Sunday, April 10, 2011

What is Heaven Like?

We get this question a lot, and like many the children pose, we don't have an exact answer. In our circle time, we had them close their eyes and imagine what heaven was like and who they might see in heaven.

For our craft, we had the kids create their version of heaven. For supplies, we gave them small clear plastic plates (from the dollar store, ours were about 4-5 inches in diameter, cotton balls, and made copies of an angel and star shape (some free ones from the internet are here, I used some from an old teacher's book that I had and that is what is pictured here.

Most kids made one layer of cotton balls with their angel and star, as you can see from the photo, my daughter went a little crazy and put lots of cotton balls on hers (but hey, who am I to say what heaven will look like?!)

We used elmer's glue on plates and had the kids dip in the cotton balls to minimize the mess. We used about three bags of cotton balls for a class of 13 kids. This worked well for all of our kids (4-7 years) as the younger kids didn't need to read or cut out a lot, and the older kids like anything to do with glue and any non-paper materials.

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