Creation Day 1 ~ Earth, Space, Time, Light ~ Links

Let there be light - Creation Day 1 free printable Bible poster for kids

Admiring creation is like walking through a living art gallery. God’s artwork is on display, and although His creation is now marred from sin, the remnants are still magnificent. Creation portrays the beauty of God’s work in the first seven days of history. In this series, we are looking at each day of creation separately. In this post you will find FREE Creation Day One – colouring pages and Bible printables for when the Earth, space, light and even time itself were created. 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. Incredible, amazing talent.




CREATION DAY 1 ~ Earth, Space, Time, Light 


Genesis 1:1-5  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. 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. (Note: This is NOT the sun. God specifically told us that He created the sun on day 4. Think: light, as in the speed of light).

Job 26:7  He stretches out the north over the empty place, and hangs the Earth upon nothing. (Note: This is only a relative recent scientific discovery.)

Isaiah 40:22  It is he that sits 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. 

Zechariah 12:1  The burden of the word of the LORD for Israel, saith the LORD, which stretches forth the heavens, and lays the foundation of the Earth, and forms the spirit of man within him.

Ephesians 1:4-7  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.





Day 1 – when God made something out of nothing – article for kids  ( fun and full of scientific information from scientists who take the Bible seriously from the very first verse; 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  ( 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’; beautifully illustrated, fun and full of scientific information from scientists who believe the Bible; free printable

…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!”

101 scientiic facts written down in the Bible centuries before they were discovered  (eternal-productions); here are just four of them:

1. The Earth free-floats in space (Job 26:7). 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). 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.

…and many more; print off the whole article or share snippets with your child in each letter.

Earth is unique  ( Location! Location! Location! Our universe is filled with amazing planets, but none are perfect for life except the Earth; print off one of these free printable articles from scientists who take the Bible seriously or share a snippet of these amazing facts with your child. Earth was Created for LifeEarth was Created in a Wonderful LocationEarth’s Core was Created to Protect Life

Genesis 1 – Bible commentaries  (blueletterBible) include a snippet in your letter or print off a whole article; tons of wonderful information here (both audio and text – my favourite is Dr Chuck Missler).

Creation – articles for kids  ( beautifully illustrated and full of scientific information from scientists who take the Bible seriously, 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; free printable

Days of Creation – articles  (answersingenesis) print off a whole article or share a snippet with your child





Day 1 – Let there be Light – FREE Scripture Doodle  (Paper Gifts for Estefany) Bible colouring page for kids from Genesis 1:1-5; add your own doodles; free printable

Let there be light - Scripture Doodle colouring page for kids Genesis 1:2 free printable

Creation – Bible bookmarks to colour  (Paper Gifts for Estefany) free printable

FREE Bible journal bookmarks to colour - Genesis 1; John 1; Exodus 20; Colossians 1; free printable

Day 1 – Let there be light – colouring  (ministry-to-children) free printable

Made by God – colouring  (Christiananswers) a round, dark looking Earth with a ‘Made by God’ tag with the words, ‘God made the world, it’s plain to see’; free printable

Genesis 1:1 – spiral doodle to colour  (yearofthebiblenetwork) In the beginning God; free printable

1 Corinthians 10:26 – colouring  (flandersfamily) For the Earth is the lord’s and all it contains; showing an Earth globe in a vintage style; free printable

Day 1 – God created the heaven and the Earth – colouring strip  (kids4truth) this would also make a great bookmark to colour and make; members only

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





Creation Day 1 – Bible verse traceover  (trueaimeducation) then draw your own picture; free printable

Creation Day 1 – Scripture journal  (Biblefunforkids) a 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

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 will be 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 or information with your package… wherever your creativity leads you.





Creation Day 1- easy craft  (ithappensinablink) using a paper plate or just draw a circle on a piece of paper; colour one half black and the other half yellow. For older children, turn it into a paper plate clock and use it to discuss how God made day, night, and time.

Creation Day 1 – fun shoebox craft for kids  (icanteachmychild) painted black inside and two peep holes – one for peeking through and the other one for a torch flicking on and off; a fabulous homeschool or Sunday school activity and the kids will love it.

Creation Day 1 – peek-a-boo box  (Bibleclasscreations) a similar activity to the one above using a shoebox with a removeable lid and photos of things that God made for the different days of creation. To show light being created on Creation Day one, a torch flicking on and off would work well for this one, too.

Creation Day 1 – craft ideas  (daniellesplace) ‘Let there be Light’ scratch art picture (scroll down); for purchase, but you could easily make your own using crayons and black tempura paint with this tutorial (firstpalette).

Days of Creation – very simple craft  (blessingsoverflowing) 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

Creation Day 1 – lesson ideas  (faithsprouts) for younger children

Creation – lesson ideas and activities for kids  (ministry-to-children; scroll down and click on ‘Creation Day #1’); Creation Day 1 – booklet (click on ‘Creation Day 1 booklet’) in colour; free printable

Creation – lesson ideas  (Christiananswers); Creation – teaching ideas for kids  the evidence of creation is all around us; free printable

Creation Day 1 – hands-on activities for younger children  (preschool-plan-it; scroll down) using chalk on black construction paper; torches to create shadows; sensory – opening and closing their eyes while turning the light on; snack recipes using the theme dark and light; children sit in a large cardboard box and use flashlights or battery lanterns while decorating the box; painting activity using a light easel; light, music and movement ideas; dance and move then freeze when the lights are turned off; children flash torches at an object in a box and measure shadows; fill discovery water bottles with items that will shine or sparkle with light on them; science activity; writing activity





Creation Day 1 – FREE Bible poster  (Paper Gifts for Estefany) with Bible verse from Genesis 1:1-5; print on A4 paper for a poster or 4×6 paper for a verse card; free printable

Let there be light - Creation Day 1 free printable Bible poster for kids

And there was Light – FREE Bible poster  (wallpaper4God) an open Bible with light rays coming out of it and Bible verse from Genesis 1:3 – And God said ‘Let there be light’, and there was light; free printable

Genesis 1:3 – And There was Light Wallpaper

nextmanga  (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.  :)





Found a suitable image that your child will love? Add a favourite 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
Bible Stickers
Stationery with Bible verse
Creation Board Game
DIY Activity Book
Creation Puzzles  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.
Jazz up your envelopes if you are including any special treats like stickers for your homeschool or Sunday school students (e.g. clocks, stars; hearts)







Creation ~ In the beginning… GOD

In the beginning was the Word - John 1 - free printable Bible poster for kids  Scripture Doodle colouring page for kids Colossians 1:16-17 free printable

Creation Day 2

Let there be heavens above, waters below - Creation Day 2 free printable Bible poster for kids

Creation Day 3

Let there be dry land, plants - Creation Day 3 free printable Bible poster for kids

Creation Day 4

Let there be sun, moon, stars - Creation Day 4 free printable Bible poster for kids

Creation Day 5

Let there be sea creatures and flying creatures - Creation Day 5 free printable Bible poster for kids

Creation Day 6 – God made Land Animals

Let there be land animals - Creation Day 6 free printable Bible poster for kids

Creation Day 6 – God made Adam / Adam names the animals

Darrell Creswell baby held in bigger hand with Bible verse from Psalm 139:14

© Darrell Creswell

Creation Day 6 – Eve

Adam and Eve - Creation Day 6 free printable Bible poster for kids

God made me ~ Freebies

God made me - FREE Bible poster, bookmark, wallet cards, note cards, stationery for kids; free printable

Creation Day 7 – God rests

God takes a Rest - Creation Day 7 free printable Bible poster for kids

Timeline of history  We’ve got the big picture of history straight from the Creator; let’s share it with our kids.

CMI timeline






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 parents… He chose them before the creation of the world!

Tell them about Jesus!



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