Thursday, April 29, 2010

Raising Rock Stars: Creation Day 4

"And God said, "Let there be lights in the expanse of the sky to separate the day from the night, and let them serve as signs to mark seasons and days and years, and let them be lights in the expanse of the sky to give light on the earth." And it was so. God made two great lights—the greater light to govern the day and the lesser light to govern the night. He also made the stars. God set them in the expanse of the sky to give light on the earth, 18 to govern the day and the night, and to separate light from darkness. And God saw that it was good. And there was evening, and there was morning—the fourth day." Genesis 1:14-19 NIV

We are on day 4 of Creation, the day the Lord created the sun, moon, and stars. Charger has a mini obsession with the moon, so I decided to focus our extention activities on the moon.

It was a beautiful day, so we took advantage of the sunshine and went outside. This seemed to mess with the pictures. Sorry they are so dark :(.

We worked on our day 4 earth for our Creation lapbook.

We read The Moon by Lydia Carlin {part of Scholastic's Solar System Readers pack}.

And we pulled out this cool Solar System Information Pack that my mom and sister picked up for us last Summer. It has a cool poster and a book and STICKERS! Thank you guys!!

Then we made a moon surface....or at least that's what it was supposed to be.

Instructions were to glue beans and macaroni to a paper plate. The kids loved this part! And, since we were outside, I did too ;). Charger filled every inch that he could, taking great pride in each and every bean. "I did it, I did it." He would exclaim {and of course want me to acknowledge and praise him for all 83 beans}. Mustang, on the other hand, kept wanting to go inside to wash her hands because she didnt like the glue on her fingers.

When the beans and macaroni were all glued down and dry, we wrapped the plate in alluminum foil, and pushed it down over the beans and mac to create craters. To be fair, the plates did look like the surface of the moon {at least the pictures I have seen, havent been there}.

The directions were to wait until the glue was dry. But, well, its hard to wait for glue to dry when you are two, four, or even thirty. It didnt take long before the beans and macaroni started to come off of the plate. Once one piece came off, it all did, and soon we had home made marraccas! They were fun while they lasted, but found the trash soon afterwards...dont tell the kids k?

I think we all had a great time with this lesson. I am certainly enjoying this Creation series. I hope you enjoy reading about it! God Bless!!

This is part 4 of a 7 part series:

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 5 {coming}
Part 6 {coming}
Part 7 {coming}


Ticia said...

I always love seeing what others do for their Bible Studies.

Anonymous said...

oo very cool! I love the tinfoil moons :-)

Cindy said...

I'm with Mustang about the glue ~ I don't mind mud or paint but for some reason glue, yuck! I love the tinfoil moon!