Needing a quick educational lesson to go along with the creation story for kids? This short numbers and counting to ten lesson is perfect for your homeschool or classroom.
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The Creation Story for Kids
Need to tell the story of creation in words that children can understand? Specifically, small children in preschool or kindergarten. The creation story is found in Chapters 1 and 2 of Genesis, in the Holy Bible. Here’s a short rendition of the creation story for kids. Feel free to read it out loud with your child.
Did you know that God created the whole world in six days? He did! This is the story that is in Genesis chapter 1 of our Bible. These are the things God made on each of those six days. In the beginning, there was nothing but darkness: no earth, no sky, no sea, and no animals.
First, He said, “Let there be light!” And just like that, there was light in the darkness. God said, “This is good. From now on, when it’s dark, it will be ‘night’ and when it’s light, it will be ‘day’.” Day and night passed, and then it was morning again. That was the first day of God’s creation.
On the second day, God made the earth and the bright, blue sky. He called the place above the waters “heaven.”
The third day, God gathered the waters together and made the dry land appear. He called the waters “seas,” and the dry land “earth.” He placed plants all over the land – flowers, trees, and grass. He saw that it was good.
God decided on the fourth day to create lights for the sky. He made the sun to shine during the day, and the moon and stars to shine at night. He saw that it was good.
On the fifth day, God made living creatures for the sea and the earth. He filled the waters with fish and the skies with birds. Then He blessed them and said, “Be fruitful and multiply.”
When the sixth day came, God made even more living creatures: animals of all kinds! But he felt like something was still missing. So, on this day, He made man and woman, and told them to enjoy His creation and to take care of it. Everything was good.
God was very happy with all that He had created. So on the seventh day, He rested.
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Once you’ve read the story and talked about it with your child, you can check their understanding and also extend their preschool skills practice with this resource!
The Story of Creation Teaching Resource
This packet of worksheets is created for Pre-K or Kindergarten. It can be used as a stand-alone storybook or coloring book, but it also includes a lesson in story retell or sequencing. This lesson requires children ages 3-5 to be able to sit and listen to a story read aloud, and respond showing an understanding of the story. Children should be able to sit for 20-30 minutes (with assistance) to complete this whole unit or 5-10 minutes for each story page or the final activity. I recommend working through this unit a little bit at a time.
- Reading comprehension: Listening to a story read aloud and be able to retell it in the correct order.
- Fine Motor: Coloring, cutting, and pasting
This resource includes:
- 2 title pages to use as binder covers (one color, one black and white for coloring)
- 8 color worksheets (one for each day of creation)
- 8 black and white worksheets (one for each day of creation) – for those who wish to save on ink or who love coloring
- 4 story sequencing practice pages – two in color, two in black and white
- Bonus pages: The Story of Adam and Eve – 1 story page and 1 coloring page
- Read the story pages aloud with your child. For your convenience, NKJV Bible verses are included for reference, or for you to elaborate with your child.
- If using the black and white pages, let your child color as you read.
- After reading the whole story, sit with your child as he/she cuts out the pictures on page 24/25 (or, if needed, cut them yourself).
- Help the child retell the story and glue the pictures onto page 26/27 where they belong. If the blackline masters are used, instruct the child to color the pictures.
- Let your small child sit with big brother or big sister to learn alongside him or her during homeschooling.
- Pull out the pages as a coloring book to keep little hands and minds busy during rainy days.
- Use as an extension activity in a Sunday School, homeschool, or classroom setting to go along with any Bible reading or Reading curriculum.
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