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A family home evening lesson suitable for younger children.

  • scissors
  • glue
  • cotton balls
  • crayons
  • white paper
  • pencil
  • leaves, grass, seeds
Begin the lesson by explaining that Jesus Christ created the earth under the direction of Heavenly Father. We explained what this meant by using an example the children could relate to.
Mom wants Liza to make a cake. Mom tells Liza to put 3 cups of flour in a bowl. Liza puts 3 cups of flour in the bowl. Mom tells Liza to add 2 eggs. Liza adds 2 eggs. Mom continues to give instructions and Liza follows those instructions until the cake is done. Liza made the cake under the direction of Mom.
Explain that the creation of the Earth is recorded in Genesis and place the Number One in front of you. Read and discuss Genesis 1:1-5. Allow children to color one half of the Number One with a black crayon to represent darkness.

Place the Number Two in front of you. Read and discuss Genesis 1:6-8. Have children color the Number Two blue. Next have them glue cotton onto clouds to make them fluffy. Glue clouds onto the Number Two.

Place the Number Three in front of you. Read and discuss Genesis 1:9-13. Have children color the Number Three green. Next have them glue plants, grass, leaves, and small seeds (mustard, celery, poppy) onto it.

Place the Number Four in front of you. Read and discuss Genesis 1:14-19. Have children color half of the Number Four sky blue and the other half black. Color the moon yellow. Have them glue the sun, stars, and moon onto the Number Four.

Place the Number Five in front of you. Read and discuss Genesis 1:20-23. Have children color the top half of the Number Five sky blue and the bottom half dark blue. Glue fish and birds in appropriate spots.

Place the Number Six in front of you. Read and discuss Genesis 1:24-31 Have children color the Number Six green. Glue animals on. Have children draw Adam and Eve on seperate paper. Glue them on the top of the Number Six.

Place the Number Seven in front of you. Read and discuss Genesis 2:1-3. Have children color the Number Seven any color they desire and glue Sabbath pictures onto it.

Display numbers anyway you like and have children review the story of the Creation several times during throughout the week. One way to easily display the numbers is to punch a hole in the top of each number and suspend them from a coat hanger using ribbon or yarn.

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