Sunday Schoolhouse Series Activity - Green Unit C1Lesson 1: Days of Creation (Genesis 1:1 - 2:4a)
Create a Mural - Materials Needed:
- Large piece of "butcher paper" or blank poster
- Miscellaneous art tools and craft items: fabric, craft glue, scissors, feathers, construction paper (including yellow and gray), markers, yarn, paint and brushes, etc.
For this project, have the whole class work together to create a wall mural, following the pattern used by God in the days of creation.
First Day: Start with the lights off in class. Then, to represent the first day, turn on the lights. Present the paper as the canvas for the rest of the activity.
Second Day: Paint a blue sky in large sweeping brush strokes.
Third Day: Add the ground and a body of water in the same way. Now let the children dig through the craft supplies provided and make plants, fruit trees and grain, with fabric, yarn and paper. Add them to the mural.
Fourth Day: Use yellow and gray paper to make a sun and moon and put them on opposite sides of the mural. Then cut out little yellow stars to add to the sky.
Fifth Day: Use the craft supplies to make birds (feathers, felt, eyes, etc.) and sea creatures (foam sheets, glitter, etc.)
Sixth Day: Use fur and felt scraps to make wild animals, reptiles, and people.
Seventh Day: When all is done, rest and have a treat for the class, remarking on how "good" the class creation is.
Go back over the mural picture, using a "movie voice" to announce the days: "On the first day God created...." See if the children can verbally "fill in the blank" by remembering the order of creation.