Creation: God Created the Heavens and the Earth
Location: Garden of Eden near the mouth of the Euphrates River
Bible: Genesis 1 NIrV
Lesson: 1 In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. 2 The earth didn’t have any shape. And it was empty. Darkness was over the surface of the ocean. At that time, the ocean covered the earth. The Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. 3 God said, “Let there be light.” And there was light. 4 God saw that the light was good. He separated the light from the darkness. 5 God called the light “day.” He called the darkness “night.” There was evening, and there was morning. It was day one.
Day 1 God said, “Let there be light.” And he saw that the light was good.
Day 2 Water was all over the place and God separated the water from the sky
Day 3 The earth was covered in water and God separated the dry land and the sea. Every sort of plant, tree and grass grew; gave fruit and had its own seeds to make more plants, trees and grasses. God saw that it was good.
Day 4 God said, “Let there be lights in the huge space of the sky.” He made the sun for the day and the stars and moon at night. God saw that it was good.
Day 5 God filled the waters with fish and the sky with birds of every kind and he saw that it was good.
Day 6 God created every animal that moves on the earth. God saw that it was good. Then God created man in his own image.
“So God created man in his own likeness. He created him in the likeness of God. He created them as male and female.” God blesses them and placed them over all the birds, fish and animals. 31God saw everything he had made. And it was very good.
Day 7 God rested
Important Point: God created everything in heaven and on earth.
Direction: Print out the black and white God’s Creation and God’s Creation (back). One for each child. Cut the pie shaped lines of the globe on the Creation sheet and cut the dotted line below on day 7. Have the children color the sheets with markers, crayons or pencils. Glue the God’s Creation sheet to the top of the God’s Creation (back) sheet with the Creation side facing up towards you. Be sure not to glue the globe or the day 7 flap. Use this as a teaching tool to help the kids remember the days of creation.
Materials: scissors, glue sticks, and colors
Directions Week Two: Chocolate Clay people: 2 cups warm water, 1/2 cup salt, 2 Tbls. vegetable oil, 2 Tbls. cream of tartar, 1/4 cup cocoa, 3 cups flour. Mix all dry ingredients and add oil and water slowly. Mix well. Give each child a tin foil square and clump of clay. Allow the children to form Adam and Eve. Place them on a cookie sheet with their names on the tin foil.
Bake at 250 degrees for 1 hour if desired. If not let them dry by themselves.
Materials: 10 cups white flour, ½ cup cocoa powder, 2 Tbsp cream of tartar, 1 cup salt, 4 cups warm water, ¼ cup vegetable oil, Large bowl, 2-3 baking sheets, tin foil, permanent marker.
(Small batch: 1 ¼ cup flour, 1Tbsp cocoa powder, ¾ tsp cream of tartar, 2Tbsp salt, ½ cup water, 11/2 tsp oil)