Tuesday, August 24, 2010

The Story of Creation: Day 4

And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years: And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so.  And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: [he made] the stars also.  And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth, And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that [it was] good.  And the evening and the morning were the fourth day.  - Genesis 1:14-19 KJV

To help the girls remember that the sun was created on the fourth day, we made number 4 sun catchers.  These are made by sticking torn pieces of tissue paper on clear contact paper (sticky side up) and then covering with a second piece of clear contact paper and then cutting it into the shape of a four.

We looked at images of the phases of the moon.  Andy has a passion for astronomy and he has been teaching Arin about the phases of the moon and whether it is waxing or waning before she could even talk.  He quizzes her about it everytime they look at the moon together, so it was fun to see what she thought of a poster of all the phases together.

We also used these constellation cards. 

To put it all together, we made a paper collage of the sun, moon, and stars. The sun, moon, and stars were made by cutting magazine pages.  The day and night backgrounds were made by tearing pieces of cardstock.

The girls also colored their Day 4 coloring page.

1 comment:

The Pendrak's said...

All of these Creation Days ideas are great!
When Corban was younger we drew/colored pictures for each day and then Chris laminated them. Corban still uses his days of the week placemats!