Friday, October 24, 2008
Lesson Plan- Creation (1st grade on up)
For older students:
thereligionteacher.com- The first three chapters of the book of Genesis relate important truths about ourselves, our humanity, and our relationship with God. A common pitfall we can run into when teaching about these chapters is the differences between the first chapter and chapters two and three. In this lesson plan, students will compare the first two creation accounts and clarify the important truths that they teach.
For younger students:
Objectives: The students will be able to
- retell the story of Creation
- explain what God created
- identify what God created each day
Prayer, Take Home Sheet, and vocabulary from last week’s lesson and also Objects Used at Mass cards
Vocabulary Words: (Write words on the board and discuss with class)
Create- to make out of nothing
Creatures- any living being or animal
Creation- everything made by God
Read your Creation story. Then ask questions from Take Home Sheet that will be sent home today.
Introduce activities: What did God create?
Review with students in order what God created. Write it on the board.
Say: What did God create on the first day, etc.
3. Seas, land, and plants.
4. Sun, moon, and stars.
5. Creatures in seas and sky.
6. Animals on land and man.
Discussion: Help the children become aware of their responsibility to help keep our world good and beautiful.
God created our good and beautiful world for every one. All the gifts in it belong to everyone. God wants us to work together to take care of our world. God is very proud of us when we help care for his creations. How do you think God feels when we do not take care of His creations? (Sad)
Do you see anything outside that is not good or beautiful? (Damaged buildings, trash in the streets, etc.)
Our rivers and lakes and the living things in them are being destroyed by pollution. A lot of our water is not safe to drink, smoke from cars and factories pollute the air, animals such as seals, whales, lions, elephants and others are disappearing from the world because people kill them for their own needs or enjoyment.
When should we start taking care of God’s gifts?
What can you do to help care for God’s gifts?
Introduce activities: What did God make?
childrensermons.com- In The Beginning object lesson
dltk-bible.com- Creation lesson with memory verse, teacher's guide, puzzles, take home sheet, coloring pages, crafts and activities, etc.
kidsclubs4jesus.com- God’s Creation lesson with puzzles, coloring sheet, Bible readings, questions, memory verses, key points, object lesson, drama, puppets, etc. (These files are set up and formatted so that they can be easily made into weekly booklets for your children's ministry, youth ministry, etc., with 4 sheets of legal paper and two staples).
calvarycurriculum.com- Creation lesson with memory verses, circle the correct words, true or false, fill in the blanks, puzzles, and color sheets.
sermons4kids.com- Creation Interactive Group Activities (art, games, etc.)
Introduce activities: What did God make on each day?
Creation- Bible Wheels to Make and Enjoy by Carmen Sorvillo, page 5 & 6. Click on Excerpt and go to page 5 & 6.
maryricehopkins.com- God Did Creation Wheel
lapbooklessons.com- Creation Lapbook: This page is full of resources you can use to make your Creation Lapbook.
looktohimandberadiant.blogspot.com- Creation Numbers
Creation Numbers Coloring Book and numbers to make a series of collages
Introduce games: What did God do on the seventh day?
What God Made Bingo
Need: Poster board cut into small bingo card sizes, small pictures or stickers of objects that God has made and not made, milk caps to be markers, index cards.
Introduce game: What did God make? This game should help you remember what God made.
Instructions: Cut poster board into bingo card size and draw a bingo board consisting of at least 9 squares. Glue small pictures or stickers of objects that God has made in spaces. Glue the same pictures (what God has made) and pictures of what God has not made on index cards and put in a bag. Students play regular bingo, but with pictures. The first one who gets three in a row (up, down, across, or diagonal) on their bingo card first, wins. Each student picks a picture card from the bag and tells whether or not God made it.
Call on a student and ask them to name something that starts with the letter A. Then ask the student if God made it. Go through each letter of the alphabet and have the students name an object and whether God made it.
To make it harder: Have the first player name something that God made that starts with the letter A. Have the next player say what the first student named that God made that starts with the letter A then adds the letter B and something that God made. The third player must say what the two players said before him and then adds letter C. It continues, but if a player cannot remember or mixes up the order, they are out.
rotation.infopop- Scavenger Hunt
Break into 2 groups (or 3 if there are a lot of kids) and give each group 6 (or 7 for fun!) disposable cups labeled with the numbers 1 - 6. Tell them they need to find samples of something from each day of creation. Let them be creative in their samples. They will have to be able to roam the campus. Have them look up in the Bible if they can't remember what was on each day. Get back together at a specified time and let them show you and the other team what they came up with.
childrensministry.com- Creation Race (a relay race and Creation review all in one)
united-church.ca- God’s Creation and It Was Good!
Board game to print out for the children to play.
What did God Make? (File Folder Game)-Identify whether or not God made it as you work around the board. The first player to FINISH wins.
This game is free, however it is only to be used for classroom and personal use. It may not be published on any websites or other electronic media, or distributed in newsletters, bulletins, or any other form or sold for profit.
Directions- Print out Directions, cut it out, and glue on front of file folder.
Game Board- Print out Game Board, trim, and glue on the inside of the file folder. Make sure the directions are on the front of the file folder. Laminate or cover file folder with clear contact paper to make it last.
Introduce snack: What did God make the fifth day? Creatures in the seas and sky.
enchantedlearning.com- Cup o’ Fish
What planet do we live on and God made? Earth
dltk-kids.com- Rice Krispie Earth
dltk-kids.com- Creation Cookies
Puzzles, Mazes, Worksheets:
Creation Worksheet- Cut and paste or draw pictures of things that are created by God and things that are man made. (Fold a piece of paper in half and draw a line down the middle. Label on one side of the paper Created by God and other the other side put Man Made).
In the Beginning (maze)- Bible Stories Mazes: All Through the Bible, page 4.
Color the things God Created- Bible Stories from A to Z by Mary Murray, page 18.
More 365 Activities for Kids (do any of the Creation puzzles, mazes, dot-to-dot, spot the difference, etc. from January 1 - 2).
thatresourcesite.com- Who created it- God or man? Look at the picture clues below. Circle whether they were created by God or by man with the intelligence God gave him. (Scroll down to this.)
christianpreschoolprintables.com- Creation worksheet
Match the day with the correct picture.
dltk-bible.com- Creation Puzzles (matching, maze, word search, crossword, cryptogram)
sermons4kids.com- And It Was Very Good (word search)
sermons4kids.com- And It Was Very Good (crossword)
sermons4kids.com- And It Was Very Good (multiple choice)
gardenofpraise.coom- Creation (fill in the blanks with word bank)
Homework: Prayer and Take Home Sheet (It is in MS Word and can be changed any way you like according to your student’s abilities.)