Hello all! Welcome!
Today’s lesson is from Genesis 1-2:2.
Today we made a book. To see our craft from last year see HERE.
So we started by using a big dinner plate and some 12 x 12 card stock. (You could also use a smaller plate and some construction paper. Yours doesn’t even have to be a circle book, it could be regular paper. The front of our book says “Creation Book, Genesis 1” (not pictured). We used a hold punch and some ring clips to hold our book together but you could use string to tie it together or just staple the pages if you like. (You can purchase ring clips at office supply stores or Amazon.)
For our books, we can sing them to the tune of “The Twelve Days of Christmas”
For the first page we traced our plate on a white and black piece of paper and cut them each in half. Then we taped the 1/2 together. On the back of our cover page we wrote “On the first day of creation God made: DARKNESS and LIGHT and God saw that IT WAS GOOD.”
For the next day we took a piece of light blue paper and scribbled some clouds (our white wasn’t showing up, so we made blue clouds.) You could also paint or use cotton balls for your clouds. We used tissue paper scraps for our water. Again, you could use any material you like to be the water.
Our text is now written on the back of the darkness and light page and it reads “On the second day of creation God made: WATER and SKY”
So for our song we sing, “On the second day of creation God made: WATER and SKY, *flip back to first page* DARKNESS and LIGHT, and God saw that it was GOOD.
The next page we used a blue circle and some green patterned paper (which is showing up yellow in the picture). Then we took some popsicle sticks to be trees and I had some Hawaiian flowers from an old lei. You could also just color on some trees and flowers, or use some from your yard.
Our text/song here goes “On the third day of creation God made: LAND and PLANTS, *back to page 2* WATER and SKY, *back to page 1* DARKNESS and LIGHT, and God saw that it was GOOD.”
Next is day 4. We used dark blue paper and glue with glitter to make some shimmery galaxies. I also had some sticky-backed foam stars which you can get at any craft store. I think mine were from Hobby Lobby.
Now the song goes: “On the fourth day of creation God made: SUN, MOON, and STARS, LAND and PLANTS, WATER and SKY, DARKNESS and LIGHT, and God saw that it was GOOD.”
For the next day we took two pieces of colored paper (for this you can use any color you’d like–we chose purple and orange to spice things up). We did the top half in feathers and the bottom half in scales. I had these foam handprints that we layered to make fish scales, but you could use tissue paper, any kind of small circles, some goldfish crackers, or just draw some fish and birds if you like.
Now the text/song says: “On the fifth day of creation, God made: BIRDS and FISH, SUN, MOON, and STARS, LAND and PLANTS, WATER and SKY, DARKNESS and LIGHT, and God saw that it was GOOD.”
For the next day we just took a yellow piece of paper (you could use brown, pink, or whatever color you like) and added some googly eyes and then drew the rest of the facial features on. You could also add some yarn or ribbon for hair.
Now if we read our book, flipping back for each page, it says, “On the sixth day of creation, God made: ANIMALS and PEOPLE, BIRDS and FISH, SUN, MOON, and STARS, LAND and PLANTS, WATER and SKY, DARKNESS and LIGHT, and God saw that it was GOOD.”
Almost there! For the seventh day we just drew some sleepy Zzzzzzzs. You could draw someone sleeping, cut pictures from a magazine of someone sleeping…maybe even print out a picture of YOUR child sleeping.
The song continues: “On the seventh day of creation God took a REST, He made ANIMALS and PEOPLE, BIRDS and FISH, SUN, MOON, and STARS, LAND and PLANTS, WATER and SKY, DARKNESS and LIGHT, and God saw that it was GOOD.”
Lastly, we added a back to our book and on that page we added an extra “And God saw that IT WAS GOOD!”
It’s a really craft-heavy lesson, but the kids enjoyed making these books and singing the song all afternoon so I think it will be a great way to remember all the wonderful things God made.
Thanks for joining us. Hope you have fun with this one! Love to you all!