God made a wife for Adam, to help him care for God’s creation.
God is in control of everything.
Bible Story Reference: Genesis 2: 4-25
Genesis 1:1 (NIV)
God created the heavens and the earth.
Ask the child what they have seen growing in gardens.
Show some flowers/fruit/plant which grow locally.
Explain that a garden is a place where people grow things and describe to them how it looks like.
Explain that The Garden of Eden was more beautiful than anything we could ever draw or even imagine.
Discuss the Garden of Eden – Would you have liked to have lived in the Garden of Eden? What do you think you would have enjoyed most? Do you think it would have been lonely for Adam?
Adam lived in a beautiful garden called Eden. Here, God gave Adam everything he needed – food and water. God also told Adam to look after the garden. (Genesis 2: 15)
God showed Adam all the creatures He had made. Adam gave a name to every living creature. (Genesis 2: 19-20)
God didn’t want Adam to be alone. Adam was surrounded by beautiful animals, birds, trees and plants but God knew he needed someone special to share his life in the garden. God put Adam into a deep sleep and while he was asleep, He made the first woman from Adam’s rib. Adam was no longer alone. He now had a wife called Eve who could be his companion as he looked after the garden God had given him. (Genesis 2: 20-24)
In the garden were many trees. Right in the middle of the garden there was a tree called “The Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil”. God told Adam and Eve that they could eat from any tree in the garden except for “The Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil”. (Genesis 2: 16-17) Refer to rules which children have at home or school. Why do we need to have rules? (To keep us safe and happy) Check that the child understands the rule which God asked Adam and Eve to obey.
Explain that God created the world and rules over it, so He is the best One to decide how people should behave in it. We too need to obey His rules.
Where did Adam live?
What was Adam to do in the garden?
How did the animals get their names?
Finish the sentence: God wanted to make Adam a________________.
What did God use to make Adam’s wife?
What was Adam’s wife called?
Name the special tree in the garden.
What was God’s rule about the “Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil”?
Dear Lord Jesus, help me to obey your rules. Amen.
Adam and Eve
What You Need
Pieces of fabric
Draw a shape of a gingerbread man on a piece of paper as shown.
Use different pieces of fabric to make clothes for Adam and Eve on each side.