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The Garden of Eden

Application:

God wanted a wonderful world for us.

Bible Text:

Genesis 2.

Activity

Paper plates.
Various colour modelling clays.

Age Group:

Preschool to Grade 2.

 

 
The beautiful garden

The First Man:

God decided to make a man to keep Him company and look after the world that He had made.  And so God took some clay from the ground and made it into the shape of a man.  He then breathed into the man's nostrils and his eyes opened and he began to breath and live.  God called the man, "Adam" and made the beautiful Garden of Eden for him to live in.

This garden was full of many wonderful things, and beautiful plants and flowers grew everywhere.  Birds sang in the trees and streams flowed merrily over pebbles and watered the garden.  God decided to bring all the animals one at a time to Adam to see what he would call their names.

Adam would say, "Dog", or "Lion", or "Cow", or "Sheep".  It took a long time for there are many animals, but at last Adam had named them all!  How long do you think it took Adam to name all the animals?  (Let the children respond).  Do you think he did a good job?

Let's see how many different animals you can name!"  (Let the children respond).

A Wife for Adam:

God felt sorry for Adam because he was lonely.  And so God said, "None of the animals are like him.  He needs someone to share his life and care for him, and someone he can love."  And so that night, while Adam was fast asleep, God took a rib from Adam's side and made a woman!

When Adam awoke the following morning, what a surprise - there was his wife, Eve, lying asleep beside right him!  Adam was overjoyed when Eve smiled at him.  Do girls like a boy to smile at them?  And do boys like a girl to smile at them?  (Let the children respond).  Yes, it's good when we can smile at other people and be kind to them!

Caring for the Garden:

Yes, Adam was very proud of his beautiful wife!  Next day God told Adam and Eve that it was their job to take care of the garden and all the animals.  They were to look after the tiny plants and water them.  And they were to cut back the bushes and trees if they became too big or untidy.

Adam and Eve would sing and dance happily as they went about their work every day in the garden.  Do you like to do something to help your Mommy and Daddy?  (Let the children respond).  I hope you do, and that you do it willingly and cheerfully!

Activity:

Give each child a paper plate and strips of various coloured modelling clay.  Help them make Adam and Eve, and some animals, plants and trees to decorate their Garden of Eden plates with.

Would you have liked to live in the Garden of Eden?  (Let the children respond).  Your Gardens look beautiful and now there's something I want you to do:

Closure:

God wants children to obey Him in all they do and say.  That's why God wants you to obey your parents.  God promises that if you do, you will have a long life here on earth.  And so you need to ask God every day to help you to be good and to obey your Mommy and Daddy.

Let's ask Jesus right now to help you to be good today.  That will make God very happy!

God bless.

 

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