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K-2 Catechism Lesson: The Amazing Story of Creation

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Weekly Lesson Plan: The Story of Creation - Genesis 1:1-31


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Introduction:

To begin the lesson, settle your child or children and show them the Bible. Ask a few questions or allow them to ask a few, depending on their age, before you begin. Read Genesis 1:1-31 together, emphasizing the key points of each day of creation. After reading, again, encourage the children to ask questions and share their thoughts about the story. For children ages 6 years old and over, you may ask them to narrate back. To continue and extend the lesson throughout the week, select one or two of these activities for each lesson focus:


Lesson Focus 1: God's Creation

The lesson focus of God's Creation is important to teach because it helps students understand and appreciate the beauty and diversity of the natural world. By learning about the intricacies of God's creation, students can develop a sense of wonder and awe, fostering a deeper connection with the environment and a desire to care for it. Additionally, teaching about God's Creation can also help students understand their own place in the world and their responsibility as stewards of the Earth.

Read-Aloud: "God Made the World" by Sarah Jean Collins (or any other children's book about creation).

Discuss the different things God created each day, such as light, water, plants, animals, and humans.

Ask the children to name things they see around them that God has created.

Arts and Crafts Activity: Provide coloring sheets depicting scenes from the creation story. Older children can also draw their favorite scenes from the story of creation.

Encourage the children to color and decorate them.


I have a FREE Days of Creation Coloring Pages printable on my TpT Store. You may want to use it for this lesson.


watercolor graphic of God's creation: animals

Physical Activity: Play "Simon Says" with actions related to the creation story, such as "Simon says jump like a fish" or "Simon says sway like a tree."

Simon Says Days of Creation Printable

Get more Simon Says action ideas, handwriting practice, vocabulary, sequence cards, and more with the Creation Story K-2 Activity Pack on my TpT store.


Lesson Focus 2: Taking Care of God's Creation

Taking care of God's creation is an important lesson focus because it teaches students about their responsibility as stewards of the Earth. It emphasizes the value of respecting and preserving the environment, as well as the interconnectedness of all living things. By learning about environmental issues and sustainable practices, students can develop a sense of empathy, gratitude, and reverence for the natural world. This lesson focus also aligns with many religious teachings that emphasize the importance of caring for God's creation.

Read-Aloud: "The Earth Book" by Todd Parr (or any other book about taking care of the environment).

Discuss the importance of taking care of the earth and all the things God has created.

Brainstorm ways the children can help take care of the environment, such as recycling, conserving water, and picking up litter.


Extend this lesson for children in Grades 1 and 2 to using my The Earth is My Home Activity Pack on my TpT store.





Arts and Crafts Activity: Provide materials for the children to create a nature collage using leaves, flowers, and other natural materials. This is a perfect activity after a nature walk!


nature collage of leaves, twigs and seeds

Physical Activity: Go for a nature walk around the neighborhood or a nearby park. Encourage the children to observe and appreciate the beauty of God's creation. Lesson Focus 3: God's Love and Blessings

The lesson focus of God's Love and Blessings is important to teach because it helps individuals understand and appreciate the unconditional love and blessings that God bestows upon them. By learning about God's love and blessings, individuals can develop a deeper relationship with God and experience a sense of gratitude and joy in their lives. Additionally, understanding God's love and blessings can provide comfort and strength during challenging times, reminding individuals that they are not alone and that God is always there for them.

Read-Aloud: "God Gave Us Love" by Lisa Tawn Bergren (or any other book about God's love).

Discuss how God's love is shown through His creation and how He blesses us with all the things we need.

Talk about ways the children can show love and kindness to others, just as God has shown to us.

Arts and Crafts Activity: Provide materials for the children to make "God's Love" cards for someone they care about. They can draw pictures or write kind messages inside.


children making God's love cards

Physical Activity: Play a game of "Duck, Duck, Goose" but change it to "God, God, Bless!" Encourage the children to say a blessing or kind words to the person they tap.

At the end of the week, cap off the lesson with food and talk about the best parts of the lesson during your afternoon tea. Recipe: Fruit Salad Ingredients: Assorted fruits like apples, bananas, grapes, and berries. Instructions: Help the children wash and cut the fruits into small pieces. Mix all the fruits together in a large bowl. Serve the fruit salad as a healthy and delicious snack, reminding the children that God created these fruits for us to enjoy.


children making fruit salad

Note: Adjust the activities and materials according to the age and abilities of the children in your class.


My 'God Made The World Playlist' on Spotify:



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