You’ve probably studied the complexities of man, how everything in our bodies work together to help us function at our best. Animals demonstrate the same thing and many have unique features that could never evolve in slow succession because the animal would die.
Take the giraffe for example. Many people believe that the giraffe’s neck slowly became longer over time so it could reach leaves on the tops of trees. However, a giraffe has many different things in it’s body that would have had to evolve at the same time with exactly the right functions. If not, the pressure from the blood rushing to it’s head when it bent over would cause brain damage!
For day 6 we read a lot about the amazing animals God made and how our bodies work. We did a lion craft, jungle scene, and talked about what makes each person unique with a little silhouette activity.
For our copy-work printables, we did a super simple craft. First we talked about some amazing features of Lions. Then, the kids drew lines with different shades of orange and yellow for the lion’s mane. Then I printed out some lion heads on yellow paper (they could have been bear heads. I don’t remember). Here is a template for a lion head if you need something like it. Just click the green ‘download template’ button.
The older kids also did a project when the little ones were taking a nap. We made some Jungle Dioramas out of tissue boxes.
It was a little difficult to cut the box, but they didn’t give up. Well, I wouldn’t let them 🙂
Then they used construction paper, stencils and an animal drawing book to make a jungle scene. I showed them how they could cut slits in the top of the box and hang vines down to give it a 3D look.
A great book to go with this project would be the Shine-a-light Rain Forest book from my Usborne store.
Watch Amazing Animals
This video is great to show children in little bits. It might be too long for younger children, but we LOVED it! Even I learned a TON about God’s amazing animals and how hard it is to imagine them being randomly formed.
Who Am I? Silhouettes
We did another activity about ourselves; to show our unique traits and also similarities.
First I had the children take turns standing by a wall facing to the left. I had another child shine a light at their face and I traced the silhouette on a piece of paper on the wall.
Then I asked the children things that they liked, about themselves and just in general. We talked about how every person in the whole world is unique. Millions and millions of individuals, not one exactly the same as the other. It really is amazing to think about!
We ended every activity with a prayer to thank God for all that He has made. For making it so beautiful, complex, and interested so that we would know that He is God. We prayed for help with remembering how special every person is so we can be nicer, more generous, and think about how others feel more often.
More Ideas for Day 6 of the Creation Story!