The story of Creation from Genesis 1:
After each day's work, God declared that it was good.
(If it is a nice day, take your kids outside into God's creation for the lesson!) Show students the items from nature and allow them to explore. Collect the items when you are ready to start the story, so the children are not distracted.
Ask the children if they have ever made anything. For example: sand castles, a picture, craft, etc. Ask them what they used to make it. Then ask them if they could make it without the necessary supplies? (For example, could they make the sand castle if they didn't have any sand?) Tell them that they are getting ready to learn about how God created everything from nothing.
Read story from a Children's storybook Bible for younger children.
For older children, read the story from an age-appropriate Children's storybook Bible or tell the story yourself.
For Early Elementary Students: Hold up a mirror and allow each child to look at themselves. Tell children that God made them, just like he did the beautiful flowers and the cool bugs. Acknowledge the differences in each of the children. (hair color, eye color)
Scripture for Kids to Read Aloud Genesis 1:1, Genesis 2:1-3
First, ask the children if they have any questions about the story. What to do if you don't know the answer?