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Ten Commandments and Beatitudes on teaching these subjects together.

Curriculum for the Teacher!

The Ten Commandments (5) - Helping Hands

Teachers may add their own creative skills and special touches. You can use snacks, play games, select music and/or use a study of the people in the Bible chosen by God to teach this lesson. At Calvary Kids Church, we will be having our church drama team present a skit with some of the lessons. Each week is different. Be creative and capture their attention. Remember they will be getting to know the Critters, their personalities, and be able to relate to them as time goes on.

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Helping Hands
(Being good to Mom and Dad)
by Gramma Cherbear
©2000 Cherbear

Greet new members and introduce them to the class and the Critters.

Open the class with a prayer.

Read the Bible Verse for the day!
The Bible Says:
"Honor your father and mother, just as the LORD your God commanded you. Then you will live a long time in the land he is giving you. And things will go well with you there." Deuteronomy 5:16
"But blessed are your eyes because they see, and blessed are your ears because they hear." Matthew 13:16
Teach the children, God says it is very important that they are good to their moms and dads and others whom He has trusted their care to. We must also be respectful and helpful to God.
(God Commands)
Has Mom or Dad ever asked you for a helping hand? Have you noticed how good things go when you do as they ask? There is a reason for that. God has placed them in authority over you. Of course, He intends for them to be under His authority as well. They can guide you as they listen to Him. Show respect for your parents and give them a helping hand when you can. It will encourage them to see the fruits of His Spirit alive in you.
It will please God when He sees us using the fruits of His Spirit to honor our Mothers and Fathers. Remember our study on the fruits of the Holy Spirit? They are love, joy, peace,
patience, goodness & kindness, gentleness and mercy, faithfulness and self control.
"But the fruit the Holy Spirit produces is love, joy and peace.
It is being patient, kind, and good.
It is being faithful and gentle and having control of oneself..."
Galatians 5:22-23
(Blessed Are You!)
God's Word tells us that we will be blessed if we see with our eyes and hear with our ears. God is speaking of a special kind of seeing and hearing. He wants us to see and hear with our spirit. Our heart can see and hear the way God sees and hears only when we live by the fruits of His Spirit. When we want to know and do the will of God, we will see and hear with our heart. Do you know someone who needs a helping hand?
(Let the Critters help teach the lesson)
Helping Hands
The Critters are working fast. Gramma Cherbear will be blessed by their surprise. They can see she is in need of a rest. They have learned to see with their hearts. They are also acting with their hearts. They are honoring Gramma Cherbear with helping hands. The Kid Cave is clean and the flowers Joshua Jackrabbit has gathered will add a nice touch. Liam Leapfrog is ready for a dip in the pond!!
Repeat today's Bible verse.
God says we are to honor our Mother and Father so things will go well with us. We are also to honor Him! We should respect the Lord and give Him a helping hand too!

Worship God with music.


Use crafts, games, puzzles, hidden pictures, word search, mazes, and books to further emphasize the current weeks' teachings. We are using the Bible Shapes Activity Book this week.

Pass out the coloring pages.

Explain the daily devotions! Encourage the Kids to show these to their parents and get help as they continue to learn how God takes care of them through the week.

Daily Trail Blazer Devotions for kids and pre teens
Weekday devotions to go with this week's lesson!
1. Commandment of Honor
2. A Pleasant Journey
3. Joyful Parents
4. Gifts of Joy
5. Obey and Please
We are so glad you came to Kids Church today! Announce next weeks lesson.
What does God call murder? Let's see if we can clear our thinking about this next time.
Pass out the Daily Devotions to the children as they are dismissed.
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