Thursday, August 10, 2017

Superhero Study: Invisibility

Whenever I think of invisibility, I always think of God.  Specifically, I think of Joshua 1:9, 
"Haven’t I commanded you: be strong and courageous? Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
We may not see our invisible God like we see the world around us, but that does not mean that He does not reveal Himself to us through His creation. He is with us wherever we go.
This is what I tried to tell Sweet Pea as she created her Resist Art during our Invisibility Day using our Mother Goose Time materials. 

She first colored with her white crayon all over her white paper, but she could not see her markings and I could tell she was a little frustrated.  (She even went to grab a few other colored crayons later)

I told her sometimes we can't see God (and that can be frustrating), 
but that does not mean that He is not there.

He reveals Himself in time; often through His creation and circumstances. 
Sweet Pea then revealed her white crayon markings by placing watercolor all over her paper.  
(I made these water colors with water and food coloring).

I simply love the above picture!  She was so tickled to see her lines appear as she added on the paint. When her painting dried, it was hard to see the white lines anymore.  I think it's because this paper is cardstock and not watercolor paper specifically.  But you can still see some of the lines and I love the way the colors blended together.  The frame MGT sent is the perfect addition to this 

Invisibility Day didn't end there, though.
After painting, we had a blast in the kitchen making a snack of Invisibility Toast! MGT sends Recipe Cards with simple instructions of how to have fun making a simple snack with your kiddos.  Sweet Pea studied the card, and although she can not read words, she knew exactly what to do from the pictures. 

She worked on cutting and tearing foil (she just turned three) but older kids could cut letters or trace cookie cutters. Once she was done tearing pieces of foil, she placed it on a piece of wheat bread that I provided on a baking tray.  We talked about what she thought the bread would look like when it came out of the oven.
"Hot." lol!

I wish I had gotten a non fuzzy picture of the finished product, but it worked well.  The foil kept the bread from being toasted in that particular area.  It acted as a way to keep the toast invisible to the heat.  In order to see the contrast better, white bread would have worked better than wheat. 
I added some cinnamon and sugar to Sweet Pea's toast, and she ate her afternoon snack while our poor pooch, Peyton, begged her to share.  
She finally gave him her crust.

He was not invisible to her. :) 

What a great day on studying Invisibility.  
Feeling invisible can be an awful feeling, but how incredible is it that our God sees us constantly even all the while being invisible to our untrained eyes?

Hoping you and your kiddos never feel invisible!

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