One of the most loved preschool bible stories is the story of creation. I find that the children enjoy it when I encourage them to act it out. They pretend to be the sun, moon and stars on the fourth day; the fish and the birds on the fifth day, and so on. I like to use lots of visual aids as well.
In the beginning... there was a big mess. God said let there be light, and there was light. God differentiated between light and darkness and at the end of the first day, God looked at his progress and said it was good.
On the second day, God parted the waters. God created the water above - the sky - and the water below - the oceans. At the end of the second day God looked at his progress and said it was good.
On the third day, God created the earth, plants, and flowers. At the end of the third day God looked at his progress and said it was good.
On the fourth day, God created the sun, the moon and the stars. At the end of the fourth day God looked at his progress and said it was good.
On the fifth day, God created all the creatures that live in the seas and in the sky. At the end of the fith day God looked at his progress and said it was good.
On the sixth day, God created the animals living on the land and humans. At the end of the sixth day, God looked at his creation and said it was very good.
On the seventh day, God rested!
Add extra excitement to story time! The felt set below from Discount School Supplies includes a collection of characters, animals and scenery pieces for interactive retelling of the story of creation.
When discussing this preschool bible story I address the following issues:
God created the world in a certain order. How come God decided to create the world in that specific order?
God rested on the last day of the story of creation. We also need a day of rest. Why is it important to rest? We rest our bodies, our minds, our souls. Often it is a day to be with our families. What do you like to do on your day of rest?
Many religions use their day of rest to take the time to thank God for his creation. We give thanks for our bodies, our food, our homes. Ultimately, we do not own anything; everything we have are gifts from God.
God asked the people to work the land and to protect it. God gave the world to us as a present and it is our job to take care of the world. What are some of the things we can do in order to protect all of God's creations?
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