Saturday, September 12, 2015

Creation Day 6: Adam & Eve

Adam and Eve were the crown of God's creation.  In preschool terms, they were the most special part of His creation.  As we teach about the creation of the first humans, I hope the children get a sense of the complete and perfect joy that Adam and Eve had with their Creator.  Ultimately, that is the relationship that our Creator wants to have with each one of us.  In a few weeks when we teach about Adam and Eve's sin, and the consequences of their sin, the children will be able to see the contrast between the joy of a relationship with God, and the sadness of sin that separates us from God.


Bible Truth: God created people.
Bible Story: God created the first man (Adam) and the first woman (Eve), and put them in His garden.
Bible Study: Genesis 1:26-2:25


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By now, the kids are likely starting to really learn Genesis 1:1.  As you hold your Bible  open, repeat the verse together with actions, "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth."  Since we have already introduced and explored each of the previous days of Creation, reading the account of Creation from a children's Bible is a good way to review, and introduce the creation of Adam and Eve.

Before reading the story, say:  We have learned how God made the heavens and the earth.  He said, "Let there be light, water, trees, sun, birds and animals," and there they were.  God spoke the words and all these things were made.  But God had one more, very special thing to create.  Let's read our Bible to find out what it is!

Read the Bible story from a children's Bible.  One Bible that I like for this story is "The Story for Little Ones".  It has a very limited number of Bible stories, but I like the account of Creation for this lesson, because it specifically points out that God did something different when He created human beings.  He formed Adam and Eve, and breathed life into them.

Story for Little Ones: Discover the Bible in Pictures, Hardcover  -

When you finish reading the story, keep the book open to a picture of Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden, and say: Adam and Eve were the most special part of God's creation.  They were the first man and the first woman.  Raise your hand if you are a boy like Adam!  Wait for all the boys to raise their hands. Raise your hand if you are a girl like Eve!  Wait for all the girls to raise their hands.  God put Adam and Eve in a beautiful garden.  He told them to eat the fruit from the trees, and to take care of the garden. Adam and Eve were happy.  They were friends with God, and they took care of God's garden.  Sing God Created, then pray together, and thank God for making people, the most special part of His creation.


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balloon object lesson & game

Setup this game for the children with a short lesson.  Gather the children together in a circle, then say: The Bible says that God breathed life into Adam, and he became a living person.  People are different than the animals.  God only breathed His life into people, the most special part of His creation.  Give your preschoolers a visual demonstration with one blue and one pink balloon.  Blow up the blue balloon to represent Adam, and then the pink balloon to represent Eve.  Draw a happy face on each balloon, as you say: Adam and Eve were happy.  God placed them in His garden to take care of it.  Place the balloons in the middle of the circle.  Adam and Eve were friends with God, and enjoyed everything that He made. We're going to play a game to keep Adam and Eve happy in God's garden.




The object of the game is to keep both balloons (Adam and Eve) in the circle (God's garden), as the children bat the balloons around to each other.  Remind them that they must remain seated in their spot of the circle.  As they are playing, comment that Adam and Eve are having a wonderful time in God's garden.

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balloon craft

This craft corresponds to the previous object lesson and game.  There is not quite as much for the kids to do in this craft, which allows more time for the game.  Then the balloon craft that each child takes home, reminds them of this lesson.  

You will need:
  • 5" blue and pink balloons
  • this print out
  • card stock
  • permanent marker
  • a hole punch
  • crayons
To prepare, print the print out on card stock, cut into fours, and punch a hole in the designated spot.  It may also be a good idea to blow up the balloons and draw on the happy faces ahead of time.

In class as children are coloring and decorating their feet, give each boy a blue balloon, and each girl a pink balloon that you have prepared.  Help them attach the feet to the balloon by pulling the tail of the balloon through the hole of the feet.  


When they have finished their balloon creations, reiterate to the Bible truths with children.  The balloons remind us how God breathed life into people.   We put a happy face on our balloons, because Adam and Eve were happy together in God's Garden.  The feet are attached to the balloons, because Adam and Eve walked with God.  They obeyed God, and took care of His garden.

forming creations

Provide Air-Dry Clay, or play dough for the children to form.  Explain that God formed Adam.  Give your preschoolers time to form the clay or dough into their own creations.  Put each child's creation into a Ziploc bag for them to take home.  Download the labels shown below here, to attach to the bags  They are sized to fit Avery 8162 Address Labels, but you could just as easily print them out on paper and tape the labels to the bags.


adam & eve coloring page

I embellished this coloring sheet a bit to add an element of alphabet recognition with "A" and "E" for Adam and Eve.  Add happy faces stickers to this page (or another similar one) to emphasize how happy Adam and Eve were in God's garden.



I believe the original artwork for this coloring sheet was from sermons4kids.com, however I was unable to locate the original coloring sheet to link you to.

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