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
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.
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.
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.
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).
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