Aim to learn the basic facts about the fall of Adam and Eve

Aims
* To learn the basic facts about the fall of Adam and Eve
* To learn about disobedience and temptation


Materials
* Genesis 2 and 3
* The Beginners Bible
* large pictures to tell the story
* worksheet
* picture to colour
* Spot-the-difference


Lesson Outline
1. Introduction
2. Story
3. Discussion
4. Activities – act out the story, worksheet, a picture to colour, spot-the-difference
5. Review the aims
6. Prayer


1) Introduction
God made you. He made your parents and your grandparents, and their parents and so on. A very long time ago God made the first man and woman. Do you know their names? They were called
Adam and Eve. The Bible says God made Adam out of the dust of the ground and He breathed into him the breath of life. God then made Eve from one of Adam’s ribs. Today’s story is about Adam
and Eve

 

2) Story
God planted a beautiful garden for Adam and Eve to live in. It had many trees and a river flowing through it. Adam’s job was to take care of it and to name all the animals. In the middle of the
garden were two special trees; the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. God told Adam and Eve, “You may eat the fruit of any tree except for one. Never eat the fruit from the
tree of the knowledge of good and evil.”

Now, there was a sneaky snake in the garden. One day, the snake saw Eve near the special tree. It hissed, “Did God really tell you not to eat the fruit from this tree?” The snake wanted Eve to
disobey God. It said, “You should try some of this tasty fruit. If you eat it, you will be like God. You will be able to tell the difference between good and evil.”

The fruit looked tasty. Eve remembered what God had said, but she ate the fruit anyway. Then Eve gave some to Adam. He took a bite, too. As the sun was going down, Adam and Eve heard God
walking through the garden. He was looking for them. Adam and Eve hid among the trees. They were afraid.

“What have you done?” God asked. “Did you eat the fruit from the forbidden tree?”
Adam said, “Yes, but Eve gave it to me.”
Eve said, “Yes, but the snake tricked me.”
God said to the snake, “Because of what you did, you will always crawl on your belly.”
Then he told Adam and Eve, “Because you disobeyed me, you can no longer live in the garden.”
Adam and Eve left the garden. God placed angels and a flaming sword to guard the entrance. Adam and Eve would not be allowed into the garden again.


3)Discussion
What two special trees grew in the garden?
Which tree did God say they shouldn’t eat from?
What did the snake say about the fruit?
Why did Eve eat the fruit?
Why did Adam eat it?
What was the snake’s punishment?
What was Adam and Eve’s punishment?

* Adam and Eve were punished because they disobeyed God. What happens if you disobey your parents?
Do they punish you? Do they get angry or sad? What rules do you have in your home? What happens if you don’t follow them?

* Eve was tempted to eat the fruit by the snake? Do you get tempted to do naughty things? For example, if you see one cookie left on the table for your brother, are you tempted to take it?  

 

4) Activities
* Act out the story
* Worksheet – Fill in the missing words and colour the picture
* Retell the story – Put pictures in the correct order and retell the story in your own words
* A picture to colour
* Spot-the -difference – find 10 differences between the pictures. Circle them

 

5) Review the lesson aims
*To learn the basic facts about the Garden of Eden story
*To learn about disobedience and temptation


6) Prayer
* Say a prayer to ask God to help us to always listen to parents and do as they tell us.

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