Hooray! Welcome to our first week of Play Through The Bible! And of course, what else would you start with than with The Beginning? You guessed it, this week we are studying creation. I hope you enjoy this week of activities – it’s super simple and super fun. Don’t forget, I’d love to see how you’re using this curriculum so leave a comment or use the hashtag #playthroughthebible. If anything below is unclear or you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask. If you haven’t read the introduction to the series yet I recommend you go here.
So, without further ado… week one!
Week One – Creation
God created everything.
Story Time Tips
- We read “A New World” beginning on page 6 of The Rhyme Bible Storybookand “God Made Everything” beginning on page 8 of The Rhyme Bible Storybook for Toddlers.
- During story draw attention to each thing that is being created. For example: turn the lights on and off when light is being created, point to the sky, pretend to be a bird, make the animal noises, rest at the end, etc.
- After the first few readings, pause at certain points and let your child say the next word. For example on the first page of the story in The Rhyme Bible it reads: “The world was once as dark as night, But then God said….” At that point my son would thoroughly enjoy shouting out “LIGHT!”
Go for a walk in your yard or neighborhood. While doing so, point things out and ask “Who made this?” If it’s not a nice day to play outside, you can also do the same thing while looking through a book.
Parent: “Who made this?” (Point to something you’ve talked about before)
Parent: “Who made you?”
Parent: “That’s right he made you and loves you very much.”
Day One – Light
Use glue stick to glue yellow strips of paper onto the black paper. They are the light appearing out of the darkness. So ridiculously easy, I know, but every toddler I’ve done it with loves it just the same!
Day Two – Sky
Fluff cotton balls a little bit by slightly pulling them apart. These will make some nice puffy clouds. Then, use the glue stick to glue them onto the blue paper sky. If your glue stick isn’t doing a very good job at securing the cotton balls you can also use Elmer’s glue.
Day Three – Plants and Land
- Blue construction paper
- Brown construction paper cut into a rectangle
- Green dot marker (can sub paint)
- glue stick
Glue brown rectangle (the tree trunk) onto the bottom of the blue paper.
Use the dot marker to make leaves on the tree. If you don’t have dot markers (they can be purchased cheaply at the dollar store) feel free to sub green paint and a paintbrush or even markers.
Day Four – Sun, Moon, and Stars
- Black construction paper
- Yellow construction paper cut out like stars
- Orange construction paper cut out in a circle
- White construction paper cut out in a moon shape
- Crayons (or markers)
- glue stick
Decorate the sun, moon, and stars with the crayons.
Glue the shapes onto the black paper.
Day Five – Animals and Me!
- White construction paper
- Magazine with pictures of animals that you can cut out
- Picture of your child
- glue stick
Cut pictures of animals out of magazine (you can do this beforehand or have your child do it depending on their age/skill level). Glue the animals and picture of your child onto the paper to create a collage.
We hung our pictures on the wall (they are actually in a different spot now, but still up!). This makes it really easy to continue to talk about and reference the creation story. K loves to go down the line naming off each thing on the pictures he made.
Creation Song via youtube
Well, that’s it for this week. Again, I’d love to hear from you! Leave a comment below or use the hashtag #playthroughthebible on Twitter or Instagram!
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