There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens….
God has made everything beautiful for its own time.
Ecclesiastes 3:1, 11
I love how every season of the year bursts with new sounds, sights, smells and tastes. A crackling bonfire, a rainfall of acorns, the smell and yummy-ness of pumpkin latte. Fall officially begins this weekend, so this is a great opportunity to combine this fall craft frame with a faith talk for kids about God’s perfecting timing.
My son created one of my favorite keepsakes when he was little–a fall nature picture frame. This is the original.
But I wanted a fresh look for this blog. So my friends and their kids created a different look, and then I paired it with the short devotional below. The craft is simple, fun to make, and great opportunity to highlight that God is in control.
What you’ll need
- multi-purpose glue like Elmer’s Glue-All
- paint (optional)
- 1 craft frame for each child (I bought mine at Michael’s for just $1)
- fall nature items – acorns and acorn tops, pinecones, pieces of loose bark, twigs, fall leaves, berries, milkweed, whatever you can find around your yard or on a nature hike
Make a family date and go on a nature walk around your backyard, your neighborhood or a nearby park. Discover your own nature signs of fall.
Devotional to pair with the fall craft frame
As your kids design their picture frames or you collect fall items together, use the activity as a springboard to say…
Fall means time for leaves to turn red, yellow and orange; time for acorns to drop from treetops, time for nights to grow longer and days grow shorter.
Fall also means time for some of our favorite things: time for apple picking; time for _____ (fill in the blank with your favorite fall things.)
God takes care of all the times and seasons. Everything happens at the right time. Not just spring and winter, summer and fall, but…
- Something you wish would hurry up (an answer to prayer you’ve been waiting and waiting for)
- Something you wish would end (a tough situation at school, a math problem that seems too hard to do)
Be patient and keep on keeping on because God says he makes all things beautiful at just the right time.
I’d love to see a picture of your fall craft frames and hear what conversations the devotional sparked with your kids.
Thanks to Lauren Singer and Erin Haase and kids for your fall craft frame creations.