The Bible Story of Creation

The Bible story of Creation can be found in Genesis, Chapter 1. Because there are a variety of different Christian bibles, there are a variety of versions of the Creation Story (all of them basically telling the same story, just using different words to tell it).

Below you will find the 21st Century King James Version Bible story of Creation. We chose this version because it is available in public domain, allowing me to copy it and post it here for your use.

We recommend that if you are using this particular Bible story of Creation with children, that you simplify the text for easier understanding and provide fun learning activities to enhance their experience.

You can find links to the online resources we've collected to provide you with free, printable activities and lesson plans associated with the Bible story of Creation at the bottom of the page.

Genesis 1
1In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. 2And the earth was without form and void, and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.

3And God said, "Let there be light"; and there was light. 4And God saw the light, that it was good; and God divided the light from the darkness. 5And God called the light Day, and the darkness He called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.

6And God said, "Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters." 7And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament; and it was so. 8And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day.

9And God said, "Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear"; and it was so. 10And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called He Seas; and God saw that it was good.
11And God said, "Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth"; and it was so. 12And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind; and God saw that it was good. 13And the evening and the morning were the third day.

14And God said, "Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs and for seasons, and for days and years; 15and let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth"; and it was so. 16And God made two great lights: the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night. He made the stars also. 17And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth, 18and to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness. And God saw that it was good. 19And the evening and the morning were the fourth day.

20And God said, "Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven." 21And God created great whales and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind; and God saw that it was good. 22And God blessed them, saying, "Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply on the earth." 23And the evening and the morning were the fifth day.

24And God said, "Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind: cattle and creeping thing and beast of the earth after his kind"; and it was so. 25And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind; and God saw that it was good.

26And God said, "Let Us make man in Our image, after Our likeness; and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth."

27So God created man in His own image, in the image of God created He him; male and female created He them.

28And God blessed them, and God said unto them, "Be fruitful and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it; and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth."
29And God said, "Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree in which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat. 30And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat"; and it was so.
31And God saw every thing that He had made, and behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.

Scripture quotations taken from the 21st Century King James Version®, copyright © 1994. Used by permission of Deuel Enterprises, Inc., Gary, SD 57237. All rights reserved.

Okay, so now you know the Bible story of Creation – how do you make sure your kids understand the important lessons stemming from it?

Well, here are a few resource links that will take you to sites that offer printable activity sheets, bible coloring pages, bible lessons plans, everything you need to aid in your child's learning experience.

  • Hubbard's Cubbard: this link takes you directly to the page that lists Bible story of Creation themed activities for toddlers.

  • The Children's Chapel: This page is simply laid out – just click on the Bible verse and a printable coloring sheet or activity sheet comes up for your use.

  • Garden of Praise: Here you will find a child friendly version of the Bible story of Creation along with activities, tests, songs.

The above links are to the specific pages that contain resources centered around the Bible story of Creation. However, I recommend exploring all three sites, and becoming familiar with their layouts – because they are a wealth of information and can assist you in other Bible story topics you may be interested in sharing with your children.

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