Turning Bible Verses about Eagles into Games and Art
The Eagle's Nest
God is like an eagle.
Caring for the babies in the nest, helping them fly and showing them the right direction.
Read the verse Deuteronomy 32:11 about God being like an eagle and make it into a game:
- Make a nest.
Use toys/dolls/animals (whatever they choose) to be eagle eggs or baby eagles, eaglets to be precise. Act out being the Papa/Mama eagle flying around to get food for them and keeping them safe and warm. Talk about how God is like this with us. If you have multiple cubs in your pack, have them take turns being the eagle and the others the babies in the nest. Make it funny, blindfold the mama eagle and have them fly around listening to their babies, or plant 'eagle food' around the room for them to collect with their beaks and drop off at the babies.
- Make it a competition.
If you have multiple cubs, (or just between you two), where you race each other to make a nest, sit on it and pretend to lay eggs. Race to find some 'baby eagles' to put in the nest and then circle around 5 times and sit down. First to do it wins a chocolate egg!
Or add in collecting the most food, all before the timer goes. Discuss how we can trust God to care for us as his babies, this game reminds us that he is doing more than we can see or know in order to protect us and provide for us. What is he doing for us?
- Craft it.
Draw pictures, paint yourselves within eagle wings, make nests out of twigs, leaves and feathers you find outside. Use different art techniques to portray the imagery while you discuss the verse together. Why does God choose the eagle bird to describe himself? Or why not make a clay nest for the eagle and her eaglets. We made clay birds nests recently and the cubs loved it! We even made some little eggs.
Have fun seeing those cubs become eaglets!