Mischief in the Den
(Do good to others)
by Gramma Cherbear
Greet new members and introduce them to
the class and the Critters.
Open the class with a prayer.
- Teach the children to respect the property
of others. To be careful not to destroy or be careless with things
that do not belong to them. When we love others with God's love,
we do not want to hurt them in any way. Help them say "no"
to destructive behavior and "yes" to gentle, and kind
- Talk with the children:
- I am sure you have been tempted to join in
mischief making. It's a problem we all face. But mischief is
never a good idea. It becomes worse when others are hurt. God
has given you His Holy Spirit to help you to do what is right.
He does not want you to behave badly to other people. He wants
you to treat others the way you want to be treated. Always think,
"What would Jesus do?"
- Teach the children:
- When other people do not respect our things
we get upset. When they hurt us we feel sick in our heart. God
does not want us to harm others. We should think before we act.
We should ask how we would feel if we were the target of mischief
making. Making the wrong choices will lead to others not trusting
us. People will know us by what we do. God will help us have
His Great Love for other people.
- (Let the Critters help teach the lesson)
- Mischief in the Den
- It's a sad day for Gramma Cherbear's Critters.
The Kid Cave has been ransacked. Holes have been scratched into
Gramma Cherbear's chair. Her favorite tea set is broken. The
Critters will try to clean up before she returns. Joshua suspects
it was Rick and Randy Raccoon up to some mischief making. Or
maybe the Badger Brothers! They are known as the Kid Cave Forest
- Repeat today's Bible verses.
- When harm comes to others we can use the
Love of Jesus to help them. If we speak kind words or help repair
the damage that mischief makers cause, we will bring joy back
into someone broken heart. We might stop the mischief of others
if we refuse to join in their "not so fun" games.
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
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.