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Sunday School Creation: Sun, Moon and Stars

Sunday School Creation: Sun, Moon and Stars

(The printables in this post are available in English or Romanian and can be downloaded at the end of this post.)

We started our lesson about Day 4 of Creation by talking about what God had made on the previous days. Then, to find out what God had made on Day 4, we read from our Creation book. (Download the Creation book here!)

FREE Creation Book

We discovered that God created the sun, moon and stars.

FREE Creation Book

I pointed out that there was only one moon and one sun, but some many stars. I asked if anyone wanted to try to count them. “There are too many!” my kiddos replied. We then talked briefly about how awesome our God is that He can every single star in the universe and knows exactly how many there are! The little dears with some number knowledge were very impressed by how “smart” God is 😉

I then brought out the Sun, Moon and Stars exploration jars.

To make the sun exploration jar, I painted a Styrofoam ball with oil-based yellow paint. I filled the jar with one tube of blue glitter glue, smallest drop of blue food dye and water.

To make the moon and stars exploration jar, I painted a smaller Styrofoam jar with grey oil-based paint and added some glow-in-the dark stars. I filled the jar with one tube of silver glitter glue, some black water paint and water.

Of course, glue on the lid. Unless you don’t mind cleaning up the mess that could be made 😉

Sun, Moon and star exploration jars

We talked about how God made the sun to shine during the day and the moon to glow at night.

We then focused our attention on the Sun and talked about Sun Safety. My kiddos area clever bunch and helped me sort the things we need to be safe when we are out in the sun from the things that we don’t need… though we all agreed that it would be nice to eat a slice of cake while out in the sun!

Preschool Sun Safety sorting activity

We then did our craft for the week… a paper plate sun craft…

Sun paper plate craft

… and the moon and a star on the other side of the paper plate… (The moon and star template is available at the end of this post.)

Moon, Star, Sun paper plate craft

And then, each kiddo took one of these booklets home:

FREE Day 4 Creation take home booklet

FREE Day 4 Creation take home booklet

And that’s it for Day 4 of Creation!

To download the FREE ENGLISH Sunday School printables from this post, please click here!

To download the FREE ROMANIAN Sunday School printables from this post, please click here!

 

 

 

 

18 Responses to “Sunday School Creation: Sun, Moon and Stars”

  1. Edna Siu says:

    Lavinia, thanks for the beautiful tutorial and material for preparing Sunday School. I am teaching 4-year-olds to Grade 1, it is wonderful that I can use your idea to present the creation of our Mighty God, and the salvation He intends for us.

  2. Kirsty says:

    What lovely ideas!
    I particularly like how you connect it all with the children’s experience.

  3. Laurel says:

    Hello again Lavinia,
    I am looking ahead for what I will need when I teach Day 4:Sun, Moon and Stars. What kind of jars did you use? I like the size. Again, just perfect for little hands.

    -Laurel

  4. ANABEL says:

    Thanks for the beautiful tutorial “Creation days of our MIGHTY GOD”.

  5. Trish says:

    I am teaching a summer camp next week and will be using your WONDERFUL ideas and pages for your creation booklet. Would you happen to have the rest of your pages done? If so, would you be able to email them to me? Thanks so much. SO CUTE!!

  6. Tiffany says:

    I was wondering if you had the rest of the creation as well.

    • Lavinia Pop says:

      Hi Tiffany,
      I took a break from blogging for a few months and I will be back with the rest of the Creation series starting September 15th 🙂

  7. Jody Morrow says:

    I found your day 1 to 4. Did you do a lesson for 5,6,and 7?

  8. Kristina Butts says:

    Lavinia,
    You truly have a wonderful gift! I love your lesson plans and printables for creation. I am using them not only in our preschool (2-5 year olds) Sunday school class but also in the 4 year old preschool class I teach. Thank you so much for sharing your talent!

  9. Shanti says:

    Hi Lavinia,

    Thank you so much for your ideas and time , especially the Creation series. I teach Sunday school and this is really helpful and inspiring. Cant wait to see the rest of the Creation series. Thank you and God Bless.

  10. patty guzman says:

    Gracias estan hermosos, muy utiles para la serie que estoy dando a mis bebes en mi Iglesia

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