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Adam and Eve

Adam and Eve
Verse to memorize
"And God said, 'let us make man in our image, after our likeness and them have dominion over the animals and the earth." Genesis 1:26

The message to get across for this lesson is 'God made me. God loves me. I am special.'

I found some printable sequence cards and we started with these.  Spencer and Athena had the chance to look at them decide what they were and tell a story with the cards.  They have never seen the cards before and the lesson was to encourage creative writing which I posted under the link.

The next day we went over the story of Adam and Eve and I introduced the cards again this time asking them to put them in the correct order.

After the story we discussed the message and I asked some key questions

  • Who made you?
  • What is your favorite thing about yourself?
  • What makes you special? 
I gave the kids some time to answer the questions first then gave them a mirror so they could look at themselves and answer again if they liked. 

Athena: "My voice, my talking and singing voice.  (mirror) I like how my eyes are."

Spencer: "Funny faces. My tongue."

It took Spencer a minute to understand what I was asking.  I asked him what he liked about himself and he said 'mamma and Athena"  This gave me the idea to bring out the mirror so he might understand I was asking about him.  It helped.

During circle time the kids each took turns standing in front of everyone else and everyone taking a turn to tell them what they like about them.
This was a great activity that made all the kids feel special.

We used the sequence cards for role playing the story of Adam and Eve.

The last project was making Giant People, self-sized portraits crafted by the kids themselves using many different items for their unique features.

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