The Creation—Each Day a Gift


Thou shalt thank the Lord thy God in all things (D&C 59:7).

When the great plan of happiness was presented in the Council in Heaven, we shouted for joy. Thanks to our Father in Heaven and His Son Jesus Christ, we were given the opportunity to progress, to learn, to grow, and to become like Them. What a great blessing!

This great plan included the creation of a beautiful world, where we would come to live our mortal lives. The Creation took six days and was done by Jesus Christ under the direction of Heavenly Father.

First, God divided the light from the darkness, making day and night.

Then, on the second day, He organized the heaven and the earth.

On the third day, He divided the land from the waters and created grass, flowers, trees, fruit, and herbs.

On the fourth day, He created the sun, moon, and stars.

The fish and fowl were created on the fifth day.

On the sixth day, Jesus Christ created the animals. Then Heavenly Father created man “in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them” (Gen. 1:27).

What a great deal we have to be thankful for! Life’s whole experience and all the beauties around us are gifts from our Father, who loves us.

Instructions: Color the flannel-board figures, then mount them on heavy paper. Cut them out and use them to retell the story of the creation of the earth.

Flannel board figures(click to view larger)

Eve; Adam; Light, darkness; Earth; Trees, flowers, etc.; Sun, moon, and stars; Animals; Fish and fowl. (Illustrated by Beth Whittaker.)

[illustration] Painting by Stanley Galli