God Made the Animals and Man

This story is about the first man.

The child will learn that:-

  • God made people in His own image and they are very special to Him.
  • We should follow God’s Ways because He made us.

Bible Story Reference: Genesis 1: 20 – 2: 3

Memory Verse: 

Genesis 1:31 (NIV)

Then God looked over all he had made, and he saw that it was very good!

Opening Activity

  • The child can act as different animals. This could be done as a guessing game.

Bible Story

  • On the fifth day God made thousands and thousands of different kinds of birds and fish. God looked at all He had made and said “It is good.” (Genesis 1: 20-23) Mention a few birds/fish that the child knows.
  • On the sixth day God made all the animals. He made the giraffe with the long neck and the lions and tigers with their sharp teeth – God made them all! (Genesis 1: 24-25)
  • Although God had made many wonderful things, He still had something else to make and He made this in a very special way. Show the child a handful of dust and ask them what they think they could make from it. God took some dust from the ground and made the first man. The man came alive when God breathed into Him. The name of the first man was Adam. (Genesis 1: 26-31) Explain to the child that when God made Adam He used His own image (what He is like) as a pattern. This means that God designed man to be in some ways like Himself. Because we are made in God’s image, we are different from other animals. We can think about things. It means that we know the difference between right and wrong, and can learn to follow God and His ways.
  • God made the world and everything in it in six days. When He had finished He said it was very good. On the seventh day He rested and admired everything He had made. (Genesis 2: 1-3) Talk about how we need to rest when we have been really busy.
  • Conclude by stating that the world God had made was absolutely perfect and He was pleased with everything that He had made


  1. On which day did God make the birds and the fish?
  2. What did God say about them?
  3. What did God make on the sixth day as well as the animals?
  4. What did God say after He had created everything?
  5. Who was the first man?
  6. What did God use to create him?
  7. How many days did it take God to create the world?
  8. What did God do on the seventh day?


Dear God, thank you for creating me in your image.



God created Animals

What You Need

  • Paper (Blue, Green and Brown)
  • Animal Stickers or Printed Graphics from magazines
  • Glue
  • Pen or Marker
  • Scissors


  1. Cut a strip of the green paper about 1 to 1 1/2 inches wide and cut snips on one long end to make it look like grass.
  2. Glue the green paper to the bottom of the light blue paper.
  3. Cut a rectangle from the brown paper to serve as a tree trunk.
  4. Cut a piece of green paper to serve as the leaves to a tree.
  5. Glue the tree to the paper.
  6. Add the animal stickers, or glue on the animal graphics.
  7. Write the following along the bottom of the paper. Day 6: God made the animals. He made people, too. Genesis 1:24-26