“And God said, “Let there be lights in the vault of the sky to separate the day from the night, and let them serve as signs to mark sacred times, and days and years, and let them be lights in the vault of the sky to give light on the earth.” And it was so. God made two great lights—the greater light to govern the day and the lesser light to govern the night. He also made the stars. God set them in the vault of the sky to give light on the earth, to govern the day and the night, and to separate light from darkness. And God saw that it was good. And there was evening, and there was morning—the fourth day.” -Genesis 1:14-19
On the fourth day of creation, God created the sun, moon, and stars. This day always intrigues me because God actually created light on the first day. However, all light derived at this point in time is from the sun, which wasn’t created until the fourth day! It reminds me that God is big enough and powerful enough to produce light from Himself alone!
Today we made a mobile to represent the fourth day of God’s creation.
Here’s what you’ll need: construction paper, crayons, yarn, glue stick, and tape.
1. Draw a moon, stars, and the sun on a blank piece of paper using a black crayon. Turn the paper over and trace the outline of what you already drew on the other side. This way, when the paper gets turned around on the mobile, it will still show the stars, moon, etc.
2. Let your little one color both sides of the paper.
3. Next, let him/her cut out the shapes. Big Brother got frustrated with this after cutting out one star, so I just did the rest.
4. Cut a black piece of construction paper in half and then glue the two ends together.
5. Cut piece of yarn, enough for however many pictures you have.
6. Tape the yarn to the top. Then tape each picture onto the bottom of each piece of yarn. Tape two arcs at the top.
7. Glue (or tape) the ends of the black construction paper together.
8. Cut another small piece of yarn and then tie the two arcs of yarn together.
Here is the song to go along with this day (again, please excuse my terrible singing voice). Big Brother had a hard time saying all of the words quick enough. :)