Lesson Notes By Weeks and Term - Primary 5

God creates and wants us to create


SUBJECT: Christian Religious Studies

TERM: 1st Term

CLASS: Primary 5

TOPIC: God creates and wants us to create

Behavioral objectives

At the end of this lesson, pupils should be able to:

  • list the things created by God.
  • explain what is meant by God creating man in his own image. 3 identify the significance of creation as a sign of God’s love to man. 4 list things created by man.

Guide to Bible passages Genesis 1:14–28; 2:7


Pupils are familiar with the topic in their previous classes.



Things God created

The planet earth which we now live on was not always like this. There was a time when it was shapeless and empty. There were no plants or trees, no rivers, no animals and no human beings. In fact, the earth was dark as there was also no sun, no moon or stars. God used six days to create the earth and nature as we know it. The whole of creation is a sign of God’s love. He created light first and that is how day and night began. The second day God created the sky. The third day, God created the land, the seas, planets and trees. On the fourth day, he created the sun, the moon, and the stars. And then the birds and sea animals were created on the fifth day. On the sixth day, God created the rest of the animals – those that live on land. On that same day, God created man.

God made man in his own image

Now, when God created man, he made him special. Man is God’s excellent creation. He made man to be just like himself. That means that man was made to resemble God. This does not mean that man’s face looks like God’s. It means God made man a spirit being just like God is a spirit being.

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