and a little child shall lead them.7 The cow and the bear shall graze; their young shall lie down together; and the lion shall eat straw like the ox. 8 The nursing child shall play over the hole of the cobra, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the adder’s den. 9 They shall not hurt or destroy in all my holy mountain; for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea. Isaiah 11:6-9
- This may lead to deep discussions of theology, such as:
- Do animals go to heaven?
- Why did God create animals?
- What is our relationship with animals now – should we be a part of the nature loving movement that protects the environment?
Rather than answer these questions for you, I encourage you to study the Scripture for yourselves with your children.
- Observe wildlife and how they interact with one another.
- Draw, take pictures or videos, or write about your observations.
- Visit a farm or zoo and learn about taking care of animals.
- Pet care. (We personally only have a stray cat. I’m not a big animal person myself, but my kids have found opportunities to be around animals at friends’ and relatives’ houses.)
- Learn about animals that are endangered.
- Apologia’s books on Animals.