We began incorporating bible stores in our everyday learning. Whatever story or concept we are learning, we will try to do crafts/hands-on stuff with them. You can read more on my beliefs in teaching the bible to children on my The Bible & Kids page.
These are the activities we did from the creation story. I read and explained the story to the children in simple form over a period of a few days. This was done during morning and evening devotions. Then we would do a craft each day depending on what day of creation we were on. Before we did a new “Day”, we reviewed the “Days” we had already completed.
I would like to say that the crafts are pretty self-explanatory. But if you have a question, I am more than willing to explain in the comments. We used whatever materials we had lying around the home so we did not have to go out and by more stuff.
Also, we ate corresponding snacks with each craft/activity (whatever food we could make out of what we had at home).
Day 1: Light out of Darkness
Day 2: Skies (separated from the waters below)
Snacks: Marshmallow on a blue plate
Day 3: Dry Land (separated from the water)
Snacks: Fruit and Vege nibble tray (Peanut Butter for soil color)
Day 4: Sun, Moon, Stars
Snacks: Whole Wheat Ritz crackers and cheese cut into shapes
Here is our toddler doing the activity.
Below is a extra craft we did to represent the moon and stars. I found the pattern in $$$Tree.
Day 5: Fish in the sea/Birds in the air
Day 6: Land animals/Man
Snacks: Animal crackers
Nothing – God Rested!
We wrote the days and names of each creation on the paper plates.
Then glued all the projects on a sheet of poster board for display. The paper plate at the top (not glued unto the the poster board) represents how God created everything out of nothing.
Shirley Wood says
These are excellent ways of teaching Bible stories to children. My husband and I taught the 3 and 4 yr. olds in Sunday School for many years. We used very similar methods to instill the lesson.
Really? I guess I am coming up with some good ideas, then, if they are Sunday school approved..lol
Lorelai @ Life With Lorelai says
Hands on learning is always a great thing. The more senses involved, the more memories are made. Have fun. 🙂
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My kid loves it, and so do I. But I have two little ones so it is hard to get stuff done sometimes.
Anna @ Northern Homestead says
Just like Lorelai already said, involving the senses is so important! Love the little crafts, you are a good mom!
Thank you, Ana! Love the hands on stuff!
Tammy @ creativekkids.com says
I love it–very creative! And I like your new theme and the way your website is looking!
Thanks, Tammy! I try to come up with hands-on stuff for the little ones. I like this theme better, too!
Kristen from The Road to Domestication says
This is so creative!!! I shared with my homeschooling mommy friends!
Oh great! Thank you, Kristen!
Jill @ Called To Be A Mom says
This is such a great idea! I love it! I’ll have to try this for my little ones as well.
I bet he will enjoy it as our daughter did. Have fun learning!
This story was my great help tto my homework for English course.
I had had a task to write a short story with a topic strange
house and some children in. I hhad changed only some characteristics of main character and Iwas ready.
Thank you for you lesson how to write storytelling.
This was my fist successful work with whijch i won my teacher’sattention.
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