Garden of Eden

 


Many children start learning about the Bible by reading or listening to the story of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, and how the snake tempted Eve to eat an apple from the forbidden tree. These activities cover Genesis chapter 3 verses 1-15. You will find colouring pages in a variety of formats, worksheets and other suggested activities.

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Temptation in the Garden of Eden - Genesis 3:1-15

1 Now the snake was the cleverest of all the animals that the Lord God had made. He spoke to the woman. “Did God really tell you not to eat fruit from the trees in the garden?”

2 The woman replied, “We may eat fruit from all of the trees in the garden except the one in the middle. But God told us not to eat the fruit from that tree, or even touch it, or we would die.”

4  The snake said, “You won’t really die! 5 But God knows that, if you eat that fruit, your eyes will be opened and you will understand good and evil, and then you will be like God.”

6  When the woman was convinced that the tree provided good food and was lovely to look at, and that by eating its fruit she would become clever, she picked some of its fruit and ate it. Then she gave some to her husband and he ate it too. 7 After eating the fruit it was as if their eyes were opened. They looked around and realised that they were both naked, so they sewed fig leaves together, and made simple clothes to cover themselves. 8 Then they heard the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and they hid away from Him behind the trees.

9 The LORD God called out to the man, “Where are you?”

10 The man replied, “I heard your voice in the garden but I was afraid because I was naked, so I hid away.”

11 God said, “Who told you that you were naked? Did you eat fruit from the tree that I told you not to eat from?”

12 The man said, “Yes. You gave me this woman as a companion. She gave me fruit from the tree. I ate it.”

13 The Lord God asked the woman, “What have you done?”

The woman replied, “It was the snake! He tricked me, so I ate the fruit!”

14  The Lord God turned to the snake and said, “Because of this you will be cursed - more than any tame or wild animal. You will crawl on your belly and eat dust all your life. 15 You and the woman will be enemies, as will her children and your children. Her son will step on your head and you will bite his heel."

Temptation in the Garden of Eden - The Short Version

  • The snake tempted Eve to eat fruit from the tree, even though God had said not to touch it.
  • Eve gave some of the fruit to Adam, and he ate it too.
  • Adam and Eve realised that they were naked, and hid away from God.
  • When God realised what they had done he was angry, and punished the snake and Adam and Eve.

Our Garden of Eden Printables

Garden of Eden Colouring Pages

Garden of Eden Colouring Pages

There are 4 pages in this set, designed to accompany your reading or telling of the story of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, Genesis Chapter 3 verses 1 to 15.

Garden of Eden Colouring Pages Captioned

Garden of Eden Colouring Pages Captioned

We've added simple captions to this set of 4 colouring page depicting the story of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, Genesis Chapter 3 verses 1 to 15. Perhaps as a Sunday school or group activity you could get the kids to colour in the pages for display?

Garden of Eden Comprehension

Garden of Eden Comprehension

We've aimed this picture comprehension at older children. Once they have heard or read the story of the snake tempting Eve in the Garden of Eden, see what they have retained by asking them to answer the questions.

Garden of Eden Story Booklet

Garden of Eden Story Booklet

Here's a simplified version of the story of the Garden of Eden, with a picture and short descriptive text on 4 pages. It is designed to print "landscape" on 2 pages of A4 paper and be folded in half.

Garden of Eden Story Paper

Garden of Eden Story Paper

Children can re-write the story of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eve in their own words using our story paper, and colour in the pictures that go with the story too, if they wish.

Garden of Eden Story Sequencing Cards

Garden of Eden Story Sequencing Cards

Cut out the 4 Garden of Eden story sequencing cards and ask your child to read them and put them in the right order. You could also separate the pictures and text parts of the card, and ask them to match the pictures and text first, then put them in order.

More Suggested Activities

Many of the printables and crafts in our Apples and Snakes collections could be used while learning about Adam and Eve, especially with younger children.

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