Sharing the story of the days of creation is always a joy. I currently teach a babies and toddlers class. Our story emphasis each week is the days of creation. We sing through the creation song and use manipulatives to help the little ones begin to understand God’s love for them and the amazing world he created. I catch myself singing the simple songs to myself during the week.
Day One, Day One
God made light when there was none.
It helps to remember who is in control and that he spoke light into being. The eloquent words of the Psalms speak of the wonders of the creation. Sometimes simplicity is what we need.
Days of Creation Printables
In addition to the wonderful resources listed below, I’ve created a creation wreath to cut, color, and glue (or cut and glue) and a days of creation book that you can tie together with yarn.
The second lesson in the Jesus Storybook Bible is found in Genesis 3 as Adam and Eve choose to believe the terrible lie Satan tells them. I focused our lesson on happy hearts and sad hearts – that God’s heart is happy when we make good choices and God’s heart is sad when we make bad choices. Through it all he continues to love us unconditionally.
For our ‘holdable’ item this week, I found small, flat wooden hearts at the local craft store. After a quick coat of paint, I added a happy face and a sad face with a permanent marker.
Our craft is a simple shutter fold card. The heart is glued to just one side of the front cover and John 3:16 is glued on the inside. You can download the printable for the craft here.