In October and November, SojournKids studied through a unit of curriculum on the "Creation Days." Over seven weeks, we learned about each day of creation. And, for each day of creation, we studied one biblical truth about our Creator God. Here are the seven SojournKids At Home sheets for these seven lessons along with a brief description of the theme for each: October 16th, Day 1: "Out of Nothing" When we make things, we use materials that we have on hand. If you wanted to make a piece of artwork, you would take a blank piece of paper or a canvas. Then, you would use crayons, markers, pencil, pen, or paint to create something on that blank page. God didn't create that way. He didn't have any materials or supplies (there weren't any!). God not only made everything. God made everything out of nothing!
October 23rd, Day 2: "Everything in its Place" God did not make the world all at once as we see it now. At first, the land, water, air and sky were all mixed up. The earth didn't have any shape, and it was completely empty. But God spoke into the dark, empty mess, and he cleaned it up. God gave the world its shape and order.
October 30th, Day 3: "My Father's World" When you color a picture, you put your name in the corner of the page. You put your name there because you own the picture. You own it because you colored it. You made it. We've learned that God made everything. Because God made everything, he also owns everything. Everything belongs to God, because God made it all.
November 6th, Day 4: "King of Times and Seasons" God rules the world that he made by guiding and directing it to do everything that he planned. God has a plan for the world he made. He didn't create the world wondering what might happen. God works out everything according to what he wants. and no one can stop God from doing what he wants, because nothing is outside God's control. God controls both grasshoppers and hurricanes.
November 13th, Day 5: "God Has the Best Imagination." Do you realize that when God made the giraffe, there had never been one before? Not only can he make something from nothing, with only his words--the things he makes are totally unique! God has the best imagination. There had never been a bear before God made the first bear. There had never been a person before God made the first person.
November 20th, Day 6: "People--the Crown of Creation." What part of God's creation shows his goodness, his glory, and his beauty more than any other? People do! You and me! People are the crown of God's creation. The Bible says it this way: "I think about the heavens. I think about what your fingers have created. I think about the moon and stars that you have set in place. What is a human being that you think about him? What is a son of man that you take care of him? You made him a little lower than the heavenly beings. You placed on him a crown of glory and honor" (Psalm 8:3-5).
November 27th, Day 7: "Sabbath Rest" God made one day different from the others. On the first six days, God worked. But, after he finished his work, God set aside one day for rest. On that day, God rested from all of his work. God didn't need to rest, but he rested. Why? God has made us so that we can work like him. But God wanted to show us that we should rest too. So, God rested to show us that we should rest.