In the busyness of our daily lives, especially this time of year, we have a wonderful opportunity to contemplate the story of Creation, our first lesson of the curriculum year. What a blessing to know that God created everything and that He created us to have relationship with Him. This includes you and your children. As you do these activities this week with your kids, thank the Lord for the wonders of His creation right in your own home.
HIGHLIGHTS from the Weekend…
This week your child learned that God created everything and that He created us to have relationship with Him. The creation account in Genesis 1—2:3 tells us:
On Day 1, God created light and darkness. He called it day and night.
On Day 2, God created space between the waters and called it sky.
On Day 3, God created dry land and plants, each to have their own seed
On Day 4, God created the lights in the sky, the sun, moon, and stars.
On Day 5, God filled the sky with birds and the oceans with sea creatures.
On Day 6, God created living creatures of every kind and told them to multiply. And He created man in His own image.
On Day 7, God saw all He had done and was pleased. He called the 7th day holy and rested.
1. God created the world and it was good
2. God created you for a relationship with Him
"In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” Genesis 1:1
3 Activities that Help Us Learn That God created the world and wants a relationship with us:
1. Creation Collection Board
Take a sheet of poster board and divide it with a marker into seven sections. Label each section for each day of creation- Day 1, Day 2, etc. Encourage your child over the next week to find objects or draw items that correspond with what God created each day.
Day 1: divide the section in half and color the bottom section black
Day 2: glue cotton balls for the clouds in the sky
Day 3: collect flowers and leaves to glue in this section
Day 4: make a sun and moon out of paper
Day 5: glue a feather from a bird
Day 6: place a picture of your child because God created him, too
Day 7: have your child draw a huge smile because God was pleased.
Hang the collection board in the breakfast area or family room, where it can serve as a conversation starter when your family is together.
- What is your favorite thing God made?
- Can you guess what part of creation was most special to God?
- Can you think of something you’ve made that is special to you?
- How did you make it?
- How did God make the world?
2. Creation Guessing Game
Grab a pencil and paper and help your child draw a picture of himself by answering these questions. Help your child guess what on their body God created.
- What sits on your shoulders, has a face, and can nod yes & no?
- What has toes, you stand on them, and you have two of them?
- What sits on each side of your head and helps you hear?
- What do you use to see?
- What do you use to smell?
- What do you use to eat?
- What is between your neck and stomach?
- What attaches to your shoulder, has a hand at the end, and helps you lift things?
- What has four fingers and one thumb?
- What helps you run, has a knee in the middle, and you have two of them?
Write at the top: “God created me!”
3. Creation Hunt
Go on a creation hunt with your child; grab a basket and take a walk outside. Place items in the basket such as flowers, feathers, or leaves. Return home and place a picture of your child in the basket, too. Talk about how God created everything, even him.
Lord, I know that when I choose to disobey my parents, I’m choosing to disobey You. Please help me to always obey quickly and completely.
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