Admiring creation is like walking through a living art gallery. God’s art is on display and although marred from sin, the remnants are still magnificent. Creation portrays the beauty of God’s work in the first seven days of history. Share the seven days of God’s magnificent Creation with your sponsored child. In this post you will find colouring pages and free Bible printables for Day One when the earth, space, light and even time itself were created.
In this series, we will be looking at each day of creation separately; and then there will be a review and free printables for kids. I have made up a chart for my own kids to show what was created when, that I will be releasing later along with more cool freebies. I used this chart as a quick reference sheet for all the activities I sent to my kids. Click here if you missed the first post in this series: In the beginning… GOD. When God made something out of nothing… He simply spoke and then it was. Wow! He didn’t need time. He just needed talent.
CREATION ~ DAY 1 ~ Earth, Space, Time, Light
In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. Genesis 1:1-2
He stretcheth out the north over the empty place, and hangeth the earth upon nothing. Job 26:7 (this is only a relative recent scientific discovery)
It is he that sitteth upon the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers; that stretcheth out the heavens as a curtain, and spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in. Isaiah 40:22
The burden of the word of the LORD for Israel, saith the LORD, which stretcheth forth the heavens, and layeth the foundation of the earth, and forms the spirit of man within him. Zechariah 12:1
And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness. And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day. Genesis 1:3-5
Note: this is NOT the sun. God specifically told us that He created the sun on day 4. (Think: the speed of light).
CREATION DAY 1 ~ INFORMATION ~ FREE PRINTABLE FOR KIDS
Day 1 – when God made something out of nothing – article for kids (Creation Ministries International) fun and full of scientific information from scientists who believe the Bible from the very first verse; and all free printable: On Day 1 of Creation Week, God made four important things:
- Time. You may be surprised to learn that God had to create ‘time’ itself. ‘Before’ then, even time did not exist. Only God existed. He is eternal.
- Space. God had to create space. This was so there would be somewhere for God to put everything after He had created it.
- Matter. God also had to create the earth. To begin with He created the stuff which makes up the earth, and lots and lots of water… God simply commanded it all to come into being, and it did. His Word is so powerful that this was all that was needed. At first, the earth was all covered by water, so it wasn’t a molten blob. God’s Spirit was there. Over the next few days His power and energy would make the earth into a beautiful place for animals and people to live. But first God brightened the place up with…
- Light. In the beginning, it was very, very dark—inky black—everywhere. So, early on Day 1, having made time, space and matter, God then created light. How did He do this? He just said, ‘Let there be light!’ and there was light… At the end of Day 1, the earth was still completely covered by water. If you had been there early on Day 2, you would have seen nothing but water.
Seven Cs of History – Creation – article for kids (Creation Ministries International) fun, full of scientific information from scientists who believe the Bible and free printable: At first, there was nothing, nothing at all—apart from God. Then, Genesis says: “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.” How did God do this? He did it simply by commanding it to happen. Wow, what an amazing God He is—to create everything just by the power and authority of His word! When God did this, something else happened too—time began. Next, God created light. “God said, ‘Let there be light’; and there was light” (Genesis 1:3). This was not the sun, because God didn’t make the sun until Day 4. God can create light without the sun as a source. The Bible tells us that in heaven there will be no need of lamps or the sun “for the Lord God will be their light” (Revelation 22:5). This first light provided ‘day’ and ‘night’ on a rotating Earth.
Dr Ravi Zacharias recalls one of his professors, “…a quantum physicist, describing what the first few microseconds of the creation of the universe would have looked like. He described in great detail the how contraction and expansion ratio had to be so precise and the margin of error so small. And he added that the exactness demanded of that moment was such that it would be the equivalent of taking aim at a one square inch object ~ twenty billion light years away ~ and hitting it bull’s eye!” Wow! Who wouldn’t want to worship a God like that? I need a BIG God. How about you? Share this incredible snippet with your sponsored child.
101 scientiic facts written down in the Bible centuries before they were discovered (eternal-productions.org) here are just 5 of them:
1. The earth free-floats in space (Job 26:7), affected only by gravity. Other sources declared the earth sat on the back of an elephant or turtle, or was held up by Atlas. The Bible alone states what we now know to be true – “He hangs the earth on nothing.”
2. The First Law of Thermodynamics established (Genesis 2:1-2). The First Law states that the total quantity of energy and matter in the universe is a constant. One form of energy or matter may be converted into another, but the total quantity always remains the same. Therefore the creation is finished, exactly as God said way back in Genesis.
3. The universe had a beginning (Genesis 1:1; Hebrews 1:10-12). Starting with the studies of Albert Einstein in the early 1900s and continuing today, science has confirmed the biblical view that the universe had a beginning. When the Bible was written most people believed the universe was eternal. Science has proven them wrong, but the Bible correct.
4. The first three verses of Genesis accurately express all known aspects of the creation (Genesis 1:1-3). Science expresses the universe in terms of: time, space, matter, and energy. In Genesis chapter one we read: “In the beginning (time) God created the heavens (space) and the earth (matter)…Then God said, “Let there be light (energy).” No other creation account agrees with the observable evidence.
5. The earth is a sphere (Isaiah 40:22). At a time when many thought the earth was flat, the Bible told us that the earth is spherical. …and many more; print off the whole article or share snippets with your child in each letter.
Earth is unique (icr.org) Location! Location! Location! Our solar system is filled with amazing planets, but none are perfect for life except the earth; print off one of these articles from scientists who believe the Bible or share a snippet of these amazing facts with your child. Earth was Created for Life; Earth was Created in a Wonderful Location; Earth’s Core was Created to Protect Life
Genesis 1 Bible commentaries include a snippet in your letter or print off a whole article; tons of wonderful information here (both audio and text) and of course, my favourite is Dr Chuck Missler :)
More creation articles for kids (creation.com) all fun, full of scientific information from scientists who believe the Bible (Creation Ministries International) and all free printable; like these: Who made God?; From Creation to Christ (pdf); Created and Made (pdf); print off the whole article or share a snippet with your child.
Gravity is the string that keeps things in orbit (Answers in Genesis) Gravity holds us firmly on the ground and keeps the earth circling the sun. This invisible force also draws down rain from the sky and causes the daily ocean tides. It keeps the earth in a spherical shape, and prevents our atmosphere from escaping into space. It would seem that this everyday gravity force should be one of the best understood concepts in science. However, just the opposite is true. In many ways, gravity remains a profound mystery. Gravity provides a stunning example of the limits of current scientific knowledge… if gravity ceased for one moment, instant chaos surely would result. All heavenly objects, including the earth, moon and stars, would no longer hold together. Everything would immediately disintegrate into small fragments. So what is it?
Days of creation – articles (Answers in Genesis) print off a whole article or share a snippet with your child
Ephesians 1:4-7 tells us that God chose us before the foundation of the world…!
According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love: Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will, to the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved. In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace.
CREATION DAY 1 ~ COLOURING PAGES / PUZZLES ~ FREE PRINTABLES FOR KIDS
Day 1 – Let there be Light – Scripture Doodle colouring page for kids from Genesis 1:1-5 by Paper Gifts for Estefany; free printable
Genesis 1:1 – fun spiral doodle to colour (yearofthebiblenetwork) In the beginning God; free printable
Day 1 – God created the heaven and the earth – colouring strip this would also make a great bookmark to colour and make; free printable
Day 1 – Let there be light – colouring (2 designs); Creation Day 1 booklet for younger children; and Creation Bible lesson ideas and activities for kids from ministry-to-children.com; free printable
A round, dark looking Earth with a ‘Made by God’ tag – colouring (love it!) and you may like to check out their creation lesson plans and teaching ideas for kids – the evidence of creation is all around us; and while you are there make sure you scroll down their great selection of colouring pages for kids; free printable
Day 1 – God’s hands holding the earth – colouring (make sure you cover it with lots of swirls of water if you are doing a specific ‘creation day one’ package; and also please note that the newly created Earth looked very different to today and before the Great Flood of Noah) free printable
1 Corinthians 10:26 – colouring For the earth is the lord’s and all it contains; showing an earth globe in a vintage style; free printable
Jazz up your colouring pages mix and match your colouring and puzzle pages; shrink them down and put 2 or 3 on the one page; add a border, a title, some clip art with this easy tutorial to make your colouring pages even more interesting
Design your own Puzzle specifically suited to your child. Choose from several puzzle styles and use words your child will know to create a personal puzzle just for them. I wasn’t able to find too many puzzles around specifically for the early days of creation, although there are lots we will be releasing later in our creation review post that include those days… so this is a great opportunity to see how easy it is to make your own. Select your questions from the information section above and make sure you include the relevant article with your package… wherever your creativity leads you.
CREATION DAY 1 ~ CRAFT / ACTIVITIES ~ FREE PRINTABLES FOR KIDS
Day 1 – fun craft ideas from Danielle’s Place; I really like the ‘Let there be Light’ scratch art picture (scroll down); you could easily make your own using crayons and black tempura paint with this tutorial or this one.
Day 1 – He’s got the whole world in His hands – craft for kids a silhouette of two hands around a coffee filter painted Earth
Day 1 – Earth suncatcher using wax paper and melted crayons
Days of Creation Scripture Journal fun and easy worksheet to fill in; with room to draw a picture and write your own thoughts for each day of creation (one page per day); in colour or to colour; free printable
Day 1 – copy the verse then draw it free printable
Days of Creation – easy craft using a paper plate or just a piece of paper (remember: paper only and post flat for your sponsored child)
Day 1 – fun shoebox craft for kids painted black inside and two peep holes – one for peeking through and the other one for a torch flicking on and off; here’s another version: Day 1 – peek-a-boo box a fabulous Sunday school activity and the kids will love it :)
Day 1 – cute ideas for younger children (for purchase)
Days of Creation – very simple craft cut out and glue shapes on paper, using one page for each day of Creation and then assembling it into a booklet with a cover page using an outline of their hand; great for younger children
Day 1 – hands-on activities for younger children (scroll down)
Day 1 – crafts to make for kids Earth pendant; paper-mache globe; make a paper plate clock and use them to discuss how God made day, night and time.
CREATION DAY 1 ~ POSTERS / VERSE CARDS / OTHER ~ FREE PRINTABLES FOR KIDS
Day 1 – Scripture doodle poster (A4) or verse card (4×6) by Paper Gifts for Estefany; free printable
Day 1 – Genesis 1:2 Bible poster swirly dark blue and black poster with the image of a dove hovering over water with Bible verse, And the earth was without form and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters; free printable
nextmanga.com (for purchase) The story of the universe in manga form. A comic book Bible series that keeps kids/teens (and adults!) riveted. Book 1 (Mutiny) tells the story starting from creation in Genesis 1 and up to time of the Exodus from Egypt (somewhere around Exodus 15). And I love how they have added a few extra frames of background history to give a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the true villain of history. The top angel (a created being like us) rebels against the Creator; is kicked out of Heaven; becomes God’s arch enemy; and arrives on earth to create mischief, mayhem and havoc with (as he sneers) ‘God’s favoured ones’ – humans. To rob, kill and destroy. Buy and send a few pages at a time. It’s also an excellent gift idea for a sponsor visit. My kids loved these. Monica told us that it was her favourite book. :)
CREATION ~ MORE CREATIVE IDEAS FOR KIDS
Found a suitable image that you just know that your child will love? Add a Bible verse about creation and make your own:
Bible Poster or Verse Card
Bible Bookmark ~ add your child’s name
Bible Note Cards / Bible Notepaper ~ use the same tutorial, but just space out your initial four rectangles.
Bible Wallet Cards
Stationery with Bible verse
Bible Creation Board Game
Bible Creation Puzzle specifically suited to your child. Choose from several puzzle styles and use words your child will know to create a personal puzzle just for them… wherever your creativity leads you.
Don’t forget to jazz up your envelopes if you are including any special treats like stickers (e.g. clocks, stars; hearts)
And when you write to your sponsored child, don’t forget to them about the incredible love our Creator has for them… they were a twinkle in His eye, long before they were a twinkle in the eye of their mother…
Timeline of history We’ve got the big picture of history straight from the Creator; let’s share it with our kids.
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