True Worshipers-Worshiping God Creator of All Things
Theme- Genesis 1 tells the story of God’s awesome creative power. Psalm 8 describes how His glory is evident through His creation. We hear God’s excellent name and see his glory, and praise HIm for who He is. This theme of “Worshipping God” will be continued throughout 2013 as teach our children to become worshippers in spirit and in truth.
Psalm 8, Genesis 1
Memory verses for this rotation:
Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks.
Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!
1. Genesis is in the Old Testament. It was written about the creative work of God.
2. We praise God for who He is as creator of everything.
3. When we live a life of faith in God we must follow Jesus and share the Gospel as Paul did..
4. We show our faith in the Lord by our actions.
For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.
Activity: Bible Verse Memorization
“In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.” Genesis 1:1
(New International Reader’s Version)
Have the children do the following sign language along with repeating the words after you, to help them learn the Bible Verse:
“In the beginning”—the index finger twists between the fingers of the other hand to indicate the turning of a key in an ignition switch
“God”—hold hand up with fingers towards the sky…the hand is raised to the heavens and then downward in a sign of respect
“created”—the hands (in fists on top of one another) twist as if they were putting something together
“the heavens”—the hands move up, in a large circle, towards the heavens
“and the earth”—the thumb and middle finger pinch the side of the wrist which represents the earth rotating on its axis
Creation finger painting craft
Activity: Light/Dark Paper
“We are going to make a dark and light paper to help us remember what God made on the first day of creation. First you are all going to get a white piece of paper. We have a Bible Verse to put on the back.”
- Give each child a piece of white construction
- Let the children glue the paper with the verse on it onto the white construction paper
“Now I want everyone to flip your paper over so that we can start making our paper. Do you see how your paper has a fold in the middle? We are going to glue different colors of paper on each side. God made the darkness into the light. So we are going to have a dark side and a light side of our paper. You each are going to get a piece of black paper. Now you can rip this paper into pieces and then glue them onto one side of your white paper.”
- While they are making their paper you can be writing each child’s name on their paper with the marker.
“Now we are going to make our light side of our paper. So you can do the same thing with the yellow paper that you did with the black paper. Tear it up and glue it on the other side of your white paper.”
Take a small, soft ball and sit in a circle on the floor and pass the ball around the circle. When each child got the ball they have to say one thing that God created.
Give each child a musical instrument to use (tambourine, triangle, etc.) Teach them these songs/poems:
• Do you Know Who Made the World? (Thank you, Connie, for this idea.)
Tune: “Mary Had a Little Lamb” or “Do You Know the Muffin Man”
Do you know who made the world,
made the world, made the world?
Do you know who made the world?
It was God who made the world.
Replace the word ‘world’ with other things that God created depending on the day of creation (cows, dogs, trees, etc.) Have the child suggest their own.
• This is the Day (Traditional) – 100 Hymns & Praise Song for Kids Disc 3, #18
This is the day (echo)
That the Lord has made (echo)
I will rejoice (echo)
And be glad in it (echo)
This is the day that the Lord has made
I will rejoice and be glad in it
This is the day (echo)
That the Lord has made
• Seven Days (Author unknown)
Tune: “Are You Sleeping?” or “Where is Thumbkin?”
Seven days, seven days
In a week, in a week
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Saturday, That’s a week
• God Made Me Poem
Here are my fingers, here are my toes
Here are my knees, here is my nose.
Here are my feet that help me walk around.
Here is my mouth that can make sound.
Here are my ears, my shoulders, my belly
Here is my tongue that eats grape jelly
Here is my hair that is crazy you see
Here is my smile that God gave me!
• He’s Got the Whole World – 100 Hymns & Praise Song for Kids Disc 2, #2
He’s got the whole world in His hands (3x)
The whole world in His hands.
Create your own verses:
He’s got our family…
He’s got the mountains and the rivers…
He’s got the fish and the birds…
Start a parade singing these songs while using the instruments.
5-12 Year Old Powerzone Workshops
1. Read Genesis 1 with great feeling, stopping at each verse or phrase that tells us something about God.
2. Review the days and what happened on those days. Write these on a poster or white board for the class to see (or have them prepared ahead of time).
Read the poem “The Creation” by James
Divide the children into groups. Assign every other day to each group with the associated props.
Tell the children that they are going to use the props to depict their “day”.
- Day 1: day and night – black streamers and white streamers on dowel sticks
- Day 2: sky – blue towels, blue balloons
- Day 3: land, ocean (blue bed sheet), & plants (silk flowers, flower pinwheels), large leaves such as an oak leaf or palm frond (whatever I found in my garden)
- Day 4: sun, moon & stars – yellow poster board for Sun, white poster board for moon, penlight flashlights or galaxy wands for stars
- Day 5: fish & birds – feather masks and cut out neon posterboard fish on dowels
- Day 6: animals & humans – animal fabrics as cloaks
- Day 7: rest – just let children rest, lounge.
Make a collage using pictures of God’s creation around Psalm 148.
5-12 year olds Creation movie