Friday, August 28, 2009

Lesson Plan- (Pre K - K) Creation- Day Four: Sun, Moon, and Stars







Creation- Day Four: God Created Sun, Moon, and Stars

Objective: The children will be able to
- retell the story of Creation
- explain what God created
- identify what God created on the fourth day






Review:
Prayer and questions from last week’s lesson.


Vocabulary Words:

Pick the words that you want to use from below:

dltk-bible.com- Creation Theme Word Wall Words
Word wall templates are large flash card printables that you can hang on the wall to aid children when they are learning or using new vocabulary words.

chrisitanpreschoolprintables.com- Creation Word Wall
Use these printable Word Wall cards to go through the days of creation with your children. There are also key words from the creation story in Genesis chapter 1. (Scroll down for this.)

christianpreschoolprintables.com- God Made Word Wall
Arrange the words according to the directions. Have “God made” already on the board and ask the children to find the correct answer.



Plan:


Circle Time:

God Made the World- The Humongous Book of Preschool Ideas by Group Publishing, page 7 - 9. Read story for day 1, 2, 3, and 4. Use Creation Cards to help the children remember what happened for day one, two, three, and four.

Questions:

1. What did God make the first day? Light
2. What did God make the second day? Sky
3. What did God make the third day? Seas, land, and plants.
4. What did God make the fourth day? Sun, moon, and stars.



Songs and/or Finger Plays:

Introduce songs and/or finger plays: Who created heaven and the earth? God

dltk-bible.com- Creation Song

dltk-bible.com- Days of Creation Song

perpetualpreschool.com- Creation Songs (several posted here)

kidz-under-construction.com- God Made (finger play)

awana4u2.org- Puggles Creation Finger Play

kidz-under-construction.com- You Are God’s Creation (finger play)

kidz-under-construction.com- I Have Two Eyes (finger play)



Crafts:

Introduce craft: What did God make on the fourth day? The sun, moon, and stars.

Starry, Starry Night

Need:
16 oz. soda bottle with twist on cap (clean and label removed)
Star shaped sequins or confetti
Silver glitter
Funnel
Blue food coloring
Water
Corn syrup

Place the funnel into the bottle. Fill bottle about half way up with corn syrup. Add a few drops of blue food coloring to the corn syrup. Fill bottle with water leaving a couple of inches for air at the top. Put on twist on cap and shake bottle to mix the food coloring. Reopen and drop some star shaped sequins or confetti and some glitter into bottle. Pour a little glue into the cap and screw on top of bottle. Let glue dry so lid cannot be removed.


Day 4 Poster

Have the children cut out a white moon (a quarter moon works best), yellow sun, and stars (tin foil or stickers) and glue them on black construction paper. (You can have the shapes drawn out before class so the children can cut them out.) Or you can give each child a piece of construction paper. Have the children draw a sun with a yellow crayon and color inside of it. Then have the children draw a quarter moon and stars with a white crayon filling each shape with white. The children will then paint over the picture with black water color (the wax in the crayons will repel the black paint and allow the drawings to show through).


Sunrise Cup Puppet- Crafts to Celebrate God's Creation by Kathy Ross, page 14 & 15.

The Changing Moon- Crafts to Celebrate God's Creation by Kathy Ross, page 16 & 17.



Games:

Introduce games: What did God make on the fourth day? The sun, moon, and stars.

daniellesplace.com- 2. Play Day and Night Things Identification Game

daniellesplace.com- Keep the Stars in the Sky Balloon Game (Look under: Creation Day 4- Activities #2)



Snacks:

Introduce snack: What did God make on the fourth day? The sun, moon, and stars.

daniellesplace.com- Graham Cracker Stars

(You can also spread peanut butter on star shaped crackers or regular crackers made into stars like the recipe above and sprinkle with raisins.)

Moon Cookies- Make round sugar cookies using refrigerated cookie dough (Pillsbury). Frost with white icing or sprinkle with white sugar.



Coloring/Puzzles:

Prayers while students are doing coloring and/or puzzles.

Color Day 4 and save page to make a book for later:

Creation booklet (Bible Stories from A to Z, page 16 & 17)- Click on Sample Pages and go to page 16 & 17.

dltk-bible.com- The Story of Creation (mini book)

christianpreschoolprintables.com- Creation (mini book)
Scroll down to this.


Day 4 (handwriting and coloring sheet)

The Great Bible Big Fun Activity Book: From the Old and New Testaments by Toni Lind
Day and Night (color by number)
The Fourth Day- The Stars. Color the smallest star yellow. Color the medium stars color blue. Color the biggest star red.

More 365 Activities for Kids- On the fourth day of creation, God created the sun, moon and stars. Two of the stars are different from the rest. Can you spot them? (On January 1).

He Also Made the Stars (dot-to-dot)- Bible Story Puzzles with Mini-Lessons on the Goodness of God: PK-K by Linda Standke, page 4. (Click on Sample and go to page 4.)

He Also Made the Stars (dot-to-dot)- Bible Story Puzzle ‘n’ Learn! PK – K, page 6.

christianpreschoolprintables.com- Day Four (puzzle)





1 comment:

Julie said...

I just wanted to let you know that I've been bookmarking these Creation lessons. It's something I've been wanting to start with my little guy. Thanks for all the ideas!