Days of Creation Game

Is there any benefit in learning the days of creation in order? The goal should never be enabling someone to spout off the information just so they can say they memorized it. However, we can learn some lessons from studying God’s creation activities:

  • God has a plan and does things in an orderly fashion. Days 1 through 3 prepared for days 4 through 6. The sun, moon, and stars (day 4) shine the light (day 1); the birds and fish (day 5) live in the skies and oceans (day 2); and the animals and people (day 6) live on the land (day 3).
  • People are God’s highest creation. God created human beings last and put them in charge of everything else that he had made (Genesis 1:27-28).
  • God rested on the seventh day to set an example for us. God referred to this when he gave the fourth of the Ten Commandments (Exodus 20:8-11).
 This game can help children understand God’s plans and actions during creation. If they have more than 5 or 6 children they should divide them into groups to play the game. (since they have to wait for each other to take a turn)
  1. Print one game board for each player and one sheet of cards for every two players on card stock or heavy paper, and cut the cards apart. (picture 1)
  2. Shuffle the small cards and put them face down. Give each player a game board.
  3. Players take turns taking a small card.
  4. If the player needs the card, he/she places it on the correct space on the game board. (picture 2)
  5. Otherwise, the card is placed in a discard pile.
  6. A player who has collected all the pictures for the first six days gets to rest, just as God did on the seventh day, and watch the other players finish the game. (picture 3)
  7. Prizes are not necessary; kids love learning and playing games just for the fun of it.

Print one game board for each player and one sheet of cards for every two players on card stock or heavy paper, and cut the cards apart.

If the player needs the card, he/she places it on the correct space on the game board.

A player who has collected all the pictures for the first six days gets to rest, just as God did on the seventh day, and watch the other players finish the game. (picture 3)

Variation: With older kids and if you have lots of time, you might try requiring players to collect the cards in the correct order – Day 1, then Day 2, etc.


Comments

  1. Reader says

    I just have to say thanks for this…I was preparing for a lesson on creation for our co-op, and I came across this. I have been exposed to the Bible my entire life. I took an Old Testament class at a Christian university, which covered creation thoroughly…or so I thought. I have never been taught to look at it this way…that God was preparing in days 1-3 for what He was going to do in days 4-6. Amazing! This is such a fantastic way to show the power, sovereignty, and love of God…that He had it planned out from the start. I was blown away looking at the pictures in that game…why have I never seen this before? I guess this is part of God’s word being the living word! I love that I can learn new lessons about the basics even in adulthood! Thanks again for this simple, yet profound truth that you’ve ‘exposed’!

  2. Sara says

    Thank you so much for such a great resource! I love this site and this is a great game for teaching the days of creation! I appreciate you sharing your hard work!

  3. Florence says

    I have been using the creation lessons, coloring pages, and powerpoint in children’s church for the past month. My kids are really enjoying the series. Thank you so much for the game. I will use it this sunday. I will let you know how it was received. Our church is very small and has limited resources and you all have been a BIG help to me. Thank you so much for all you do.

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