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K-2 Catechism Lesson: Adam and Eve

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Weekly Lesson Plan: The Story of Adam and Eve - Genesis 2:4-25


blog banner K-2 Catechism Lesson The Story of Adam and Eve

Introduction:

To begin the lesson, gather the children in a circle and warmly welcome them. Let them know that today's lesson will focus on the story of Adam and Eve from the Bible. Show them the Bible and read Genesis 2:4-25 together, emphasizing the key points of the creation of Adam and Eve and their life in the Garden of Eden. After reading, encourage the children to ask questions and share their thoughts about the story. Lesson Focus 1: The Creation of Adam and Eve

The lesson focus of the creation of Adam and Eve is important to teach because it helps children understand the unique relationship between God and man. By learning about the creation of Adam and Eve, students can explore concepts such as identity, purpose, and the importance of relationships. Additionally, teaching about Adam and Eve can also help students understand the concepts of free will and the consequences of their choices.

Read-Aloud: "The Story of Adam and Eve" by Patricia A. Pingry (or any other children's book about Adam and Eve).

Discuss how God created Adam from the dust of the ground and Eve from Adam's rib. Talk about the special qualities and responsibilities God gave to Adam and Eve.

Ask the children to share what they think it means to be created in God's image.

Arts and Crafts Activity: Provide materials for the children to create paper dolls representing Adam and Eve. Encourage them to decorate the dolls and dress them in clothes made from paper or fabric scraps.


adam and eve paper dolls

Physical Activity: Play a game of "Follow the Leader" where the leader acts out different actions related to the story of Adam and Eve, such as walking in the garden or naming animals.

Lesson Focus 2: The Temptation and Fall

The temptation and fall of Adam and Eve is an important lesson focus because it teaches students about the consequences of disobedience and the importance of making wise choices. It also introduces the concept of sin and the need for redemption. By learning about the temptation and fall, students can explore themes of temptation, trust, and the importance of following God's guidance. Read-Aloud: "Adam and Eve and the Garden of Eden" by Jane Ray (or any other book about the temptation and fall).


Discuss how Eve was tempted by the serpent to eat the forbidden fruit and how Adam also chose to eat it. Talk about the consequences of their disobedience.

Brainstorm ways the children can make wise choices and resist temptation in their own lives.

Arts and Crafts Activity: Provide materials for the children to create a collage depicting the Garden of Eden before and after the fall. Encourage them to include elements such as the tree of knowledge, the serpent, and Adam and Eve.


You may use this coloring page as a guide for the littlest ones. Help them tear small pieces of colored paper and ask them to paste on this page.


Adan and Eve coloring page
click to download





Physical Activity: Play a game of "Red Light, Green Light" but change it to "Obey God's Word." Encourage the children to follow the commandments given by the leader and stop when they hear "Red Light."

Lesson Focus 3: God's Forgiveness and Redemption

The lesson focuses on God's forgiveness and redemption is important to teach because it emphasizes the love and mercy of God. By learning about God's forgiveness and redemption, students can explore themes of grace, repentance, and the opportunity for a fresh start. It also introduces the concept of Jesus as the ultimate sacrifice for sin. Read-Aloud: "The Story of Easter" by Patricia A. Pingry (or any other book about God's forgiveness and redemption).


Discuss how God showed love and forgiveness to Adam and Eve despite their disobedience. Talk about the promise of a Savior and how Jesus later came to redeem humanity.

Talk about how God can still love us even if we make mistakes

Arts and Crafts Activity: 'Love Line' Prepare cut out hearts about 15 cm wide. Ask the children to draw a picture of how they know God loves them. After they have drawn, post them on the fridge in a line or hang them laundry line style across a room or window


paper hearts with child's drawing

Physical Activity: Play a game of "Hot Potato" but change it to "Passing Forgiveness." Encourage the children to say a kind word or forgive someone when they pass the object. Recipe: Garden of Eden Salad Ingredients: Lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots, and any other desired vegetables. Optional: dressing.


kid made vegetable salad

Instructions: Help the children wash and chop the vegetables into bite-sized pieces. Mix all the vegetables together in a large bowl. Serve the garden salad as a healthy and refreshing snack, reminding the children of the abundance and goodness of God's creation. Note: Adjust the activities and materials according to the age and abilities of the children in your class.


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