Introductory activity: Fruit salad 😛
The kids wash, cut and serve. Pray and eat.
Bible passage: Genesis 3 🙂
God made a garden full of delicious fruits that Adam and Eve can eat. There was only one tree of which they shouldn’t eat. Eve disobeyed God and, listening to the snake, she ate from the forbidden tree. Adam ate too. 😦
Question: God loved them no more because they disobeyed Him? Eve and Adam received the punishent of their act: they were expelled from the garden and brought pain to their lives; even so, God loves them; He gives them clothes and works to repair the relation between Him and the people.
Application to our life: We also have disobeyed God but He loves us and, even that sin has a punishment, God sent his Son Jesus who never did anything bad but died in a cross for us. God resurrected Jesus and by believing in Jesus and in what he did, we receive forgiveness of the bad things we have done, God makes us His sons and gives us eternal life (been forever with Him after this life). The Bible guides us to live and God helps us in what we do.
Craft: Card 😀
The kids receive letters in disorder. When a given letter is named, they color the square where that letter is, until color all the squares. They cut and paste the letters to make the sentence “God is love”. They paint a tree using cotton swabs.
“God is love.”