And the earth brought forth…herbs yielding seed according to their kind…
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.
God not only created all kinds of plants, but He also created seeds for every plant. Once a seed is planted, it will grow into a new plant just like the one seed came from.
- Last week we talked about how God created the plants which have seeds. Today we are going to talk more about seeds and how important they are. When God first created plants, He made them in a special way. Each plant has some kind of seed. The seed is a very important part of the plant. Once the seed is planted in the ground, what happens? It grows into whatever kind of plant the seed came from. Give the children some examples.
- Once the seed has been planted and starts to grow, it has different parts. The roots always grow down, and the stem with the leaves always grows up.
- There are all kinds of seeds. Seeds come in different shapes, colors, and sizes.
- A seed will not grow unless it is planted in the earth. Once it is planted, it will start to grow into a new plant. Without the seeds, there would be no new plants. Aren’t seeds wonderful? Thank You, Lord, for seeds.
- Bring a lima bean that has been planted. You can use the lima bean plant to show the children the different parts of a plant, including the seed, the roots, the stem, and the leaves.
Craft—Sunflower picture with seeds in middle:
- Supplies: Light colored cardstock or construction paper, yellow construction paper, green construction paper, brown construction paper, sunflower seed in shells
- Preparation: Using a small, heart-shaped punch, punch out yellow hearts. Cut a leaf shape out of the green paper.
- Punch or cut a brown circle. Print verse on light colored paper.
- For kids: Glue brown circle and leaf to paper. Arrange and glue the yellow hearts around the circle. Glue sunflower seeds in the center.