Cooking Workshop Lesson and Ideas for teaching the Creation Story: Genesis 1 and 2 in Sunday School

Post your cooking Sunday School lessons and ideas for the Creation Story found in Genesis 1 and 2: Creation Story, 7 Days of Creation.

Adam and Eve, Garden of Eden, Genesis 2
 
Bible Sunday School lessons about Creation - with Cooking, Food, Bible Foods, Recipes, Baking, Preparation, etc
 

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Cooking Ideas for Creation Story


Creation Pudding
Shirley Lotts posted

I just bought a really neat book by Concordia Publishing House---"Unforgettable Edible Bible Crafts". The first recipe in it is for "Creation Pudding". Sounds good.


Edible Playdoh Creations
Laura Narney posted

We did creation as our first rotation unit a year ago and we made edible playdoh (honey, peanut butter, and dry milk). The kids mixed it in individual sandwich baggies and then used it to make one of "God's creations"--either their favorite animal, plant or person. Then they got to eat it!! They really enjoyed it. We also talked about the image of God as the Potter.

A warning though--make sure none of your kids have a peanut allergy before doing this!


Seven Days of Creation Snack 
Cklassen posted

We are doing Creation for our first workshop and found a really cool snack mix.

Oreo Cookies(Day 1)
Frosted Mini-Wheats(day 2)
Green, Red M&M and Pretzels(day 3)
Orange & Yellow M&M's(day 4)
Goldfish Crackers(day 5)
Animal & Gingerbread Man Cookies(day 6)
and Marshmallow "pillows" (day 7)

We are going to tell the story and make a snack at the same time.


Seven Days of Creation
posted by Sarah

I found a neat Creation Snack idea for in an old Children's Ministry magazine.
Start with a big bowl and have the children add the following ingredients as you read Genesis 1:1-2:2.

Day 1- separation of light and dark (mini oreos)
Day 2- separation of sky from ground (frosted mini wheats cereal for the clouds and the ground)

Day 3- green grass, trees, flowers, fruits and berries (green M&M's, stick pretzels, raisins and red and blue M&M's)
Day 4- sun and moon and stars (orange and yellow M&M's)
Day 5- birds and fish (goldfish crackers)
Day 6- man, woman, animals (animal crackers)

Day 7- God rested (marshmallow "pillows").
Everyone can then enjoy God's creation by eating the snack!



Fruit and Whipped Cream Parfaits
cherylbp posted

We did a great cooking workshop for creation last year. I should warn you, however, the thrust of all the workshops did not revolve around what happened each day. Instead, it focused on God being the creator of all.

We made fruit and whipped cream parfait's.
I had blueberries, strawberries and raspberries. After the children were finished washing them, they got the opportunity to "create" on their own. We emphasised that everyone does things differently and there is no "correct" way to do it. We also discussed the idea that God created thing for a reason and that we can not always understand what that reason is. Plus it is not important for us to always understand these creations. But we do need to be thankful to God for the variety and diversity that we see in our world.


Sunrise Biscuits
Viajera posted 

We have used Sunrise biscuits - use refrigerated biscuit dough. Give each child a biscuit and have them flatten it just a little bit. Then give them plastic knives to score the dough from the center to the outside(just make a line in it - do not cut through the dough all the way,these lines become the rays of sunlight). Each child should use their thumb to make a small indentation in the middle of the biscuit. Put 1/2 teaspoon of Orange Marmalade in the center of the biscuit, then bake according to directions on the package. These are good for talking about the sun and the moon, or light in general. While they are baking is a good time to read a children's book of creation with nice illustrations.

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Sunrise Biscuits (Above) - Marmalade Replacement Suggestion
Peggyf Posted

I really like the idea of the sunrise buscuits (posted by Viajera - posted September 14, 2003 above), but I am not sure how many children eat orange marmalade these days. I haven't tried this yet, but could you put the biscuits on parchment paper and have them cut a hole out of the middle, then they would take crushed yellow hard candies (like lemon or butterscotch) and that would melt to make a yellow center. This may work better with sugar cookie dough.

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Creation

Cooking Workshop

 

Summary of Lesson Activities:

Children will create an edible aquifer.

 

Lesson Objective:
Teaching Students to Understand Geology of an Aquifer, How Pollution can get into Groundwater, and Simple Ways to Prevent Groundwater Contamination


Program Description:
Always On the Move is an interactive, hands-on program teaching elementary-age students to understand the geology of an aquifer, causes of groundwater contamination, and ways to prevent groundwater contamination. The program will consist of a exhibit provided by the University of Georgia, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Water Quality, on groundwater resources, along with a groundwater model display illustrating the movement of pollutants into groundwater. In addition, each student will construct an “edible” aquifer. Each “edible” aquifer will indicate: soil layers (confined layer), movement of water through a aquifer, presence of a water table, impacts of a drilled well for drinking water, and movement of contaminants through groundwater.


Leader Preparation:

  • Gather the materials.
  • Try the project

Supplies List:

  • Marshmellow cream or ice cream
  • Clear soda
  • Drinking Straws
  • Clear plastic cups (2oz. - 4 oz.)
  • Crushed ice
  • Food coloring
  • Decorative sprinkles and/ or crushed cookies


Presentation

 

Opening- Welcome and Lesson Introduction

Greet the children and introduce yourself.

 

Dig-Main Content and Reflection

Activity Steps:
A. Review the definition and uses of groundwater.

B. Show an illustration of an aquifer using the Groundwater Model and Diagram (volunteer moderator adds - you should be able to find something by doing an internet search or get a book from your local library on the subject).

C. As layers of an aquifer are discussed, guide students through the construction of an edible aquifer.

1. Fill cup 1/3 full with crushed ice. (represents soil and bedrock)

 

2. Add soda to cover the ice. (representing water present at/below the water table)

 

3. Add a layer of marshmellow cream or ice cream (This works if you have a freezer to keep the ice cream cold.) (represents confining layer consisting of clay)

 

4. Add more crushed ice (represents soil and gravel)

 

5. Add colored sugar and sprinkles (representing types of contamination, such as oil, gasoline, excessive pesticides/fertilizer, etc.) (I have used red sprinkles to represent oil or gasoline, green sprinkles to represent excessive fertilizer, and brown sprinkles to represent animal waste.)

 

6. Add soda. (representing rain hitting the ground’s surface and moving through the soil to the groundwater)


D. Discuss examples of contamination. Ask the students to watch the soda move through the cup, ask them to describe what is happening.

E. Using a straw (representing a drilled well), ask the students to place it through the aquifer and begin sucking on the straw.

F. Ask the students to describe what is happening to the contaminates.

G. Finally, ask the students to give three ways to prevent contamination of groundwater.

 

Closing:

Ask the children if they have any questions and close with a prayer.


 

A lesson provided by Terri K and UGA-Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.

 

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Seven Days Fruit Salad
Kitchen Idea


Why - a fun way to remember what happened on each of 7 days.

Here's a suggested list of fruit that 'kind' of represent the 7 days. Feel free to brainstorm and come up with your own list of fruits.

Day 1. Let there be light/light in the darkness -- Blackberries.

Day 2. Seas and water -- Watermelon

Day 3. Fruit and trees -- Apple

Day 4. Stars and sun -- Star fruit

Day 5. Creatures, birds and fish -- Kiwi fruit

Day 6. Humans -- Mango. (For those like me whose feminist side bristles a little at this, have fun with the kids by creating new names for the fruit like, Hu-mango, or Man-go and Wo-mango, Boy-go and Girl-go, Baby-go.)

Day 7. Rest. How about strawberries. They seem to be resting under a shady canopy of leaves when you go out to pick them in the field!


Other workshops in the rotation include: arts/horizontal mobile; rhythm routine; storytelling; music; computer/musical compostion in Garage Band. For more detail click here .

Rice Krispie Cake Worlds

I do not remember where I originally saw this,

quote:
Posted August 11, 2004 04:40 PM
Hi,
How about using your basic Crispy Rice square recipe but adding blue food colouring. The kids could shape them into small "earth" balls.
Lois
Lethbridge, Alberta

but we have used it and it was a hit. We made rice krispie cake worlds with blue and green rice Kripfood coloring. Add a few drops of blue or green food coloring to the warm marshmallow mix before adding the rice krispies and then have the children mold the two warm mixtures together into a ball with greased hands.

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Creation

Cooking Workshop

 

Summary of Lesson Activities:

Children will make a fruit parfait to act as creators.

 

Scripture Reference:

Genesis 1:1-2:3

Lesson Objectives:

The goal of this lesson is for the children to understand the role that God had in Creation and for them to have the opportunity to experience an example of that when they are allowed to take on the “creator” role.


Leader Preparation:

  • Read the scripture ahead of time.
  • Gather the materials.

Supplies List:

  • fresh fruit (berries, pineapple, banana)
  • yogurt (vanilla and plain)
  • granola
  • plastic parfait cups
  • spoons
  • napkins
  • permanent marker


Presentation

 

Opening- Welcome and Lesson Introduction

Greet the children and introduce yourself.

 

Dig-Main Content and Reflection

Lesson Plan:

On the first week, you will read the story of Creation (Genesis1:1-2:3) with the children. Depending on the children’s ages, you may read the story to them or ask for volunteers to take turns reading the different days out loud. After the first week, ask the children to summarize the story for you, rereading parts if necessary to refresh their memories.

Explain to the children that they will have the opportunity to be creators today. Ask the children if they know what parfaits are. If not, explain to them. Inform them that they are going to have the opportunity to create their own parfaits. Remind the children that when they are creating their parfaits they should try to imagine what God might have been thinking of when He created the world. They should aim to not only create something they would like, but also something that is beautiful.

Instruct all of the children to wash their hands in the sink. Introduce the ingredient options to the children. Have each child take a parfait cup and write their name on the bottom of it with a permanent marker. Give the children the opportunity to create their parfaits. When they are done, they should move aside and quietly watch their classmates until everyone is finished.

Once all of the parfaits are complete, have the children place them carefully on the countertop in a line. Have everyone circle the countertop so that they may examine all of the parfaits. Instruct them that they should be carefully observing the similarities and differences with their eyes, but that they should not touch the cups. Once everyone has had the opportunity to make observations, ask for some volunteers to share what they observed. After the children have had enough time to share, ask if anyone is willing to talk about the Creation process. How did they decide what to put in their parfait? How did they choose the order of the layers? Allow several children to share their thoughts.

 

Closing:

Invite the children to eat their parfaits. Once they are finished, have the children help with the clean up by throwing away trash, packing up extra ingredients, wiping the counters, etc. If you have extra time, use it to take the discussion a bit further with some of the following questions:
If we did this again would you change your parfait construction? Why or why not?
Which days of Creation had to occur to allow us the ingredients for our parfaits?
Which day of Creation do you find most fascinating? Why?


 

 

A lesson written by stdavidskids.

 

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Wormy Note:

Here are two Cooking and/or Storytelling IDEAS moved here from previous posts. There are several "creation snack/cakes" projects in this thread. In the Creation Sundae idea, however, the author suggests using the ingredients AS THE STORY IS TOLD, rather than as simply the "activity after the story." It's almost a Storytelling workshop.


Creation Sundaes


I did this 20 years ago and here's what I remember, other than "the kids ate it up".

As the storyteller/teacher RECOUNTS the story of creation, they invite the kids to ADD INGREDIENTS to their "Sundae". The storyteller asks questions and makes points in between each ingredient. Now what the kids end up creating could be sloppy and full of odd combinations, but that's the daring fun of it.

Day 1: Light: vanilla ice cream.

Day 2: Firmament (air/sky/clouds) whipped cream

Day 3: Plants and earth: chocolate, crushed cookies and candy-something plants)

Day 4: Stars, Sun, Moon. Candy decorator dots, etc.

Day 5: Birds/animals/crawly things: gummie bears and worms.

Day 6: Human beings (gingerbread men)

Day 7: God Rested...and enjoyed.

We added a Maraschino cherry on top saying that it was God's crowning grace, Jesus Christ, etc etc.

Originaly posted by Neil MacQueen


From a similar lesson in the Exchange (which I've now moved to here)

CREATION SHARING MIX

• Form a big circle with each child having a plastic baggie/brown paper sack

• Pass around the “treats” as the story part is read (have everyone reach into the center of the circle to get the treat – or have the shepherd pass them out—each child should take enough of each item in order to share later.)

• After each “treat” is passed out - except the first one - the kids say in unison, “and God saw that it was good” (with maybe an extra emphasis on “good”.)

**Note: they will take their Creation Mix to share with someone after church and tell the story of creation as they share**

Items: Whopper bars, Oreo cookies, Frosted Mini-wheats, sunflower seeds & fruit roll-ups, Yellow & orange M&M’s, Starburst candies, goldfish., animal crackers, gingerbread people, marshmallows, Fruit Breezers

Say the following -------

The Bible holds a “Whopper” of a tale (one whopper).

Day 1 - In the beginning God made the heavens and the earth. He created the light and called it ‘Day’ and the dark He called ‘Night’. (Oreo cookie). (The kids say, “and God saw that it was good").

Day 2 – God separated the waters from the waters. And the firmament He called Heaven. (Frosted Mini-Wheat’s cereal – for the clouds and the ground) (“And God saw that it was good").


Day 3 – God gathered the waters together to form the seas and the earth. And God let the earth bring forth seeds (sunflower seed) and fruit (‘fruit’ rollups)(kids say, “and God saw that it was good").

Day 4 – God created the sun (yellow M&M’s) and the moon (orange M&M’s). You can see the many stars He created in the Milky Way (Starburst candy) (Kids say, “and God saw that it was good").

Day 5 - God made the birds and the fish. (Goldfish) (Kids say, “and God saw that it was good").

Day 6 - God made man and woman and all the animals that creep on the earth. (Animal crackers and small gingerbread man cookie) (Kids say, “and God saw that it was good").

Day 7 – On the seventh day God ended His work and He rested (marshmallow ‘pillows").   God blessed the seventh day and made it holy. (Kids say, “and God saw that it was good").


Man and woman were created in the image of God. Life was a “breeze” (Fruit Breezers) in the Garden of Eden. We know that our God is an awesome God. There are “100-Grand” ways to show Him our thanks for the beautiful creation He made. (100 Grand candy bar)

(Inspired by Children's Ministry Magazine - July/Aug 2001)

Closing:

In their journals (providing time allows) have each child write an acrostic about creation using each letter of C-R-E-A-T-I-O-N as the first word of each line.

Pray, thanking God for the wonder of all that he has made and for the gift of music, word and picture, through which WE create things of beauty.

Tidy up & dismiss.

Originally posted by Shirley Lotts

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Whoops, volunteer moderator (Luanne) would like to note I inadvertently deleted a post regarding this where the person disliked the term "Whooper" as it indicates a mistake, which God never makes. And suggested they would use another term if using the above recipe.

Creation

Cooking Workshop

Summary of Lesson Activities:

Children will create their own version of creation by decorating a cake with food items
that represent all creation.

Editor's Note: It was suggested in another thread to make 2 small cakes, one to eat, one to GIVE AWAY to an older person or someone in need, in the congregation.

Scripture Reference:

Genesis 1:1-2:4

Concept:

God created all there is, both seen and unseen.


Supplies List:

  • Flip chart (or easel, or whiteboard); appropriate marker
  • Round chocolate cake (made ahead of time)
  • green, blue, and yellow icing
  • aprons
  • variety of edible items including goldfish crackers, animal crackers, marshmallows,
    pretzel sticks, grapes, broccoli, grapes, ice cream cones, etc. (possibly think of some "healthy" edibles?)

Leader Preparation:

  • Read the scripture ahead of time.
  • Think about everything included in this description of creation:
    heavens, sky, light, day, sun, darkness, night, stars, moon, water, seas, rivers, lakes, vegetation (plants, vegetables, fruit, trees) and living creatures (fish, animals, birds, humans). How might all of these be represented by food items listed above?
  • Gather the materials.
  • Make the cake.


Presentation

Opening- Welcome and introductions:

Greet the children and introduce yourself. Introduce what you will be doing today.

Dig- Main Content and Reflection

Read the scripture to younger children. Older children might take turns reading parts of
the passage aloud.

Have children name things that God created and write them on the flipchart.

Explain that they will be creating their own representation of God’s creation as they decorate a cake.

Have the children wash their hands.

Show them the cake and ask them to describe what the world was like before God created
everything that’s in it, “formless void.”

Ask what the word “void” means. Accept all answers that are close--plain, empty, loose,
unfinished, etc. Then ask if any of those words would describe the cake.

Guide them as they “create the world” with the food items.
Have them refer to the list they made earlier.

Start them off with dividing the world into heavens, earth, and water.

Try to have everything that’s listed on the board represented on the cake.

Encourage children to talk about what they are putting on the cake as they are decorating
it.

Discussion

When the cake is finished ask if everything God created is on the cake or if anything is
left out. Older children might be able to give abstract answers such as love, goodness,
happiness, kindness, peace, evil, sadness, hate, indifference, etc.

Ask the question “Where is God in our creation?” (Note to teacher: there is no one right answer to this question.)

Allow the children to eat the cake to culminate the activity. (God say that his creation was good!)

Journal prompts:
Young children-- I’m thankful God made the world because...
Middle ages-- I believe God is happy with God’s creation because...
Older children-- Where is God in the created world today?

Closing
Sentence prayers that thank God for creation: Ask each child to say one sentence of
thankfulness or praise for God’s creation. Young children might say, “Thank you, God, for
making birds” and so on.

Close the prayer with “Thank you God for creating our world and the resources you’ve given us to live comfortably in it. Give us wisdom to take care of your world and all your creations. Amen.


 

A lesson written by Jan Marshal from Brenthaven Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Bentwood, TN, USA.

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Creation

Cooking/Storytelling Workshop

Summary of Lesson Activities:

As the storyteller/teacher recounts the story of creation, they invite the kids to add ingredients to their "Creation Sundae." The storyteller asks questions and makes points in between each ingredient.

Scripture Reference:

Genesis 1:1 - 2:3

Memory Verse:

“In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.”  Genesis 1:1

Lesson Objectives:

  • Children will recognize that Genesis means beginning and that it is the first book in the Bible.
  • Children will recognize that God created the world and everything in it.
  • Children will explain that God declared his creations “good.” and that includes each of them, as they were created unique and special by God,
  • Children should be able to retell the story afterwards to their families.

Materials List:

  • Vanilla Ice Cream
  • Ice Cream Scoop
  • Bowls Ceramic (Black Bowls optional) 1 per child
  • Plastic bowls and/or Paper Plates
  • Sandwich Bags – 1 per child
  • Whip Cream
  • Chocolate Flavoured Wafer Cookies (pkg of 20) – 1 cookie per child
  • Wilson Sprinkles – “Flowerful Medley” (contains: Colorful Leaves, Pastel Hearts, Wild Flowers, Confetti, Daisies, Butterflies)
  • Wilson Sprinkles – “Animals & Stars” (contains: Bears, Cows, Dinosaurs, Dolphins,  Stars&Moons, Stars)
  • Jelly Belly Sours Candy
  • Gold Fish Crackers (multi-coloured)
  • Animal Crackers
  • So Sweet Neon Worms Candy
  • Chocolate Circle Wafers from Bulk Barn – need 2 per child
  • Mini boy & girl cookie cutters (2 ea.)
  • Small Board Books (Something flat that kids can use to put on top of cookie cutters)
  • Mini Marshmellows White
  • Pre-made “Church” Sugar Cookies (1 per child)
  • Church Cookie Cutter

Advance Preparation Requirements:

  1. Pre-make church sugar cookies using “Church” Cookie Cutters.  Will need 1 per child.
  2. Bowls - put in freezer so they are nice and chilled.  This helps keep the ice cream from melting too quickly.
  3. Sprinkles have several compartments, so I drew a simple picture on each section lid so the kids could find the right compartment easier.  They will open lids needed for that day and it will take several good shakes to get a few sprinkles out, then pass it on to the next kid.
  4. Chocolate Circle Wafers from the Bulk Barn – keep in cupboard (do not refrigerate)
  5. Place Whip Cream in fridge.
  6. Pre-set your table with ice cream scoop, sprinkle shakers, books, sandwich bags.  As well as, other ingredients removed from packaging and place in separate bowls or paper plates: fish crackers, chocolate wafer cookies, jelly belly sour candies, animal crackers, worms, and mini marshmellows, chocolate circles with cookie cutters, and “Church” Sugar Cookies.
  7. Have a large piece of paper taped up where all can see and a marker (or whiteboard).  Write Days 1 through 7 down the left side.

Presentation

Opening- Welcome and Lesson Introduction

Greet the children and Introduce yourself.

Dig- Main Content and Reflection

Lesson Plan:

  1. When children have all arrived, take offering, do a prayer from offering bucket.
  2. Send children to wash their hands.
  3. While kids are washing their hands get ingredients from fridge:
    Bowls, Whip Cream, and Ice Cream.
  4. Have children gather around the table.
  5. SAY:  Today we are going to hear the story of creation and you need to listen carefully so you can answer questions I will be asking at the end of each day of creation.....

    And now we begin our Creation Sundaes!  I will require your help in a couple of ways.  First whenever you hear me say “And God saw that it was good.”  I want you to say
     “And God saw that it was very, very good!”

    As each day unfolds I will be asking you to add God’s creations for that day to your Creation Sundae.

    God’s creations are set out in the center of the table.  We will be passing around the plates and bowls each time I tell you to add a new creation.

    I just want to show you these sprinkle shakers.  I’ve drawn pictures on the lids of what is inside each compartment.  Sometimes we may have more than one open at a time.  They require you to give them a few hard shakes in order to get some sprinkles out.  Then pass it along to the next person.
  6. READ script on following pages. It is set-up as follows:

Story Text (you read)

Questions to ask about what happened on that day

INGREDIENT(S) TO ADD

And God saw that it was good. (will have kids repeat this after you, but instead they will say,

"And God saw that it was very, very good! (with enthusiasm)


 The Account of Creation – Genesis 1-2:3

 (adapted from the NLT) by Luanne

The story of creation is found in the first book of the bible called “Genesis”.  There are several other stories in Genesis, but the Creation story is first.   So it’s rather fitting that  “Genesis” means “beginning”.   And that is why “Genesis” starts with the words ......

In the beginning, on the FIRST day, God created the heavens and the earth.

  • So who was here first?  (God)
  • So if nothing existed before God, who made everything?  (God)

The earth was empty, a formless mass cloaked in darkness.

BLACK CERAMIC BOWL

And the Spirit of God was hovering over its surface.   Then God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.

VANILLA ICE CREAM

And God saw that it was good.

Then he separated the light from the darkness.  God called the light day and the darkness night.   And that was the end of the FIRST day.

 

  • So before God started creating what was out there?  (nothing but God)
  • What did God create on the first day?  (Heaven & Earth) – write/draw on paper

And on the SECOND day God said, “Let there be space between the water, to separate water from water”.  And so it was. 

WHIPPED CREAM

God made this space to separate the waters above from the waters below.  And God called the space sky.   And that was the end of the SECOND day.

  • What did God create on the second day?  (Sky) – write/draw on paper

 And on the THIRD day God said, “Let the waters beneath the sky be gathered into one place so dry ground may appear.”  And so it was.

SANDWICH BAG  –  CHOCOLATE WAFER
(have kids put wafer in bag and crumble)

God named the dry ground “land” and the water “seas”.

And God saw that it was good.

Then God said, “Let the land burst forth with every sort of grass and seed-bearing plant.  And let there be trees that grow seed-bearing plant.

SPRINKLES
(Leaves, Wild Flowers, Daisies)

The seeds will then produce the kinds of plants and trees from which they came.”   And so it was.  The land was filled with seed-bearing plants and trees, and their seeds produced plants and trees of like kind.

And God saw that it was good.

And that was the end of the THIRD day.

  • What four things did God create on the third day?  (land, seas, plants, and trees)
  • Name five different trees and/or flowers God created.  (write/draw on paper)
  • And what would the plants give that would make them multiply?  (seeds) – write/draw on paper

And on the FOURTH day God said, “Let bright lights appear in the sky to separate the day from the night.  They will be signs to mark off the seasons, the days, and the years.  Let their light shine down upon the earth.”

And it was so.

For God made two great lights, the sun and the moon, to shine down upon the earth.  The great one, the sun, presides during the day;

SPRINKLES
(Confetti)

the lesser one, the moon, presides through the night.

SPRINKLES
(Moon/Stars)

He also made the stars.

SPRINKLESAnd that was the end of the FOURTH day.

  • What three things did God make on the fourth day?  (stars, moon, and sun)
  • (Older kids) Name five stars or planets or constellations God created.  (write on paper)

And on the FIFTH day God said, “Let the waters swarm with fish and other life.

FISH CRACKERS
SPRINKLES
(Dolphin)

Let the skies be filled with birds of every kind.”

BIRD EGGS
(Jelly Belly Sours Candy)

So God created great sea creatures and every sort of fish and every kind of bird.

And God saw that it was good.

The God blessed them, saying, “Let the fish multiply and fill the oceans.  Let the birds increase and fill the earth.”    And that was the end of the FIFTH day.

  • What did God created on the fifth day? (fish and birds)
  • Give me the names of five different birds created by God.  – write/draw on paper
  • Give me the names of five different fish created by God.  – write/draw on paper

And on the SIXTH day God said, “Let the earth bring forth every kind of animal – livestock, small animals, and wildlife.” 

ANIMAL CRACKERS
SPRINKLES
(Bears, Cows, Dinosaurs, Butterflies)
Candy WORMS

And it was so.

God made all sorts of wild animals, livestock, and small animals, each able to reproduce more of its own kind.

And God saw that it was good.

Then God said, “Let us make people in our image, to be like ourselves.

PEOPLE
Chocolate Circles – 2 per child
(Pass around male & female Cookie Cutters,
 so kids can each cut-out/create a man and a woman)

Follow-up note - Younger Children:  Younger children were unable to cut through Chocolate Circles with the cookie cutters. So we quickly came up with the idea to use the (extra) chocolate cookie wafers instead, which they cut through easily.

  

They will be masters over all life – the fish in the sea, the birds in the sky, and all the livestock, wild animals, and small animals.”

So God created people in his own image; God patterned them after himself; male and female he created them.  God blessed them and told them, “Multiply and fill the earth and subdue it.  Be masters over the fish and birds and all the animals.”

And God said, “Look!  I have given you the seed-bearing plants throughout the earth and all the fruit trees for your food.    And I have given all the grasses and other green plants to the animals and birds for their food,” and so it was.

Then God looked over he had made, and he saw that it was excellent in every way.

This all happened on the SIXTH day.

  • Well God was really busy on the sixth day, what did he create?   (wild animals, livestock, insects, and people)
  • What are livestock?  (found on farms:  cows, horses, pigs, etc.)
  • Name me five livestock (animals) created by God.  – write/draw on paper
  • Name me five wild animals created by God.  – write/draw on paper
  • Name me five bugs that can fly created by God. – write/draw on paper
  • Name me five things that are crawly/slimy created by God.  – write/draw on paper
  • We are Canadians.  Give me the name of people from five other countries that God created. – write on paper

So the creation of the heavens and the earth and everything in them was completed.

On the SEVENTH day, having finished his task, God rested from all his work.

MINI WHITE MARSHMELLOWS
(pillow)

And God blessed the SEVENTH day

SPRINKLES
(Hearts)

and declared it holy,

CHURCH SUGAR COOKIE

because it was the day when he rested from his work of creation.

THE END

Eat Their Creations

Reflect – Closure (can be asked while they are eating)

  • Can anyone tell me what God’s fourth commandment, from the Ten Commandments is?  (remember the Sabbath Day and keep it Holy)
  • What day is the Sabbath day?  (Sunday)
  • So when the bible said, “God blessed the seventh day and declared it holy” I gave you all a cookie shaped like a church, I wonder why I did that?  (God declared the seventh day Holy – the seventh day is Sunday and we honour God by going to church)
  • Does anyone remember how many times God said, “And it was good”?  (Six)  Younger children you could reread through the script and have a child stand up every time it’s heard and then have them count all who are standing.

Finish by saying:

One of my favorite things to do on a warm, clear night is to lie on my back and look up at the stars.  It always makes ME see how small I am and how BIG this amazing world is when I can’t even count all the stars God has put in the sky.   So the next chance you get to lie down and gaze in wonder at that magnificent view, remember to thank God while you’re lying there for all the wonderful things he created.  God made all these things and more.  He created each of us here in this room.  He created us in his likeness and he made each of us different and perfect in his sight, so don’t forget to thank him, for you!  God loves you and he made you perfectly TOO!


ADDITIONAL SUGGESTIONS

Adaptions – Younger Children

  1. Could have a small easel with the numbers 1 to 7 (preprinted on cardstock).  Stacked in order so as each day is over you remove it.  Would be a good visual for younger kids.
  2. For younger children, when you ask them for things created on each day instead of writing it you could draw it (or have a magnet board and magnets of the different most common things they might mention)

 


Sources

  • Above lesson created from the “Creation Sundae” idea by Neil McQueen link.
  • New Living Translation text used with permission.
  • Cookie Cutters – Boy (approx. 1 ½” x 1 ¾") & Girl (approx. 1 ¼” x 1 ⅝").Boy Cookie Cuttergirl cookie cutter
    Boy:  Metal Boy Gingerbread Cookie Cutter
    Girl:  Metal Girl Gingerbread Cookie Cutter
    (Note:  If you have larger cookie cutters than I used you will need something larger than the wafers I used for cutting out Adam & Eve.)

 For Teacher Quick Reference

Toppings Chart
(Suggestions)

DayGod CreatedCreation Sundae ToppingNotes
1Earth, formless voidblack ceramic bowlbest cold – refrigerate
 LightVanilla ice cream 
2Sky FirmamentWhipped Creamair/sky/clouds
3LandChocolate-flavoured Wafer Cookieskids will crush in a sandwich bag
 PlantsSprinkles - Colorful leaves, wild flowers, daisiesor use fruit-shaped JuJubes
4Stars, Sun, MoonSprinkles - Stars/Moons, Stars, Confettisun
5BirdsJelly Belly Sours Candybirds eggs
 FIshGoldfish Crackersmulti-coloured
  Sprinkles- DolphinsAround Easter you could use Marshmellow Chicks
6Animals/crawly thingsAnimal Crackers 
 "Sprinkles -  Bears, Cows, Dinosaurs, Butterflies 
  " Neon Worms Candy 
  Male & FemalePeople-shaped cookiesCut out of Chocolate Circles or Chocolate Cookie Wafers by kids
7God Rested...and enjoyed.Mini white marshmellowspillow
 God blessed all he had created Sprinkles – Heartsxx
  Holy Day (a day set aside for Sabbath) “Church” Shaped Sugar Cookies pre-made

 

A lesson written by Luanne Payne from: Hampton United Church
Hampton, ON, Canada

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