Of course we do not know what kind of fruit tempted Eve , but we all agree it must have been luscious. Adam and Eve were only given one commandment to obey to show their gratitude and love for their Creator. To disobey meant death. They chose to doubt GOD’S goodness, and as a result, everyone born after them inherits a sin nature.
Tips: I pre-cut the serpent’s tongues, fruit, and little cross for the younger kids. You might need to help them thread the serpent through the holes. Add glitter if desired. A hole-punch is needed and card-stock recommended. Have them write Romans 6:23 on the rectangle which will go glued on the fruit along with the cross, or you can print it on a rectangle or write it on the fruit before it is colored. For a worksheet with no text, or a worksheet with annotated text see my other blog at kidsbible.wordpress.com posted on 9/30/2012 (untitled)
Here is also a worksheet if you want to go into the redemptive aspect of the LORD God providing a covering for Adam and Eve. (There is a space on the page for the children to draw how God has made a provision for their covering…hint: it should involve a cross!) You may want to take an extra week to go over these vital truths. Without going into graphic detail, you might want to mention Cain and Abel’s offerings…why Abel’s was accepted and not Cain’s.