Creation for Kids – Genesis 1, Days of Creation

Creation for Kids – Genesis 1, Days of Creation

“In the beginning God created the heavens
and the earth.” Genesis 1:1 At first, the earth had no form. Everything was dark. God was there, because God always existed. He created our whole universe and everything
in it in 6 days. On the first day God said, “Let there be
light”, and there was light. Just like that! He called the light “day” and the darkness
“night”. On the second day, God divided the waters below
from the waters above and created heaven. On the third day God commanded the waters
to be gathered together into one place, and He made the dry land appear. On the earth He created all the grasses, plants,
and trees. On the fourth day God made the sun, the moon,
and the stars. He simply said, “Let there be…” and
there they were! On the fifth day, God created all the living
creatures that live in the waters, and also all of the birds of the air. On the sixth day, God made all the creatures,
which live on the land: the beasts, and the cattle, and the creeping things. Also on the sixth day, God made a man and
a woman. The man and woman were not like the animals,
because God created them in His own image. Now let’s review what God created on each
of the six days of creation: On Day 1, God created the light. On Day 2, God separated the waters and made
heaven. On Day 3, God gathered the waters into seas,
made the dry land appear, and created all the grasses, plants and trees on the earth. On Day 4, God made the sun, the moon, and the
stars. On Day 5, God made all of the sea creatures
and all the birds of the air. On Day 6, God made all of the animals, which
live on land. On this day, He also made a man and a woman. “Then God saw everything that He had made,
and indeed it was very good.” Genesis 1:31 On the seventh day, God was done with all
His work, and He rested. God did not rest because He was tired. God never gets tired. He rested to set an example for us. Sunday is the day of the week, when we rest,
and worship God together at church.

Comments (24)

  1. Regardless of my opinion of this video, THANKS for leaving comments and ratings enabled. I appreciate your providing a forum for the open exchange of ideas, information, and opinions.

  2. I really appreciate this video, wonderful, however the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord. It is Saturday, yet the video states that the 7th day is Sunday.
    The Gregorian callendar even states that Sunday is the 1st day of the week and Saturday is the 7th day.
    Even before the Gregorian callendar the 'Sun' day representing the worship of the Sun was the 1st day of the week.
    Even before that the 1st day of the week is Sunday.
    What about the celebration of easter. Christ died on Friday.

  3. Dear Mr. Cunningham,

    Thank you for your feedback.

    In the video we were trying to communicate two separate points:
    1. God rested on the 7th Day of Creation
    2. Today we rest and worship God at church on Sunday

    We were not intending to teach that the 7th day of creation and Sunday are the same day.

    We will add a note to the video summary section of the video page, in order to clarify this point.

    Thank you again for your comment.

    Best Regards

  4. Why even mention anything about resting on Sunday! The creation story had nothing to do with resting on Sunday. When in doubt, say what would Jesus do? He kept the Sabbath holy and rested sunset Friday to sunset Saturday. Don't try to change gods law for your convenience people.

  5. Now that Youtube has opened up comment space to allow for longer comments, we are combining a response, which we originally had to divide into five posts, into this one post. The original poster, to whom we were responding, has deleted their comment. However, we decided to repost our answer, because we hope it may be helpful for others who have the same question. 

    The original poster posted this verse: “But, beloved, do not forget this one thing, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.” (2 Peter 3:8 NKJV)

    Our original response reads as follows: Thanks for your comment. We believe in a literal, six-day creation, as described in Genesis, chapter 1. We believe this because the Bible uses the word “day”, and then defines a day by saying: "So the evening and the morning were the…day." (Genesis 1:5, 1:8, 1:13, 1:19) In addition, Deuteronomy 4:32 specifically refers to a “day”: “… since the day that God created man on the earth".

    We do not see any reason to conclude from the text that Peter is offering a reinterpretation of the word "day", either in reference to the days in the Genesis creation account, or any other place where the word "day" is used literally in the Bible. 

    We believe Peter's meaning in 2 Peter 3:8 to be best explained by the context of the passage. He warns the believers that scoffers will come claiming Christ will not return a second time, because, from a human perspective of time, it appears to be taking so long for Him to return. We understand Peter’s statement, "…do not forget this one thing, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day" to mean that our Eternal God is not bound by human time.
    To us there is no doubt that God can do anything He wills, and that His power is infinite. We do not find any reason from within the Scriptures to doubt that God created the whole universe in 6 literal, 24-hour days, or to understand the use of the word "day" in Genesis to mean anything other than a literal, 24-hour period.

    If you are interested in learning more about this topic, we recommend a visit to the Grace to You site (gty dot org), where a search for either: “The Battle for the Beginning”, or “Creation: Believe it or Not” will return many free, and Biblically-based resources regarding the debate over the creation account, and its implications. Best Regards.

  6. No matter which day you choose to worship the Lord … facts are facts. The Sabbath was made by God and it was the 7th day ( Saturday). This is a wonderful video and it is a very good teaching tool up to a point. However, the mention of Sunday being the day most people worship muddles things. The fact that 2 points are being made is not clear… especially to kids who lack the knowledge or discernment to make the points clear. ( I am assuming they are the intended audience.) So why not just keep opinion and rhetoric out of it. Stick to the facts as God wrote them.  The Lords Day was not God made. It was not a thus sayeth the Lord.  It is a human choice. It is a human created day of worship. ( BTW- I keep the Lords Day but I am not blind to the Sabbath)  Some believe that Sabbath was hung on the cross, some believe Jesus is our Sabbath and we should rest in him, but some believe that we should worship as God directed… on Sabbath. We can debate this back and forth and Sabbath keepers can show you chapter and verse as to why they are correct just like Sunday keepers can justify the Lords Day. What we must be careful of as educators of children is not to create a bias against those who choose to follow the old and new testament. Christians come in many denominations.  God has a plan for us all and will lead us in that direction. Teaching children about what most people do and what  everybody we know does is not prudent.

  7. Day 4 The Sun Moon and stairs were created not Day 1. Read John chapter 1

  8. really beautiful, thank you

  9. Excellent video, you guys must be teachers, even with a summary at the end.  I also read your disclaimer at the top.  However as christians we must follow God rather than man.  I understand that you go to church on Sunday, but God rested on Sabbath and santified and blessed that day too.  The bible also states that God is Lord of the Sabbath.  

  10. Thank you for this video however Sunday is not a worship day. God is not that kind of creator who will change his word (Malachi 3:6). When Jesus came to earth, died and resurrected, the commandments including Sabbath are not abolished. From Genesis to Revelation, nobody commanded the change of worship day from Saturday to Sunday.

  11. Regardless of the nice style of the video the big logical problems in the story remain, i.e. the creation of plants before the sun. If it really would have been like that, this incompetent God would have learned quite quick that his order of creating things was rather suboptimal and would never have worked. After all it's just a primitive myth about the beginning, like there are a thousand others. Every culture has their own gods and their own creation myths, the Genesis is nothing special. Who wants to be that arrogant to pick a single myth and declare it as the truth while denying a thousand others? And that's the most important thing that should be tought to kids: It's just a myth, a fairytale, written in an ancient book. Some may consider it nice to read (I usually don't), but after all it's pure fictional nonsense, especially when compared to reality.

  12. There is no problem having light before sun as there is light emitted by electromagnetic waves, & certain creatures. As for Sunday ..remember that "Shabbat" in Hebrew is from the word "sheva" meaning seven. Even the modern calendar has Sunday on the far left because it is the first day of the week.

  13. Allong with the animals god created: ebola, cancer, smallpox, yellow fever, tuberculosis, syphilis and many more disseases that whould torture from newborns to elders!

  14. Beautiful video. I love the children's voices.

  15. God made the Sabbath for man, not man for the Sabbath. This was Jesus' response to the religious leaders who objected to Him "working" on the Sabbath when He was healing and picking grain.

    I believe that God's point of the Sabbath is a set aside time of rest. The day that the Sabbath is kept is of less importance than the concept.

  16. Hello,

    I am wondering if there is some way for me to get copies of the pictures used in this video. I would love to use them for the pre-school area in my church.

  17. Sunday is 1st day of the week where God has created the light. He rested and bless on the 7th day which is sabbath, made it a sign between God and men. God blessed, rested and made it holy. Genesis 2:1-3.

  18. Aw man! I was going to use this video as part of my homeschool curriculum BUT it is false doctrine to teach that "Sunday is the day of the week when we rest and worship God at church". 🙁 This is contradictory to what God created and commanded that we do…. I pray that your team of people would re-study this portion of Scripture along with others and "teach and show" that day 7 was indeed created FOR us to also rest and set aside a specific time of worship to God. In goes hand in hand with the commandment to "keep the Sabbath day holy"….

  19. But sunday is the first day of the week, how it become the seventh day? really messed up…the saturday is the sabbath God rested..for example so He want us to worship Him and rest for all our labors…

  20. just as a side-note. Sunday is the first day of the week, not the seventh day which is God's Sabbath day that He rested on.

  21. This was beautifully put together but am confused how at the end of the video Sunday became the seventh day of the week. What confusion!

  22. The 7th day is Saturday, the Sabbath.

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