It was my turn to teach the 6-11yo girls Sunday School for all of March at our tiny church. Five Sundays. Six girls. I was blessed with the freedom to teach however and whatever I wanted, so you know – you could guess – that I didn't choose to teach the girls out of a boxed curriculum.
This is what we did each Sunday morning in March…
The memory verses also mention flowers ("Consider the lilies of the field") and birds ("Look at the birds of the air"), so we went nature journaling on the church property. Over the five Sundays, the girls nature journaled, chose a favorite one, transferred it onto muslin, chose their thread (floss), learned a couple of basic stitches, and embroidered their drawings….
They are such beautiful girls!
p.s. If you want to learn how to turn a child's art (or yours!) into embroidery, here is a tutorial I wrote up last year, called "Turning a Child's Art into Embroidery." It's very easy, I assure you. See the photos above? These girls are only ages 6-11yo. Do try. Even my little gal, who only just turned 6, is stitching. She's the one embroidering a house – not a very "nature-y" subject, but that's fine…she's still figuring out what God made and what people make. She asked me the other day if God made the shovel, right after asking if He planted the marigolds in the garden.