Seven Days of Creation Border - Judaic

Lesson #3013
3013

Design a border depicting the seven days of creation.



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For each of the seven days of creation, die-cut shapes appropriate to each day. Students would hear the story of the creation and then place their shape on the appropriate card.

Review and discuss the seven days of creation according to the Torah.

12422-DC-Ellison SureCut Die - Border, Wave - Double Cut 12850-LG-Ellison SureCut Die - Clouds - Large 13124-LG-Ellison SureCut Die - Dolphin - Large 13300-TY-Ellison SureCut Die - Fish, Tiny - Tiny 15753-LG-Ellison SureCut Die - Circle 1/2 - Large 17456-LG-Ellison SureCut Die - Grass Patch - Large 17706-LG-Ellison SureCut Die - Native American Man #2 - Large 17947-LG-Ellison SureCut Die - Horse #3 - Large 18623-LG-Ellison SureCut Die - Moon & Stars - Large 18786-LG-Ellison SureCut Die - Fish #6 - Large 20588-LG-Ellison SureCut Die - Sun (Basic Beginnings) - Large 22584-LG-Ellison SureCut Die - Bookmark, Eagle - Large 23660-LG-Ellison SureCut Die - Kiddush Cup & Tray - Large

Supplies Used: Cardstock, Construction Paper, Glue, Hole Punch, Markers (Black and Orange), Paper (Silver and Shiny Silver), Scissors

The teacher will die-cut the materials for student use prior to the lesson.

  1. Cut nine various lengths of 7" high light and dark blue cardstock. These will be the backing for the Creation Border.
  2. On one border piece print "In the Beginning" and on another border piece print "The Seven Days of Creation" using a black marker (see Main Photo).
  3. 1st Day of Creation - Die-cut LG Circle 1/2 using black and white paper. Adhere a black and a white half Circle to a blue border piece (see Main Photo).
  4. 2nd Day of Creation - Die-cut LG BB Clouds and DC Border, Wave using white and dark turquoise paper. Leave the white Clouds and white Wave whole. Cut highlights from the turquoise paper and adhere to the white Clouds and Wave. Adhere the Clouds and Wave to a blue border piece (see Main Photo).
  5. 3rd Day of Creation - Cut a 2" x 7" strip of light turquoise paper and adhere to the left bottom of a blue border piece. Die-cut DC Border, Wave using dark turquoise paper. Adhere the Wave to the light turquoise paper. Tear several pieces of light and dark tan paper into hill shapes. Adhere to the right bottom of the border piece. Die-cut three LG Grass Patch and adhere to the torn tan hill shapes (see Main Photo).
  6. 4th Day of Creation - Die-cut LG BB Sun using light and dark yellow paper. Leave the dark yellow Sun whole. Cut highlights from the light yellow Sun and adhere to the dark yellow Sun. Attach the completed Sun to a blue border piece. Die-cut LG Moon & Stars using yellow and white paper. Adhere the Moon & Stars to the blue border piece (see Main Photo).
  7. 5th Day of Creation - Cut a 3" strip of dark blue paper and adhere to the bottom of a light blue border piece. Tear a dark brown piece of brown paper into a hill shape and adhere to the right bottom of the blue border. Die-cut LG Bookmark, Eagle using black and white paper. Cut the Eagles from the Bookmarks. Leave the white Eagle whole. Cut highlights from the black Eagle and adhere to the white Eagle. Use an orange marker to highlight the beak and talon of the Eagle. Attach a black piece of paper behind the eye opening. Die-cut LG Fish #6 using silver paper. Adhere a black piece of paper behind the eye opening. Die-cut LG Dolphin using light and dark gray paper. Leave the light gray Dolphin whole. Cut highlights from the dark gray Dolphin and adhere to the light gray Dolphin. Attach a piece of dark turquoise paper behind the eye opening. Die-cut three TY Fish using orange paper. Hole punch three white circles for the Tiny Fish eyes and attach. Adhere completed shapes to the blue border piece (see Main Photo).
  8. 6th Day of Creation - Cut a 1 1/2" strip of dark blue paper and adhere to the bottom of a light blue border piece. Tear tan, light green and dark green paper into hill shapes. Adhere to the bottom of the border piece. Die-cut LG Native American Man #2 using tan, dark red (for loin cloth), and orange and yellow (for the feathers). Leave the tan Native American whole. Cut highlights from the red, orange and yellow papers. Adhere highlights to the tan Native American. Use a black marker to highlight hair and eyes. Die-cut LG Horse #3 using cream, tan, black (3), medium brown and dark brown paper. Leave the black Horses whole. Cut highlights from the other colors and adhere to the black Horses. Attach the completed shapes to the blue border piece (see Main Photo).
  9. 7th Day of Creation - Die-cut LG Kiddush Cup & Tray using purple, shiny silver and silver papers. Leave silver paper whole and cut highlights from purple and shiny silver paper. Adhere the highlights to the silver Cup and Tray. Attach the completed shapes to a blue border piece (see Main Photo).
  10. Cut eight 1 1/4" x 2 3/4" pieces of silver cardstock. Print 1st through 7th Day on the pieces using a black marker. Hole punch four shiny silver circles for each piece and adhere to the silver cardstock. These will be the connecting pieces for the border (see Main Photo).
  11. Cut a 2 1/4" x 16 1/4" strip of red cardstock. Cut a slightly smaller piece of while paper and adhere to the red cardstock. Print the words "Seven Day of Creation" using a black marker (see Main Photo). 

Fine Arts: Visual Arts

Standard 3: Choosing and Evaluating a Range of Subject Matter, Symbols and Ideas

  • K-4 - Students select and use subject matter, symbols and ideas to communicate meaning.
  • 5-8 - Students use subjects, themes and symbols that demonstrate knowledge of contexts, values and aesthetics that communicate intended meaning in artworks

Source: National Standards for Arts Education

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