• September 9, 2015

Last Sunday our RADIUS kids learned that God created people in a unique way. Human beings were set apart as different from the rest of God’s creation. God did not breathe into the animals. He skillfully formed man out of dust as a potter forms a pot out of clay. (See Isa. 64:8.) God breathed into the man’s nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living creature. (Gen. 2:7) Then God made woman from the man’s rib. She was a suitable helper for him. Both man and woman were created in God’s image. The first man, Adam, and the first woman, Eve, lived in the garden and enjoyed God’s friendship.

Help your children understand that being made in God’s image means we are made like Him, or patterned after Him. God does not have a physical body; He is Spirit, and He has given each of us a spirit. God gives people the ability to think and to feel emotions and to make choices. He gives us the ability to understand right and wrong. God created people in His own image (Gen. 1:26) and for His glory (Isa. 43:7).

Family Conversations and Activities

RADIUS Kids – Preschool

1. Why did God create the world? God created the world for His glory.
2. God created people in His own image.

Investigate fingerprints

Assist preschoolers in making fingerprints on their paper. Provide magnifying glasses for preschoolers to examine their fingerprints and compare them with their friends’.
Say: “Everyone’s fingerprint is unique. No two are alike. God made each of us special, but what makes us most special is being made in God’s image. God created people in His own image.”

RADIUS Kids – Elementary

1. Why did God create the world? God create the world and everything in it for His glory.
2. God created people in His own image; God created them male and female.

Partner reflections

Ask a family member to be your partner. Face your partner and decide which partner will lead first. The lead player will begin making a slow motion. For example, raising an arm or turning a foot. The second partner should reflect her partner’s actions, as if the lead is looking into a mirror. After some practice, the lead player may make faster movements. Challenge the second partner to keep up! Then continue the fun by switching roles.

Say: ”When you look into a mirror, you see your reflection. Your reflection is an image or picture of you. The Bible says you were created in God’s image. When God made people, He made them like Himself in some ways. We aren’t exactly like God, but we are like Him in some ways. We have knowledge, wisdom, and love like God. God sent His Son, Jesus, to show us exactly what God is like. Jesus is the perfect representation of God because He is God.”

Want to Talk About It?

Do you have questions about RADIUS Kids? Be sure to check out our Kids Page.

Want to know more about how you can engage your children in meaningful play? You can join our Facebook Group or feel free to contact Stephanie Ricard (RADIUS Kids Coordinator) or Andrea Krick (RADIUS Kids Preschool Coordinator).

Want to know more about the Gospel Project? Check out their website.

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