The Garden of Eden (The second Creation Story -- Genesis 2)
Creation Station - Children will form “Ha-Adam” out of clay; create animals from leftover supplies and explain why their animal would be a good companion and why it would fall short; break apart the middle of “Ha-Adam” and form a man and a woman.
Fisherman’s.Net - Children will explore the Adam and Eve story from Awesome Bible stories which is an overview of the entire story.
Loaves and Fishes Café – Children will make apple dumplings. They will pick out good things (caramel, chocolate chips, raisins) to represent the good things God gave in creation, stuff them in an apple, representing the forbidden fruit, and “cover up” their sin with pie crust.
Mountaintop Movies - Children will watch video clips from several popular movies that show the characters disobeying instructions and the trouble that this causes. These clips will be related to the Garden of Eden story and events of the children’s own lives.
Moved by the Spirit - Children will use body sox, scarves, ribbons and other objects to create a wordless enactment of the story set to music.
Temple Courtyard - Children will play games that reflect main points of the story: God forming Adam, Adam naming the animals, temptation of the serpent, hiding their sin from God.