'God Talk' in my preschool sound a lot like discussions that might be taking place in university classrooms. Young children are occupied with the same questions that some adults might have:
Who is God?
Who created God?
What does God look like?
Where is God?
How is God by our side?
Over the years I learned that the best response I can give is: "What do you think?"
I collected some of my favorite answers from our 'God Talk' class to share with you:
Here is what Daniel said: "Maybe there was a button and something fell on the button and created God." Great thinker except another little boy contradicted him and said: "But the button couldn't be there if God didn't create it yet."
"God is invisible." "God is like the air, He is everywhere."
This next answer came from Lauren, a bright 5 year old. "If you said that when God created the world he became a part of everything, then we can see God because I can see this chair and this table so I can draw God." I like her logic.
"God was just always there."
"God was made because of his heart." - This little girl is sensitive, loving, and caring. A real gentle soul who, I believe, interprets God as the emotion of love and compassion.
My son is extremely curious about outer space, especially what comes after outer space. After thinking about it for weeks he concluded that God comes after outer space.
"Who Painted the sky?" - Eytan asked me on the way to school one day. "What do you think?" I asked back. This was his answer: "I think that God painted it because he wanted us to see beautiful."