Creation Pockets

Lesson #8139

Reinforce and emphasize a study of the biblical creation.

Grade Level:

Students would hear the story of the creation and then place their die-cut in the appropriate pocket. They could talk about other things created on each day. For each of the seven days of creation, die-cut shapes appropriate to each day. For example, on the first day the light was separated from the dark. On the second day, the waters were separated from the land. On the third day, fruits, plants and all forms of vegetation appeared. On the fourth day, the sun, moon and stars appeared. On the fifth day, the fish and birds appeared. On the sixth day, man and the animals were created. On the seventh day, He rested. Any Church, the Open Book (representing the Bible), or other symbol of faith could be used here. Jewish schools could use the Torah.

Children place objects representing the different days of creation in corresponding library card pockets.

14746-LG-Ellison SureCut Die - Stars, Primitive - Large 15750-LG-Ellison SureCut Die - Circle - Large 20535-DC-Ellison SureCut Die - Library Card Pocket - Double Cut 21740-LG-Ellison SureCut Die - Apple (Basic Beginnings) - Large 26840-LG-Ellison SureCut Die Set - Creation (9 Die Set) - Large

Supplies Used: Cardstock, Double-Sided Tape, Glue, Marking Pens, Scissors

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

  1. Cut a piece of poster board at least 29" long by 9" high.
  2. Die-cut seven DC Library Card Pockets from poster board or folders. Fold on the perforated lines and adhere sides of the Pocket with double-sided tape or glue (see Main Photo).
  3. For each of the seven days of creation, die-cut shapes appropriate to each day. For the first day, die-cut a 4" Circle from white and black paper. Cut one of the Circles in half and adhere over the second Circle with double-sided tape, glue or other adhesive (Figure A). The Sun or Flashlight could also be used here.
  4. For the second day, die-cut the DC Wave #2 Border from blue cardstock or construction paper. Die-cut the LG Mountain w/Stream from green and blue paper. Keep the brown Mountain whole and layer the blue Stream to embellish (Figure B). The Globe #2 or the Continent Dies would also work well here.
  5. For the third day, die-cut the LG Grass Patch from green paper. Die-cut the LG Basic Beginnings Apple from several colors of construction paper. Layer and adhere colored paper to complete the Apple (see Main Photo). Any leaves, flowers, fruits or vegetables would be appropriate here.
  6. For the fourth day, die-cut the LG Moon & Stars from yellow cardstock or construction paper. Die-cut the LG Primitive Stars from silver paper (see Main Photo). Any Stars, Sun, Moon or Circle could be used here.
  7. For the fifth day, die-cut the LG Fish #6 from shades of green paper. Leave darker green Fish whole. Trim parts from other colors, layer and adhere to the whole Fish. Use marking pens to create highlights as desired. Die-cut the LG Egret from white and yellow paper. Leave the white Egret whole. Trim parts from the yellow Egret and adhere on the white Egret (Figure C). Again, any sea creature or fish and any bird or insect could be used here.
  8. For the sixth day, die-cut the LG Man #2 from skin colored paper and also from two shades of colored paper. Leave the skin colored figure whole and cut the other colors to form pants and a shirt. Adhere these to the Man figure. Add hair and other embellishments with marking pens. Die-cut the LG Giraffe #1 from "giraffe patterned" paper or embellish with crayons and colored pencils (Figure D). Any animal or person figure could be used here.
  9. For the seventh day, die-cut the LG Church #2 from gold and cream paper. Cut a piece of light blue paper to fit behind the Church and show through the windows and doorway. Adhere the blue paper with tape from behind. Any Church, the Open Book (representing the Bible), or other symbol of faith could be used here. Jewish schools could use the Torah (see Main Photo).

  • Figure A

  • Figure B

  • Figure C

  • Figure D

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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