I enjoyed these crafts! We had a puppet show for her dad to reenact the Bible story. But the biggest concept I wanted to teach is the concept of CHOICE to do the right or not.
Let’s get crafting!
The Adam and Eve Made bad Choices
Genesis 3: 1-7
GOD made a very special garden for Adam and Eve to live in, The Garden of Eden. GOD called everything HE created, GOOD! GOD planted all the trees and plants that Adam and Eve could eat in the garden. In the middle of the garden, GOD planted two very special and important trees.
The First special tree was called The Tree of Life. Adam and Eve were allowed to eat from the Tree of Life. What made this tree so special was when Adam and Eve ate from it, they could live forever! Can you imagine living forever?
The second special tree was called the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. Were they allowed to eat from this tree? Oh, no! Adam and Eve were not allowed to eat from this tree at all, they couldn’t even touch it! GOD said to Adam and Eve they could eat from any tree in the garden except for the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil! GOD told them: “in the day that you eat from the tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil, you shall surely die”.
This was very scary to Adam and Eve! So they stayed far from the tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil, because they didn’t want to die! Now remember, Adam and Eve didn’t know the difference between wrong and right. They were innocent and pure like babies. And because of this, they were naked, and they didn’t feel shy, because they didn’t understand that it is wrong to be naked, hey? The Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil would give them the understanding of what is right and wrong- and when you know what right and wrong is, you cannot live forever. And that is what GOD meant by “you will surely die”, but Adam and Eve didn’t understand that yet.
So, Adam and Eve were enjoying the Garden of Eden so much! Eating all the pleasant fruits and playing with all the beautiful animals GOD created!
Oh, but there was a cunning animal in the Garden of Eden, the serpent! Cunning means that he was sneaky and had a very clever way that he could deceive and trick you! He had a plan to trick Eve!
He said to Eve: “Did GOD really say you may not eat of all the trees in the garden?”, and Eve said to him, “we may eat the fruit of the trees in the garden; except of the fruit of the tree in the middle of the garden, the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. GOD said: ‘you may not eat it, or touch it, or you will die’”.
The serpent tricked Eve and said: “You will not die! GOD doesn’t want you to eat the fruit because in the day that you eat that fruit, you will know what is Good and Evil, and then you will be just like GOD”. The serpent knew that if Eve knew the difference between Good and Evil, she will die one day, and cannot live forever! But he tricked her and made her think that she will not die.
Eve looked at the fruit of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil, and decided that the fruit looked yummy to eat, and that she wanted to be wise like GOD! She forgot all about what GOD said; that she would die. She only focused on how pleasant the fruit looked to eat, and how she wanted to be wise like GOD!
Eve had a choice:
- THE RIGHT THING: Listen to GOD and stay away from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil
- THE WRONG THING: Disobey GOD for her own reasons and face the consequences
Eve had a choice to do the right thing, or to do the wrong thing, but she decided to eat the fruit! The saddest part is she gave the fruit to Adam! And Adam had a choice too. But he also chose to do the wrong thing and eat the fruit GOD told them not to eat.
After Adam and Eve ate the fruit, they had the knowledge of Good and Evil. Then they understood that they were naked- because they understood the difference between right and wrong! So they sewed fig leaves together to make coverings for their private parts of their bodies.
Does this remind you of when we have choices to either do what is right or wrong, hey?
Sometimes, we are tricked to think that the wrong choice seems so nice and desirable, like when Eve thought the fruit looked yummy to eat. But we forget the consequences that come from choosing to do the wrong thing! Maybe the fruit tasted so yummy to Eve in that moment, but the consequences of her eating the fruit was not worth it, at all!
This also reminds us that even when our friends are doing the wrong thing, we still have a choice to do the right thing! We always have a choice!
Enjoy an interactive Bible story instead
O’ Be careful little eyes what you see
All crafts’ methods are above in the video and all FREE templates are below.
Every craft we do is done as a concrete resource to help your child understand abstract concepts. So in the middle of having fun making the crafts, we drive home those abstract concepts (;
Adam and Eve hand Puppets
What I love about this craft is it emphasises her ability to talk before she ate the fruit: she had a choice!
Serpent hand puppet craft
The beauty of the puppet show is we could explore what could have happened had Adam and Eve made the correct choices
Let’s do some learning (:
Remember although our lessons are divided into three themes, there are many times that concepts will overlap the three themes below.
Before I continue, let’s keep in mind that all lessons CAN BE ADJUSTED to the child’s age and cognitive readiness. For me personally, I have toddlers-so that’s the level I focus on. Please enjoy the FREE printable below to help you optimize your child’s learning
Below is the WORD-FOR-WORD Literacy lesson and/or related resources!
Things are leveling up quite a bit now! We are going to do so many blends! It’s crazy
I loved the concept of CHOICE!
We spoke quite exstensively on how to say “no”, why we should and when we should say “no”.
With the discussion of Adam and Eve being naked, it opened a nice way to discuss the physical safety of our children, why no one may see or touch, and what she should do if boundaries are overstepped
I was thinking of providing a dialogue but thought it’s best to do it on request
But one MASSIVE ASPECT I must mention is to teach kids that ‘bad people’ seem beautiful and nice sometimes
GOD bless you and your loved ones!
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