Creation Crafts for Sunday School
Creation Crafts for Day 1 of Creation
The following ideas come from "Let There Be Light" Bible Lesson on The Resource Room
Print out the postcard and send them to children who could not attend that week, or use them as Bible verse cards.
Have your children make things with play dough or bread clay. Tell them you want them to "create" a creature
that isn't like any creature they have ever seen. Provide pipe cleaners,
googly eyes, beads, and other small objects they can use to make
their creatures. When they are all finished have them share
what kind of creature they made.
"Let There be Light" Scratch Art Picture
(No preparation) Give each child a piece of scratch art paper and have them scratch off the black coating to reveal the beautiful colors hidden below.
(You can purchase Scratch Art Paper
from a craft store or online from Amazon.com. Follow the link to their web site and type in "scratch art" in the search box at the top of the page. This activity is recommended for children kindergarten and older.)
"Let There Be Light" Sun Catcher
Before class glue 9" pieces of strings to the print side of old CDs. Glue CDs to the backs.
Print out the "Let there be light" patterns (Available to members on The Resource Room ) onto brightly colored paper and cut them out.
You will need two for every sun catcher.
In class have your children glue the "Let there be light" patterns onto the back and front of their sun catchers and then glue sequins onto the sides to finish.
Play "Let There be Light"
Have your children sit on the floor facing the front of the room. Pick one child to be "it". "It" goes to the very front of the room, facing the wall with his eyes closed. Point to one child who is sitting on the floor to get up and move to a new position. Then every one says, "Let there be light". The child at the front of the room opens his eyes and turns around and tries to guess which child has moved from his place. If he guesses correctly, he switches places with that child. If this is too hard for your children, pick a child to sneak up and tap the child in the front of the room on the back and then sneak back to his place. Then say, "Let there be light", and have the child guess who tapped him.
Draw a Creature Game
(Second Grade and older) - Give each child a sheet of paper and a pencil. Tell them that they are going to draw a creature like none they have ever seen. Tell them to draw on feature on their paper such as a head, eye, arm, etc. When every one is finished drawing the one feature, they should pass their papers to the person on their right. Everyone them draws one feature of the creature on that paper and then passes it to the right. When the papers make it all the way around the table and back to the original artist, give the children time to finish the drawings. Let your children name the creature and share their finished picture to the class.
Glow in the Dark
Give each child a glow-in-the-dark bracelet, necklace, or other object. Tell the that you will be turning off the lights. Turn off the lights and sing some songs.
A complete lesson is available on The Resource Room