“The Creation,” Friend, Feb. 2007, 32–33
When Heavenly Father presented the great plan of happiness in the Council in Heaven, we shouted for joy. Heavenly Father and His Son, Jesus Christ, were giving us the opportunity to come to earth to grow and learn so that we could become like Them.
Under the direction of Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ created a wonderful world where we could live. The creation took six days.
First, Jesus divided the light from the darkness to make day and night.
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.
On the fifth day, He created the fish and birds.
On the sixth day, Jesus created the animals. Then, most important of all, Heavenly Father created man “in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them” (Genesis 1:27). Adam and Eve were the first man and woman to live on the earth and care for it.
The beautiful world we live in is a gift from our loving Heavenly Father. We can thank Him in our prayers for its many blessings. We can also show our thankfulness by caring for the plants and animals on the earth. Our bodies are also a gift from Heavenly Father. We should especially take care of our bodies and always remember to show gratitude and reverence for their creation.
Instructions: Color the figures, glue them to heavy paper, and cut them out. Use the figures to retell the story of the creation.