Creation Crafts for Sunday School
Creation Crafts for Day 4 of Creation
The following ideas come from the lesson "Light of the World" about the
Fourth Day of Creation on The Resource Room
Make a Simple Mobile
Cut out sun, moon and star shapes from card stock. Have your children decorate them. Tie them on to a paper plate or a large plastic lid with a hole cut out of the middle.
You can get a little more complicated and use salt dough and cookie cutters for your shapes.
Have your children decorate them with markers or paint. For directions click here.
"Jesus Lights up My Life" Craft
What you will need: Card stock, yellow paper cup, glue, scissors, and markers.
How to Make a Sunshine Father's Day Card:
1. Print out the "Jesus, Lights up my Life!" pattern and make copies. (Patterns Available Members.)
2. Cut the rim off the cup.
3. Mark one inch from the bottom of the cup all the way around.
4. In class have your children cut slits about 1/2" apart all the way down to the 1" mark on the cup and then fold down the rays to make the sun.
5. Glue the sun to a piece of paper.
"Lift up your eyes and look to the heavens" Activity Sheeet
"Lift up your eyes and look to the heavens:
Who created all these?
He who brings out the starry host one by one
and calls forth each of them by name.
Because of his great power and mighty strength,
not one of them is missing." Is. 40:26
Print out the picture onto dark paper and then have your children color the picture with colored pencils.
This pattern is available to members on The Resource Room
Play a Day and Night Things Identification Game
Discuss how God made day and night and put the sun, moon, and stars in the sky and why we have night and day. Name some good things about both. Like God gave us the day and put the sun in the sky to warm up the earth. We can go outside and play when it is light. The sun helps the grass, trees, and flowers grow. God gave us night so that we can rest. He put the stars and moon in the sky so we could see at night. All that God made is beautiful. And God saw that they were good. Fill a box full of things that you would use at night and some things that you would use during the day. For example, you could use slippers, pillow, teddy bear, alarm clock, bath robe, flash light, reading glasses, sun block, sun visor, shoes, Bible, etc. Show the children one item at a time and discuss what time of day you would use them.
Decorate cookies shaped like stars, moons, and suns with icing and sprinkles. You can buy the icing already made or use the recipe below:
Draw an Outline of a Sun and a Half Moon on a Sheet of Paper
Have the children stick star stickers on the paper around the sun and moon outline. Cut or tear about 3" squares of yellow tissue paper. Have the children wad up the tissue squares and touch them to some watered down white glue and stick the tissue paper wad to the sun and moon. Thanks, Donna, for sending in this craft idea.
Graham Cracker Stars
What you will need: Graham crackers, frosting dyed yellow, gumdrops
How to make:
1. Break a graham cracker rectangle in half to make two squares.
2. Frost one square with frosting dyed yellow (I bought lemon frosting in a can);
3. Frost the second square and put it at right angles to the first one so it forms an 8 pointed star.
4. Put on sprinkles if you wish. Top with a spicy gumdrop to signify the spices brought by the
What you will need: Borax found in the laundry detergent section of your store, pipe cleaners, wooden craft stick or other stick, a quart canning jar with a wide mouth, and string.
How to make:
1. Bend the pipe cleaner into an interesting shape like a star or heart.
2. Tie a string to the top of your shape and then tie the end of the string to a stick. Make sure the string is just long enough so that when you place the stick across the top of the jar the pipe cleaner shape will hang down into the jar but not touch the bottom.
3. Fill the jar with boiling water. Mix the Borax into the water a tablespoon at a time. You will need about three tablespoons per cup of water. Keep mixing Borax until you notice that the Borax isnt dissolving and is settling on the bottom of the jar.
4. Place the stick across the top of the jar so that the pipe cleaner shape hangs down into the Borax solution. Set the jar aside overnight and do not disturb it until morning. In the morning you should have a beautiful crystallized pipe cleaner shape.
5. You can add beads to the top of your crystallized shape and hang a piece of paper with the words Let there be Light from the bottom of the shape.
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Make an "I am the light of the World" Sundial from a paper plate
(A pattern for this craft is available to members of The Resource Room.)
Go to Crafts Page
19 for directions.
Make a star necklace
Have your children make star necklaces using General Mills Fruity Stars Cereal and thin braiding cord, or cord used to make necklaces.
Make a Sun, Moon, and Star Picture
Before class print out the craft page and make copies. In class have your children color the picture and then glue on cereal stars, or use star stickers.
(A Pattern for this craft is available to members of The Resource Room.)
Play a Sun and Planets Bible Verse Review Game
the game explain to the children that all the planets revolve around
the sun. The sun is the center of our universe and Jesus should
be in the center of our lives. Tell them that they are going
to play a game and that if they are picked by the "sun", they will
need to come up with one way they can make Jesus the center of their
Have an adult be the "sun". The children
will be the "planets" that revolve around the sun. Have them make
a circle around the "sun". Play some music as the children walk
around the "sun". Stop the music after a short period of time. The "sun" lifts up his right arm and points straight out like a hand on a clock. The child that is closest to his arm must say the Bible verse. He then gets a snack and goes back to his seat. Keep playing until all the children have been picked. Or you can have the child say one thing about why he is glad God made the sun, moon, or stars. For example, he may say, "I'm glad God made the star because they are so beautiful.
Keep the Stars in the Sky Balloon Game
Before class blow up some blue balloon and draw stars on them with a permanent ink marker. Give your children balloons and tell them to hit the balloons up in the air and try to keep the stars in the sky. You can also break the children up into teams and have them hit the balloon back and forth. See which team can do it the longest without dropping the balloon. If you have young children that are afraid of balloons, you can use inflatable balls.
Star Wars Bible Verse Review Game
Before class print out the playing cards. In class give each child at least one card. Have your children line up in two rows with a table at the front of the room. Have the first two children place their cards down on the table. The child who has the highest card wins both cards. He must read or repeat the part of the Bible verse that is on the highest card, and then goes to the back of the line. If a child looses all his cards he must sit down. The child places the cards he wins underneath the cards that are already in his hands. He may not look at the cards once they are in his pile. Have the next two children in line place the card on top of their pile on the table. The child who has the highest card wins both cards. If the cards are of the same value, no one wins and they keep their cards. Keep playing until one child has all the cards or for a specified amount of time. Then see who has the highest score. (A pattern for this activity is available to members of The Resource Room.)
A complete lesson is available on The Resource Room
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