Preschool: Winter 2013-14: Unit 2: Session 6: What Is Sin? (2/23/14)

1s & 2s—Arrange Flowers

Bible Story: People in God’s World Genesis 1:26-29; 2:7,13,18,21-24

Life Point: God made people to love Him.

 

Life Verse: I will do what God says. Psalm 119:34

Christ Focus: Jesus existed before the creation of the world.

Bible Focus: God made people and placed them in a garden.

 Materials: Teaching Picture 12, nonbreakable vase, nonpoisonous flowers

  • Display the Teaching Picture with the vase and flowers.
  • Invite a preschooler to arrange the flowers in the vase. Comment that flowers grow in a garden. God made people and put them in a garden.
  • Call attention to the Teaching Picture. Remark that God made people to love Him.

3–Pre-K—Make Leaf Prints

Bible Story: Adam and Eve Genesis 2:15−3:24

 Life Point: God wants us to obey Him.

Life Verse: I will do what God says. Psalm 119:34

 Christ Focus: Jesus wants us to do what is right.

Bible Focus: Adam and Eve lived in a garden.

 Materials: Teaching Picture 12, washable paint, shallow bowls or pans, paper towels, painting smocks, paper, variety of leaves of different shapes and sizes

  • Pour paint into the bowls. Add a folded paper towel to make a stamping surface. Display the Teaching Picture with the art materials.
  • Help children put on smocks before painting. Write each child’s name on his paper. Demonstrate how to press a leaf into the paint and then onto the paper.
  • Talk about the Bible story as children paint. Comment that God wants us to obey Him, but Adam and Eve made a choice to not obey. Emphasize that God loved them anyway.
  • Offer to print the Life Verse onto a child’s paper when he is finished.

Kindergarten—Make Grass Terrariums

 Bible Story: Adam and Eve Genesis 2:15−3:24

 Life Point: God wants us to obey Him.

Life Verse: I will do what God says. Psalm 119:34

 Christ Focus: Jesus wants us to do what is right.

Bible Focus: Adam and Eve lived in a garden.

 Materials: Teaching Picture 12, sandwich-sized ziplock bags, cotton balls, spray bottle with water, grass seed, adhesive labels printed with the Life Verse

  • Talk about the Bible story and the choice that Adam and Eve made. Display the Teaching Picture and talk about what part of the story is represented.
  • Give each child a bag and instruct him to drop in a few cotton balls. He can sprinkle some grass seed on the cotton balls and spray it with water. Assist the children in securely sealing their bags. Give each child a Life Verse sticker for her bag.
  • Explain that they can tape their bags to windows and grass will grow on the cotton. Pray and ask God to help us always do what God says.

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