Our universe is filled with a-mazing stars and planets, but none are perfect for life except the earth. The more we find out about them, the more we discover that the earth is unique. On Day 4 of creation week, God continues to SPEAK, creating the sun, moon and all the stars, summed up in that classic understatement, ‘He made the stars also’. Nothing is too hard for our magnificent God. Blast off into outer space with these FREE colouring pages, puzzles, crafts and creative ideas for kids… and don’t forget to check out the GALAXY SLIME… tons of fun… enjoy! :)
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Creation Day 4 ~ Sun Shine, Moon Glow, Twinkling Stars
Genesis 1:14-19 And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years: And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so. And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also. And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth, And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good. And the evening and the morning were the fourth day.
Genesis 1:16 would have to be one of the most classic understatements ever: 20 billion light years and a one square inch bullseye on the other side of the universe summed up in… HE MADE THE STARS ALSO!
Psalm 8:3-4 When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained; What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visit him?
Psalm 19:1 The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows his handiwork.
Psalm 33:6 By the word of the Lord were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth.
Psalm 147:4 He tells the number of the stars; he calls them all by their names.
Romans 1:20 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.
THINK SPOT: When we see a building we know there is a builder; when we see a painting, we know there was an artist; and when we look up and see all those stars, we know there is a Creator.
CREATION DAY 4 ~ INFORMATION FOR KIDS ~ FREE PRINTABLE
Day 4 – Sun shine, moon glow, stars twinkle – article for kids (creation.com) from scientists who take the Bible seriously; free printable; On the fourth day of Creation Week, God made the sun, the moon, the planets, and all the stars—billions of them! He just commanded them to come into being, and they did. How awesome is the power of God!
Seven Cs of Gospel history – article for kids (creation.com) from scientists who take the Bible seriously; free printable; On Day 4 God created the sun, the moon, and the planets in our solar system, as well as billions of stars in the billions of galaxies in the universe… “to separate the day from the night”, and “for signs and for seasons, and for days and years”, and “to give light upon the earth” (Genesis 1:14–18). God was able to do this just by commanding them all to exist. Another reason God made them all is: “The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims His handiwork” (Psalm 19:1).
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 scientific facts written in the Bible centuries before they were discovered from scientists who take the Bible seriously; print off the whole article or include a snippet in each letter, like these:
- Incalculable number of stars (Jeremiah 33:22). At a time when less than 5,000 stars were visible to the human eye, God stated that the stars of heaven were innumerable. Not until the 17th century did Galileo glimpse the immensity of our universe with his new telescope. Today, astronomers estimate that there are ten thousand billion trillion stars – that’s a 1 followed by 25 zeros. Yet, as the Bible states, scientists admit this number may be woefully inadequate.
- The number of stars, though vast, are finite (Isaiah 40:26). Although man is unable to calculate the exact number of stars, we now know their number is finite. Of course God knew this all along – “He counts the number of the stars; He calls them all by name” (Psalm 147:4). What an awesome God.
- The Bible compares the number of stars with the number of grains of sand on the seashore (Genesis 22:17; Hebrews 11:12). Amazingly, estimates of the number of sand grains are comparable to the estimated number of stars in the universe.
- The sun goes in a circuit (Psalm 19:6). Some scientists scoffed at this verse and insisted the sun was stationary. However, we now know that the sun is traveling through space at approximately 600,000 miles per hour. It is literally moving through space in a huge circuit – just as the Bible stated 3,000 years ago.
So how big is our universe anyway – article for kids by Paper Gifts for Estefany; links to photos included; free printable; Here’s what we look like compared to some of our neighbours in the universe… Look how big they are. And the Bible tells us that the Creator God who made all that wants a relationship with me and YOU! How cool is that!
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; the more we find out about them, the more we discover that the earth is unique and specially created for life; print off this free article about the other planets or share a snippet of these amazing facts with your child from scientists who take the Bible seriously.
Sun and Earth – Location! Location! Location! (icr.org) Our sun is perfectly located within our spiral-shaped galaxy, the Milky Way… and our planet is perfectly located within our solar system. Find out why we have the best seats in the solar system to watch those twinkling stars; how Jupiter acts as our ‘big brother’; how the moon acts as our little brother and stabilizing anchor; and how we are protected because of the way our solar system was created; print off this free article or share a snippet of these amazing facts with your child in each letter; from scientists who take the Bible seriously
Earth, there’s no place like home – articles and space poster for kids (Answers in Genesis) free printable
Our Solar System – articles and space poster for kids (Answers in Genesis) free printable
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 :)
Earth – the only place found just right for life (Answers in Genesis) There’s no place like home – article from scientists who take the Bible seriously; free printable
More creation articles for kids (creation.com) free printable
Astronomy – Q&A (creation.com) Is there scientific evidence that our solar system is NOT billions of years old? Yes! And this evidence is posing a mystery for scientists who believe in billions of years.
Astronomy – Q&A (Answers in Genesis) It is not commonly known that many of the Bible’s statements about astronomy went against the generally accepted teachings of the time. Modern science, however, has confirmed that the Bible is absolutely correct.
The moon: the light that rules the night – article (creation.com) the moon does what it’s designed to do and is vital for life on Earth; fascinating facts about our moon from scientists who take the Bible seriously.
Our Sun – not just another star – article (Answers in Genesis) our sun is unique, created to support life on Earth – from scientists who take the Bible seriously; free printable
John Hartnett physicist, cosmologist and university professor of physics – one serious scientist who fully believes the Bible is the Word of God right from the very first verse of Genesis – information and free printable brochures for older children; also available in Spanish and Portuguese
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
How big is the universe – How small is an atom a fun (online) tool that allows you to scroll right in under the microscope (micro) ~ and scroll right out to the edge of the universe (macro) ~ with a flick of your mouse and compare it to… say… the size of an elephant. Or a jumbo jet. Or Mount Everest. 20 billion light years with the flick of a button!
DID YOU KNOW: There are a couple of NASA spaceships that have been travelling out from earth since 1977 (yes, you read that right: 38+ years) and still haven’t even touched the edge of what’s out there! Wow! Our God is the guy who made all that. Our hassles and problems are insignificant to Him. This life is just a test: are we going to just be a ‘fan’ and get distracted by all the world has to offer; or a true ‘follower’ – loving Jesus with ALL our hearts the way He loves us?
CREATION DAY 4 ~ COLOURING PAGES ~ FREE PRINTABLES FOR KIDS
Day 4 – And God said, ‘Let there be sun, moon, stars’ – Scripture Doodle Bible colouring page for kids from Genesis 1:14-19 by Paper Gifts for Estefany; free printable
Psalm 147:4 – Scripture Doodle He counts the stars and calls them all by name; stop and think about that amazing sentence as you colour this doodle; free printable
Day 4 – colouring – Hebrews 11:1-3 Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see; this is what the ancients were commended for. By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command; featuring stars and planets; free printable
Space – coloring page Person gazing up at stars and planets – with Bible Verse from Psalm 19:1 – The Heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of His hands; free printable
Day 4 – God made sun, moon and stars colouring 2 designs (scroll down); also available in French and Spanish; plus here you will find The heavens declare the glory of God – colouring as well as Bible lesson ideas and activities for kids; free printable
Day 4 – colouring strip And God made two great lights… He made the stars also; would make a great bookmark to colour as well; free printable
Jazz up your colouring pages combine colouring pages, add a border and a Bible verse with this easy tutorial; or check out these: frame with Bible verse (A4) designed to match the free printable article for kids; or this planet frame from Sparklebox; either could also be used as stationery; free printable
See also: Space / Universe colouring pages, puzzles, crafts and creative ideas for kids
Visually stunning and presented by PhD scientists full of awe as they explore our Creator’s handiwork and what it reveals about His character, power, wisdom, majesty and care. The whole documentary is fabulous, but in this short segment, they discuss our visible universe. It contains more than 100 billion galaxies, each one with a diameter millions of trillions of miles wide and each contains hundreds of billions of stars. It is now estimated that the universe holds a billion trillion stars. In our own Milky Way Galaxy alone, scientists estimate there are 100 billion stars. We cannot even begin to grasp the kind of power and energy that represents, all created by God’s Word.
CREATION DAY 4 ~ PUZZLES ~ FREE PRINTABLES FOR KIDS
Solar System Facts and Fun (pdf) 5 page puzzle worksheet – matching activity, a word scramble, a word bank puzzle, and more from schoolhouseteachers.com; Space is such a fascinating place. God put the Earth in just the right place so everything was just right for life as we know it. Have you ever wondered about the other planets He put in our solar system? Let’s learn a little bit about them; free printable
Day 4 – Space unscramble (Answers in Genesis) 10 questions; Complete each sentence by unscrambling the letters
Universe – Glory of God – word search The Heavens tell of the glory of God (The Lord is my Rock) – Psalm 19:1-4; also available in Spanish, Portuguese and Tagalog (click on advanced download); free printable
Days of Creation Scripture Journal free printable; 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
Star, moon and Saturn shaped maze free printable
Design Your Own Puzzle Feeling creative? Choose from several puzzle styles and use words your child will know to create a personal puzzle just for them… use the Bible texts above or wherever your creativity leads you.
See also: Space / Universe colouring pages, puzzles, crafts and creative ideas
CREATION DAY 4 ~ CRAFT / ACTIVITIES ~ FREE PRINTABLES FOR KIDS
Galaxy play doh or galaxy slime craft for kids using blue, purple, pink and black food colouring, glitter and stars; this craft for Sunday school, homeschool or your own kids and grandkids looks like sooo much fun; take photos and send them to your sponsored child as you explain how awesome our magnificent God is! Here are some that caught my eye: Cool galaxy crafts; Make a Nebula Jar Galaxy; Constellation Jar; Galaxy slime even the ‘big kids’ would love these and oh, wouldn’t it be wonderful to be able to do something like this with our kids?! :)
Day 4 – Space background for a craft, make your own Bible poster or popsicle theatre (whatsinthebible.com) free printable
Jesus is out of this world – craft poster to make free printable
Day 4 – crafts and creative ideas (scroll down) from Danielle’s Place
Day 4 – God made the planets – crafts and creative ideas for younger children
Day 4 – sun, moon, stars – mobile to make (adapt for paper only for your sponsored child)
Day 4 – craft ideas and activities for kids (scroll down)
Day 4 – God created the sun – paper plate craft for younger children (adapt for paper for your sponsored child)
Day 4 – sun, moon and stars – easy craft using a paper plate; remember: paper only and post flat for your sponsored child
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
Doodle on the moon a blank poster of the moon (3 sizes) that kids can doodle on; free printable
Build A Solar System to scale with this easy online calculator (this is really interesting: 1 cm Earth = 110 cm sun)
See also: Space / Universe colouring pages, puzzles, crafts and creative ideas for kids
CREATION DAY 4 ~ POSTERS / VERSE CARDS / OTHER ~ FREE PRINTABLES FOR KIDS
Day 4 – Scripture doodle poster (A4) or verse card (4×6) by Paper Gifts for Estefany; And God said, Let there be sun, moon, stars; free printable
The Heavens declare the glory of God – poster free printable
Eye of God – Space Poster with Bible verse from Genesis 1:1; free printable
Earth, there’s no place like home – space poster for kids (Answers in Genesis) free printable
Our Solar System – space poster for kids (Answers in Genesis) free printable
Psalms 147:4 Bible poster He telleth the number of the stars; he calleth them all by their names; this Scripture Picture is provided courtesy of Amazing Facts; free printable
Psalm 90:2 – Bible poster Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God; this Scripture Picture is provided courtesy of Amazing Facts; free printable
See also: Space / Universe colouring pages, puzzles, crafts and creative ideas for kids
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.
For homeschool or Sunday school, don’t forget to jazz up your envelopes if you are including any special treats like stickers (e.g. stars; planets; hearts; or even clocks to show the creation of time itself).
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…
Space / Universe colouring pages, puzzles, crafts and creative ideas for kids
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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