Teaching about creation days makes a great unit study for your homeschool. The first chapter (and beginning of the second) in the Bible is one of the biggest foundations to Christian faith, so much so, there’s an entire museum dedicated to bringing this bible history to life.
If you’re looking for a way to teach this piece of scriptural history in your homeschool, here are 3 ways to easily teach creation days in your homeschool. Be sure to scroll to download our FREE Creation Cards Printable Pack.
Read about the days of creation as a family.
This reading can be added to your together time, morning basket, family devotional time, or even part of a bedtime story. With 7 days and over 30 scriptures, they can be broken down to reading one creation per day.
Once you read each day, consider having a discussion about each day in more depth. Discuss what it could have looked like and felt like if you were able to witness it.
Incorporate your kids by letting them read a verse or two. Early readers can find sight words, CVC words, or even vocabulary words they may be currently studying.
Incorporate hands-on activities to teach the days of creation.
Activities like our free Creation Cards Printable Pack is a great way to help kids remember what they read about each creation day account.
In our resource you’ll find printable posters and nomenclature (Montessori-style) cards. These cards can be used to play games of match or to help retell what was taught.
Here are some other hands-on activity ideas:
- Days of creation BINGO
- Story Sequencing
- Writing Activities based on the Days of Creation
- Creation Days Coloring Pages
- Creation Days Sensory Bins
Easily incorporate activities by planning one for each creation day. Copywork is also another activity that can help kids memorize the scriptures about this biblical account. Have your older kids try to copy in cursive and the younger ones in print.
Watch videos and documentaries about the days of creation.
Another way to help teach about creation days is to use songs, videos, and documentaries. There are lots of these resources on YouTube, but here are a few of my favorites:
- Stories of the Bible: Creation
- Days of Creation Video for Kids
- Days of Creation Song
- Bible Story Series: The Creation of the World
Add these to your playlist and watch them along with what you read and the other activities you plan to do.
Final Thoughts about Teaching Creation to Your Kids
In addition to these ideas, you can also plan a field trip to the Creation Museum. They are open Wednesday through Saturday, 9:00am – 6:00pm. Kids 10 and under receive free admission and they also offer a planetarium special.
Your family can enjoy a nice ark encounter experience with over 140 state-of-the-art exhibits. If you are ever near the Cincinnati area, this is worth the visit!
As you make plans to teach the creation days in your homeschool, keep in mind that you can make it a full unit study.
There is so much that can be uncovered in studying these days, including but not limited to: weather, landforms, animals, birds, humans, astronomy, time, and so on. This is also a great way to weave bible and scripture study into your homeschool schedule.
Don’t forget to download our FREE Creation Cards Printable Pack!
It has all you need for teaching about the creation days in a low-impact, no-prep way! Click here to download now.
Carrie is the owner & operator of Homeschool Giveaways. She has been homeschooling for over a decade and has successfully graduated her first homeschooler. She has two girls and works side by side at home with her awesome husband. She has been saved by grace, fails daily, but continues to strive toward the prize of the high calling of being a daughter of the Most High God.