The Creation series is part of a one-year curriculum for toddlers that takes kids through six different Bible stories all about God’s love: Creation, Moses, Jonah, Christmas, Miracle, and Easter. Toddlers learn through repetition, with a program designed to be taught for two months. The video program includes sing-along worship and an animated Bible story with narration. Then, each week’s program ends with an interactive portion called See & Share time, designed to be led by an adult. We hope toddlers learn and understand how much God loves them.
Get out of your seat, crank up these jams and get ready to dance!
Caitlin teaches kids the full story and Bible verse.
SEE AND SHARE TIME
See and Share Time is a great way for parents to extend the message each kid is learning. First you’ll need to gather some props. Take toys out one at a time and hold them up for kids to see. Read each section and do the actions. Then put away toys.
SUPPLIES: 1 blinky start light, group set of toy plastic fish, group set of plastic flowers, group set of toy plastic animals, a hand mirrorPURPOSE: Kids will review the story by playing with toys representing the Creation story.
- Sky: God made the big, blue sky. Can you stretch your arms way up high to touch the sky?
- Star Light: God made the night sky, too. He made the moon and twinkling stars. (Turn on star light.) Look at this star.
- Fish: God made the ocean. He made fish to swim in the ocean. (Hand out toy fish.) Can you pretend to swim your fish in the ocean?
- Flower: God made the land with trees and flowers to grow on it. (Hand out flowers.) Can you smell your flower?
- Animals: God made the animals. (Hand out animals.) What animal do you have? (Ask each child.)
- Mirror: God made you. (Hold mirror up to every child and say, “God made child’s name.”)
ASK YOUR KID
Who made you? (God made me)
PARENT BIBLE STUDY
Read: Genesis 1-2:1-3
Did God really make everything? The answer to how the universe began is the beginning of any worldview. Whether the earth is held on the back of a giant turtle, or began with a big bang, or with the voice of Jesus speaking everything into existence, our belief on the origin of the universe clearly shows how we view everything.
If we believe that God made the world, we believe the history in Genesis 1:1: “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.”
We resonate with the poetry of Psalm 139:13: “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.” This reassures us that the Creator is not only powerful and awesome, but personal, too.
If we believe that God made the world we can see how he reveals himself in it. “For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse,” Romans 1:20.
This teaching book of the Bible makes the point that creation itself makes the Creator known even to people who know nothing else of him. And if we believe that God made the world, the books of the prophets remind us that we cannot doubt his power to do anything else, or to ever lose his strength: “Ah, Sovereign Lord, you have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too hard for you,” Jeremiah 32:17. And, “… The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom,” Isaiah 40:28.
Finally, if we believe that God made the world we can believe that his power includes the ability to re-create us. For some reason this always seems harder to do than to speak the universe into existence. But why would it be? The letter to the Corinthians emphasizes that the Creator is capable of making, not only the world, but a new you, too: “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!” 2 Corinthians 5:17.
What part of creation helps you understand the invisible qualities of God?
As followers of Jesus we’re promised to become a new creation. Looking back on your walk with Jesus how has he been making you a new creation?
“God created the Heavens and the Earth,” Genesis1:1.
God Made Me, Genesis 1-2:1-3.
THE BIG PICTURE
Our one-year Early Childhood curriculum takes kids through six different Bible stories all about God’s love. Toddlers learn through repetition, with a program designed to be taught for two months:
January and February – Miracle March and April – Easter May and June – Creation July and August – Moses September and October – Jonah November and December – Christmas
The video program includes sing-along worship and an animated Bible story with narration. Then, in the rooms, each week’s program ends with an interactive portion called See & Share time, designed to be led by an adult. We hope toddlers learn and understand how much God loves them!