Monday, May 12, 2014

"Children Obey Your Parents" Teaching Ideas

As adults, we need the doctrine of what God wants us to believe and obey.  We then need reproof and correction in daily life to continue to walk correctly. Similarly our children need to learn the doctrine of obedience and then we follow up with reproof and correction in daily life.  Then our children can fully gain the wisdom and blessing of obedience. 
 "The rod and reproof give wisdom: but a child left to himself bringeth his mother to shame." Proverbs 29:15

Theme Verse:Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right.” Ephesians 6:1 "obey" - sign for “obey”, "right" - thumbs up

Song: “Hear The Word” from “Gospel Light Preschool CD#1
Hear the Word of God, hear the Word of God,

Hear the Word of God,and obey it. x2

Stomp your feet, hear the Word of God,
Clap your hands, hear the Word of God,

Turn around, hear the Word of God, 
Now it’s time to hear the Word of God!

Parent Preparation: Ephesians 6:1-4, Colossians 3:20-21, Proverbs 29:15

Supplies: Bible, paper and markers for Day 2, children’s Bible or Bible coloring book for Day 3, print out of teaching

Day 1
  • (Teach theme verse, Ephesians 6:1.  Show sign for "obey", pointing hands to parent.)
  • To obey you need to listen, remember and then do it.
  • We listen with our ears.  Where are your ears?
  • We remember in mind (point to head), and then do it.  
  • Example - Lets pretend I told you to go pick up your (favorite toy) and put it away.  What would you need to do to obey me? 
  • You would have to listen to me (point to ears).  You would have to remember that I told you to pick up the toy, and then you would have to do it.
  • When you obey your parents you are obeying God.
You don't have to draw well for it to communicate!

Day 2
  • (Review theme verse)
  • There is another verse that talks to children (read Colossians 3:20)
  • When you obey it is well pleasing to the Lord Jesus Christ. (draw a smiley face)
  • God says that you are to “obey in all things”.
  • What are things that you do during the day or places you go? (As your child says things, draw simple pictures, such as food, or car, or toys etc.)
  • In all these things that you do you are to obey your parents. 
  • (give your child a chance to draw a smiley face and some things he or she does during the day)

Day 3 
  • God wants everyone to obey Him.
  • (Look through a Children’s Bible, or a Bible Coloring Book and find pictures of people who obeyed God. Noah, Joshua, Jesus Christ, etc)
  • Parents are to obey God.
  • God also talks to children (review theme Bible verse).
  • You are to obey your parents.  

Additional Activities:
  • Listening Ears - Make a listening ears headband.  Wear while singing this weeks song. I've made them two ways: 1. Listening Ears with  pipe-cleaner and paper plates. 2. Listening Ears make a head band by stapling 2 strips of cardstock together, and then staple and/or glue on ears.  Ear Template from
 "Obeying God" Series 
1. Noah Obeyed God
2. Abram Obeyed God
3. Joshua Obeyed God
4. Joseph Obeyed God
5. Jesus Christ Obeyed God
6. Peter Obeyed God 

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