Sunday, 16 August 2015

Water Wall
Evangelism - passing on the love of God to others
My sons with their newly created water wall.
It's been a few weeks since I last posted a blog, due to there being no Toddler Praise because of the school summer break. However I did promise to post something during this time. We all need ideas of how to keep our children entertained, especially when there is seven weeks to entertain them for. Here is a fun and cheap activity that uses those plastic bottles we all end up with tons of and it will keep the kids entertained for the afternoon. This is clearly not something a pre-schooler can make, my nine year old struggled cutting some of the bottles but it would make a fun water play area at a nursery or pre-school. It doesn't have to be made out of plastic bottles either, anything that will allow water to flow through it will work. I got this idea from Pinterest, search for water wall or kids water chutes and allsorts of ideas that maybe more appropriate will come up.

Materials required:

·       An old trellis or something similar

·       Plastic bottles

·       Scissors and craft knife

·       String

·       Garden wire


1.    Cut holes in the plastic bottles, either down the side or cut the bottom off.

2.    Arrange on trellis and fix in place with garden wire or string; wire is best

3.    Check the bottles are positioned right before completing, by pouring water through the bottles.

4.    Attach to wall or hedge or anything else where it can stand up right.

As can be seen from the picture, our water wall pours into a length of guttering and then into the sandpit lid.

There is no particular biblical intention to this activity but if you require one, here's a tenuous connection.

We all come in different shapes and size like the bottles but each of us is required to pass the good news of God's love for us and what Jesus did for us, from one to another. Occasionally the creator may need to reposition us, so we carry on pouring the love of God onto others more efficiently.

There you go, have you ever considered pouring bottles to be symbolic of evangelism before. No, me neither, not before this afternoon.

Have fun