Clay Activities for Grandparents and Their Grandchildren Can Lead to Eternal Seed-Planting

by Kaye Swain

Do you enjoy sharing encouraging and inspirational Bible verses with your grandchildren, whether they live nearby or far away? As a member of the Sandwich Generation, dealing with the issues of caring for elderly parents while having fun with spiritual and educational activities for grandparents and their grandchildren, that's one of my biggest pleasures. Last week, while my grandsons were having fun with a play clay Pasta set, I was able to use the time and the project as a great illustration of the verses,

Inspiring Bible verses for our Grand Children

O Lord, You are our Father, we are the clay, and You our potter;

and all of us are the work of Your hand…

Isaiah 64:8

and

We are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works…

Ephesians 2:10a

Doesn't their "spaghetti and meatballs" look good enough to eat! :) We used it to talk about how, just like they were creating their little masterpieces out of the play clay, God is the potter Who is creating His masterpieces out of us. As with play clay, He may have to smooth pieces out, soften them up, reshape them, but He is perfect at all He does! We just need to surrender ourselves to Him to be used by Him in whatever wonderful ways He will take us.

It'll take a few more years, and a few more clay sessions for them to fully understand the point, but eternal seeds have been planted in their hearts and in ours. What seeds have you planted in a child's heart this month? We'd love to hear about them!

For more words and Scriptures of encouragement and inspiration for the Sandwich Generation senior home care giver and grandparent, please visit Word-Filled Wednesday at hosted by Susan from Forever His.