Super Fast Way To Learn the Seven Days of Creation

It’s our first real day of homeschool. We’ve already had a few tears, I let Asa use a knife and (thanks to Brain Breaks) done a few cartwheels to get our focus back.

God's Little Explorers Preschool Homeschool Curriculum

I’m using God’s Little Explorers as a base for Asa’s schooling. I thought I was going to break out some “real” curriculum and teach him to read and add and subtract. But honestly? I don’t really care about all that. I mean, I do. But…well, I just want him to enjoy school. That will come. I want him to love learning. Those details will happen as we discover together.

I’m really not passionate about education per se. I’m passionate about my kids seeing God everywhere and following Him. So, I’m super excited that Lydia’s history class begins with Creation and goes through Cleopatra and the fall of Egypt to Rome. I love seeing history the correct way–with a lens of the Bible!

This is perfect because God’s Little Explorers is a chronological study of the Bible (with the alphabet and shapes thrown in) so we’re beginning with Creation, too! This is what I really want for homeschool–for my kids to learn and discover together!

Anywhoo, Lydia came home from school with a super fun days of creation craft that I thought you’d like to see.

It’s a simple strip of posterboard folded into seven rectangles. Then seven envelopes cut in half glued in each section. The kids decorated a index card to show each day of creation. Then they dropped them in each pocket. You can fold it up and it is a handy dandy picture of the days of creation. Isn’t that cute?

seven days of creation craft

That reminded me of a fabulous way I learned the days of creation. I saw it in Clubhouse Jr once. This is not original to me, but we use it all the time.

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Genius, right?! How did I make it through a life of Children’s Ministry and never learn this?! {I think I may have said on Day 2 that God separated the light from dark. That’s actually Day 1. Day 2 he separated the Sky from the Land. Essentially Day 2 is God created the sky. Sorry about that. Always check your Bible before listening to me. Ha!}

Speaking of Creation, I lovey love love what Jeane at I Can Teach My Child did with her boys for Creation. Go check it out!

 Got a fun Creation activity or idea to share? Tell us about it in the comments and leave a link if you want!

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Comments

  1. We are doing this program too! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Awesome! Yesterday was our first day of homeschool. LOVE the God’s Little Explorers idea for August and Titus. I think that would be right up their alley!

    • I just saw the God’s Little Explorers is in the iHomeschool Omnibus ebook bundle thingie that’s happening right now. Bummer I only bought it yesterday. Oh, well.

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  3. oh my, I just love the video! :)

  4. This is very cute and is something I’ll keep in mind when our elementary children study Creation in our Children’s Ministry. Thanks for sharing!

  5. I love that little method for remembering. I have to admit, even I get a little sketchy in days 3,4,5! I love that. We’re starting “formal” preschool with Abigail this fall, so I will certainly check out little explorers!!

    • Day 3 4 & 5 are totally confusing even when you read it in the Bible. I actually kinda messed up in the video on Day 2…but the motions work even if I say it wrong! :)

  6. We made a snack mix with something representing each day. Day 1-mini oreos, day2-frosted mini wheats, day3-pretzel sticks & red/green M&M’s & raisins(dried fruit), day4-orange& yellow M&M’s, day5-goldfish crackers, day6-animal crackers, day7-marshmellos. See foodie4healing blogspot about creation mix for more detailed explanation.

  7. I just have to let you know what perfect timing this was for me. I am teaching creation to my toddler Sunday School class TOMORROW and I am absolutely using this. So easy I don’t even have to write it down. I love it – thank you for sharing :)

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