In the “Belong” activities, kids will do one of these activities: My Masterpiece: Kids will make their own creations using various supplies, to help them think about the Bible story. Guess What?: Kids will guess which object of creation is on a card on their forehead to help them think about the Bible story.
Kids will hear the Bible story about God creating the world and everything in it from Genesis 1. You will show kids a blank piece of paper or canvas to prompt them to think about how God created the world from nothing. Kids will learn from the Bible story that God is the Creator of everything.
In the “Believe” activities, kids will do one of these activities: Around the World Memory Verses: Kids will practice the memory verses playing a game that helps them remember God created the world. Creation Station: Kids will tell the Bible story using their own creations. In the “Become” activities, kids will do one of these activities: Human Needs: Kids will discuss the basic human needs to help them think about how God cared about us from the very beginning when He set His plan in action. Zoom In: Kids will look at zoomed in pictures of creation to think about how God created even the tiniest details.
To finish your time together, kids will do one of these activities: Choose Your Challenge: Kids will pick a challenge for the week to work on and take home and bookmark that has their challenge listed. Noticing Prayer: Kids will use their imaginations to notice the beauty and details of God’s creation and thank Him for being the Creator of everything.
Lesson Goals & Questions
You will be helping kids to grow as resilient disciples! Kids are more interested in learning if it relates to something they are curious about. Through this lesson we’re going to help kids explore these three questions they may have:
Question about God: Why did God create the world?
Big Goal 1: Kids will learn that God created the world to show who He is, and so we could be with Him.
Question about people: When did God start caring about people?
Big Goal 2: Kids will learn that God cared about us from the very beginning, when He set His plan in action.
Question about our purpose: How important should God be to me?
Big Goal 3: Kids will learn that we can look at the details of creation and be amazed by all the things God created.
Cultural Connection: Powerlessness
You will have the option to bring up the topic of powerlessness with kids, and encourage them in their discipleship.