Art Lessons and Ideas for Teaching the Story of Adam and Eve in Sunday School

Art lessons on Adam and Eve, Garden of Eden, Genesis 2, Genesis 3

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Illustrating the Consequences of Sin in Our Lives

 

My friend Debby did something like this with her first grade class recently.

 

Supplies List: 

  • White construction paper
  • Strips of colored construction paper
  • Glue sticks
  • Construction paper with a cross or the word "Jesus" written on it. This needs to be slightly larger than the white paper and laminated on the Jesus side. (Cover it with contact paper or laminate two pieces stacked together and cut them around the edges so they come apart with one laminated on top and one laminated on bottom.)

 

Illustrate the consequences of sin on our lives. Take a piece of white construction paper and have kids write their name on it. Then give them strips of other colors of construction paper. Have them write sins on the strips. If they are focused on sin in general, try to bring it home for them. Things like murder are sins, but probably not one your kids have actually done. Bring it to their level and discuss the sins they commit. (Have they ever lied to their parents? Stolen a piece of candy? Cheated on a test?)

Have them glue the strips to their paper as you talk. (Glue sticks are fine, but a quick drying glue is best.)

Talk about sin. How are we try to hide it? (Blame, hiding, lying and other sins. Talk about how often sin leads to more sin.)

But also talk about how, by doing good things, we often to try to make up for our sin or to be good enough for God, etc.  

Give them a few more strips of paper and have them write the ways they try to hide their sins. Then let them glue those on top of the sin, trying to cover them up. Can they? (Not really, even if you give them more strips.)

 

In the end, we can't cover up our sin. 

 

So lets try to take them away. Have the kids pull off the sins. (Their papers will rip and tear and look pretty awful depending on how much glue they used. And often they cannot get it off completely.

 

This illustrates sin in our lives. It leaves us tattered and torn. 

 

But God had a plan to help us. From the very beginning he planned to save us from our sins. Read the prophecy and talk about how it has been fulfilled. 

 

Have the children glue the "Jesus" or cross page over their life (lining it up as perfectly as possible). Talk about how Jesus has defeated sin. His blood covers our sin. You can't see it at all.

 

(And) Sin won't stick (not permanently) to the new (laminated) page. Jesus makes us clean and his blood keeps us clean. 

Ideas with Crayons

Here is a Crayon Art version of Neil's candy stained glass Cooking Workshop idea which was inspired by Cathy's broken cookie cooking idea found here at https://www.rotation.org/topic/...3#422528058762353003

Use broken crayons:
either to make new crayons (and then color with them)
or make stained glass (cross shape would work here).

Lots of ideas on the internet if this link quits working:
http://www.artistshelpingchild...sactivitieskids.html
And here is a particularly good stained glass format from that list:
http://teachart2.blogspot.com/...ed-glass-effect.html

As in Neil's candy idea, discussion would revolve around something good (a big crayon or a stained glass light catcher) coming from the broken thing.


Here is a short video of our "Adam and Eve in the Garden" Art project done in the style of Eric Carle, the popular children's author/illustrator (The Very Hungry Caterpillar).

For our lesson plan, we used the Writing Team's Adam and Eve Art Lesson.

The Team's lesson plan has lots of great instructions, teaching points, and options.

The tearing of the paper can be a metaphor for brokenness. The use of the torn paper to create something beautiful can be a metaphor for the goodness/restoration that God can bring out of our brokenness.

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