Here is some more iconic fall fun with apples!
I have provided a basic outline, not a word-for-word format, because your children will enjoy hearing things from your perspective. Thier answers and understanding will dictate how deep your conversations go and what direction they will take. Have fun!
Whooo is God? An Autumn Family Bible Adventure
Apples: God is a Creative Creator
Intro: What is your favorite kind of apple? Did you know that just because 2 apples are the same color, it doesn’t mean they are always the same kind of apple? How many different kinds of apples can you name?
Prayer: Say a prayer thanking God for the variety He made in the world.
Thoughts to Ponder: What would it be like if there were only 1 kind of apple? What if there was only 1 kind of pet? What if all people were alike? What if all churches were alike?
“For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.” Psalm 139:13-14 NIV
Did you know there are actually over 7,000 varieties of apples?! Just as God made so many different kinds of apples, He chose to make an even wider variety of people. He designed each of us before we were born to be just who He wanted us to be.
“We are the clay, and You are our potter; we all are the work of Your hands.” Isaiah 64:8 HCSB
“There are different kinds of spiritual gifts, but the same Spirit is the source of them all.” 1 Corinthians 12:4 NLT
God wanted us all to be different!
- I am especially thankful that God made multiple varieties of _____________.”
- When has someone been a blessing to you because they were different than you?
- What differences do you see in the members of your family? How does that make each of you special? How is your family different from other families?
*If you have toddlers or preschoolers, you may want to sing “I Like Apples” just for for fun.
Sing “Ketchup on my Apples” from Crazy Praize Volume 3. Trust me, it really is a worship song!
- Gather your favorite types of apples and make candied or caramel apples. They are even more fun when decorated. Or try mini-caramel apples too!
- Do a taste test with several different kinds of apples. Make a graph showing everyone’s favorites.
- Visit an apple orchard.
- Count how many varieties of apples you can find at the grocery or farmer’s market.
- Do apple printing art.
Spread the Love: Give a homemade candied or caramel apple to a neighbor or friend.
Check out the apple projects on my Fall Pinterest Board for more ideas!
Check out other family Bible Adventures here!
Please share your apple adventure thoughts below…