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Creation Day 6 - Animals and People Theme for Preschool

This Creation Day 6 - Animals and People Theme page is based on Genesis 1:24-31

"24 And God said, 'Let the land produce living creatures according to their kinds: the livestock, the creatures that move along the ground, and the wild animals, each according to its kind.; And it was so. 

25 God made the wild animals according to their kinds, the livestock according to their kinds, and all the creatures that move along the ground according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good.

26 Then God said, 'Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals,[a] and over all the creatures that move along the ground.'

27 So God created mankind in his own image,

    in the image of God he created them;

    male and female he created them.

28 God blessed them and said to them, 'Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.'

29 Then God said, 'I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food. 30 And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds in the sky and all the creatures that move along the ground—everything that has the breath of life in it—I give every green plant for food.' And it was so.

31 God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. And there was evening, and there was morning—the sixth " (Genesis 1:24-31, NIV)

This page includes preschool lesson plans, activities and Interest Learning Center ideas for your Preschool Classroom!

You can either scroll down through this page to see all of the preschool activities for your theme or click the link below to go to a specific day of Creation.

Let the theme planning begin!

DAY6 Art Activities Block Area Circle Time Activities Cooking Recipes Dramatic Play Ideas Easel Ideas Gross Motor Games Library and Literacy Math And Manipulatives Activities Music and Movement Sand and Water Table Science Activities Writing Activities

Here are the links for activities for each specific DAY of Creation and the General Creation Theme Page!

Creation Day 1- Light
Creation Day 2- Sky and Water
Creation Day 3- Land, Seas and Vegetation
Creation Day 4- Sun, Moon and Stars
Creation Day 5- Fish and Birds
Creation Day 7- He Rested
Creation General Theme

Creation Day 6 - Animals and People Theme Activities begin Here!

Art Activities

Creation Day 6 - Animals and People Theme Art

Self Portrait

Materials needed:  A variety of skin colored shades of paper, scissors, yarn in a variety of colors and crayons.

The children create a self portrait!  God made me!

Animal Prints 

Materials needed:  stamp pads (made from washable ink!), paper, colored pencils

The children use their finger and thumb prints to create animals and use colored pencils to embellish with eyes, etc.

Watercolor Animals

Show the children pictures from the book The Artist Who Painted the Horse Blue by Eric Carle.

Encourage them to create an animal of their own!

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Block Area

Creation Day 6 - Animals and People Theme Block Center Ideas

Finally, People!

Add play people and animals to your block area today!

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Circle Time Activities

Creation Day 6 - Animals and People Theme Circle Time Ideas

Circle Time is such a great time for children to learn the social skills of being together as a large group AND to learn more about your theme!

Bible Story

Read about Day 5 from your favorite children's Bible or your own Bible. Genesis 1:24-31

Your Own Words

Tell the account of Genesis 1:24-31 in your own words and hand motions! 

Name Them!

Bring ALL your stuffed animals to circle!  Have each child choose one.

Take turns telling what type of animal they have.

Ask if the animal/fish/bird they are holding is one that what God created on the 6th day or was it a different day?  Do you remember?!

Theme Props Intro

Bring a few stuffed animals, birds and fish to circle.

Talk about them and all that God has created.

Ask them to recall what God created on the sixth day (animals and people).

What is our job?  (To care for God's creation).

Show each type of animal.

Ask, if this was your pet at home, where would it sleep?  What does it need to eat?

Animal Sounds

Find a CD with animal sounds or record your own!

Play one at a time and pause, asking children, "Who makes that sound"?

Be sure to include a person talking (God created people, too!)

Cooking Recipes

Snack Recipe Ideas to Cook Up for Your Theme!

Cooking with children helps develop their math skills and helps them to learn how to follow directions. It also allows for some great conversation! Ask many questions while cooking with your children to encourage conversation! Be sure to ask specific themed questions while making these fun snacks!

Animal Crackers and Dip

Have animal crackers and yogurt dip today!

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Dramatic Play Ideas

Creation Day 6 - Animals and People Theme Ideas to Transform Your Dramatic Play Area

Refrigerator Box Creation...continued!

Today, add stuffed animals and play food to your Creation Center.  The children take care of all the God has created.

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Easel Ideas

Creation Day 6 - Animals and People Theme Ideas for your Easel--

More Than Just Painting (Although that is always THE favorite in our classroom!)

My Animal

Encourage children to paint their favorite animal or to create their own!

My Friend

Encourage children to paint a portrait of a friend in their class.  Does he/she have brown hair?  Blue eyes, light or dark skin?  Freckles?

God create each of us uniquely!

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Gross Motor Games

Creation Day 6 - Animals and People Theme Large Group Games 

that help build their muscles while they have fun together

Animal Charades

Have a child whisper in your ear which animal he/she wants to pretend to be.

They act it out and the other children try to guess.

VARIATION:  Make cards with different animal pictures and their names on the card.

A child chooses one card to act out (easier than them coming up with their own sometimes!).  I also like this because you can show the children a picture of the card when they are done acting it out.

Remember, not every child has seen a giraffe or a hippo!

Follow the Leader

God has made us the same but unique!

Play follow the leader...each child has a turn doing a motion that the others copy!

We do this in a large circle rather than following a "train" of children.  

It is a lot to walk, follow the person in front of you and watch the person in the front AND copy what they are doing...

This is a lot for adults to keep up with, certainly frustrating for some preschoolers!

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Library and Literacy

Creation Day 6 - Animals and People Theme Ideas for Your Library Area

Book Suggestions for the Library

7 Days of Creation by Mindy Macdonald

The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse by Eric Carle

God Made Animals by Michael Vander Klipp

God Made Me by Tyndale Kids

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Math And Manipulatives Activities

Creation Day 6 - Animals and People Theme Activities to help your Preschoolers develop those small muscles in their hands!

Creation Sorting

Materials needed:  4 brown lunch bags, laminated pictures of all kinds of animals and people

Animal sorting.....Make bags for land animals, water animals, animals that fly, and people!  

Cut out and laminate many from magazines for the children to sort!

My Friends

Materials needed:  Print out duplicate pictures of each child's face. Laminate.  

The children use these to match and to name their friends'!

Pattern Blocks

Provide pattern blocks and pattern cards of animals and people.

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Music and Movement

Creation Day 6 - Animals and People Theme Music and Movement Activities and Ideas to get your Preschoolers Movin' and Groovin'!

Animal Action

This song is from Greg and Steve's CD titled Kids In will LOVE this CD!!!!!

God Created

There is a great song my daughter's Sunday school teacher sang during the Creation Theme.

It is sung to the tune of Frere Jacques

We will add additional verses each day!

Today, sing:

God created!  God created!

Night and day, night and day.

That was on the first day.

That was on the first day.

And it was good!  It was good!

God created!  God created!

Sky and clouds, sky and clouds.

That was on the second day.

That was on the second day.

And it was good!  It was good.

God created!  God created!

Land and plants.  Land and plants.

That was on the third day.

That was on the third day.

And it was good!  And it was good!

God created!  God created!

Sun, moon and stars!  Sun, moon and stars!

That was on the fourth day.

That was on the fourth day.

And it was good!  It was good!

God created!  God created!

Fish and birds!  Fish and birds!

That was on the fifth day.

That was on the fifth day.

And it was good!  It was good!

God created!  God created!

Animals and people!  Animals and people!

That was on the sixth day.

That was on the sixth day.

And it was good!  It was good!

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Sand and Water Table

Creation Day 6 - Animals and People Theme Activities for the Senses!

In This Together

Materials:  Sand or soil, little people, animals, birds, plastic fencing (perhaps from a farm toy).

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Science Activities

Creation Day 6 - Animals and People Theme Science Activities--for your Preschool Scientists in Training!

Same and Different 

Materials needed:  white paper, crayon, fingerprint ink pads, magnifying glasses

Help children trace their hand on the paper.

Help them make a fingerprint on each finger of their traced hand using the corresponding finger!

Use magnifying glasses to check out their fingerprints and compare them to a friend's prints!

We are all the same but different, by God's wonderful design!

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Writing Activities

Writing Activity Ideas for Your Creation Day 6 - Animals and People Theme!

Name Cards

If you don't already have these for your classroom, I HIGHLY recommend making them!  You will use them all year!

Print each child's first name on the front of a name card.  Print their last name on the back.  

Tape a small (wallet size or smaller) picture on the card.

Laminate the cards.

Provide dry erase markers for the children to practice printing their names and their friends' names.

Point out that some friends have some of the same letters in their name as you have in yours!

EXTENSION:  We use these cards for EVERYTHING!  If choosing a spot at circle time becomes problematic, we will place name cards on spots and have the children find their name.

We will have games where, for our PREK children, we will hold up a name, covering the picture, and ask whose name it is.

We will sometimes hold up the card and show the picture to ask whose name and picture this is (you'd be surprised how many of your children do NOT know the names of their classmates, even 4 months into school!)

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