On Day 3 of creation week, God continues to prepare the earth for His amazing gift of life and creates FOOD and a wonderful garden paradise before His guests arrive! Mountains, beaches, lakes, waterfalls; plants, trees, flowers, fruit, vegetables, grass, herbs, seeds and grains. God didn’t need time. He just needed talent! In this post you will find Day 3 colouring pages, puzzles, crafts and creative ideas for kids…
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Creation Day 3 ~ Dry Land, Mountains, Beaches, Lakes, Waterfalls, Plants, Trees, Flowers, Fruits, Vegetables, Shrubs, Grass, Herbs, Seeds, Grains ~ God creates FOOD and a wonderful garden paradise for His special guests!
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. And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was good. And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so. And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good. And the evening and the morning were the third day. Genesis 1:9-13
Before the mountains were brought forth, or You had ever formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting You are God. Psalm 90:2
Let all the earth fear the LORD: let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him. For he spake, and it was done; he commanded, and it stood fast. Psalm 33:8
For the invisible things of Him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse. Romans 1:20
- …whose seed is in itself! Isn’t God amazingly clever?! This solves the famous ‘chicken and the egg’ dilemma; without the chicken there is no egg! (or plant and baby plant).
- And after his kind… roses have baby roses; daisies have baby daisies; wheat has baby wheat; trees have baby trees; and bamboo has baby bamboo. There is plenty of genetic variation within kinds, but one kind does NOT turn into another kind.
- When we see a building we know there is a builder; when we see a painting, we know there was an artist; so when we see creation, we know there is a Creator.
- The sun still has NOT been created. If you have ever wondered if God may have used evil-ution to create, let’s hope all that greenery will survive millions of years before day 4; and then more millions of years before all the little pollinating critters arrive on days 5 and 6. :o
CREATION DAY 3 ~ INFORMATION ~ FREE PRINTABLE FOR KIDS
Day 3 – Dry Land; Green Grass, Juicy Fruit – article and memory verse poster for kids (creation.com) fun and free printable; On the third day of Creation Week, God continued His work of making the earth a beautiful place for animals and humans to live. At that stage, the whole earth was still completely covered by water. If you had been there, you would have seen nothing but ocean, with no land poking up anywhere. Did you know that if you leveled out the earth’s surface today, you’d see there’s enough water in the oceans to cover the whole earth to a depth of almost 3 km (2 miles)?… God spoke again and commanded the land to produce all kinds of plants. If you had been there, you would have seen green grass, tall palm trees, and other vegetation spring up from the ground. You would have seen all kinds and colours of flowers begin to bloom—daisies and daffodils, roses and orchids, bluebells and sunflowers, and many, many more. Bushes and trees also formed in all sizes and shapes, and the branches of fruit trees grew heavy with juicy fruit—like apples, mangoes and mulberries, and lots, lots more. God made the first plants all fully grown, but each kind with its own particular seed. This was so that they would reproduce themselves and not something else. Grape vines did not change into mango trees, and peanuts did not change into coconuts. Earth was now a very beautiful place. God had a good look at all that He had made. He was pleased with what He saw, and He declared it to be good.
Creation – Seven Cs of Gospel history – article for kids (creation.com) fun and free printable; So, on the third day of Creation Week, God commanded the dry land to appear. Parts of the ocean-floor sank down so that water drained off the land. Hills formed on the earth, as well as flat lands. We don’t know how many continents there were then. There may have been only one, because the Bible says, “the waters were gathered together into one place” (Genesis 1:9). Some of the seven continents we see today may have formed later as a result of Noah’s Flood, when once again, for a time, the earth was completely covered by water. Also on Day 3, God commanded the land to produce all kinds of vegetation. This included plants and seeds and fruit and trees that animals would feed on instead of eating each other. Also grains and herbs and vegetables and fruit that humans would eat. And all sorts of beautiful flowers and fragrant plants for our enjoyment. The Bible says God made each of these according to its kind (Genesis 1:11–12).
- The Bible states that God created life according to kinds (Genesis 1:24). The fact that God distinguishes kinds, agrees with what scientists observe – namely that there are horizontal genetic boundaries beyond which life cannot vary. Life produces after its own kind. Dogs produce dogs, cats produce cats, roses produce roses. Never have we witnessed one kind changing into another kind. There are truly natural limits to biological change.
- God has given us the leaves of the trees as medicine (Ezekiel 47:12; Revelation 22:2). Ancient cultures utilized many herbal remedies. Today, modern medicine has rediscovered what the Bible has said all along – there are healing compounds found in plants.
- The seed of a plant contains its life (Genesis 1:11; 29). As stated in the Book of Genesis, we now recognize that inside the humble seed is life itself. Within the seed is a tiny factory of amazing complexity. No scientist can build a synthetic seed and no seed is simple!
- A seed must die to produce new life (1 Corinthians 15:36-38). Jesus said, “unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it produces much grain.” (John 12:24). In this verse is remarkable confirmation of two of the fundamental concepts in biology: 1) Cells arise only from existing cells. 2) A grain must die to produce more grain. The fallen seed is surrounded by supporting cells from the old body. These supporting cells “give their lives” to provide nourishment to the inner kernel. Once planted, this inner kernel germinates resulting in much grain.
- Soil conservation (Leviticus 23:22). Not only was the land to lay fallow every seventh year, but God also instructed farmers to leave the gleanings when reaping their fields, and not to reap the corners (sides) of their fields. This served several purposes: 1) Vital soil minerals would be maintained. 2) The hedge row would limit wind erosion. 3) The poor could eat the gleanings. Today, approximately four billion metric tons of soil are lost from U.S. crop lands each year. Much of this soil depletion could be avoided if God’s commands were followed.
Earth was created for life (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 free articles or share a snippet of these amazing facts with your child.
Genesis 1 Bible commentaries for older children 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 :)
The Living Cell – a masterpiece of design (Answers in Genesis) article, short story and diagram for kids; Tom and Jenny discover that God designed Velcro hooks, pistols, parachutes and helicopters – on seeds; free printable
Created KINDS quick snippet for kids to include in your letter; God made each family (kind) totally different from any other family—and one family can’t change into another family. God designed things that way… You are in a family, too…
More creation articles for kids; free printable
Days of creation – articles (Answers in Genesis) share a snippet with your child
Answers for Kids – Teacher’s Resource Page (Answers in Genesis) answers to tons of tricky questions; share a snippet or print off a whole article for your sponsored child; free printable
Genesis 1 teaching notes for kids The evidence of creation is all around us; and there is a huge difference between random chance and intelligence – just look at Mount Rushmore. The Presidents’ heads did not get there from millions of years of wind and water erosion, but by intelligent artists who carved them.
CREATION DAY 3 ~ COLOURING PAGES ~ FREE PRINTABLES FOR KIDS
Day 3 – And God said, ‘Let there be dry land, plants’ – Scripture Doodle Bible colouring page for kids from Genesis 1:9-13 by Paper Gifts for Estefany; free printable
Day 3 – colouring strip (kids4truth) this would also make a great bookmark to colour and make; free printable
Day 3 – God made land and plants – colouring two trees framing a river and lovely mountain scene; free printable
Trees, mountains, flowers – stained glass colouring (Dover) the first 2 sample pages are perfect for Day 3; free printable
Day 3 colouring page (scroll down) of a tree and a bush on an island for younger children; draw in your favourite flowers; free printable
Jazz up your colouring pages learn how to combine colouring pages, add a border, a Bible verse and a title with this easy tutorial
See also: Flowers
Every seed is a miniature miracle. The Creator made each plant to produce after its own KIND. Inside each seed is a little baby plant that already has leaves, a stem, a root. It is filled with all kinds of environmental receptors so that it knows what temperature, moisture/humidity and oxygen there is. All these things have to be present before it will sprout. The Creator installed miniature (and disposable) solar panels in every green leaf that are programmed to face the sun in order to receive its energy to power its chemical factories. The Creator designed leaves to absorb man’s waste gas (CO2) and release oxygen that every creature needs for survival; and hydrogen is used to make sugars. This cycle, called photosynthesis is the basis for all our food supply. God made everything in creation to fit together in an intricate pattern to reflect His glory. And in order for it to work properly, it all had to be there – plants, the sun and the animals – right from the very beginning. There are a magnificent variety of blossoms all reflecting a sliver of God’s splendour, each with their own distinctive flower, colour, fruit and fragrance. Even more amazing, God uses the same elements – soil, light and water – to produce all of them. The whole documentary is fabulous, but listen to the awe in the voices of these scientists who take the Bible seriously as they discuss God’s exquisite designs in plants in this short segment…
CREATION DAY 3 ~ PUZZLES ~ FREE PRINTABLES FOR KIDS
Waterfall maze amazing 3D scenic maze that goes through sun, clouds, mountains and down a waterfall
Creation maze two hands holding a seedling at one end and the earth on the other
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
What does a plant cell look like? (pdf) A diagram to label and colour to discover that there is NO such thing as a ‘simple cell’. EACH CELL is a masterpiece – it’s a miniature city!
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.
See also: Flowers
CREATION DAY 3 ~ CRAFT / ACTIVITIES ~ FREE PRINTABLES FOR KIDS
Space leaves – origami (Answers in Genesis) How do you design a huge solar panel that can be folded up and stored in a tiny rocket for blasting off into space? To find the answer, scientists looked inside one of God’s designs – the buds of the common beech tree. The intricate folds are ingenious and allows a large folded object to open and shut with one motion. See it for yourself with this simple origami; available as a one page pdf (scroll down); free printable
Day 3 – make a landscape collage for kids and copy the Bible verse
Day 3 – cute ideas for younger children (for purchase)
Day 3 – seed planting activity for kids great for Sunday school; hang it on a window and watch your plant grow
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 3 – crafts and creative ideas (scroll down) from Danielle’s Place
Day 3 – land, plants, trees – easy craft for younger children; remember: adapt for paper only and post flat for your sponsored child
Day 3 – several ideas and activities for younger kids (scroll down) Sunday school activities
See also: Flowers
CREATION DAY 3 ~ POSTERS / VERSE CARDS / OTHER ~ FREE PRINTABLES FOR KIDS
Day 3 – Bible poster (A4) or Verse card (4×6) from Genesis 1:9-13 by Paper Gifts for Estefany; free printable
Day 3 – Bible memory verse poster (creation.com) scroll down to the activity at bottom of page; free printable
Day 3 – Bible Poster And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat. Genesis 1:29 – This beautiful Scripture picture is provided courtesy of Amazing Facts; free printable
Psalm 89:11 – Bible poster The heavens are thine, the earth also is thine: as for the world and the fulness thereof, thou hast founded them; this Scripture Picture is provided courtesy of Amazing Facts; 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 Board Game
Bible 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.
Don’t forget to jazz up your envelopes if you are including any special treats like stickers (e.g. flowers, plants, trees, grain, mountains, waterfalls, beaches) for your homeschool or Sunday school class. Sticker sheets are fine for your sponsored child.
And when you write to your sponsored child, don’t forget to them about our awesome Creator and the love He has for them and the special plan that He has for their life, that only they can do…
Flowers ~ FREE colouring pages, puzzles, learn to draw, crafts, posters, paper gifts, photo fun, stationery for kids and more
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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