Category Archives: Creation

Genesis 3 – would you Adam and Eve it?

As part of a series for older children – 4 years plus – we’re taking a look at the beginning of the Bible. Would you ‘Adam and Eve it?’ is rhyming slang for would you ‘believe it?’

The Bible,  God’s Word to us is true. We want to encourage others to believe God’s words.

Genesis 1 tells us that God made everything good. It was a perfect world with everything working in harmony. Clearly that isn’t a picture of our world today. So what happened? Genesis 3 tells us. The people that God had created believed the words of the serpent rather than the words of God.

A craft idea – serpent made from a paper plate.

Other resources

Answers in Genesis Kids

In the beginning..God made people

A pinterest board with a few ideas

 

Genesis 1 – ‘Would you Adam and Eve it?’

Genesis 1 tells us how it all began. It is a chronological telling of how the world began. Once there was just God and then he spoke the world into being. Our beginning matters because if God made us then this is his world and we are accountable to him. So do we Adam and Eve it? (rhyming slang for do you believe it 🙂 )

When we tell the story of creation to children there are a few things that can help us. First the order of everything is significant. Everything was made in the right order for life to be sustained. (You would of course explain that more simply 🙂 ). The food was made before the animals who were going to eat it. The sea before the fish that needed to swim in it. When people were made the world was ready for them.

For older children who will be learning that creation is a myth/fairy story it’s useful for us to be able to point them towards creation apologetics. They need to make their own minds up – we can give them information so that they are informed. Answers in Genesis Kids is a good resource for this.

There are loads of great crafts to help us teach about creation. Here are some ideas from this blog

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paper plate creation – I’ve used this to tell the story of creation.

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Paper plate world

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Fish in the sea

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Creation Place Mat

And a pinterest board with more ideas

 

Springwatch inspired song!

A new song to a well known tune – always a safe combination. The tune is ‘the wheels on the bus’.

The song is about these guys. As you can see, I’ve been watching Springwatch.

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The owl in the garden goes twit, twit, twoo, twit, twit, twoo, twit, twit, twoo

The owl in the garden goes twit, twit, twoo all day long.

The snail in the garden goes slurp, slurp, munch, slurp, slurp, munch, slurp, slurp, munch

The snail in the garden goes slurp, slurp, munch, all day long.

The bee in the garden goes buzz, buzz, buzz, buzz, buzz, buzz, buzz, buzz, buzz

The bee in the garden goes buzz, buzz, buzz all day long.

The frog in the garden goes hop, hop, splash, hop, hop, splash, hop, hop, splash

The frog in the garden goes hop, hop, splash all day long.

Below are the pictures in PDF. To make the song visuals – print out the coloured PDF, laminate (or print onto card) , attach lolly pop sticks or kebab sticks so you can hold the pictures. The children can do actions or buzz around like the bee, hop and crawl for the different verses.  🙂

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I will be using the b/w printables as a craft activity – we have a lot of collage materials to use up! Feel free to print as many as you like.

Bee     Snail     Frog     Owl

These are the same pictures but in colour

Bee – colour     Frog – colour     Snail – colour     Owl – colour

 

In the beginning..God made people

A couple of simple crafts to accompany teaching about creation –

We made a collage of people surrounding a world map when we did the story of God making people from Genesis 1. The paper plate globe is a different version of the same idea – this time stickers are used to decorate the paper plate rim.

The pictures of people were downloaded and printed but you could use pictures from magazines and catalogues.

For a PDF and instructions on how to make a creation mobile take a look here

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Creation mobile – free Pdf file

Creation Mobile (1) – print as many as you like. Free to use.

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IMG_4094To make this mobile you need

1. One print out for each child – see the Pdf file with this post. It’s free for you to use.

2. Crayons, pencils, felt tips

3. Hole punch

4. Thread/wool

5. Darning needle

To make

Make a mobile to show to the children so they can see what they are aiming for.

Colour the pictures. I added clouds to the circle.

Cut the pictures out. You might want to do this for young children. Be willing to help.

Punch holes in each picture and holes in the circle. Do this at regular spaced gaps so the mobile isn’t too lopsided.

Before you attach the pictures to the circle – find the centre of the circle (fold into quarters to do this) and with the darning needle thread some cotton through the centre. Tie a knot to secure the thread and tie a loop at the opposite end of the thread so the mobile can be hung up.

This mobile is just the first five days of creation. Of course you can add other pictures.

 

 

Creation Craft Place Mat

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Make a ‘creation celebration’ placemat.

You will need:

A laminator and laminate pouches ( if you don’t have these you could use ‘tacky back’ or make a poster)

A4 black paper – trim slightly to fit in the laminate

Pictures of animals and the natural world- from clip art/ magazines

Glue and scissors

The words ‘ In the beginning God created’ printed out

To make:

Give the children a big variety of pictures to choose from. Let them cut out what they would like yo use. (For very young children have a helper use scissors or do beforehand)

Glue to the black paper (you could use any colour but make sure the pictures stand out.

later an adult laminates each place mat. They will be spill proof to a point but not heat proof. Make sure everyone remembers to put there name on their creation before handing them in to be laminated.

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