Saturday, August 22, 2009

Lesson Plan- (Pre K - K) Creation- Day Three: Seas, Land, and Plants

Creation- Day Three: God Created Seas, Land, and Plants

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

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

Vocabulary Words:

Pick the words that you want to use from below: 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. 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.)


Circle Time:

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


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.

Songs and/or Finger Plays:

Introduce songs and/or finger plays: Who created heaven and the earth? God Creation Song Days of Creation Song Creation Songs (several posted here) God Made (finger play) Puggles Creation Finger Play You Are God’s Creation (finger play) I Have Two Eyes (finger play)


Introduce craft: What did God make on the third day? Seas, land, and plants. Day 3 Have the children color plants, flowers, and water. Then spread glue on the bottom of the paper using a Q-tip and sprinkle blue glitter for the water. You can also glue blue Saran Wrap for the water on the bottom. Creation Day 3- God Made the Plants (lots of crafts posted here) Eggshell or Egg Carton Tulips
Cute flowers made out of egg cartons and pipe cleaners. Handprint Paper Flowers Craft
These lilies are made from a child's handprint (on paper) stapled to a pipe cleaner or a drinking straw.

Spring Flowers- Two tulips are made from using the child's handprints. (From the Hands of a Child by Anthony Flores, page 42). Day Three of Creation: Flowers, Plants, & Trees


Introduce game: What did God make the first three days? Play a review game with a die (scroll down to 2 under Creation Day 3, Plants- Activities.) Make a die with stickers or pictures glued on it: Instructions with pictures to make a large dice out of a milk carton Coloring pictures of creation to put on cube if you prefer

rotation.infopop- Scavenger Hunt
Break the children into small groups and give them cups labeled with the numbers 1, 2, 3. Tell the children they need to find samples of something from the first 3 days of creation and put them in the correct cup for that day. Later have the children share what they found for the first 3 days of creation.


Introduce snack: What did God make on the third day? Seas, land, and plants. We are going to make a snack using a plant.

Hold up a stalk of celery and ask the children what it is. Discuss. Did God make celery? Yes. He made all the plants. Have the student spread peanut butter inside a celery stick.


Prayers while students are doing coloring and/or puzzles.

Color Day 3 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. The Story of Creation (mini book) Creation mini book (scroll down to this)

The Great Bible Big Fun Activity Book: From the Old and New Testaments by Toni Lind The Third Day- Water and Land. Find the twin follows on the land. Find the twin shells in the water. Day Three coloring page (scroll down for this)

The activity below is free, however it can 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. Reproduction or retransmission of any materials, in whole or in part, in any manner, is not permitted. All graphics/images/clipart etc. used on these activities are not my own and are from various internet sources.

Creation: Day 3- handwriting & coloring sheet


Unknown said...

You are really going to town over here! I just wanted to tell you that my 13 yr old may be teaching our PK-K this year. We won a raffle at our Resource Center of Hands-on curriculum. Guess what? You have to be a scientist to figure it out. One look at the leader book and I knew it was a no-go. So I am letting her check your lessons out. I think she will understand these MUCH better & be totally into all the goodies.

What happened to STill Crazy?

Amazing_Grace said...

Some of the curriculums are really mind blowing. If your daughter needs a certain lesson, let me know and I will be glad to post it.

Tell your daughter good luck! I think the younger the students are, the harder it is to teach them. :)

I don't know what happened to Still Crazy. I guess I have CCD on my mind too much lately. LOL!

Unknown said...

Okay, I tried to go over again this morning just in case there was a blogger blunder. It says the blog is only open to invited readers. I thought maybe you closed it down. I know you haven't posted much there for awhile.

Unknown said...

Yes, it's me AGAIN! LOL

That Humongous Book of Preschool Ideas book looks awesome!

Are you still with 1st grade or teaching PK-K this year. Or....are you taking a break?

Amazing_Grace said...

I'll be teaching first grade again this year, but we still do not have a Kindergarten or third grade teacher yet (CCD starts September 13th). Something tells me I might have to teach both. Our congregation numbers are way down too. :(

Hubby will be teaching 6th grade again and our son will be his teen helper.

Are you teaching this year?