An idea from the programme KrachtKanjers by Marjolein Goedegebuur & Hanneke Schuit:
The children learn how to care for something. In addition, the purpose of the plant is so the children can see that, just like the seed grows, they are also going to grow. Just as the plant hopes to become a beautiful flower, a child also can have dreams and hopes for their future.
A child and his or her dreams.
To be used for:
Creative times during children’s work
"For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future (Jeremiah 29:11)
The children can decorate their own flowerpot and plant flower seeds in it. They can take it home and care for the plant themselves.
Explain that like them, the plant is going to grow. Tell them that just like the plant they can have the desire to grow and have dreams and wishes for the future.
- flowerpots, bowls, or cans
- Soil or cotton pads
- flower seeds