Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Kids In the Word: Adam & Eve

We spent a week down in central Illinois visiting grandparents and great-grandparents a couple weeks ago. While we were there, we mostly just enjoyed our summer and visiting with relatives. During that week, we continued our Bible lessons and talked a lot about the story of Adam and Eve.


We continued to read from Jonathan's Bible,  The Bible in Pictures for Little Eyes

We also spent another week reading Adam and Eve in the Garden, an early reader book from the Beginner's Bible. He understands a lot of the basics of the story-- that Adam & Eve broke the "one rule" and he understands that when we break one of God's rules, it's called a "sin". We talked about how everybody sins- mommy and daddy sin when they disobey God and how Jonathan sins when he disobeys as well. We talked about how we need Jesus and how God sent Jesus to save us from our sins. This I Can Read book talks about God sending Jesus, which is wonderful ending to the story. We own several of these books and Jonathan loves them and requests one every night. 

First Virtues for Toddlers by Mary Manz Simon

This is a collection of twelve different stories for toddlers featuring different virtues. The stories were originally published as separate board books. We read the story Bear Obeys and talked more about the importance of obedience and obeying God.


We played "Red Light, Green Light" which was a big hit. Jonathan has been such a back-seat driver lately and will tell us "red light means stop" and "green light means go". So this game was right up his alley. We talked about how we have to obey the law. It's also a great safety lesson. (Idea from ABCJesusLoves Me)


We didn't do much art this week. I did print off an "A is for Adam" coloring page from somewhere (I can't find the link just now-- sorry!)

More Ideas 

Both Hubbard's Cupboard and ABCJesusLovesMe have great ideas to go along with this lesson. There simply isn't time to incorporate them all-- check them out and see what works for you! 

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