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  • Tag: ‘Creation’

    Creation Study ~Day 6 Land Animals & Man

    Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

    books insidebookAs always we are using the “Answers in Genesis Curriculum for kids” for our history.

    I bought “Dinosaurs for Kids” by Ken Ham for the animal part of our study.

    It goes through the different ages of dinosaurs sometimes giving the evolutionist view as well as the biblical view.

    We have been talking a lot about the fact all animals were created to be herbivores.

    It is something that is easy to forget when you look at a Great White Shark…

    zootrip watchingWe went on a zoo trip at the end of our study and I had the boys point out what day the different animals were created on.

    It was such a simple exercise but so good!

    I also threw out another day once in a while.

    Like “I spy something created on day 3!”.

    It was a tree.

    bobcatWe also watched videos on the Answers in Genesis website.

    You could study anatomy with Day 6, I had thought about it but ended up going easy on our last week of creation instead.

    This study has been so informative for me!

    I love when I get something out of what we are learning!

    I will continue studying the timeline for the rest of the school year.

    Right now we are learning about Jubal and Tubal-Cain.

    I really like how much this gives us the big picture of history in the bible.

    I feel like ancient history and the bible are mostly kept separate from each other.

    But they should be taught together!

    What better way to understand the Israelites slavery in Egypt then to study Egypt at that time?

    Here are the other days of creation and what we did for them.

    Day 1 Light, Day & Night

    Day 2 Atmosphere

    Day 3 Dry land & Plants

    Day 4 Sun, Moon, & Stars

    Day 5 Sea & Flying Creatures


    Creation Study ~Day 5 Sea & Flying Creatures

    Thursday, October 31st, 2013

    I am going to be honest with you guys.

    The last week’s of our creation study will not be as project and experiment filled.

    I got a little burned out of scouring the web every week looking for experiments.

    So when we got to animals, I was really happy to take a little bit of a break!

    day5booksWe are still using the Answers for Kids bible curriculum and really liking it.

    I am doing it a little slower in places then they call for but it was meant for a Sunday school class so I knew I would be making changes.

    These two animal guides are amazing.

    sharksWith public places becoming more and more inundated with evolution it is nice to have a book that tells about the animal in a way that honors the creator.

    I like that each animal has the day it was created on there.

    We used these for reference during our study.

    birdsI let the boys pick out a Wild Kratts(a kids show about animals) show to watch each day.

    It had to be about an animal that was created on day 5.

    They also picked out library books about day 5 animals.

    My 5yr old picked out a bird guide.

    Then he stated we did not need any other bird books because he had them all in his BIRD GUIDE.


    We also watched some videos on the answers in genesis site.

    Both animal guides can be found in their store.

    whitesealFor literature we read Kipling’s “The White Seal”.

    Kipling did not write cute little animal stories.

    In The White Seal they talk about the people coming and killing a lot of the seals for food.

    It might terrify some children.

    The boys were upset but I pointed out they eat cows…

    I am mean.

    Kipling was such a great story teller though.

    I love his stories!


    fromaboveYou could also read something by E.B. White, or if you have young ones the book “Owl at Home” would work.

    I recommend reading the creation of narnia to your kids while learning about creation.

    It takes place in the book “The Magician’s Nephew” at the end of chapter 8 all the way through chapter 9.

    It is an absolutely beautiful description of creation.

    I read the book to the boys without really realizing how much it tied into what we were learning about!

    Here are my previous Creation Study post’s.

    Day 1 Light, Day & Night

    Day 2 Atmosphere

    Day 3 Dry land & Plants

    Day 4 Sun, Moon, & Stars

    Creation Study ~Day 4 Sun, Moon & Stars

    Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

    finishedsolarcar trying finishedcarSince we had already studied the properties of light on Day 1, we just made a couple solar powered projects for Day 4.

    We read:

    “Going around the Sun Some Planetary Fun” by Marianne Collins Berkes


    “Eight Great Planets” by Laura Purdie Salas

    Both are rhyming books and would be great for young children!
    We watched The Magic School Bus “Lost in Space”.
    My boys have seen all of these before but they seem to get more out of them when we watch them while learning about something in the video.

    solar paint casual heldtable scales grammar grammar2 mathscale numbers abacusMaking the Solar System ended up being a great way to explain how seasons and years work!

    It is a great visual tool!

    It would also be a great time to go to a planetarium!

    I also included a few peeks into our other schoolwork.

    Hope you have a great week!

    Day 1 Light, Day & Night

    Day 2 Atmosphere

    Day 3 Dry land & Plants