Have you ever thought about the fact that we are creative because we have been made in the image of a creative God? Do you think of yourself as a creative person? What about your kids? Do you see them as creative? Do they see themselves as creative?
Share the following quote from Christopher Bergland, writing in Psychology Today:
“If you look at the mavericks of science and technology you will see a pattern of creative outlets being a key to their childhood. Creative activity in childhood rewires your brain to think out-of-the-box according to the researchers. …Using artistic skills—such as analogies, playing, intuition and imagination—are all key to solving complex problems.”
Ask parents: What are some ways you see creativity in your kids? Bergland suggested that childhood creativity can lead to more imaginative work as adults. Why do you think that is? Do you think there is any connection between creativity in children and the creativity of their Maker?
- Substitute the following question for Question 2 in the Personal Study Guide: How do you think we as parents can inspire a wonder of creation in our kids?
- Substitute the following question for Question 4 in the Personal Study Guide: Do we ever stand in the way of our kids seeing God’s hand in creation? How?
We want to hear from you! How are you introducing the topic of creation with the parents in your group?
The options for parent groups for the And It Was Good unit were written by Paul Kelly. Paul teaches youth ministry and Christian education at the Southern California campus of Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary.