The word of God is so powerful. It breaths life into our souls and with it we are filled with wisdom, peace, and joy. I have recently discovered that I can listen to the word of God on my phone while I prepare breakfast at 4 am in the morning. My day is always off to a better start when I spend time with Christ. A few years ago kiddos and I used to do bible lessons and we had so much fun digging deeper into the word. We are once again creating our own bible lessons as we read the bible. It is so easy to do. In this post I’ll show you how we create our bible lessons and how fun it is to incorporate geography, art, science, and English.
Garden of Eden Map
Genesis 2:10-14 “A river flowed from the land of Eden, watering the garden and then dividing into four branches. The first branch, called the Pishon, flowed around the entire land of Havilah, where gold is found. The gold of that land is exceptionally pure; aromatic resin and onyx stone are found there. The second branch, called the Gihon, flowed around the entire land of Cush. The third branch, called the Tigris, flowed east of the land of Asshur. The fourth branch is called the Euphrates. ”
We drew the map on a cardboard and then printed out Adam, Eve, animals, serpent, tree of life, tree of knowledge, and the angel.
Kids’ puddle boots with a waterproof over-the-knee protection is from Kidorca
Elizabeth’s suspender skirt is from Olaandoli Clothing
The Tree of Life and The Tree of Knowledge
Genesis 2: 15-17 “The Lord God placed the man in the Garden of Eden to tend and watch over it. But the Lord God warned him, “You may freely eat the fruit of every tree from the garden-except the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. If you eat its fruit, you are sure to die.”
When Adam and Eve were in the Garden of Eden and they had access to the Tree of Life but the Tree of Knowledge was forbidden they ate from the Tree of Knowledge and lost access to the Tree of Life. The Tree of Knowledge gave them Knowledge to everything. It taught them about sin and now we all have it running through our veins. The Tree of Life has left us and is in heaven giving eternal life. In the end it will be eaten by all who believe.-written by Peter (14).
We drew and painted two trees and labeled one the Tree of Life and the other the Tree of Knowledge. We use Art Venture for our art lessons.
Eve created from Adams Rib
Genesis 2: 18-23 “Then the Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper who is just right for him.” So the Lord God formed from the ground all the wild animals and all the birds in the sky. He brought them to the man to see what he would call them, and the man chose a name for each one. He gave names to all the livestock, all the birds of the sky, and all the wild animals. But still there was no helper just right for him. So the Lord God caused the man to fall into deep sleep. While the man slept, the Lord God took out one of the man’s ribs and closed up the opening. Then the Lord God made a woman from the ribs, and he brought her to man.”
We decided to take a closer look at the rib. We made our own play dough and kids shaped a rib so that we could better understand exactly what God took out of Adam to make Eve. We also learned about the parts of the ribcage. Below is a poem that my son Peter who is 14 years old wrote.
God took a rib
and made mans companion
The ribcage helps us breath
and it keeps our organs in place.
Only God could make that.
He gave it to all human race.
My dress is from Florence Adams
Genesis 3:1 “Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God really say, ‘You must not eat from any tree in the garden?”
We received a rat snake from Texas so we decided to take a closer look at the snake. Esther also drew a rattlesnake.
We also did a science experiment with salt, vinegar, cotton swabs, and pennies. I first had my children put one penny in the vinegar and to our surprise the penny looked worse then it did before. Then I told them I need to read the instructions on how to do this correctly. I then told them it wasn’t working because I did not read the instructions and the instructions told me that we needed to mix salt with vinegar. Once we mixed salt with vinegar the pennies were becoming clean. Salt represents the holy spirit and vinegar represents us. Without the holy spirit we cannot make the right decisions and often times when we try to do things on our own we make things worse.
I hope this was helpful. There are many more lessons we could have done. The great thing about rereading and studying the passages multiple times is that new questions arise.
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