Entries in moderation (3)

Wednesday
Apr202016

Level 1 Lesson Plan: Stay Safe and Have Fun

Here is a lesson plan that can be covered in 20 minutes that highlights the lesson objectives: “Learn to take responsibility for one’s actions” (Character Building: Personal Responsibility: Responsibility-1b) and “Learn that moderation is a form of temperance, which is a fruit of the Spirit, and is manifested when one is abiding in Jesus.” (Character Building: Personal Responsibility: Moderation-1a).

ReadHave Fun.” Ask the children to answer the question on the last page of this comic, “Can you think of times when you did something unwise that turned fun into something that caused a problem for you or someone else?”

ReadThe Protective Tower.”

Memorize one of the verses from “Crazily Cool Card Set: An Active Force Field.” Also discuss each of the verses in the context of what is brought out in “The Protective Tower,” about how when they obey Jesus as well as their parents and teachers, they are then in a better position for God to take care of them. He will protect them, and if something troublesome happens, He’ll see them through with His loving care.

ReadGod’s Favor” and talk with the children about how even if at times they might go overboard when having fun and something goes wrong due to their foolishness, God is still with them (see page 2).

Additional resources:

If you have other suggestions of supplemental material, or additional activities in teaching this topic, please share your ideas and tips by commenting below. We look forward to hearing from you.

S&S link: Character Building: Personal Responsibility: Responsibility-1b; Character Building: Personal Responsibility: Moderation-1a

Compiled by My Wonder Studio staff.
Copyright © 2016 by The Family International

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DOC: Level 1 Lesson Plan: Stay Safe and Have Fun (Spanish)
DOC: Level 1 Lesson Plan: Stay Safe and Have Fun (Portuguese)

Monday
Sep012014

0–5 Lesson Plan: Not Too Much

Note to parent or teacher: Here’s a 20- to 30-minute lesson plan on moderation.

Read or listen to “Just Enough Billy.”

Talk about how too much of anything can be unhealthy. Ask the children if they can think of any examples of this.

Discuss how self-control helps us to keep a good balance in our lives.

Watch Kid’s Character Builder: Self-Control, Part 1 and Part 2.

Discuss guidelines or prompts to help the children have a healthy balance in their lives. 

If you have other suggestions of supplemental material, or additional activities for teaching this topic, please share your ideas and tips by commenting below. We look forward to hearing from you.

Compiled by My Wonder Studio staff.
Copyright © 2014 by The Family International

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DOC: 0–5 Lesson Plan: Not Too Much (Portuguese)
DOC: 0–5 Lesson Plan: Not Too Much (Spanish)

Friday
Jul152011

Level 2 Lesson Plan: When Enough Is Enough

Note to parent or teacher: Here’s a 20-minute lesson plan on moderation. It highlights the following lesson objective: “Compare and contrast the benefits of moderation in allowing oneself time to gain skills, develop positive relations with others, and live a balanced life, versus overindulgence in entertainment or other interests that robs one’s entire focus.” (Character Building: Personal Responsibility: Moderation-2b)

The general target age for this lesson plan is 8 through 12. You can, however, adapt, simplify, or expound on this lesson plan to better suit your child’s comprehension level.

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ReadThe Everly Extreme or Moderate Marcellus Quiz.”

Take a shoe box (or a box of any size) and fill it to the brim with toys, clothes, or something. See how much you can fit into the box. Talk about how one’s life can only fit so much, which is why it’s important to be judicious about what is allowed into one’s life.

Brainstorm the benefits of living a well-balanced life, and make a list of the points you come up with.

Look up the dictionary definition for the word “moderation,” and check out the thesaurus for synonyms.

Read Ecclesiastes 3:1–8.

Discuss with your child whether there are areas of your family’s life that could use moderation in order to make time for other things that you as a family would like to do. (Emphasize that practicing moderation is not about shunning things that are fun—it enables us to have a wide range of healthy, uplifting, and beneficial experiences.)

WatchKid’s Character Builder: Self-Control.” [Note: May be more appealing to a younger age level.]

Discuss how self-control is what enables us to practice moderation in our lives. Talk about times when it’s difficult to stop something that may be quite fun at the moment, and brainstorm ways that will help the child determine when to stop. It could be agreed-upon guidelines before an activity is begun (such as a designated amount of time for computer games), etc.

Look up 1 Corinthians 10:13 and 1 Corinthians 2:9. Talk about how God is the one who can give us the strength and wisdom to live a well-balanced life. 

Memorize “No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it.” (1 Corinthians 10:13 NIV)

If you have other suggestions of supplemental material, or additional activities for teaching this topic, please share your ideas and tips by commenting below. We look forward to hearing from you.

S&S link: Character Building: Personal Responsibility: Moderation-2b

Compiled by My Wonder Studio staff.
Copyright © 2011 by The Family International

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DOC: Nível 2 Aula: Quando Basta (Portuguese)
DOC: Plan de clase nivel 2: Cuando ya es suficiente (Spanish)