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: 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, 3, and 4. Use Creation Word Wall cards to help the children remember what happened for day one, two, three, and four.


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 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 fourth day? The sun, moon, and stars.

Starry, Starry Night

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


Introduce games: What did God make on the fourth day? The sun, moon, and stars. Play Day and Night Things Identification Game (scroll down to this) Keep the Stars in the Sky Balloon Game (scroll down to this)


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


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. 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 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.

He Also Made the Stars (dot-to-dot)- Bible Story Puzzle ‘n’ Learn! PK – K, page 6. Day Four 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 4- (handwriting and coloring sheet)

1 comment:

Anonymous 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!