Future Ticia here, in the fall of 2018 we’re cycling back to Ancient History for the last time, and I wanted to see what we’ve done in the past in our history lessons. Since we’ll start off with this Creation lesson, I thought this would be a good place to start looking at, but my kids are a little bit older than this lesson is intended for.
This is a bit of an odd post, since our homeschool history curriculum is written from a Christian point of view it includes things from the Bible, what you’d normally find in a homeschool Bible lesson. So, I wasn’t quite sure whether to put this as history or Bible, so I’m going to do a bit of both.
We read the first few lessons in The Mystery of History (affiliate link) and learned about how God created the world and how God created man. To reinforce this Creation lesson we did two things:
Creation lesson mini book
We made a mini-booklet where the kids took turns illustrating the different days of creation. This one was my favorite picture. Batman drew God resting on His bed in heaven. He was quite proud of himself. Okay, so I was proud of him too. The idea was for the pages to each be rectangles, but… my kids had other ideas and cut out the pages themselves.
Creation lesson play dough activity
They tried to mold man out of play-dough like God molded Adam from the dirt. We all agreed it was hard, and we’re very glad that we didn’t have to try and make a person out of the dirt.
My little creator had quite a lot of fun making his human.
Then just like God, we rested from all our hard work.
Well, the boys rested. Princess……… well after a while I gave up on her resting, and she painted her fingernails.
And she’s quite proud of herself.
Are you teaching this lesson with multiple ages?
Then try: Creation story writing prompt for elementary kids. I’m debating about using this writing prompt with my middle schoolers as well, just requiring more from them. We’ll see.
Some more Ancient History Lesson Ideas for you
This isn’t your cup of tea, or maybe you want your history lessons to start off differently? Then check out these ideas:
I originally published this July, 2010! Look at how little my kids were.