And God said, Let the earth sprout grass,…
11 And God said, Let the earth sprout grass, herbs yielding seed, and fruit trees bearing fruit according to their kind with their seed in them upon the earth; and it was so.
12 And the earth brought forth grass, herbs yielding seed according to their kind, and trees bearing fruit with their seed in them according to their kind; and God saw that it was good.
13 And there was evening and there was morning, a third day.
After God made the dry land appear, He said, “Let the earth sprout grass.” God wanted the earth to grow many kinds of plants. Grass was the first kind of plant that God made grow on the earth.
- Remind children how God made the dry land and called it earth (Gen. 1:9-10).
- The earth is very good for growing many things. The first thing that God made grow in the earth was grass.
- There are many different kinds of grass. Some are good to play in. Some grasses are good for animals, such as cows and sheep, to eat or graze on. If these animals didn’t have grass to eat, they would die.
- The grass in not only good food for many animals, but it also is beautiful to look at. Without the grass, the earth would be like a desert. The grass is such a pleasant color—what color is it? What a wonderful Creator our God is. He not only made the grass for the animals to eat, but He also made it pleasant for us to look at.
- Supplies: Light green cardstock or construction paper, green tissue paper, scissors, glue
- Preparation: Print verse on the green cardstock. Cut tissue into pieces and cut fringe.
- For kids: Glue the grass onto the paper.