out. After a few minutes. Did anything else pop in your mind? This could be God speaking to you and encouraging you.
Well done – if you’d like, ask your grown up to take a photo of your masterpiece and any thoughts you might want to share with your fellow Launchonauts and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org