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Cain and Abel

Cain and Abel
There was no verse to memorize for this story.  It also was not in my children's bible.  I did find a video on YouTube that explained the story well.

The message: God Made Families and My Brothers Keeper

We focused more on God made families and made puppets of our family.

I asked the kids to act out their favorite family moment.

I added the message about a pure heart vs. a black heart.  This idea came to me when we started our review on the white board.

I first wrote both their names on the top of the board.  We talked briefly about who's kids they were and the order they were born.
 Not really the important part of the story but will help with remembering.

Under each name we used magnets to display their jobs.
Cain: Gardner
Abel: Shepard

Then we talked about their offering to God.
Who wanted to give God their best?
Who wanted to keep their best?

During this I drew a heart under each name.
I colored in Cain's heart black after we determined his heart was not in the right place.  He was thinking about himself.

Then I drew eyes under each heart and said they were 'God's' eyes and asked Athena to draw the correct mouth emotion for both Cain and Abel actions.

Next reviewed Cain's feelings and what they meant.  Athena was not familiar with the term jealousy.

We ended the lesson determining which heart we should try to have all the time and how someone with a pure heart acts.

This caught on well and Athena is striving to have a pure heart!

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