Class: Primary 5

Term: 1st Term

Week: 1

Age: 11 years


Duration: 40 minutes


Subject: Christian Religion Studies

Curriculum Theme: THE CREATION



  • God creates and wants us to create (Genesis 1)

Specific Objectives:
By the end of the lesson, pupils should be able to:

  • Define creation.
  • Identify God as the creator.
  • List 5 reasons why God wants us to create.
  • Recite/Quote the memory verse.

Reference Materials:

  • 9 – Years Basic Education Curriculum
  • Abuja Educational Resource Centre Scheme of work
  • NAPPS National Unified Scheme of Work
  • Online Information
  • Revised Standard Version of the Holy Bible
  • Textbooks

Instructional Materials:

  • Holy Bible
  • Visuals (Pictures depicting creation)
  • Writing boards and markers
  • Worksheets or handouts

Rationale for the Lesson:
Understanding the act of creation and God’s intentions regarding human creativity is fundamental to religious knowledge and personal development.

Prerequisite/Previous Knowledge:
Pupils should have basic knowledge about the Bible and the story of creation.


Content Development: The Creation

StepTimeTeaching MethodTeacher’s Points/ActivitiesPupils’ Activities
1. Introduction5 minsQuestion and Answer– Teacher introduces the topic and asks pupils what they understand by “creation.”– Pupils respond to the teacher’s question.
2. Understanding Creation10 minsExplanation– Teacher explains the concept of creation, mentioning God as the creator according to Genesis 1.– Pupils listen and take notes.
3. Reasons God Wants Us to Create10 minsDiscussion– Teacher leads a discussion on why God wants humans to create, citing examples like making the world better and expressing oneself.– Pupils participate in the discussion, sharing their ideas.
4. Memory Verse5 minsMemorization– Teacher introduces and helps pupils memorize/quote a Bible verse related to creation.– Pupils recite and memorize the verse together.
5. Note Taking5 minsNote Taking– Teacher provides a note summarizing key points about creation and reasons why God wants us to create.– Pupils copy the note into their notebooks.
6. Evaluation3 minsQuestion and Answer– Teacher asks questions to test pupils’ understanding of the topic.– Pupils respond to the teacher’s questions.
7. Conclusion2 minsRecap– Teacher summarizes the lesson’s main points and encourages further exploration.– Pupils pay attention and get ready for the next class.

Note to Pupils:

Memory Verse: “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” (Genesis 1:1)


Creation refers to the act of bringing something into existence. In our context, it represents the beginning of the world as stated in the Bible, where God created everything around us.

God is the Creator

God, as the Creator, brought the world and everything in it into existence. According to the Bible, God created the heavens, the earth, the seas, and all living beings, showcasing His power and wisdom.

Reasons why God wants us to create

  1. To make the world beautiful.
  2. To express ourselves.
  3. To contribute positively.
  4. To solve problems.
  5. To appreciate God’s creation.

Understanding God’s role as the Creator inspires us to appreciate His work and contribute positively to the world around us.


  1. What does “creation” mean?
  2. Who is the creator according to the Bible?
  3. Mention two reasons why God wants us to create.

Note to Teachers:
Customize the lesson content, teaching methods, and pupil activities to suit your teaching style, curriculum, and available resources.

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Last Update: November 19, 2023