Get free weekly resources from us!
Got it! Would you also like offers and promos from Group?
Thanks, you're all set!
A preschool girl holds up a paper plate with a sad face on it. She's making the same face.
Read in
1 min

Preschool Bible Lesson: Cain and Abel

Use this Bible lesson based on Genesis 4:1-16 to teach preschoolers about Cain and Abel. Find more great Sunday school lessons to help kids grow in their faith.


Create an altar by draping a bedsheet 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 candle on each side of the altar. With the older kids, you may want to light the candles.

1. Cain and Abel Bible Activity: Happy/Sad

Give each child:

  • a paper plate
  • a tongue depressor
  • a marker
  • glue

Have kids each draw a happy face and an angry face on opposite sides of the paper plate and glue on the stick as a handle.

Read Genesis 4:1-16, having kids show the side of the plate that represents Cain or Abel when their names are read. Afterward, have children show either side of the plate and tell about a time their feelings matched that face.

2. Mend-a-Quarrel

Lead children in the words and actions of this finger play.

Say: Any quarrel (frown with hands on hips) I will mend (smile and hug yourself), for my brother (hold up first finger of left hand) is my friend (hook first fingers of each hand together).

Repeat the finger play several times, exchanging “sister” for “brother.”

3. V.I.P. Plate Craft

Paraphrase the story of Cain and Abel from Genesis 4:1-16. Tell children God wants them to not fight with their families.

Give each child a paper plate and stickers. Have children each design V.I.P. dinnerware for a sibling by attaching stickers to their plate. Each plate will be good for one special meal!

4. Snack

You’ll need:

  • broken heart-shaped sugar cookies
  • icing
  • 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 preschool ideas? Check out these posts!

2 thoughts on “Preschool Bible Lesson: Cain and Abel

  1. Jo Carol Hebert

    I am a retired PreSchool teacher/curriculum writer for children. I am interested in submitting to Childrens Ministry. Can I get Submissions Guidelines? Thank you. yours in Christ, Jo Carol Hebert

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Preschool Bible Lesson: Cain and Abel

Get free weekly resources from us!
Got it! Would you also like offers and promos from Group?
Thanks, you're all set!
Our Pins!