Day 1 – Day and Night

Genesis 1: 3-5

God said, “I command light to shine!” And light started shining. God looked at the light and saw that it was good. God separated light from darkness and named the light “Day” and the darkness “Night.” Evening came and then morning—that was the first day.

Reflection

Both light and dark, day and night are important to the world. We require the warmth of day, and cool of night. Nocturnal animals require the night to hunt and eat. Plants require the sun to feed them and to grow. Our own bodies require day and night to regulate our circadian rhythms. 

Without light and dark we wouldn’t have shadows. 

Use your hands to create shadow puppets on the wall, or get an overhead sheet and draw on it, and then hold it up to the light and see it’s reflection on the wall.

Think the importance of both light and dark in our lives and in the world.

Response

More and more as humanity we require artificial lighting. Our homes are less designed to rely on natural light and our work days and leisure time are extending more into the night.

Each light we use requires power which negatively impacts our earth. 

Things you can do: Read the list below and consider if there is one you or your family could try.

  • Turn off lights when you leave a room
  • Make sure all your lights are energy saving
  • Rely on natural light as much as possible
At Home Variation

Couldn’t make it in person or want to continue this station at home?

Grab a torch or a lamp. Draw your curtains and turn all other lights off in the room. Aim the torch or lamp at a wall or the ceiling and turn on and use your hands create the shadows.


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