As a believer in the Most High, I wanted to teach my kids about Earth Day from a Biblical perspective. While the three R’s are important – reduce, reuse, and recycle – it is also important to understand the earth and how we are to care for it from God’s point of view.
3 Ways to Teach Earth Day from a Biblical Perspective
See what the Bible says.
We believe any and everything can be traced back to the Word of God. When it comes to earth day related Scriptures, they are definitely there. Going on a search for what the Bible says about the earth and how to take care of it can make for some pretty amazing discussions. Like just about every concept and topic, you may want to turn it into a unit study!
Use your favorite Bible app, concordance, or good ol’ Google to search what the Bible says about earth day from a biblical perspective. Jot down what you find and use it to spark good conversations.
Ask Earth Day related questions.
It’s always interesting to see what your kids already know about a subject matter. When asking mine about the earth and how to take care of it, we got some comical and serious answers. With answers ranging everywhere from keeping the yard mowed to picking up trash and not pooping too much, kids can sometimes have a better understanding than we give them credit for.
From a biblical point of view, ask your kids how they think God views the earth and how He would want us to take care of it. Asking questions about real-life situations and connecting them to Heavenly Father can make it (and Him) seem more real to them.
Include hands-on activities.
Hands-on activities are a must in my household. They always seem to make everything better and more fun. When it comes to teaching earth day from a biblical perspective, there are many things you can do:
- coloring pages
- copywork sheets
- interactive notebooks
- community service projects (picking up litter)
- baking earth day treats
- field trips
- and more!
And don’t forget to incorporate books! Usborne has some pretty awesome hands-on, interactive books that would go perfectly with teaching about earth day:
- Secrets of Our Earth (a shine-a-light book)
- Planet Earth Mazes
- The Big Picture Book of Planet Earth
- 100 Things to Know About Planet Earth
Free Earth Day from a Biblical Perspective Resource
To help you teach from a biblical perspective, I created a resource filled with copywork pages (in three different scripts) and coloring pages. Your kids will learn what the bible says about the earth and God would like us to take care of it. Simply click below, add the freebie to your cart, and checkout!
Earth Day from a Biblical Perspective
I’d love to hear from you! Do you highlight earth day in your homeschool? What are some ways you connect it to Scripture? Let me know in the comments below!