Fireflies: Verbal Comm: All Things Bright and Beautiful         

Aug 22, 2012

Verbal Comm: All Things Bright and Beautiful

[Verbal Communications]
A classic poem, this is a great one to use as a launching off place for other activities.  Young children will be able to memorize one verse, encourage older children to take on all the verses.   This poem lends itself to easy illustrations.  Consider helping your child create a poem book by printing each verse on a separate sheet of paper and "hire" your child as the illustrator.   
CLICK HERE to download a .pdf template to illustrate.

 by Cecil Frances Alexander

All things bright and beautiful,
All creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful,
The Lord God made them all.

Each little flower that opens,
Each little bird that sings,
He made their glowing colors,
He made their tiny wings.

The purple-headed mountain,
The river running by,
The sunset, and the morning,
That brightens up the sky;

The cold wind in the winter,
The pleasant summer sun,
The ripe fruits in the garden,
He made them every one.

He gave us eyes to see them,
And lips that we might tell,
How great is God Almighty,
Who has made all things well.