“Lesson 5: Adam and Eve and Their Family Offered Sacrifices,” Primary 6: Old Testament (1996), 18–22
“Lesson 5,” Primary 6: Old Testament, 18–22
To help the children want to always remember Jesus Christ.
Moses 5:1–3—Adam and Eve bear children.
Moses 5:4–16, 58–59—Adam and Eve offer sacrifices and serve God.
Moses 5:17–28—Cain and Abel are born. They make sacrifices. Cain rebels and loves Satan more than God.
Hebrews 11:4—Abel offers his sacrifice in faith.
Moses 5:29–41—Cain kills Abel and becomes a fugitive.
3 Nephi 9:19–20—Sacrifice by the shedding of blood is replaced by the sacrament.
Study the lesson and decide how you want to teach the children the scripture accounts (see “Preparing Your Lessons,” p. vi, and “Teaching from the Scriptures,” p. vii). Select the discussion questions and enrichment activities that will best help the children achieve the purpose of the lesson.
A Bible and a Pearl of Great Price for each child.
A Book of Mormon.
Ten to twelve small objects—such as a pencil, eraser, paper clip, cup, ball, spoon, and so on—and a cloth to cover them. If these objects are hard to get, you could use a picture that has several different objects in it. (See the attention activity.)
A piece of paper and pencil for each child.
Picture 6-5, Adam and Eve Kneeling at an Altar.
Invite a child to give the opening prayer.
You may use one or more of the following activities any time during the lesson or as a review, summary, or challenge.
Have the children fill in the blanks of the following statements or use the statements to play tic-tac-toe. The children may use their scriptures as needed.
Instructions for playing tic-tac-toe:
Divide the class into two groups (team A and team B). Begin the activity by drawing a tic-tac-toe frame on the chalkboard and numbering the spaces one through nine, as shown:
Each number on the chalkboard corresponds to a fill-in-the-blank statement. The members on each team take turns choosing a number. When a player chooses a number, read the statement with the same number. If a player answers correctly, erase the number in that frame and replace it with the letter of the child’s team (either an A or a B). If the answer is wrong, give an opposing team member a chance to answer. If that child is correct, replace the number with his or her team’s letter. Another member of that team then picks the number of a question he or she wishes to try for. Play continues until one of the teams gets three symbols in a row either vertically, horizontally, or diagonally.
After one team has three symbols in a row, draw a new tic-tac-toe frame. Fill the spaces of this new frame with the numbers of the statements that were not used in the first round and then with the numbers of the rest of the following statements:
Adam’s sacrifices were a (similitude) of the sacrifice of the Only Begotten of the Father. (Moses 5:6–7.)
Adam and Eve’s son (Cain) was a tiller of the ground. (Moses 5:17.)
Abel was a keeper of (sheep). (Moses 5:17.)
Cain loved (Satan) more than God. (Moses 5:18.)
Abel offered as a sacrifice the (firstlings) of his flock. (Moses 5:20.)
Cain’s offering was of the (fruit) of the ground. (Moses 5:19.)
The Lord did not accept Cain’s (offering). (Moses 5:21.)
Satan promised to deliver Abel into Cain’s hands if he would swear to keep it a (secret). (Moses 5:29–30.)
When the Lord asked Cain where Abel was, Cain said: “I know not. Am I my brother’s (keeper)?” (Moses 5:34.)
A (vagabond) is a wanderer without a home.
Someone who is being hunted or chased is a (fugitive).
The Lord set a (mark) on Cain so that people who saw him would know that they must not harm him. (Moses 5:40.)
The (sacrament) took the place of blood sacrifice after the death of Jesus Christ.
The gospel was taught from the beginning by angels, God’s own voice, and by the gift of the (Holy Ghost). (Moses 5:58.)
“As many as believed in the Son, and (repented) of their sins, should be saved” (Moses 5:15).
Read the sacrament prayers in Moroni 4:3 and Moroni 5:2. Ask the children to discuss how they concentrate on thinking about Jesus Christ during the sacrament. You could share ideas from the following list to help them in the discussion:
Think about how Jesus suffered for our sins and died so that we can someday be resurrected and, if we repent, gain eternal life.
Read scriptures about Jesus before you go to church.
Repeat the sacrament prayers silently as the priests bless the sacrament.
Sit quietly and think about the good things you have done during the past week and also the things you need to do better.
Think about the message in the sacrament song.
Think about the way Jesus treated people. Think about how you can be more like Jesus.
Remind the children how important it is to remember Jesus Christ. Suggest some things the children might do to remember him: put a picture of Christ in their room, keep their scriptures close to their bed as a reminder to read them, bring their scriptures to church, say their personal and family prayers, encourage their family to have family home evening, ask themselves, “What would Christ do?” when they have decisions to make, listen carefully to the sacrament prayers, keep the commandments.
Have the children each put a button or coin inside one of their shoes at the beginning of class. After the objects have been there for a while, ask the children questions such as: What do you have in your shoe? Can you see the object? How do you know it is there? If you kept the object in your shoe for a week, do you think you would still remember it was there? Explain to the children that they remember the object because they can always feel it. Explain that we can remember Christ by always feeling his influence in our hearts as we make right choices, heed the promptings of the Holy Ghost, follow the prophets, read the scriptures, and honor our parents.
Have the children take their buttons or coins home with them and try this activity with their families. Encourage them to share with their families the idea that even though they cannot see the coin or button in their shoe, they can always feel that it is there.
Discuss the third article of faith and help the children memorize it.
Sing or read the words to “The Sacrament” (Children’s Songbook, p. 72).
Invite a child to give the closing prayer.