Behold Your Little Ones Lesson 7: Jesus Christ Created the World for Me

Lesson

Behold Your Little Ones Lesson 7: Jesus Christ Created the World for Me 

Teaching Thoughts

  • If it is warm enough, go on a walk and point out more things that God created. You can even play a simple version of I spy- "I see something green" and basically anything they say that is actually green counts. 
  • Bring a stick for everyone and yarn to transform the booklet into a mobile instead. It will work best if you cut apart the pictures and punch the holes ahead of time. 
  • Play this fun Creation Matching Game from Green Jell-O with Carrot with the older set. For the younger ones, you can put the pictures in a bag and pick them out and hang on the board as you talk about them.
  • Use these Creation Cut-Outs from Latter-day Chatter to do a flannel board presentation, puppet show, or hide pieces around the room for the children to collect.

The following are links to LDS.org resources unless otherwise stated.


Teacher Study

"Creator and Savior" by Brother Mark E. Petersen

"The Creation" by President Russell M. Nelson


Music

"All Things Bright and Beautiful"- Children's Songbook pg. 231

"Beauty Everywhere"- Children's Songbook pg. 232

"Because God Loves Me"- Children's Songbook pg. 234

"I'm Glad to Pay a Tithing"- Children's Songbook pg. 150

"My Heavenly Father Loves Me"- Children's Songbook pg. 228 or listen to this  Children's Choir

"The World is So Big"- Children's Songbook pg. 235 

Videos

Jesus Makes the Earth (about 2 1/2 minutes)- Illustrated scripture story

The Creation (about 5 1/2 minutes)- Elder Nelson explains the importance of the creation


 
 

My Behold Your Little Ones Lesson 7 handout packet includes

  • Jesus Christ Created the earth collage- The first page has the words and a circle for the earth. Print the next pages on green and yellow paper to save coloring time. Cut the pieces out and glue on top. When I was in Nursery, I'd walk around with a bottle of glue and put dots where they needed to put something and left the rest up to them. 
  • Turn it into a textile activity- Have a lot more fun with this activity by bringing in some great texture pieces. Cut pieces of sandpaper or felt for the land and use foam glitter stars stickers for the universe. Try some animal print pom poms for the animals (I got mine at Hobby Lobby). Use the first page of handout still for the base and if you are daring- try washable watercolor for the water or use blue bubble wrap pieces for the water. It will probably look crazy in the end but so much fun!

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Activity Ideas

The Creation- Some pictures of the creation that you could us during the lesson.  Try putting them together as a necklace or giving out to each to child to hold when you tell your lesson.

Reverence for the Creation- This one has some pictures to glue onto a box lid to create a scene. 

My Creation Book- Booklet to make

Animal Match-up- Cut the pictures in half. Glue half on a paper beforehand and have the children do the rest at nursery. Or play memory matching up the two sides of the animals. The kids could also make silly animals by mixing up the halves instead.

Gratitude for God's Creations- A pioneer perspective on being grateful for God's creations- includes a picture of pioneer wagon that can be used as a view finder.

I Live in a Beautiful World- Can color these pictures or use them to talk about different ways we can appreciate God's creations- through all our senses. 

What Am I?- Guess the object in these close up pictures

World Frame- Draw a picture of yourself in the middle enjoying God's creations.

A Beautiful Earth- Find the scenes in the picture (scroll down) or use this one, A Beautiful World

Enjoying the Earth- Circle the similar objects

Sun, Moon, and Stars- Mobile

The Heavens Declare the Glory of God- Bright Ideas poster

Coloring Pages

The Creation

My Father in Heaven Loves Me

Jesus Christ Created the Earth

Jesus Christ Created the Earth for Me

I'm Glad that I Live in this Beautiful World

When I Lived with My Heavenly Father

Wonders (includes a poem)