Entries in obedience (3)

Wednesday
Nov192014

Level 1 Lesson Plan: Tips for Joyful Living

Note to parent or teacher: Here is a lesson plan that you can break up into two or three 15- to 30-minute sittings. It highlights the lesson objective: “Learn that obedience can’t be decided on the basis of one’s desires or feelings, but rather that it is a habit one must cultivate in order to live a safe and happy life." (Character Building: Values and Virtues: Obedience-1e)

Read Experience Joy,” and then take a closer look at each action found in the text by reading the accompanying scripture and article, as well as discussing how the action can make one happy.

  • Kind words are like honey—sweet to the soul and healthy for the body” (Proverbs 16:24 NLT).

ReadDora and the Garden.”

Ask the children to think of a time when they were pleasant and how it made them and others happy. If you know of a time when being unpleasant made things difficult, talk about a more pleasant way to have handled that situation.

  • “I have stored up your word in my heart” (Psalm 119:11 ESV).

ReadA Promise for Every Need” or “Remember Roy.”

Talk about how memorized scripture can bring happiness into one’s life.

  • “Your Word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path” (Psalm 119:105 ESV).

ReadBe More Like Jesus.”

Ask the children to think of things Jesus did that would have made Him happy because He saw that it made others happy. For example, when He prayed for someone, or when He cooked for His disciples (John 21:9).

  • “Pray for all people” (1 Timothy 2:1 NLT).

Pray one of these prayers for your friends and loved ones.

  • “Whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them” (Matthew 7:12 ESV).

Pray a prayer from “Pray a Way: Respect.”

ReadFocus on the Donut.”

Look for the positive side of a recent disappointment that one can be happy about.

  • “An encouraging word cheers a person up” (Proverbs 12:25 NLT).

Listen to or read “You Are God’s Ray of Light.”

Make a plan to encourage another, and talk about how that will bring happiness to the receiver as well as to the giver.

  • “Be kind and compassionate to one another” (Ephesians 4:32 NIV).

Pray the second prayer of “Pray a Way: Easter.”

  • “Show hospitality to one another without grumbling” (1 Peter 4:9 ESV).

ReadWe’re Having Guests.”

Recall a recent visit from someone, and talk about the joy all experienced by making the visitor feel welcome.

ReadSkills Exhibition.”

Look ahead with the children at the joy they will experience by progressing in a new skill they are currently studying or practicing. For example, they will be able to play a song on the piano that will make Grandma happy.

  • “For where two or three gather together as my followers, I am there among them” (Matthew 18:20 NLT).

Read The Fountain of Believers.”

Discuss what they like about a having a Bible class when friends join in.

Sing or dance along with “Joyful Singing.”

  • “The Lord is close to all who call on him” (Psalm 145:18 NLT).

Read I Love to Listen.”

Silently take time to talk to Jesus for one minute. Have the children reflect on the peace and joy that comes from knowing Jesus heard them. “He hears the prayer of the righteous” (Proverbs 15:29).

Conclude by rereading the last page of “Experience Joy.”

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: Values and Virtues: Obedience-1e

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

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DOC: Level 1 Lesson Plan: Tips for Joyful Living (Portuguese)
DOC: Level 1 Lesson Plan: Tips for Joyful Living (Spanish)

Monday
Feb032014

0–5 Lesson Plan: If You Know the Right Thing to Do…

Note to parent or teacher: Here is a 20-minute 0–5 lesson plan on obedience.

Read The Right Thing to Do,” and discuss with the children the “Action” on the last page.

View The Parables of Jesus: The Two Builders.

ReadYelli’s Important Lesson.”

ReadPup, Jet, and the Great Big Forest.”

Discuss the possible consequences that could have happened to the characters in the above two stories due to not doing what they knew they should do.

Touch on basic home rules that you are presently working on with your children. Explain why they are important and ask them to identify the possible consequences of not following the guidelines you have set in place.

Read and explain the verses on “Crazily Cool Card Set: Obedience.” The children can choose a verse they would like to memorize, cut out, and color.

Highlight how everyone forgets at some point what it is we are supposed to do, and so when that happens we appreciate when others—our parents, siblings, friends—remind us of safety and home rules.

Additional resources:

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: If You Know the Right Thing to Do… (Portuguese)
DOC: 0–5 Lesson Plan: If You Know the Right Thing to Do… (Spanish)

Monday
Aug012011

0-5 Lesson Plan: Quick to Obey

Note to parent or teacher: Here’s a 20- to 30-minute class plan on being quick to obey.

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ReadThe Right Thing to Do.” Discuss the question on the last page of this article.

WatchSong: Do it Now.”

ReadShawnie O’Gray and the Whale.” Your child can also do the activity “Dot to Dot: Shawnie O’Gray and the Whale.”

Talk about the times when it may be difficult to obey right away. Think of some things that could happen when you are not quick to obey (e.g., accidents, missing out on time spent doing other things, not building the habit of obedience, etc.).

WatchMama, I Remembered.”

ReadFleety, the Little Mouse.” Ask your child what actions Fleety took that made his parents happy. (Answer: obedience)

ReadHappy Actions.” Do the action on the last page of this article.

Memorize “Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord.” (Colossians 3:20 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.

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

Downloads

DOC: Plan de clase 0-5: Obedecer enseguida (Spanish)
DOC: 0-5 Plano de aula: Rápido para obedecer (Portuguese)