Our alphabet Bible story for the letter A is Adam and Eve. My kids loved learning more about the first man and woman, and God’s plan for their lives.
Unfortunately, sin entered the picture. With their sin came the fall, separation from God.
Here are the activities we worked on this week as we studied Adam and Eve.
Adam and Eve in the Bible
We read through Genesis 1:26-3:24 this week. Sometimes I read the material, and other days I had the kids take turns reading.
After reading, we colored our Adam and Eve Sequence Cards. (You can print out your own version of the cards and learn along with us if you’d like!)
By the end of our four-day week, the kids were able to use their completed cards to tell the story back to me.
Day by Day Activities
Here’s what we did each day.
Bible Reading: Genesis 1:26-31
Sequence Card #1: The kids added a face and hair to the form on the card and colored it.
Hands on activity: Draw a picture of what you imagine the Garden of Eden looked like. Remember to include beautiful plants, flowers, and animals.
- How did God make Adam?
- How was Adam different from the rest of God’s creation?
- Were there other people before Adam?
- Why did God make Adam?
Bible Reading: Genesis 2
Sequence Card #2 & #3: The kids added faces and hair and colored. They also drew a background.
Hands on activity: Create an Adam and Eve sensory bin. I used white rice as the filler, so the objects would stand out. I added:
- plastic animals
- flower petals
- boy and girl LEGO figures
- Some drops of lavender essential oil for fragrance
The kids played in the bin throughout the day. They added forks to use as rakes to work in the “garden” of rice. They counted petals. The girl figure smelled everything. It was fun!
- Who was Eve?
- How did God make Eve?
- What was Adam’s job?
- What was Eve’s job?
- Where did they live?
- Could Adam & Eve eat everything in the garden?
Here’s a picture of one of our sensory tubs. We ended up making two so more kids could play at once:
Bible Reading: Genesis 3
Sequence Card #4: The kids colored the serpent and gave Eva a face and hair
Sequence Card #5: They added flowers to the bushes and colored them. They put flames on the sign post and wrote the word Eden on it.
Hands on activity: Act out the events of Genesis 3. Bringing Bible stories to life is a great way to commit them to memory!
- What kind of animal came along?
- What question did it have for Eve?
- How did Eve feel?
- What did Eve do?
- What did Adam do?
- How did God react?
- Where do Adam and Eve live now?
The kids tell the story!
Using their sequence cards and memory from the previous lessons, the kids took turns telling the story of Adam and Eve to the rest of the family.
This was our wrap-up day, so we chatted a bit more about the story and what we had learned.
Do you have a favorite activity to teach your kids about Adam and Eve?
I’d love for you to share it in the comments!
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