In our home, we try to weave religious education into our everyday conversations and activities. Rather than sitting down for formal or structured religious education time (although if I were a more organized mama, I know we would love that, too!), we try to bring up Jesus in whatever conversations we might have throughout the day. This encourages us as parents to deepen our understandings of our Catholic faith, to look at Christianity through the eyes of a child, and to spend quality time teaching our children about God’s truth and His Church. These conversation starters, questions, and ideas can serve as a starting point for building a faith-filled home for ourselves and our children!
God's Plan & One Bad Choice
God created human beings to be in perfect union with God and one another. However, the sin of Adam & Eve -- Original Sin -- broke this perfect union, bringing spiritual and physical death to the world. To start the conversation, read Genesis 1-3 (or at least summarize chapters 1 & 2 and then read 3).
- Can you imagine what life in the Garden of Eden might have been like?
- Do you know what it means to sin?
- Why did Adam and Eve choose to disobey God?
- How do you think Adam and Eve felt after they sinned for the first time?
- How do you think it made God feel when they sinned?
- Have you ever made a bad choice like Eve and Adam did? Do you want to talk about it?
I love keeping things casual and conversational when it comes to religious education, at least in our home it seems to work out pretty well. What conversation starters would you add to the list?
And if your kids love coloring pages as much as I do, you can Download Garden of Eden Coloring Pages from "What's in the Bible?"