Having the right crafts when teaching a Sunday school class can help students take away important information regarding the creation of the world. Craft activities that are well planned and relevant will supplement the critical points being made when you are teaching the children. The story of creation has some specific challenges for younger kids regarding the proper creation sequence. To help children remember the correct events in the correct order, use crafts for Sunday school on God's creation.
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Days of Creation Paper Plate Book
This craft makes an excellent addition to any Sunday school lesson on God's creation because it enables the children to review the creation story on their own, again and again. All you need are paper plates, a hole punch, yarn, markers and crayons. Each plate will include the things created on each day of creation. For example, label the first plate "Day 1." On day one, God created light, so kids can either draw and colour a picture of the sun, or paste a pre-cut picture of the sun from a magazine onto the plate. Keep adding pictures until all six days of creation are complete. Punch a hole on the bottom edge of each plate and tie them together with yarn.
Making flash cards about the creation story can help students remember the sequence of God's creation. You'll need blank index cards and markers or crayons. Discuss each day and what God created on that day. Hand out six index cards to each student. Next, direct students to draw a number from 1 to 6 for each corresponding day of creation on one side of each card. Finally, draw or colour the things God created on that particular day on the other side. Students may use these flash cards to drill one another or as a take-home reminders of the lesson.
You will need a paper or plastic lid from an ice cream or margarine container, some paper, crayons, markers and yarn for this craft project. Cut the paper into 2-by-2-inch pieces. Instruct each student to draw and colour the things God created on a specific day. Be sure to include the corresponding number for each item drawn. Use a hole punch to put holes in each small drawing, and attach them to the lid with pieces of yarn to make a creation mobile. Write the words "God Made" on the lid, place a hole in the centre of the lid and suspend the entire mobile with another longer piece of yarn.
Clothes Pins Matching Game
Materials needed for this craft project include 12 to 15 clothespins, a shoebox and pictures of the things God created. First, create 12 to 15 2-inch-by-2-inch pictures on a sheet of paper of God's creations: Adam and Eve, the sun, the moon, birds, water and so forth. Next, use a scanner or copier to make a reduced copy of these pictures, about one-half-inch square. Cut out these drawings and attach the larger drawings all around the top edge of the shoebox. Glue one tiny identical drawing to each of the clothespins. To play, instruct kids to match and attach the clothespins to the pictures on the box.
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