Creations First Light

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Creation’s First Light, by Rabbi Sandy Eisenberg Sasso, describes the Light in a way that transcends time, religions, and ethnic origins.  Children, teens, and adults can understand this abstract concept in an experiential way. Breathtakingly illustrated to capture the attention and imagination of kindergarten through adults, this book could be used to explain God’s creation or to teach First Day School children about the Quaker concept of the Light. The attached lesson plan uses Creation’s First Light as a centerpiece to explore the Light. Includes Bible passages, a puzzle and a song. Submitted by Marty Smith, Moorestown Monthly Meeting, NJ.


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Author: Sandy Eisenberg Sasso

Illustrator: Joan Rothenberg

Publisher: IBJ Book Publishing

Age Group: 4 to 5 years, 6 to 8 years, 9 to 12 years, Adults

Preparation Time1.00

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TopicsAll-Age Activities, Bible, Games, Music, Quaker Values

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