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Character Trait: Obedience
Definition: Doing what you are told, right away, and with a happy heart without being reminded.
Opposite: Defiant, rebelling
Big Thoughts for Little People: Letter M
- Read:Mrs. Rosey Posey and the Fine China Plate - Part of the "I Can Read with Help" series, learn how parents set rules to help you stay away from sin.
- Read:God, I Need to Talk to You About Laziness
James 1:22 - But don’t just listen to God’s word. You must do what it says.
Tune: Humpty Dumpty
But don't just listen to God's Word.
You must do what it says.
James one, twenty-two
You must do what it says.
- Trust and Obey (Traditional) - 100 Hymns & Praise Song for Kids Disc 2 #6
Trust and obey (march in place and then salute)
For there's no other way (cross arms in front of body)
To be happy in Jesus (move fingers to make happy smile at mouth)
But to trust and obey (march in place and then salute)
- Listen: Patch the Pirate “Kidnapped on I-Land” CD - The story is about a boy names Silas who wants what he wants! Being selfish, Silas takes a trip to I-Land where he learns firsthand about Jesus' unselfish love.
ABCJLM Activities and Crafts:
- Paint "fire" on a piece of paper using red, orange, and yellow paint. Add the title "I Will Obey."
- Make Firey Crayons (Unknown Source)
Gather old red, yellow, and orange crayons. Remove the paper and break the crayons into small pieces. Fill muffin tin cups halfway full with a mixture of the broken crayons. Place the crayons in a 250 degree oven and wait. Because various brands of crayons are made of different ingredients, melting times will vary. Once the crayons are totally melted, remove the tin from the oven. Use a toothpick to swirl the colors together and then allow the crayons to cool. The crayon material contracts as it gets cold making the new crayons easy to pop out of the muffin tin. Read more...
- Print the black and white "I Will Obey" poster. Use as a coloring sheet and glue on "O's" - fruit loops or Cheerios.
- Play "Simon Says" to coincide with the obedience theme.
- Glue two circles onto a popsicle stick - one with a happy face and one with a sad face. Give various scenarios and have the child decide whether the situation demonstrates a good choices or a bad choice. Show the happy face for "good choices" and the sad face for "bad choices." Explain that Jesus is happy when we obey. It makes Jesus sad when we choose to not obey. Allow the child to create his own scenarios.
- Red Light, Yellow Light, Green Light (Source unknown)
Use the following signs for each word:
Stop - hold arm straight out in front with palm lifted
Wait - wiggle all fingers out in front
Go - move one arm across the front of the body
Create a scenario and ask the child to choose whether it is best to stop, wait, or go. Have the child "tell" you with hand motions rather than her voice. Focus on activities that involve obedience and respect.
- Walking to a curb on a busy street (stop)
- Needing a drink at the water fountain but others are already in line (wait)
- You mom tells you to come and help set the table (go)
- Fran the Fair Frog Story - An online story about a frog who learns to obey the rules.