Creation to Cross
Totem Pole

An excellent memory tool!


Written language is a fairly recent development for the Indians of the Pacific Northwest. Interestingly, they used oral tradition and totem poles to pass along their history from generation to generation. Totem poles visually recorded personal or family stories, they could be used to honor an individual or even to mark a grave site. Totem poles are not used as idols or for worship. 

Tell a Bible story or your testimony in pictures!

The miniature totem pole to the right, tells the Creation account on one side and the Fall to Redemption account on the opposite side. 

The pattern is available for purchase for a one-time download fee. Print as many patterns as you need for single-class or home use.

         Creation              Fall to Redemption

Pattern is black and white so it can be colored. 
Fits around a standard, cardboard paper towel roll.

Copyright 2007 S.A. Keith - ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

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Explanation with scripture references are below.


The Creation to Cross Totem Pole records the seven day creation story on one side and the fall to redemption story on the opposite side.

During class-time read the Creation and fall account from a child-friendly Bible. Point out that Genesis 3:15 records the first mention that "Someone" will come to defeat our adversary, Satan. Thousands of years later this came true when Jesus defeated Satan by his death and resurrection; thereby providing our redemption and salvation! 

Creation: Genesis 1:1-31; 2:1-3. (The first three days God created the spheres. The next three days show what and who inhabit those spheres. For example, on day one God created the heavens and earth, separating the light and the darkness. Then on day four he filled those spheres with the sun and moon. Day one coordinates with day four, day two with day five, and day three with day six.)

Day 1: God created the heavens and the earth. Separated the light, "the day", from the darkness, "the night".
Day 2: Separated the expanse between waters, creating the sky, land and waters.
Day 3: Created all vegetation and seed bearing plants, according to their kind.
Day 4: Created two great lights, the Sun to govern the day and the Moon to govern the night.
Day 5: Created creatures of the sea and winged birds, according to their own kind. 
(See totem detail picture, click here.)

Day 6: Created livestock, creatures that move along the ground and wild animals, each according to their kind. God also created mankind, in his own image, male and female he created them.
Day 7: God finished his work and rested. He created the seventh day as a holy day of rest (Exodus 20:8-11; Psalm 150:1).

Genesis 3:1-24. (See totem detail picture, click here.)

Redemption: Genesis 3:15; John 3:16; 2 Corinthians 1:22; Revelation 1:5. 

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This craft coordinates well with The Great Promises of the Bible, from our Bible-4-Life series.

This craft also coordinates well with our online lesson series, "The Gospel in a Nutshell - John 3:16".

Copyright 2007 Sarah Keith - ALL RIGHTS RESERVED


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