God’s World is Spoiled

This story is about how sin came into the world.

The child will learn that:-

  • Adam and Eve disobeyed God and spoiled His perfect creation.
  • We disobey God too and need to be sorry for our sins, and seek God’s forgiveness.

Bible Story Reference: Genesis 3: 1-24

Memory Verse: 

Genesis 1:1 (NIV)

God created the heavens and the earth.

Opening Activity

  • Bring a beautiful picture and then destroy it by writing over it, tearing it etc.
  • Discuss it – What happened to the picture? How does it look now?
  • Explain that God created a perfect world but then it was spoiled.

Bible Story

  • When the world was first made, everything was perfect but one day God’s enemy Satan, disguised as a serpent, came into the garden. The serpent spoke to Eve and told her that if she ate the fruit of “The Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil”, she would be as clever as God (Genesis 3: 1-5)
  • Eve listened to God’s enemy. She then disobeyed God and took some of the fruit. She gave some to Adam and they both ate it. (Genesis 3: 6)
  • That evening God wanted to talk to Adam and Eve but they knew they had disobeyed Him and so they hid from Him. (Genesis 3: 7-8) Have you ever disobeyed someone? Did anything happen as a result? Explain that Adam and Eve could not hide from God and neither can we.
  • God called “Where are you?” He knew they had disobeyed Him and although He still loved them, they had to be punished for their disobedience. God sent Adam and Eve out of the garden. Their sin had spoiled God’s creation and ruined their friendship with God. Because of Adam and Eve’s sins, thorns and thistles began to grow. Animals and people became ill and worst of all, death entered the world. (Genesis 3: 9-24)
  • God is also disappointed when we do wrong things. Consider together some of the things children do which displease God. Despite this He loves us very much. God’s Son Jesus died on the cross so that we could be forgiven and become God’s friend when we trust Him.


  1. Who tempted Eve to take the fruit?
  2. How did Satan persuade Eve to eat it?
  3. Who did Eve give the fruit to?
  4. What did Adam and Eve do when God called them?
  5. How did God feel about what Adam and Eve had done?
  6. What happened to Adam and Eve?
  7. How does God feel when we do things that are wrong?
  8. How can we be forgiven for the wrong things we do?


Dear Jesus, protect me from the evil one.



Happy Face, Sad Face

Adam and Eve disobeyed God’s rules, so they had to leave the garden. But the story does not stop there. God forgave Adam and Eve and made a plan to save them.

What You Need

  • Two paper circles
  • Two craft sticks (or pencils)
  • Tape
  • Pen or Marker


  1. Explain to the child that obedience makes God happy and that sin makes him sad. But if we sin, God still loves us and forgives us.
  2. Draw a happy face on one circle and a sad face on the other circle. Tape a craft stick or pencil to the back of each circle.
  3. Give the child examples of good and bad deeds and behaviors. If you say a bad behavior, show the sad face. If you say a good (nice) behavior, show the happy face.