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Creation Sunday School Lesson

Creation Sunday School LessonHere is our FREE Creation Sunday School Lesson! In this lesson, kids will learn that they were created by God and that God created everything in the universe. With clay and a little imagination, we can mold a great many things. Kids will learn that God created the universe and everything in it in just 6 days.  Knowing that God made us is one of the most important messages in the whole Bible. Sometimes we can get discouraged and frustrated. We can get down on ourselves when we feel like things arent going well. We get sad when we feel like our best isnt good enough. We get frustrated when we cant do the things we want to do.  When life gets you down, go back to Genesis 1. Remember that you were created by a creative God. Remember that he made this whole world for us. Remember that he made you in his image. This lesson is great for every Children's Ministry, Kids Church, and Sunday School!  And, if you like this lesson we have over 100 more free Sunday School Lessons for Kids! Also, if you loved this Creation Sunday School Lesson, you're going to want to check out our Bible Art 6-Week Children's Ministry Curriculum.

Creation Sunday School Lesson:

BOTTOM LINE:

God created the world!

OBJECTIVE:

Kids will learn that they were created by God.

KEY PASSAGE:

Genesis 1:1-27, Creation

MEMORY VERSE:

“Praise the Lord for the glory that belongs to him. Worship the Lord because of his beauty and holiness.” Psalm 29:2 (NIRV)

SUMMARY:

With clay and a little imagine, we can mold a great many things. Kids will learn that God created the universe and everything in it in just 6 days.

SIMPLE PRAYER:

Dear God,

Thank you for all your hands have made.

In Jesusname,

Amen

 

MEMORY VERSE

“Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name; worship the Lord in the splendor of his holiness.” Psalm 29:2 (NIV)

“Praise the Lord for the glory that belongs to him. Worship the Lord because of his beauty and holiness.” Psalm 29:2 (NIRV)

LARGE GROUP:

Divide the room into girls and boys. Have the boys read the verse aloud, and then have the girls read it aloud. Who can read the loudest?

SMALL GROUP:

Ask the kids what they think the writer was trying to say when he wrote these words. Then ask them how this verse is connected to todays story.

 

SKIT

 

ART ON ART: SNAKES!

ITEMS NEEDED:

Several snakes made of modeling clay, a table

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN:

1 M, 1 F

CHARACTERS:

Art - An art lover

Missi - An artist

Missi is standing at a table with her art work on display. Art enters.

ART: Hello and welcome to Art on Art. Im Art. I like to talk to people who make art. Today my guest is an artist named Missi. Hi, Missi.

MISSI: Hello!

ART: Missi, what kind of art do you make?

MISSI: Well, Art, all of my art is made with modeling clay.

ART: Modeling clay? That sounds like fun. Can I see some of your art?  

MISSI: Take a look.

ART: Oh, look at that one. That looks like a snake.

MISSI: It is a snake!

ART: Its lovely. I love the use of color and curves in this one. And this one here lookslike a snake.

MISSI: It is a snake!

ART: Another lovely snake, how nice. And this one here?

MISSI: Thats a snake.

ART: And this one?

MISSI: A snake.

ART: And this one here?

MISSI: A snake.

ART: Looks like this one had something to eat earlier, huh?

MISSI: No, I just had a hard time rolling that one out.

ART: Oh, and whats this little one? This looks different, like it could be an earthworm or a caterpillar, or a

MISSI: Its a snake!

ART: Another snake. You certainly make a lot of snakes.

MISSI: Yes I do. I can see why God made so many of them.

ART: Why is that?

MISSI: Because theyre easy to make! Its a lot harder to make a platypus or a rhinoceros or even a turtle. Believe me, Ive tried to make other animals, but they never come out right.

ART: I know what you mean, Missi. I used to try to make dogs and cats myself, but they never turned out well.

MISSI: It makes me appreciate how creative God is. He churned out birds and whales and walruses and tigers and zebras just as easily as I can make snakes!

ART: Yes, God made some amazing animals.

MISSI: Im sure glad he did.

ART: Because you love to see all the wonders God made for us?

MISSI: No, because Im glad we dont live in a world of snakes! I dont like snakes!

ART: Its all part of Gods amazing creation. God is a creative God with a lot of imagination. Im glad he made the world, and Im glad he made me.

MISSI: Me too!

ART: Thanks for joining us on Art on Art. Im Art. See you next week with more art!

OBJECT LESSON

 

ITEMS NEEDED:

Modeling clay

Modeling clay isnt just a great way to create art. Its a great way to have fun! Modeling clay can be anything you want it to be. You can make an animal, or a person, or an alien. You can craft it with your hands, or you can use tools. You can bake it and harden it in an oven to become a permanent masterpiece - or you can smash it and start all over again!

The only limit to modeling clay is your imagination. If you can dream it up, you can create it. I cant help thinking thats exactly how God made our world. God had a plan to create a beautiful place with light and dark, water and land and sea, plants and fish and birds and animals. And lets not forget people!

Our God is a creative God, and every time we make art, we show that we were created in Gods image. Lets thank God for the amazing world he made, and for giving us imagination as well.

LARGE GROUP GAME

 

BLIND ELEPHANTS

ITEMS NEEDED:

Modeling clay

Blindfolds

INSTRUCTIONS:

Choose two players for this game. Give each one a lump of modeling clay, and blindfold them both.

The players will have 90 seconds to try and create an elephant with their modeling clay while blindfolded. At the end of 90 seconds, have the players remove their blindfolds and examine their work. Then let the audience decide by applause whose masterpiece wins the game.

VARIATION:

For younger kids, have them create something simpler.

WHATS THE POINT?

God created the whole world.

 

LARGE GROUP LESSON

BOTTOM LINE:

God created the world!

OBJECTIVE:

Kids will learn that they were created by God.

KEY PASSAGE:

Genesis 1:1-27, Creation

INTRO:

From the day you were big enough to sit at a table, you were taught to be creative. Did you know that? You were all probably too young to remember, but very early on, when you were still toddlers, you all had your first encounter with art. It might have been a set of washable markers, or a box of crayons, or if you were really lucky some finger paints. Whatever it was your parents gave you, they gave it to you to teach you to be creative and use your imagination.

Art is a uniquely human thing. You dont see animals in the wild making sculptures or paintings or even sketches on a wall. The Bible tells us that we were created in Gods image. The God who created us is a creative God. Any time we create art, or music, or even a work of fiction or drama, we are using the same kind of creative imagination.

Today were starting a series of lessons that are all about art. Were going to talk about some of the fun things that we use to make art, and were going to see that these artistic tools can teach us a few things about God.

Our artistic journey begins today with one of the most hands-on art forms. Modeling clay is a fun way to create art because it allows us to dig our hands deep and craft something three-dimensional. When we let our imagination run wild, we can use modeling clay to make just about anything. We can create animals, houses, cars, boats, airplanes, and smiley faces. And even if youre not good at crafting the fine details, just about anyone can take a ball of clay and roll it into a snake!  

Modeling clay is all about using our hands to make something from what seems to be nothing. When we open up our Bibles, we see thats exactly what God did in the beginning. The first thing the Bible tells us is that God has an imagination, and in Genesis 1, he uses that imagination to create the world!

READ GENESIS 1:1-27

MAIN POINT:

The Bible tells us that God created the world in six days. Does that sound like a lot of time to you? What if I told you that Leonardo da Vinci, one of the greatest painters in the world, took twelve years to paint his masterpiece the Mona Lisa? Twelve years!!

God didnt need twelve years, twelve months, or even twelve days. He created the whole world - the oceans, the land, the sky, the animals, the birds, the fish, the plants, everything - in six days. He not only made every unique creature on Earth, he designed everything to fit together perfectly for life to thrive on this planet.

God is creative. He made the whole world and everything in it. Then he made people in his image to share and enjoy this beautiful world.

DRIVE IT HOME:

Knowing that God made us is one of the most important messages in the whole Bible. Sometimes we can get discouraged and frustrated. We can get down on ourselves when we feel like things arent going well. We get sad when we feel like our best isnt good enough. We get frustrated when we cant do the things we want to do.

When life gets you down, go back to Genesis 1. Remember that you were created by a creative God. Remember that he made this whole world for us. Remember that he made you in his image.

If you dont have a Bible handy, grab a pencil and start to draw. Any time you draw a picture, you are creating, just like your Heavenly Father. Any time you color, or paint, or make music or write a story or a poem, you are creating. Our creativity reminds us that we were made in Gods image.

God is creative. He made the whole world, and he made you. Whenever you dig your hands into clay, or Play Doh, or any art supplies, remember that you were made to be creative, and remember that you are loved by your Creator!

CLOSE WITH A SIMPLE PRAYER:

Dear God,

Thank you for all your hands have made.

In Jesusname,

Amen

SMALL GROUP DISCUSSION (K-2ND)

ICEBREAKER:

What is your favorite kind of art?

MEMORY VERSE ACTIVITY:

Psalm 29:2

Ask the kids what they think the writer was trying to say when he wrote these words. Then ask them how this verse is connected to todays story.

SMALL GROUP GAME/ACTIVITY:

Have the kids work together to become human sculptures. Tell them to form the shape of a motorcycle, then an airplane, then a dinosaur. How many different shapes can they make?

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS:

Read Genesis 1:1-27

How many days did God take to make the world?

What did God make on each day?

How did God make people?

How do we know we were made in Gods image?

SIMPLE PRAYER:

Dear God,

Thank you for making us and loving us.

In Jesusname,

Amen

 

SMALL GROUP DISCUSSION (3RD-5TH)

ICEBREAKER:

What is your favorite kind of art?

MEMORY VERSE ACTIVITY:

Psalm 29:2

Ask the kids what they think the writer was trying to say when he wrote these words. Then ask them how this verse is connected to todays story.

SMALL GROUP GAME/ACTIVITY:

Have the kids work together to become human sculptures. Tell them to form the shape of a motorcycle, then an airplane, then a dinosaur. How many different shapes can they make?

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS:

Read Genesis 1:1-27

What did God make on each day?

How did God make people?

Why do you think God made us in his image?

How do we know God loves us?

SIMPLE PRAYER:

Dear God,

Thank you for making us and loving us.

In Jesusname,

Amen

 

For your convenience, you can also download the entire PDF version of this Creation Children's Ministry Lesson (just click the link). 

Here's a video from Saddleback kids that you might find helpful to go along with your Sunday School Lesson on Creation.

Take a look at the links below for other ideas for teaching a Creation Sunday School Lesson:

Creation Bible Lessons - Ministry-To-Children

Free Preschool Bible Lesson On Creation: In The Beginning

Sunday School Curriculum - God Made Our World - DLTK-Bible

Lesson: Creation - Sunday School Sources

YOUTH GROUP LESSONS ON CREATION | Ministry to Youth