The Creation



  1. Children should know that God created the world.
  2. Children should be able to tell the story of Creation and what was created on which day.


Possible lesson plan:

  1. Open with prayer.
  2. Scripture Reference: Genesis 1 and 2.
  3. Learning Game: Missing Parts – Give each child a card with a number between 1 and 6 on it. Around the room, hide cards with the names of things God created on them, several for each day. The students should conduct a search for their “missing parts” – the things that were created on their day. Then have each student present his findings to the class. Were they right?

Day 1: light, darkness, day, night

Day 2: waters heaven,

Day 3: land, seas, trees, flowers

Day 4: sun, moon, stars

Day 5: fish, birds, sea monsters, sharks, whales

Day 6: cows, sheep, lions, elephants, toads, snakes, man


  1. Discussion: Creation is an unpopular belief today and children as young as these are subjected to the assumption that the theory of evolution is a fact. The Bible is very clear – Who created everything? How did life begin?


  1. Environmentalism however is very popular today; everyone worries about the rain forests. This is the first church school lesson of the liturgical year; the first day of the new year is designated as environmental awareness day. Whom did God entrust with His creation? What responsibility do we have towards all living things? What are some ways we can individually or as a family or as a church show our responsibility for God’s creation?


  1. Make a Creation Mural for the whole class to enjoy on your bulletin board. Take 7 pieces of construction paper. Assign one day of Creation to each student (or work in pairs if there are more than 7 students) and have them draw or paint the happenings of that day. Put them up, surrounded by bits of cotton to look like clouds, and with appropriate lettering.


  1. Make a “Creation Wheel”: Give each student a paper plate divided into seven sections labeled “Day 1”, “Day 2”, etc. Have magazines available (Pat has lots

if you ask) and cut out pictures appropriate for that day, or draw an appropriate drawing. Glue in the appropriate space. Write in “And God Rested” on Day 7.                        

Close with prayer.