Bible study is not to simply learn about the Bible, but rather to know the God of the Bible. One of our favorite books with the kids is called The Jesus Storybook Bible. It takes major events recorded in Scripture and makes it easy to see how each event relates back to Jesus, reminding us that "every story whispers His name." Love it.
Obviously, the first major event recorded in Scripture is that of creation. This can be found in Genesis chapters 1 and 2. I believe that God really created the world and all that is in it. I believe that God really did this in six days and rested on the seventh.
Other reflections: There are different aspects of creation that simply amaze me. The complexities seen in various areas of life are unreal. From the life cycle and inner workings of a microscopic cell to the functions within the human body to ecosystems seen on our planet to the vastness of the universe (which we are unable to fully grasp). God didn't HAVE to go to the extent that He did when creating us or the universe in which we live. But He did. What an amazing way to prove His power and might and excellence and artistic ability! What a reminder of how minuscule we are in the grand scheme of things!
We have begun using catechisms to teach our kids a foundation of theology. Even our two-year-old can recite the answers to the first three questions.
1. Who made you? God made me.
2. What else did God make? All things.
3. Why did God make you and all things? For His own glory.
That's it. The beginning and the end and everything inbetween--it is for the glory of God.