Adam and Eve Were Created in Heavenly Father’s Image
To help each child understand that Adam and Eve were created in the image of Heavenly Father.
Invite a child to give the opening prayer.
What are some of the things that Jesus created for the earth?
What creations are you grateful for?
The earth and everything on it was created for us to use and enjoy. The earth and everything on it are a part of Heavenly Father’s plan.
Heavenly Father choose Jesus Christ to make the earth according to His plan. Do you remember how many days it took Jesus to make the earth? Jesus made the earth in six days. The days were much longer than our days.
The first day Jesus made the light and He called it day. He made the dark and He called it night.
The second day Jesus divided the water. Some water was on the earth. Some water was in the clouds in the sky.
The third day Jesus made dry land. He made the grass and the trees grow. He made all the plants grow.
The fourth day Jesus made the sun. He made the moon and the stars.
The fifth day Jesus put the fish in the water. He also made the birds.
The sixth day Jesus made all the other animals. He made cows and horses and dogs. He made deer and lions and tigers. What is missing? We have animals and fish and trees and plants but something is missing.
Jesus and Heavenly Father made a man.
His name was Adam and he was the first man on earth.
Ask all those who are Heavenly Father’s children to stand. We are all Heavenly Father’s children, so everyone should stand.
Sing “I Am a Child of God” (Children’s Songbook, p. 2) with the children. Point out that the song tells us that Heavenly Father has given us an earthly home.
I am a child of God,
And he has sent me here,
Has given me an earthly home
With parents kind and dear.
Lead me, guide me, walk beside me,
Help me find the way.
Teach me all that I must do
To live with him someday.
Adam and Eve were a part of Heavenly Father’s plan
God and Jesus made a man and he was the first man on earth. Do you remember what his name was? His name was Adam. Adam looked like God and Jesus. Adam had a nose and 2 eyes and 2 arms etc.
Have the children feel their arms, and remind them that their bodies are like Adam’s and Eve’s bodies.
Jesus and Heavenly Father gave Adam a beautiful garden to live in and it was called the Garden of Eden. The Garden of Eden was beautiful.
(put Adam in the Garden of Eden). It had beautiful flowers growing everywhere and beautiful streams and the garden was full of animals. All the animals were tame. Do you know what tame means? It means that they were not dangerous and were friendly. All the animals got along; tigers would sleep next to sheep, cats and dogs were friends. Birds would sing from the trees and animals would roam free. Doesn’t it sound like an awesome place to live? Would you like to live in the Garden of Eden?
Adam was alone in the garden so God and Jesus made a woman.
(Put Eve in the Garden of Eden.)Her name was Eve. Adam and Eve were married for eternity by Heavenly Father.
God and Jesus told Adam and Eve to take care of the garden. While they were in the Garden of Eden Adam and Eve could not have children and they did not know the difference between good and bad.
Heavenly Father and Jesus came to talk to
Adam and Eve. There were a lot of beautiful trees in the Garden of Eden. All these trees produced wonderful tasty fruit. They could eat from any tree they wanted, all but one.
Heavenly Father and Jesus said that this tree was called the tree of good and evil and Adam and Eve could not eat the fruit from that tree. If Adam and Eve ate the fruit from this tree they would be kicked out of the Garden of Eden.
One day Satan, the devil, came to the Garden of Eden. He told Eve she should eat the fruit of the tree of good and evil, but Heavenly Father and Jesus told her and Adam not to eat it. Satan said the fruit
was so delicious and it tasted better than any of the other fruit in the Garden of Eden. Satan told Eve that not only was it delicious, but it would also make her really wise.
Eve chose to eat the fruit.
Eve told Adam she had eaten the fruit and that she would have to leave the garden. Adam was sad that Eve had eaten the fruit. He didn’t want to be alone in the Garden. Eve gave Adam some of the fruit and Adam ate it.
God came to see Adam and Eve. They were afraid that God would know that they had disobeyed Him so they ran and hide
(hide Adam and Eve behind the picture). Can you hide from God?
Heavenly Father asked if they had eaten the fruit of good and evil. Adam and Eve told Him yes and that Satan told them to eat it. Do you remember what the punishment was for eating the fruit? God told Adam and Eve they must leave the Garden of Eden. They could no longer live there anymore. Adam and Eve left the Garden of Eden.
They lived in the wilderness and it was not like the Garden of Eden. The whole world changed. Adam and Eve had to work hard to get food, weeds began to grow, and animals became wild. It was not beautiful. Adam and Eve knew good and evil. Sometimes they were happy. Sometimes they were sad.
Adam and Eve then began to have children. Adam and Eve were blessed with many children. They were the first parents on earth. They taught their children about Heavenly Father and Jesus. Their family grew and spread throughout the earth.
Help the children do the following finger play:
Adam and Eve
Adam and Eve lived on the earth (cup hands together to indicate the earth)
When it was very new.
They tended many animals (use one hand to pet the other hand)
And the food they grew (put fingers to mouth, as if eating).
Adam and Eve had children (put up two fingers close together)
Who had children of their own (add two more fingers).
Now many children have been born (wiggle all ten fingers).
Look how the world has grown (use arms to make a large circle, then stretch arms out to the side)!
Because Adam and Eve were the first parents on the earth, we are all part of their family.
Heavenly Father and Jesus said that the earth was good
Read the first sentence of Genesis 1:31 aloud. “And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good.” Heavenly Father and Jesus feel that all their creations are good. Most importantly, they feel that we are good, and they love each of us very much.
Let the children color the worksheet.
Bear your testimony of Heavenly Father’s and Jesus’ love for each of us. Explain that the earth and everything on it are for us to use and enjoy. Whenever we notice a flower, a star, or any other creation, we are reminded that Heavenly Father and Jesus love us. Express your gratitude for their love and for the earth.
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