Proverbs 22:6 – Train up a child in the way he should go, even when he is old, he will not depart from it.
Did You Know?: Nearly 350 caves have been discovered in Europe that contain art from prehistoric time. The oldest known cave painting was found in the cave of El Castillo in northern Spain. It is said to be more than 40,000 years old and some believe the art was made by Neanderthals. The second oldest cave art was found in Chauvet, France. Its art is believed to be about 35,000 years old. Interactive map of Chauvet Cave displaying various photos at their specific location.
Topics To Discuss:
Make Cave Paintings/Art ~ Take a brown lunch paper bag and cut along to open flat. Crumple it and then lay it flat to create a cave wall like canvas. Using paint or chalk, draw your design on the bag canvas. You can even make stick people to look primitive.
Word Association ~ discuss words we use when discussing caves, such as underground, dark, rock, water, damp, room or chamber, art, cave people, bats, tunnel, flashlight, etc.
Classification ~ using cave related pictures or words (ie, tour guide, bat, limestone, leaves) have child classify items as either a person, rock, plant or animal.
Visit a cave or cavern to get hands-on experience.
cave = la cueva