14th of August
Teach children that God, for being our Father in heaven, corrects us when we fail.
Verse of the Week:
“Because the LORD disciplines those he loves, as a father the son he delights in.”
Starting your class:
Educator, start by asking: how would you feel if you were playing with your
friends with your favorite toy and your father (or responsible) tell you to stop playing
for it’s time to make your homework? (Wait their participation and make comments).
For many times the parents take actions that kids think are bad. Today in our story
we will learn why the parents reprimand their children. Let’s find out? Then be quiet,
the story is about to start.
RAY AND LAN are brothers, they study at the same school and always go
back home together. Their father, Mr. Joseph, taught them to be good boys, to love
and respect our neighbors.
One day Ian, the youngest, came home from school with a mini game.
When Mr. Joseph saw the toy he asked to his son whose toy was it?
And Ian answered that he had found it on his way back from school.
Mr. Joseph decided to ask to Ray if they had found something when they were coming back home. Ray said no. Kids…Lan was lying to his father, what a bad attitude, isn’t it?
Realizing that Lan wasn’t telling the truth, Mr. Joseph called him and asked again about the toy. The boy was scared and changed his story saying that he had landed the game and he would give it back to his friend next day.
Lan’s brother realized that he was lying and said: - At break time, a boy notified that he had lost his game but nobody gave it back.
Mr. Joseph was a very wise man and he took his kids to take a walk at the square near his house; he talked with the boys about the importance of having Jesus inside our hearts, obeying the parents and to be truthful. He also explained that those who try to hide their mistakes stay away from God. Listening to those words, Lan looked regretful to his father and told him what has really happened.
- Daddy, I found this toy at school, I’m sorry for lying to you, I won’t do that again. And tomorrow I will give it back to the owner. The boy’s father was so happy with his decision that kissed and hugged him with a smile.
Little friends, we learn that the father (or responsible) reprimand his child
because he loves him/her and he is taking care of him/her, just as God teaches and
reprimands His children because He wants their good. It’s written: “Because the
LORD disciplines those he loves, as a father the son he delights in” (Proverbs 3.12).
Interaction with them:
Educator, take to the class black eyeliner pencil, a small mirror, a face towel
(it must be wet at the moment of the demonstration). Before you start, scratch your
face (without them to see it) with the eyeliner and let your fingers get dirty with it.
Start by saying: Kids, let’s memorize the verse of the week? (Show them the
poster and read it. They will certainly talk about you “dirty face”, after reading the
verse you ask). Is there something wrong with me, in my appearance? They will
probably say that your face is dirty, continue saying: See now, is it clean? (Pass the
dirty fingers on your face making it worse and wait their reaction). What happened?
Just a mirror can make me see how my face really is. (Look in the mirror). Wow,
what a shame! My face is so dirty, I’m glad you warned me. I will clean it with this
wet towel (educator, pass the towel on your face until all dirty is gone, and then
ask).And now? Wait their participation and conclude by saying: kids, did you know
that the same thing happens with parents and children? Many children are just like
my face was: dirty, in other words, they do a lot of wrong things, lying, disobeying.
Even when you told my face was dirty, unaware I kept making it dirty. Many kids
keep doing wrong things even if their parents tell them not to do so, right? Who here
has gone through this? However, when I used the mirror to see where was dirty and
cleaned it my appearance was another one. When children listen to the teachings of
their parents, Jesus acts in the heart and, the same way I cleaned my face with the
towel, Jesus cleans the heart from those who wish to live a life to God, understand?
Who here, from now on, will obey your parents and God? Great!
Educator, after the fun chat with the kids memorize the verse of the
SUNDAY 14/08 From the bottom of the heart.
Lan made a mistake but he apologized to his father. Paint and write a message to your father in a white paper sheet (A4).
Educator, after the activity make a prayer thanking the care that the Lord Jesus, our Heavenly Father, has for His children and ask to each child to pray for their parents or responsible (uncle, aunt, stepmother, etc)
Daddy says. Educator, in advance spread several objects
over the class (toys, books, bibles, empty pet bottles and
objects that do not bring risks). Choose a boy to see the
“daddy” of the game. He must say to the kids: Daddy says
everyone to look for… (He will say the name of one of the
objects) and the kids will answer: Yes, sir!
The kids will have 5 seconds to fulfill the mission. The first
kid to fulfill it will be the new commander.
Conclude the game explaining to the kids that just as they
attended the father (mother) in the game, they must obey to
their parent’s guidance because when older people (parents
or responsible) reprimand us they are thinking of our good.
Play with them until they lose interest.