Creation Day 3 - Land, Seas and Vegetation Theme for Preschool

This Creation Day 3 - Land, Seas and Vegetation Theme page is based on Genesis 1:9-13

"9 And God said, 'Let the water under the sky be gathered to one place, and let dry ground appear.' And it was so. 

10 God called the dry ground 'land,' and the gathered waters he called 'seas.' And God saw that it was good.

11 Then God said, 'Let the land produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it, according to their various kinds.' And it was so. 

12 The land produced vegetation: plants bearing seed according to their kinds and trees bearing fruit with seed in it according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good. 

13 And there was evening, and there was morning—the third day." (Genesis 1:9-13, NIV)

This Creation Day 3 Preschool Theme 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!

You'll find more themes to help you with your planning on my bible preschool themes page.

Creation Day 3 Preschool Theme

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DAY3 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 4- Sun, Moon and Stars
Creation Day 5- Fish and Birds
Creation Day 6- Animals and People
Creation Day 7- He Rested
Creation Theme

Creation Day 3 - Land, Seas and Vegetation Theme Activities begin Here!

Art Activities

Creation Day 3 - Land, Seas and Vegetation Theme Art

Creation Day 3 Preschool Theme Art Activity

Leaf Rubbings

Place paper over leaves that are on your table.  Tape the paper in place.

The children color the entire paper with the sides of crayons or the sides of fat markers to show the outline of the leaves.

Paint with Land, Sea and Vegetation today!

Mix some sand into blue and green paint.

Have the children paint with branches.

Veggie Printing

Materials needed: vegetables cut in half or in strips:  broccoli, peppers, carrots, potatoes

The children dip the veggies into paint and "stamp" on paper with them! 

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Block Area

Creation Day 3 - Land, Seas and Vegetation Theme Block Center Ideas


Add trees and play fruit and veggies to your block area today!

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Circle Time Activities

Creation Day 3 - Land, Seas and Vegetation 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 3 from your favorite children's Bible or your own Bible. Genesis 1:9-13

Your Own Words

Tell the account of Genesis 1:9-13 in your own words and hand motions! Spread hands out when saying land, make wave motions when you say seas or waters, stretch up high when you say trees.  

Add flowers to the vegetation part-- bend over and pick some imaginary flowers!

Theme Prop Intro

Needed:  A bowl of potting soil; a tree branch with leaves; small cups and a pitcher of water

Pass the soil around for the children to feel and smell! Do the same with the tree branch.

Offer the children a small cup of water to drink while you read the Bible account today!

Carrot Tops

Bring a carrot that has some green on the top, a cup, a ruler, a cutting board, a knife and water.

Pass the carrot around and ask the children what it is, where and how it grows, etc.

Ask them if they think you all can grow some?  How?

Cut the top off.  Place in a shallow cup of water.

Measure how tall it is and record it on a paper.

Place this in your science center with the paper.

Observe over the next week, measuring and recording each day and making sure water stays in it!

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!

Vegetation Station

Materials needed:  Provide different types of colorful vegetables: Colored peppers, broccoli, carrots, lettuce, grape tomatoes, etc.

Discuss each one...color, size, shape etc. while the children help you to wash and cut them.

Place each in a separate bowl.  Let the children use tongs to choose some to have for snack.

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Dramatic Play Ideas

Creation Day 3 - Land, Seas and Vegetation
Theme Ideas to Transform Your Dramatic Play Area

Refrigerator Box Creation...continued!

Today, give the children green paper to make leaves; brown paper to twist into vines and add them to the outside of the box.

Inside the box, provide pillows and some books!

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Easel Ideas

Creation Day 3 - Land, Seas and Vegetation Theme Ideas for your Easel--

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

Branches or Leaves

Paint with vegetation today!

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Gross Motor Games

Creation Day 3 - Land, Seas and Vegetation Theme Large Group Games 

that help build their muscles while they have fun together

Yoga Time!

How about some preschool yoga today!  Tree pose!  Hand in front of your chest, palms together (like praying) and one foot up and rested on the inside of your knee!

Try some other stretching to be the Land (laying on the floor, rolling around like sand on the beach) and the Sea (be a wave, be splashing water!).

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Library and Literacy

Creation Day 3 - Land, Seas and Vegetation
Theme Ideas for Your Library Area

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Book Suggestions for the Library

The 7 Days of Creation by Mindy MacDonald

ABC From Land And Sea by Kathy Kesner and Irene Kueh

Land and Sea by Claire Llewellyn

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Math And Manipulatives Activities

Creation Day 3 - Land, Seas and Vegetation Theme Activities

Creation Day 3 Preschool Theme Math Activity

 to help your Preschoolers develop those small muscles in their hands!

Lacing Cards

Materials needed:  pieces of sturdy cardboard or tag board; shoelaces

Cut the cardboard into beach, waves, leaves and cloud shapes.  

Hole punch around the edges.

Provide shoe laces for some lacing and "counting the holes" fun!

Leaf Counting

Find leaves from outside and bring them in!

Provide several bowls for the children to sort the leaves by shape, color, size, etc.

VARIATION:  Make your own leaf shapes.  Makes pairs of shapes for the children to match colors, letters, numbers, etc.

Make small medium and large for children to seriate in ascending or descending order!

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Music and Movement

Creation Day 3 - Land, Seas and Vegetation Theme
Music and Movement Activities and Ideas

 to get your Preschoolers Movin' and Groovin'!

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!

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Sand and Water Table

Creation Day 3 - Land, Seas and Vegetation Theme
Activities for the Senses!

Nature Walk

If possible, go outside for a walk!  Gather some rocks, leaves, and other nature items.

Bring them inside and add them to your sand table!

Vegetation "Seed" Find

Put soil in your sand table today.

Hide large, dried beans in the soil.

Provide sifters, spoons and cups.

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Science Activities

Creation Day 3 - Land, Seas and Vegetation Theme Science Activities

--for your Preschool Scientists in Training!

Planting Seeds

Provide different types of seeds, a bin of potting soil and a spray bottle.

Let the children plant seeds today!

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Writing Activities

Writing Activity Ideas for Your Creation Day 3 -
Land, Seas and Vegetation Theme!

Creation Day 3 Preschool Theme Writing Activity

Sand Name

Use the land to print names!

Print "God" on a large paper (fingerpaint paper works well).

Have the children follow the letters with a glue bottle.

Have the sprinkle sand on the paper and shake off!

Pretty cool!  God created the land!

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