Friday, January 25, 2013

Teaching Creation to Children: Ideas and Printables

Did you know that ABCJesusLovesMe contains a listing of specific ideas for each of the major Bible stories?

Jesus' Birth
...and the list goes on!

 Day 2

For each of the Bible stories, you will find ideas such as crafts, books, coloring pages, printables, songs, poems, computer games, and snack ideas.  Also included are links to other ideas online. A few of the stories also include flannelgraph stories that I have written.

Sun Moon Stars

Today, I am going to share a few of the ideas from the ABCJLM website to help children understand the story of Creation.

Creation Wheel

So far you have seen photos of just a few of the craft ideas.  Directions and a supply list is provided for each idea.

And, here is a fun idea that works on fine motor skills as well:

Creation Fingerplay

On Day 1 (On numbers - put corresponding fingers in the air)
God created light (close fists and then quickly open in the air and bring down to side creating arches)
On Day 2
God created the sky (wave arms in the air) and water (make waves with hands)
On Day 3
God created land (with palms facing the floor, run hands flat in front of you) and plants (place one fist inside the other and pop the one fist through the other - sign language for plant)
On Day 4
God created the sun (hold arm up in the air with fingers spread wide), moon (with opposite arm make a "c" formation with your hand in the air), and stars (with index fingers putting up alternate right and left hand moving up in the air - sign language for stars)
On Day 5
God created the fish (swim hands with palms together) and birds (join thumbs and fly hands in the air)
On Day 6
God created animals (choose your favorite animal) and people (point with thumbs at self)
On Day 7
God rested (place hands together by face as sleeping)

Take a moment to check out the ideas listed in this post as well as many more and then be sure to for later use!

Blue Jello Creation Day 2

Some of the images above have come from moms just like you!  What idea can you share to add to our page?

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