Challenge your child to retell the story. Help him or her remember key details by asking the following questions:
- Who made the beautiful garden where Adam and Eve lived? (God)
- How did Adam and Eve feel after they ate fruit from the forbidden tree? (They felt shame. They hid and said they were naked.)
- How did God punish Adam and Eve? (God told Adam that growing food would be difficult. He told Eve that having children would be painful.)
Read the following thought aloud to help increase your child’s understanding:
When Adam and Eve ate the forbidden fruit, they disobeyed God. Sin is anything we say, think or do that displeases or disobeys God. God created rules to help protect us. One of the most important ways we can show God that we trust Him is by choosing to learn and follow His rules.