Adam and Eve, Evil, Obedience,
Children will learn that God made rules to protect us and that sin
entered the world when people broke God's rules.
|AS KIDS ARRIVE (15 minutes)
| As the children arrive, have lots of wooden blocks
for the children to play with. Tell the children that they must obey
one rule if they want to play with the blocks and that rule is "No
throwing blocks." As the children build walk around and ask them
to explain what it is their building, praise them for doing their
best work. Be excited and involved with the various building projects.
When class is ready to start have the children sit with you in a circle
on the floor. Ask them the following questions:
1. Why do you think I had the rule "No throwing blocks"?
This rule was made to protect them and the room.
2. What might have happened if someone broke the rule and threw the
blocks? Someone may have gotten hurt if they got hit by a flying block.
The room may have gotten damaged, a nick in the wall or a broken window.
3. What should happen to a person who threw blocks? They would be
punished with a time out and wouldn't be allowed to play with the
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|BIBLE VERSE (7 minutes)
|"Listen to my instruction and be wise; do not ignore it." Proverbs 8:33
Recite the verse. Explain to the children that God created us and knows what is best for us. We should be smart and listen to His instructions. Recite the verse again.
|BIBLE STORY (15
| Gather the children around you in preparation for story
time. Tell the children that just as we had one rule for playing with
the blocks, God had one rule for Adam and Eve to follow if they wanted
to live in the beautiful garden of Eden.
Read Genesis 3:1-24
1. What was our story about today? (The Garden of Eden, Adam and
Eve breaking God's rule and the punishment.)
2. God said that Adam and Eve could eat the fruit of all the trees
but one. Which one was forbidden? (The tree of the knowledge of good and evil.)
3. Why do you think God made this rule? (To protect them from
knowing about evil.)
4. What did God say would happen if they ate from the tree of the knowledge
of good and evil? (They would die.)
5. What happened when Adam and Eve disobeyed God? (God made them
leave the beautiful garden, life got much harder and now people would die.)
6. What did God put in front of the entrance to the garden to make
sure Adam and Eve could not enter the
7. What is another name for disobeying God's rules? (Sin.)
|FUN TIME (10 minutes)
|Classroom Rules (Activity)
|ALTERNATE FUN TIME (5 minutes)
|Sin Spoils (Object Talk)
|PRAYER/SNACK (10 minutes) Further
|Start by praying to God and thanking Him for His loving
kindness and for giving us rules to protect us.
|As the children wait to be picked up, play
a game of "Red Light, Green Light" with the kids. If you
don't remember how the game works or have never played the game, here
are some quick directions:
Children line up in a horizontal line facing you. You will stand at
the opposite side of the room and call out "Green Light"
or "Red Light". When you say green light the children move
towards you, when you call red light they must stop. The first child
to reach you wins. A child must go back to the starting line if they
continue to move forward once you've called red light.
Once the game is finished ask them if it would have been the same
without rules. Would the game have been as interesting without rules?
Explain that it is much the same in real life, rules and laws make
life much better.
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