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A New Creed

We believe in God: who has created and is creating.

We have been given an incredible gift…a beautiful planet filled with air, water, nature and a rainbow of people.

 

HOW CAN WE TAKE CARE OF NATURE?

Recycle everything you can!

Turn lights off when you don’t need them.

Conserve water.

Compost everything you can…then use the compost to grow a garden!

Plant trees to help the forests grow.

What else can you do to take care of nature?

 

HOW CAN WE TAKE CARE OF ALL GOD’S CREATURES?

1.  Plant wildflowers for the bees…they need them to make their honey!

 2. Make sure you don’t leave garbage around.

  • Did you know that you shouldn’t throw food scraps like apple cores out of your car when on a road trip? Why? Well, the scraps can attract mice who like to nibble on them… and owls like to nibble on mice! So if the mice are eating at the side of a road, then owls will swoop down to catch them, making it easy for the owls to be hit by cars.
  • Plastic rings used to hold groups of soda cans together can end up in the water where birds get them caught around their necks. So if you you do end up with those plastic rigs at your house…don’t throw them in the garbage! Cut them up into tiny pieces and recycle them if you can!

3. Volunteer at or fundraise for an animal shelter.

4. Don’t feed wild animals…”people food” isn’y healthy for them!

5. If you see an injured wild animal, don’t touch it. Call an animal shelter for advice on what to do.

  • Did you know that mother seals often leave their pups on the shore to go hunting? So if you see a baby seal on a beach, don’t go near it. Momma seal probably won’t be far away! But if you’ve seen it there for a long time with no mom coming back to get it, call marine wildlife rescue so they can help if necessary.

6. How do you think we can help take care of all God’s creatures?

 

HOW CAN WE TAKE CARE OF EACH OTHER?

  • Treat every person with love, care and respect.
  • Always be kind…even when it’s hard!
  • Stand up and say something when you see someone being treated unfairly.
  • Write letters or draw pictures for those who may be feeling lonely.
  • Include everyone in your games at school…don’t leave anyone out.
  • Help others who might not have enough food by donating or collecting food for the food bank.
  • What else can you think of?

 

SING TOGETHER

Go Make Difference

CHORUS

Go make a dff'rence. We can make a diff'rence.

Go make a diff'rence in the world.

Go make a diff'rence. We can make a diff'rence.

Go make a diff'rence in the world.

 

We are the salt in the earth, called to let the people see

the love of God in you and me.

We are the light of the world, not to be hidden, but be seen.

Go make a diff'rence in the world.

Chorus

 

We are the hands of Christ reaching out to those in need,

the face of God for all to see.

We are the spirit of hope; we are the voice of peace.

Go make a diff'rence in the world.

Chorus

Go Make a Difference”, Words and Music Steve Angrisano and Tom Tomaszek, 1997. ©Spirit and Song, 1997. . All Rights Reserved. Used With Permission. Reprinted under OneLicense.net A-724418

 

RECYCLE ACTIVITIES

Landfill Harmonic

Check out this amazing video of people creating an entire orchestra of musical instruments using materials found in a garbage dump!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYbORpgSmjg

 

Make Your Own Recycled Instruments

Before you take out the recycling this week, is there anything you could use to make your own musical instruments? A paper towel roll, some tinfoil and some dry rice makes a great rain stick! Tin pie plates can become a tambourine or a drum.  A shoebox and some elastic bands can become a guitar….the possibilities are endless.

Use your imagination and create your own orchestra!

 

Have Family Recycling Day

Have everyone in your family go around the house and see what can be recycled or repurposed. Most cities have a recycling depot where you can take old electronics, computers and even old clothing that is too worn out to be given away. How much garbage can your family keep from going to the dump?

 

STORY TIME

The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

The tree gives everything it has to the boy until there is nothing left to give. Nature gives us so much that we need to make sure that we give back to nature in return.

 

The Lorax by Dr Seuss

Below is a link to the story of The Lorax by Dr Seuss. It’s a good lesson in how we need to take care of the earth.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJ0BvL5ELko