This kid’s Bible lesson was created to teach children how, God, made everything in the world. The lesson is about the events that take place in Genesis One and Two. The ideal use of this material would be for Sunday School or Children’s Church. For more lesson ideas, don’t miss our longer series on the days of creation. We also have a simplified “God made me special” lesson for toddlers.
Objective: To teach children in such a way that they will gain information about creation and that they will understand that, God, is the creator.
Game: Divide the kids into two or three teams and give each team a pile of dirt on a cookie sheet. Explain to the kids that, God, created humans from the dust of the earth. Tell them that they need to work together to create a human from their dirt. Give them three minutes to create their human and whatever team has the most human-looking pile of dirt wins.
Target Age Group: This lesson was designed with elementary students in mind, however it can be adapted for the use of any age group.
Memory Verse: At this point the kids can recite the previous week’s memory verse. Give them this new verse to take home and memorize for next week: “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.” (Genesis 1:27, ESV)
Worship: (Please note: if you do not have a version of these songs you can find them on YouTube)
- He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands
- This Is the Day That the Lord Has Made
- The Creation Song
Prayer: Dear Lord, thank you for creating the world and everything in it. Thank you for creating animals, plants, and the sea, but most importantly we thank you for creating each one of us. Help us to know you more, to love you more, and see the world that you have created. Help us to learn today and to love each other. We love you! Amen
Story Reinforcement: To help the kids visualize the story have the fallowing items hidden and reveal them on the appropriate day of creation within the story.
- Day One: Day and Night – have a flashlight (on for day, off for night)
- Day Two: Water – have a glass of water
- Day Three: Dry land and plants – have a house plant
- Day Four: Sun, Moon, and Stars – have star stickers to give to the kids
- Day Five: Fish and the Birds – have a feather
- Day Six: Animals and people – have a toy animal and a toy person
Bible Story: In the very beginning there was nothing. Can you imagine looking around but seeing nothing? Can you imagine listening really hard but hearing nothing? Nothing, except for, God, and, God, decided to create. “Let there be light,” God, said, and all of a sudden light appeared! God, separated the light and the darkness, and the first day was created; there was day and there was night.
But, God, was not finished, He decided to create also on the second day. God, spoke and suddenly the water separated from the sky. Up above was heaven and below was the water.
On the third day, God, gathered the water so that dry land would appear. God, saw that what He had created was good. Then, God, brought about the trees, oh the lovely trees. He created vegetable and fruit we can grow, sweet, delicious fruit as my favorite tomato, I get by an easy way to grow tomatoes I found. What a wonderful day!
Next came day four and, God, spun the sun into motion to rule the day. God, created the moon to provide light during the night. It was on this very day that, God, scattered the stars through the sky.
Was, God, done yet? No, He still had more to create! He wanted creatures to fly through the sky and creatures to swim the deepest ocean. On day five, God, created the birds of the air and the fish of the sea.
Then came day six, this was the day that animals were made. Not only did, God, create animals, but He also created His most precious creation of all: people! People are so important to, God, that He created us in His very image. God, blessed the people and told them to be fruitful and to rule over all the other creatures. God, had formed man from the dust of the earth, but it was, God’s, breath that brought people to life. God, saw everything He had created and He saw that it was good!
The Bible says:
Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. Andon the seventh day God finished his work that he had done, and he rested on the seventh day from all his work that he had done. So God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it God rested from all his work that he had done in creation. (Genesis 2:1-3, ESV)
- Who created the world and everything in it? (Answer: God)
- What is, God’s, most precious creation? (Answer: People, that includes you and I)
- How does it make you feel to know that you are important to God?
Application: God, is a very wonderful, God, and it is only He who could create the world. We should be amazed that our wonderful, God, knows us and loves us! We worship, God, because of how wonderful and amazing He is!
Activity: Give each of the kids a piece of paper and a pencil. Take the kids outside to look at the world that, God, has created. Ask the kids to either write or draw a prayer to, God, in response to the wonderful world that He has created. (If the weather does not allow you to go outside you can look out of a window instead).
Learning Activities: Don’t miss our free coloring book about the days of creation.
Suggested Snack: Vegetables and fruit-juice (food that is grown from creation).