After God created the earth, everything was perfect. And then came “The Fall.” Where Adam and Eve are the forbidden fruit, and in came sin and the need for a Savior. Fruit tends to be the focal point of this story. It was forbidden. Adam and Eve had a choice to trust God, but they listened to the serpent and chose their own way. They ate the fruit. So after reading this story, we played with some fruit.
Citrus Sensory Bin
We simply cut up lemons and limes, threw them in some water with a few spoons, and had a blast scooping and pouring lemons. You can also add oranges and grapefruit slices, or try sliced apples.
Pom Pom Trees
This is a super simple activity that can be done 1 of 2 ways.
First draw trees on a piece of paper. Put a number in the middle of each tree.
Then have your child put the correct number of pompoms “fruit” on each tree. This works best with older toddlers and preschoolers.
Simply have your child sort the pom poms by color.
A really easy way to explore this story is by eating fruit. I let Vale pick out a new fruit to try, and we simply ate it as we read the story.
For this lesson I love the book “God’s Very Good Idea” by Trillia New. This book shares the story of how God made people in his image, and how we fell into sin. However, God didn’t leave us there, and neither does this story. It shares the Gospel of how Christ came to heal our world of sin, and how we can be apart of that redemption every single day.