Consider making spring beanbags to use for games and activities. No scissors or sewing are needed if you follow the instructions for this tip.
God gives us things to enjoy (1 Timothy 6:17) is more than a Bible verse for boys and girls. It can be for teachers, too, as they enjoy creating something to use in the classroom.
Supplies for Spring Beanbags:
- child socks with spring designs
- filler—“poly-pellets”* (craft stuffing material) or small aquarium gravel
Note about “poly-pellets”: This item can be purchased in bags at craft stores such as Michael’s. The filler is usually with the stuffing materials.
1. Use a child-size sock in spring colors and/or with spring designs.
2. Pour filler in the bottom of the sock.
3. Tie a knot in the sock at the top of the ball. (See illustration.)
Note: A few stitches may be added to secure the knot if desired.
- Use a beanbag in one of the learning centers or in group time to initiate conversation about spring. Toss a beanbag to a child and ask the child to name something he likes to do in the springtime.
- Remind children that God planned for spring. Mention that in the spring we see wonderful things that God made. Read Think about the wonderful things God made Job 37:14).