Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Raising Rock Stars: Creation Day 1

Awhile back, we learned about Creation in about 20 minutes on a Saturday. That post is here. Now, I know that kids have an interesting mix of being able to remember everything and nothing all at the same time, but I am not sure that anyone could remember Creation after only a 20 minute lesson.

I had thought that I would follow Carisa's plan on Raising Rock Stars to revisit Creation for a 2nd time. But, as I put together all the pieces I realized that this would be at least a 7 week lesson. Of course I was extra excited to realize that I had just planned out 7 weeks worth of Bible lessons!

So, we started with Day 1. Light and Dark. We sang 'He's Got the Whole World in His Hands', as suggested by Carisa. We read a Creation poem from 'Read Me a Bible Story.' Then we read about Day 1 in our 5-Minute Bible Stories book.

To help understand dark and light, we all went into our closet (yes we only have one, a family closet) because it doesnt have any windows. We closed the doors to it and stood in there a few minutes. Then, we open the door to the light.

We colored pictures of things used during the day and night and then glued them to the 'dark' or the 'night.' Charger did some of the coloring and helped me glue the pieces down. Mustang did all her coloring and some of the cutting. She got tired of cutting, though. She did glue all her pieces down.

We also started our Creation lapbook. I Mustang and Charger each color an earth to represent Day 1. Each week, will be coloring an earth to add to our book.

This lesson took about 30 minutes all by itself! Imagine if I had decided to do all 7 days in one lesson-we would have taken all day! I do think that this set up is going to best for our family. Since we will be teaching all our Science lessons from a Creation perspective, I want Mustang and Charger to have the best understanding of Creation that they can at their young ages. I am excited to teach them the rest of the story!

Resources used this week:

Raising Rock Stars Site
Day 1 Poster {Part of the Felt Set}
And I literally just spent an hour trying to figure out where I printed the clip art for our light/dark collage and cant find it! I want to give credit, so if you know where I got it, please let me know! Otherwise, I will update when I find it.

You may also be interested in this week's Raising Rock Stars post from 1+1+1=1. They are learning about the 10 Commandments. God Bless!

This is part 1 of a 7 part series

Part 2
Part 3 {coming}
Part 4 {coming}
Part 5 {coming}
Part 6 {coming}
Part 7 {coming}


mother plus teacher said...

aww have fun with your creation unit study. I think we will be saving Bible studies until next school year (the will be getting lessons still in sunday school). With us only having 2 weeks left, I didn't wan tto start another unit study only to try to pack it all into 2 weeks. 7 weeks sounds like a much better pace!

oh amanda said...

Fun! It always makes learning fun when you get to sit in the closet and play w/the lights! My kids would LOVE that!

You have an adorable blog--can't wait to look around!

amanda at impressyourkids dot com