Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Teaching the Days of Creation to Little Ones

This is a fun project for mothers to teach their children about the days of creation. These seven numbers are cut out of light weight cardboard from cereal boxes, and covered each with different objects to teach the lesson found in Genesis chapter 1. They are for handling and for display on a bulletin board.
On the first day God created light. Cover the number one with foil.
On the second day God created the clouds. Cover the number two with cotton balls.
On the third day God created plants and seeds. Cover the number three with various seeds. Use Elmer's thick glue. Allow to dry over night.
On the fourth day God created the sun, moon and stars. Cover the number four with black construction paper and add a sun sticker, a moon sticker and lots of star stickers.
On the fifth day God created the birds and the fishes. Cover the number five with BLUE construction paper and add bird and fish stickers. (Mine had been blue, but the sun faded it over the years, as I had it up on our bulletin board.)
On the sixth day God created livestock and wild animals of various kinds and He made His prize creation, which was man. "...so God created man in His Own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them." Gen. 1:27 Cover the number six with any color construction paper and add stickers of land animals of all kinds and of man and woman. I put a picture of my husband and I.
On the seventh day God finished His work and rested. Cover the number seven in flannel and make a little pillow. Add ribbon so it resembles a bed (although we know from Scripture that God never sleeps or slumbers; He did rest though.)
This is Garrett, my eight year old. He found these in a box, which I had set aside and forgotten about. I must have made these 12 years ago. Garrett enjoyed them as much as my older children had. "God saw all that He had made, and it was very good." Genesis 1:31

7 comments:

Shelley said...

great idea.

Shelley said...

Great idea

Elena said...

What a wonderful thing to do. I would love to do that for Mary! Thanks for the idea:)

Heather said...

very cute idea!

Joyfulsister said...

Hi Sis,
You are so creative, I have to send our Sunday school teachers over to see your creation story. Thanks for sharing this and thanks for stopping, it was good to see you. We always know where to find each other (smiles).

Hugz Lorie

Sharon said...

I did that project with Grayson and Hayden. It is a good one for them to remember how God created the earth!

Love, Sharon

Janean said...

so sweet. thank you for teaching!

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