See Also:

Ten Commandments and Beatitudes taught together.

Curriculum for the Teacher!

The Ten Commandments (10) - Home Sweet Home!

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 Kidz 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.

Campfire Tales & Fish Stories!
(Do not lie)
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:
"Do not give false witness against your neighbor." Deuteronomy 5:20
"Blessed are those who suffer for doing what is right. The kingdom of heaven belongs to them."
Matthew 5:10
Teach the children it is wrong to lie. It is also lying when we stretch the truth by exaggeration.
(God Commands)
It is true, God does not want you telling lies that will hurt other people. He knows telling any lie will cause hurt for you as well! You should make sure you do not add anything to the truth. You may think it makes you look special to stretch the truth a bit, but it only makes you look bad. Telling tall tales or lies to others, even in fun, could make your friends not trust you or believe you even when you are telling the truth.
God doesn't want us to lie to ourselves either. He wants us to see the truth about what we do and think! That is why He gave us the Bible as our guide book. Lies come in many forms. There is the tiny lie that we think will not hurt. The BIG lie that we have to keep adding to; Making up new things to cover up the original lie can wear us down. We must be careful when telling tales. Stretching the truth is also a lie in God's eyes. God wants us to keep all our campfire tales and fish stories truthful! Let the light of Jesus shine brightly!
(Blessed Are You!)
God gives us His truths in the Bible. He tells us how to live good, obey Him, and how we can live in heaven with Him forever. It can be hard to share Jesus with the world. Sometimes when we share the truth with others they do not want to hear it. We are obedient when we share His truths. We are already blessed. We will see Him in heaven.
(Let the Critters help teach the lesson)
Campfire Tales & Fish Stories!
The Critter's are having an evening of quiet sharing around a campfire. Joshua Jackrabbit seems to be getting a little carried away with his tale. Crossing his finger won't help when the rest of the Critter's figure out He is stretching the truth. He will no doubt get a scolding from Gramma Cherbear. Joshua will learn to be more truthful when telling His campfire tales and fish stories!
Repeat today's Bible verses.
When we lie about anything, we show others that our word is no good. What we say, they cannot rely on to be true. We cannot be trusted. All lies are sinful to God. If we cannot think of something good and truthful to is best to say nothing at all!

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. Not a Friend
2. Way of Truth
3. Love Enough
4. Can God Hate?
5. Pleasing God
We are so glad you came to Kids Church today! Announce next weeks lesson.
Want what others have? Think everyone is more blessed than you are? I think the last of the Ten Commandment lessons will help you be content with what God has given YOU! Come back!
Pass out the Daily Devotions to the children as they are dismissed.
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