Presentation on theme: "1 Harvest Using this PowerPoint presentation, you will learn that: Christians celebrate the season of Harvest Christians believe that God is the giver."— Presentation transcript:
1 Harvest Using this PowerPoint presentation, you will learn that: Christians celebrate the season of Harvest Christians believe that God is the giver of all
2 Can you name any of these fruits and vegetables? an apple garlic grapesonionsbroccolia pear blackberriesa carrotan orangea melonraspberries potatoes cauliflowera strawberrycherriespeascucumbersweetcorn Do you know how they are harvested?
3 When is harvest celebrated? Fruits, vegetables and other food plants need time to grow. The plants start to grow in spring, when the weather is a little warmer. In summer the plants grow bigger and the fruits ripen. When the fruits are ready to eat they are harvested. A farmer sows corn seeds. In spring they start to grow. When the seeds first grow they are green, as the sun had not yet ripened them. When the corn turns golden, it is ready to be harvested. Harvest festivals are usually held in Autumn, in September or October.
4 Harvesting How do we ‘harvest’ apples? pick What do we use apples for? How do we ‘harvest’ corn? cut What can we use corn for? Harvesting means collecting the food that has grown. Do you know what food is being harvested in these pictures? How are they harvested? coffee fish tea How do you think farmers feel during harvest? Catching fish is sometimes called ‘harvesting the sea.’
5 Why is harvest celebrated? Harvest is celebrated to give thanks for the crops which have been safely gathered in. Christians say ‘thank you’ to God for the food during harvest. Christians believe that God made the world and everything in it. Christians thank God for all the varieties of food and everything that helps the food to grow.
6 What does a healthy plant need to grow? seeds A farmer to care and look after them. sun for warmth and light water soil
8 Many Christians go to church to thank God for the harvest. They take part in a ‘harvest festival’. You are going to create your own ‘Harvest Banner’ to thank God for harvest. You need to include: pictures of God’s creation words to thank God
9 Ideas for your banner God Giver of all Thank you God God is kind Thanks be to God All things bright and beautiful God’s riches are our resources Also think about any symbols of Christianity or Harvest you could include along side the fruits of Harvest e.g. a cross, sun, farmers working in the fields, corn
10 June 2008 Designed and Created by: Beth Davies Ysgol Penrhyn. New Broughton. Wrexham.