God Makes the World

This story is about how God made the heavens and the earth.

The child will learn that:-

  • God made the world.
  • We should thank God for everything He has made.

Bible Story Reference: Genesis 1: 1-19

Memory Verse: 

Genesis 1:1 (NIV)

God created the heavens and the earth.

Opening Activity

  • Show a picture of a house or ask the child to draw their house.
  • Ask the child questions about the house – How long would it take to build it? What would you need to build it?
  • It takes a lot of materials to build a house but God was able to create the world out of nothing.

Bible Story

  • In the beginning God made the heavens and the earth. Before God made the world there was just darkness. (Genesis 1: 1-3) What would it be like if it was always dark? (A blindfold could be used to show this)
  • On the first day God said, “Let there be light.” Immediately there was light. God called the light day and the darkness night. Instead of darkness all the time, there was darkness followed by light. (Genesis 1: 4-5)
  •  On the second day God spoke again and created the sky and air which are all around the earth. Night came again and the second day ended. (Genesis 1: 6-8)Get the child to take deep breaths. Explain how important the air around us is. 
  • Up until this point the earth was covered in water but now it was time to create the land. God spoke and made room for the new land. The water around the pieces of land became the sea. Then God spoke again and said, “Let the land be covered with all kinds of plants and trees.” God looked at all He had made and said it was good. This was the third day. (Genesis 1: 9-13). Ask the child to name some of the plants which grow. Talk about the variety of color, shape and size and how plants are both useful and beautiful.
  • On the fourth day God made special lights to shine in the sky – the sun for the day and the moon and stars for the night. God saw the lights he had created and saw that they were good. (Genesis 1: 14-19) Talk about how the sun is good. Marvel at the number of stars there are!
  •  Explain to the child that God created a beautiful world with everything that we need and we should thank Him for it.


  1. What was it like before God made the world?
  2. What was the first thing that God made?
  3. On Day 2 God created the sky and the _ _ _.
  4. In the beginning, what was the earth covered with?
  5. On Day 3, what two growing things did God make?
  6. What light did God make for the day?
  7. What lights did God make for the night?
  8. Finish this verse – “In the beginning God created …”


Thank you God for creating a beautiful world. Amen.



God created Light

This is to remind us of what God created on the first day.

What You Need

  • Paper (preferably black and yellow)
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • White Crayon or Marker
  • Pencil


  1. Cut a small black square and write the number 1 on one side.
  2. Cut a yellow triangle.
  3. On the other side of the square, glue a yellow triangle to show the contrast between light and darkness.