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

by Kaye Swain

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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


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.

{ 20 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Edie Dykeman

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2 GlowinGirl

What a great illustration for that verse! There are so many opportunities to point our kids (or grandkids) toward God if we just open our eyes to them!

3 Missie

What a great lesson!

4 ozjane

Reminds me of the lovely song….
The potters hand. There is no safer place to be than in His hand.

5 CareBuzz

RT @New at SandwichINK:: Clay Activities for Grandparents and Their Grandchildren Can Lead to Eternal Seed-Planting

6 Susan

Oh Kaye, this was great! Your grands are talented!!

Thanks so much for joining us today at WFW. Have a blessed day‚ô•

7 Kaye Swain

Hi GlowinGirl, AMEN!!! :)

8 Kaye Swain

Hi Missie, Thank you :)

9 Kaye Swain

Hi Susan, Thank you. And thank you for hosting Word-Filled Wednesday. By the way, how did you do the adorable tiny heart at the end of day? It’s so cute! :)

10 Kaye Swain

Hi Ozjane, We used to sing a song about the potter and the clay as well. I’ll have to remember to teach it to my grandkids. Thanks for the great reminder. :)

11 lori

I always say, “God is in the details…..” or in this case the meatballs!
How amazing is it that God gives us way after way to infuse His word into our lives and the lives of those around us!
SOO cute!!


12 Kaye Swain

Hi Lori, :) Loved that message! Thank you :)

13 Bobbi

Ummm…yummy! Makes me think of the time my kids played with a friend’s ice cream parlor playdoh and tried to eat it. Oh, the looks on those faces…ha!

14 Cathy

That is precious, Kaye. I may want to use it as one of my links. I used those words in a hymn I wrote ” Trusting in Thee.” Chorus- “For thou art the potter and I am the clay. Mold me and use me in thine own special way. For my life’s in Thy hands, and I wait patiently, trusting in Thee, Lord Jesus.” Blessings ~

15 Kaye Swain

Hi Cathy, Thank you :) And what a lovely hymn! :)

16 Kaye Swain

Hi Pia, Thank you :)

17 Kaye Swain

Hi Bobbi – What a cute story! :) :) :)

18 amydeanne

awww i love your site more and more with each visit!

19 Pia

that’s a great illustration for that verse. we are His masterpiece. we are precious in His eyes. thanks for sharing.


20 Kaye Swain

Hi Amydeanne – thank you!!!! :) Have a blessed week!

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