Today's kids are constantly bombarded with environmental
messages. However, some of these messages -- if from questionable
sources -- can promote an idolatrous worship of nature. Help your
kids understand the real reason for Christians getting involved in
environmental issues -- it's their God-given task!
Have kids volunteer for the following parts: narrator, Adam, two
people to stretch out on the ground as a river, two "generic"
trees, the tree of life and the tree of having the knowledge of
good and evil. All the other kids will be birds or animals. Have
volunteers stay in their seats until the narrator reads aloud the
Say: Listen and be ready to take your place in the garden as you
hear your part in this Bible story.
Have the narrator read aloud Genesis 2:15-20, pausing and cueing kids to
perform their assigned parts. Afterward, ask: What do you think the
Garden of Eden was like? What job did God give Adam? Have you ever
helped take care of a garden? What do you like about gardening?
dislike about gardening?
Say: I think Adam enjoyed taking care of the garden and watching
over all the animals. But soon Adam and Eve disobeyed God and did
something he told them not to do. God made them leave the garden.
Then more and more people were born and they began to spread all
over the Earth. Now we have the whole world to take care of! Ask:
Do you think we're doing a good job taking care of the Earth? Why
or why not?
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