God Created the World
Today in KidLife Groups children learn that God created the world from nothing. The creation story demonstrates God’s amazing power and His love for us. He created us to praise and love Him.
Remind your child that God created the world from nothing. Ask your child to make a list of her favorite things in God’s creation. Challenge her to create a poem or song of praise for those things.
Use these simple steps to guide your family during today’s Life Group time.
Step 1: Print Activity Pages
Print one for each child. This is a great tool to have as you go through the videos. Each download includes the Activity Page for your child and a One Conversation page for you to use with the Bible reference and story.
Preschool // Babies-Kinder
Step 2: Watch Bible Story Video
Before you press play, sit together and pray. Thank God for this special day to worship and learn about Him. Then, watch the Bible story video together.
3. Read & Discuss The Bible Story Together
Use the Activity Page and One Conversation Page you printed to read and discuss the Bible Story together. Select an activity and talk about how it goes along with the story.
One’s & Two’s
Play Musical Pictures
Gather: Music, pictures of creation items (trees, clouds, bushes, flowers, water/river, world) scissors and clear contact paper (optional).
- Lay pictures out on the floor around the room (optional to tape each item on the floor using contact paper).
- Guide your child to choose a picture to stand by. Say: “Let’s play a musical game. You are going to walk around the room while the music plays. When I stop the music, listen for me to call out something God made. Find the picture of what I say and stand beside it.”
- Play music and encourage your child to walk around and look at the pictures of creation.
- Stop the music and call out an item, reminding your child to stop and find that picture to stand beside.
- Say: “God made the world. Thank you, God!”
- Continue to play as your child’s interest holds.
Three’s – PreK
Make A Creation Mobile
Gather: Kids Activity Page, Bible, paper squares, creation stickers (stars, flowers, fruit, etc.), small branch, yarn or string, tape, scissors, crayons, pictures of creation to help guide your child.
- Cut yarn or string into various lengths while guiding your child to complete the Activity Page (use pictures of creation as a guide).
- Invite your child to make a mobile. They can stick stickers to the squares of paper or draw pictures of flowers, trees, the sun, an the moon on paper squares.
- Help your child tape each square of paper to the end of a piece of yarn. Tie each piece of yarn to the stick to create the creation mobile.
- Open your Bible and read Genesis 1:1. Comment that God made the world and talk about the Bible story.
Paint Over Shapes
Gather: Kids Activity Page, scissors, different sizes of light colored construction paper, blue and black paint, paintbrushes, easy-release tape.
- Cut several star and circle shapes of different sizes from paper. Arrange the shapes on a table with the other materials.
- Guide child to complete the Activity Page, review the Bible story. Ask your child to name what God created on day four (sun, moon, stars). Explain that God created these to help measure time and seasons.
- Direct your child to tape several shapes to their paper and paint over them with the black or blue paint. They can decide to make a night sky or a day sky, or both.
- Encourage him/her to paint the entire page and then remove the shapes.
- Say together: “God created the world in six days and rested on the seventh.”
Items needed: paper plates, markers, bean bags or socks or Ziploc with rice.
- Explain that the Bible has two main divisions: the Old Testament and the New Testament. Show the divisions on the Table of Contents page and where the divisions are in a Bible.
- Place the paper plates on the floor near a wall. Let kids take turns tossing a beanbag or roll up pair of socks, or bag of rice onto a paper plate and then locating in the Table of Contents a Bible book in that testament.
- Kids who are familiar with using their Bibles may be assigned a Bible book and then toss the beanbag onto the correct testament. They can check a Bible to find whether they are correct.
GOD’S CREATION PLANTERS
Items needed: planter or pots, seeds, potting soil, stickers, makers, tape, and paper
- Direct kids to Genesis 1:11-12 in their Bibles. Help them list things God created that are named in the verses. Ask kids what God used to create the world. (nothing) Ask what God made first, second, next, and so forth until He was finished with His creation.
- Suggest kids make planters or use a clay pot in which they can plant seeds or small plants to remind them of God’s creation. Point out that the verses they read mention that God made seeds so plants could make more plants.
- Encourage kids to write out the Weekly Verse, Genesis 1:31, on a paper. Let kids tape their verses to planters or pots to their containers. Kids may add stickers or other decorations as desired.
- Give each child potting soil to pour into the container. Guide kids to make a small indention in the soil and place seeds or a small plant in the indention. Kids then cover the seeds or anchor the plant with the soil. Assist kids in sprinkling the soil with a small amount of water. Urge the kids to care for the plants God made by watering them and providing sunlight. Suggest kids thank God for His wonderful world each time they water the plants.
Items needed: colored pencils, paper
- Set out the colored pencils.
- Instruct each person to think about one of her favorite outdoor places then sketch a picture of that place on a sheet of paper. Encourage kids to include any plants, animals, or things they remember.
- Remind kids that when God created the world and everything in it, He spoke and it was created instantly.
- Invite kids to share their pictures and then ask: “Was it hard to remember all the beautiful things in your place? When was the last time you stopped to thank God for all the beautiful things He created there?”
- Share that, even in the beginning, God had us in mind when He created the world and everything in it.
- Guide kids to find and read John 1:1-3, a reminder that Jesus was present with God at creation. ʹ Challenge kids to take notice of all the things God has given to them through His creation and to stop and thank God for His gifts this week.
4. Missions Emphasis
- Distribute copies of “Eyes Open” and markers or stickers.
- Show the missions video “Let the Children Come.”
- Lead kids to mark or cover each item when they locate it in the missions video.
- Ask kids to explain where they saw each item in the video.
- Pray that kids in Mozambique will feel welcomed and loved at church.
- Thank God for your family
- Thank God for creating everything
- Thank God for Jesus and sending him to save us
- Thank God for being in our lives everyday
- Pray for leaders that are having to make important decisions