Read in 1 min Bible Lessons » Key Bible Topic or Story » Old Testament Print / Download Article Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email Elementary Sunday School Lesson: Cain and Abel Published: November 3, 2016 Use this Bible lesson based on Genesis 4:1-16 to teach elementary-aged kids about Cain and Abel and getting along with siblings. Beforehand, create an altar by draping a bed sheet or blanket over a table. Lay real or artificial fruits and vegetables on the altar. Also lay a stuffed sheep or a picture of a sheep on the altar. Place a flickering light on each side of the altar. Bible Activity: Don’t Lose It Read aloud Genesis 4:1-16. Ask: Why did Cain kill Abel? What could Cain have done to control his anger? How difficult is it to have self-control? When was it hard for you to have self-control with a brother, sister, or friend? Form a circle. Select one child to be “It.” Have It kneel in front of a child and begin to “ba-a-a” like a sheep. That child must pat It on the head three times saying “poor lamb” each time without smiling. If the child smiles, he or she becomes the poor lamb. After five minutes, talk about how hard it was to have self-control to not smile. Let those who were successful at not smiling share how they controlled themselves. Win or Lose Form two groups. Have groups compete in a Tug-of-War using a rope. Afterward, ask: How did it feel to compete with your friends? What are some ways you compete with your brothers and sisters at home? Ask: What attitudes or feelings did Cain and Abel about God? toward each other? What did Cain do wrong? What would’ve been a better way for Cain to handle his anger? How do you handle your anger toward family members? Snack You’ll need: Broken heart-shaped sugar cookies, icing, and blunt knives. Say: When we quarrel with family members, it feels like our hearts are breaking. But we can mend broken hearts with the “icing” of love and kind words. Have children mend their cookies with frosting and eat them. Contributors: Patti Chromey, Kathy Downs, Nancy Dunn and Cindy Newell Looking for more lessons? Check out these ideas! © Group Publishing, Inc. All rights reserved. No unauthorized use or duplication permitted. Get our FREE enewsletter! Join thousands of other children’s ministry leaders, getting fresh, helpful ideas delivered weekly to your inbox. Sign Up Please enter valid email address Sign Up Recieve offers and promos from Group? Got it! Would you also like offers and promos from Group? Yes! No Thanks, you're all set!