Scripture: Genesis 1-2
Genesis 1:1 “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.”
To Create means to make something out of nothing.On the first day of creation God created light. He separated light from darkness. God called the light “Day” and the darkness “night.”Turn on a light (flashlight, light-switch, etc.) explain God said “Let there be light and there was light.”
On the second day God made the firmament. This is the atmosphere.
Everyone take a deep breath. On the second day God created the air you breath. Ask any scientist - the earth has the perfect life sustaining atmosphere. When astronauts go to the moon they have to take their own oxygen. God made the earth unique with the perfect blend of oxygen and hydrogen.
Genesis 1: 9 “And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so.”
On the third day, God created the land. God called the dry land Earth and the waters Seas. He also created grass, trees, vegetables and all plant life on day three. Have children name different plants God created: broccoli, corn, carrots, apple trees, etc.
On day four, God made the Sun, Moon, and stars. He made the Sun to rule the day and the moon to rule the night.
When the Sun comes up in the morning you are suppose to get out of bed and you know it is night time when the sun goes down.Think about this – God created all of those thousands and thousands of stars in the sky for us to enjoy at night. How many of you get a way from the city lights and have seen all of beautiful stars that God made?
On the fifth day, God created all the fish in the sea and all the fowl of the air.
Have the children name types of sea creatures: whales, fish, octopuses, dolphins, etc...Then have them help you name different types of birds: seagulls, robins, pigeons, parrots, etc...
It was day six when God created all the rest of the animals. He made gigantic animals like an elephant all the way to the little bugs. Have the children name different animals from: lion, bears, grasshoppers, etc...
Then God made something special. He made a man in His own image - He created Adam. From the dust of the ground He breathed the breath of life and He made man with a living soul. God made us different then animals we have eternal souls that will never die.God brought all the animals to Adam to name. Can you imagine coming up with the name rhinoceros? There was male and female of all creatures that God had made, but only one Adam. God looked at His creation and up to this time everything was good. But God said (Genesis 2:18) “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.”So God made Adam fall into a deep sleep and God took one of Adam's ribs and made a woman. God created a woman to be a help meet for Adam.
On the seventh day, God rested. He created everything in the first six days and pronounced it good. Did God need a day to rest? No. God made the seventh day holy for us. God knew man needed a day of rest and He set aside that day to stop work and think about Him.