Jesus was a fragrant offering for us both in sacrificial death and in life as he walked in love (Ephesians 5:2). Through Jesus our Savior and the Holy Spirit, we have the power to be a fragrant offering to God and others as we say kind things and serve others for Jesus.
Five Gifts Review Cards
Now that we know four out of the five gifts God has given us to explore His world, we will test our knowledge. I used these same cards in a previous lesson but this time, the cards will be turned over and as the students reveal what is on the other side, they will have to be like scientists and classify and sort the different gifts, science concepts and manna moments that go with each picture.
STorytime- My Five Senses by Aliki
My favorite part about this book is towards the end when it gives examples of how you can be using more than one gift (sense) at a time. This opens the door for us to evaluate as a class different scenarios that we are commonly in and name the senses we are using.
I made up some examples also for them to practice pinpointing which sense they were using.
I couldn't resist reading this book along with My Five Senses book for class today. It's too funny all the different adjectives for the less-than-pleasant smells that are abundant in this book. All the students enjoyed it.
Scented Cloud Dough investigation
Last week I had mentioned adding scents to a scent library that we have in our brains. Today, I presented three different kinds of scented cloud dough for them to play with and determine from their scent library what they smell like the most.
First, we made some predictions about what we thought it might smell like from just what it looked like. Certain colors of items remind us of certain smells.
Next, I had the students squish and squash their cloud dough to make a prediction about what smell is contained within the dough. They were to circle their answers on their investigation sheet.
Making Scented Flowers
We want to be fragrant offerings to God and to others by the way we love. I had the students glue mini muffin cups to their bouquet and place scented cotton balls in each muffin cup. I hope that this reminds them that they can be a fragrant offering to their moms and dads too. Smells can often remind us of warm memories that we have had with people and this is sweet.