- Memory Verse: Review Proverbs 12:22
- Bible: Read Genesis 3, the story of Satan deceiving Eve. Point out the lies that were told. Because Eve listened to lies, her life was ruined! Lies are always, always, always dangerous.
- Geese Fly: (For this idea, I’m indebted to the excellent elementary student lessons put out by Character First) This game has similarities to “Simon Says”, with some important differences. State a fact, such as “Geese fly,” while flapping your arms. Your children should copy you. Continue stating similar facts about animals or machines that fly: “Robins fly. Planes fly. Rockets fly.” Finally, insert a false statement: “Spaghetti flies.” When your children hear you state something that is not true, they should immediately stop doing the current action, in this case, stop flapping their arms. This game is a lot of fun! Just make sure to keep your facts pretty clear. My 3yo, Sweetness, is pretty accepting of everything I say, so I had to make the untrue facts pretty bizarre to make sure she knew they weren’t true…for example, she knows her hair isn’t pink!
- Stories: We’ve checked out A Children’s Book of Virtues to read together this week, and are reading “George Washington and the Cherry Tree” as well as “The Honest Woodsman”. Truth is a beautiful virtue, and the heroism of it is illustrated in many great stories. Find some to share with your children as you study honesty. Another one I’d recommend is this story about the Indian Chief Cochise, who was known for his honesty. Just ignore the references to the “Great Spirit” if you’re uncomfortable with them.
- Pray: Truthfulness is a struggle for anyone, especially when you’re a child facing potential discipline! Pray together for God to give strength to tell the truth, even when it is hard.