Learning “The Creation Story” through Art and Literature

God said, “Let there be light!” (Genesis 1:3)

Read children’s stories about “The Creation” for a sense of wonder, enrichment, and literacy.


He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands  (Beautifully Illustrated by Artist, Kadir Nelson)

All Things Bright and Beautiful  (A Popular English Hymn)

Creation   (Charming Artwork by Author, Cynthia Rylant)

Colorful Creatures  (Magnificent Non-Fiction Zoology)

We Celebrate Through Art

Paint the “Creation Story” from Genesis in Watercolor with Your Kids

Have fun with your children, making small illustrations of the different things God created in the Book of Genesis. For these illustrations, I used watercolor crayons and a quarter of a large sheet of watercolor paper.  Draw on the paper with the crayon, then dip finger in water and rub over the crayon to liquify the watercolor. For a splatter effect, use a toothbrush rubbed with a watercolor crayon.  I also used small sponges for the painting of Adam and Eve. I used kitchen shears to easily cut sponges. Children’s scissors aren’t strong enough. Grownups do the sponge cutting! These illustrations take only a few minutes to make.

Our Painting Tools

Canson Watercolor Paper
Faber-Castell Watercolor Crayons

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