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Honesty

The Lord included honesty in one of the original ten commandments, he gave only ten and honesty made the list. It is a typical stage of child development to lie, and it takes years of mistakes, growth and moral strength to develop an honest heart. As your families discuss honesty this week, we hope this lesson will give your children a chance to reflect on their own hearts and desire to be honest in all they do and say.

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➤ L E S S O N

Open the lesson with a song and a prayer.

🎶 K A R A O K E V I D E O : "Choose the Right"

➤ P R E P A R A T I O N


You will need some yarn or string. Before the lesson, use a lot of the yarn to make a tangled up mess with many knots in it that would be difficult to untangle. Use another (smaller) piece of yarn to tie a single knot very loosely, that could easily be loosened and untied.

➤ I N T R O D U C T I O N


Set a time limit and invite the children to take turns trying to straighten out the tangled mess! The tangles should be bad enough that it’s impossible to untangle quickly.


Next, ask for a volunteer to untangle the string with a single (loose) knot.


When you have finished the activity, discuss the following questions:


1) Was it easy to untangle these knots? (Discuss.)


2) Which one was easier? Why? (Discuss.)


3) Which one was more difficult? Why? (Discuss.)


Explain: God has taught us that it is very important to be honest. Being honest means to tell the truth. When we are honest with