In The Beginning - Creation Story - Bible Lesson For Kids.
Updated: May 24
Welcome to our Bible lesson for children about the Creation story. Our Bible lesson is based on Genesis chapter 1. Look around you. Look at the sky, the clouds, the animals and plants, the water, even the people. Do you ever wonder where it all came from?
In the beginning, God made the earth and the heavens and everything in them.
Read Genesis chapter 1 in your own Bible or at biblegateway.com in one of the translations that is available. This story can also be found in the children's Bible that we use in our Sunday school at church. It is called the My Keepsake Bible. This is a color-in Bible that our children love using. You will find the story of Creation on page 10 and there is a lovely page to color on page 11.
The Story Of Creation:
In the beginning, God made the heavens and the earth, and while the earth was still unformed, God said, "Let there be light," and there was light. And God saw that the light was good. Then God separated the light from the darkness. And God called the light Day and the darkness Night. And there was an evening and a morning, making the first day.
And God said, "Let there be a sky and let it divide the waters that are below from the waters that are above the sky." And it was done. And God called the sky the Heavens. And there was an evening and a morning, making the second day.
And God said, "Let the waters under the heavens be brought together, and let the dry land appear." And it was done. And God called the dry land Earth and the waters that were brought together Seas. And God saw that it was good.
And God said, "Let plants and trees grow from the earth." And it was done. And plants and trees grew from the earth, each plant bringing forth its own kind of seed and each tree its own kind of fruit, and God saw that it was good. And there was an evening and a morning, making the third day.
And God said, "Let there be lights in the heavens to separate the night from the day. Let them be signs to mark the seasons, the days, and the years. Let them be lights in the heavens to light the earth." And it was done. So God made the two great lights (the sun and the moon): the greater to rule the day and the lesser to rule the night. God made the stars also and placed them in the heavens to throw light upon the earth. And God saw that it was good. And there was an evening and a morning, making the fourth day.
And God said, "Let the waters bring forth many living creatures and let birds fly above the earth and in the sky." And God made large sea-monsters and all kinds of living creatures with which the waters abound, and all kinds of birds. And God saw that it was good. And he blessed them, saying, "Increase and fill the waters in the seas, and let the birds increase on the earth." And there was an evening and a morning, making the fifth day.
And God said, "Let the earth bring forth all kinds of living creatures, cattle, and creeping things and wild beasts." And it was done. So God made all the different kinds of wild beasts, and the cattle, and everything that crawls upon the ground. And God saw that it was good.
And God said, "Let us make a man like ourselves. Let him rule over the fish in the sea, the birds of the sky, the cattle, the wild beasts, and all the living things that crawl upon the ground." And God made man like himself, like God he made him. He made them male and female.
And God blessed them, and said to them, "Have children, increase, live all over the earth, and conquer it; rule over the fish of the sea, the birds of the sky, and over every living thing that crawls upon the ground."
And God said, "See, to you I give every plant which grows on all the earth, and every tree which bears fruit with its own kind of seed. It shall be food for you. And to every wild beast and to every bird of the sky and to everything that crawls on the earth and is alive, I give every green herb for food." And it was done.
And when God saw everything that he had made, he saw that it was very good. And there was an evening and a morning, making the sixth day.
And the heavens and the earth were finished and all that there was in them. And on the seventh day when God had finished the work which he had done, he rested from all his work. And God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, for in it He rested from all the work which he had done.
The Children's Bible by Henry A. Sherman and Charles Foster Kent. Related: Youth Christian Shirts
Some Questions To Ask Your Children:
What did God make first?
What did God make last? How many days did it take God to make everything?
What did God do on the seventh day?
Who is the only person who can make something out of nothing?
What does that tell you about God?
To wrap up our lesson today, try out the word search and memory verse that you will find in the Kid's Zone
You can use this prayer with your children or use one of your own.
Dear God, Thank you that you made the world. You are so powerful and creative. Thank you for making so many different types of birds, mammals, and animals. Thank you so much for making the sea and sand, the wind, and the rain. Thank you for making me in your image and making all things good. Amen.
Here are some more Bible lessons that you might enjoy:
The Holy Spirit, the comforter- Bible lesson for kids - read it HERE Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life - Bible lesson for kids - read it HERE The Good Shepherd - Bible lesson for kids - read it HERE Have you read our recent post for adults about The Promises Of God? You can read it HERE I hope you have enjoyed today's lesson! If you have, please share it with friends and family via Facebook or Pinterest. See you next week! xx Karen.