AS KIDS ARRIVE PRIOR TO THE LESSON:
Get all the children to color the Review Flash Cards, Bible Verse
Card, Bible Flash Cards, Certificates, Fliers.
1. GAMES: (10 minutes)
Children can work together as a class or in groups of 2 or 3 or
even alone for older children. See how many words the children can
make out of GOOD SAMARITAN in a certain time length. Eg: God, man,
ran sand, door, Satan, arm, rat etc
2. TEAM GAMES: (10 minutes)
Everyone gets a piece of paper taped to their back. (Make sure their
name is at the top of the paper.) Each person is given a marker.
Walk around the room and write a compliment or positive remark about
that person on their back. When everyone has written something kind
and positive on each other’s backs, everyone returns to their
seat. Each participant can take a turn at reading off the person's
list to that person aloud. What a great self-esteem booster.
Or an adult can read aloud all of the positive comments about each
child. The children are usually very surprised at such great things
are said about them. The children can keep their lists in a folder
or notebook. Then, when they're feeling a little down about themselves,
they can read about how wonderful other people think they are.
3. ACTIVE PRAISE CHORUS: (10 minutes)
(Use Music Song Sheet and lyrics from Visual Aid Manual)
Kindness Matters: Sing to the tune of “Are
you sleeping?” (Instrumental)
Kindness matters, Kindness matters,
Every day, in every way.
Share with one another Care for one another.
Every day, every way. (Repeat)
4. INTIMATE WORSHIP: (5 minutes)
Thy Loving Kindness is better than life (Use Music Video, Music
Song Sheet and lyrics from Visual Aid Manual)
Prayer: Thank you Lord Jesus for teaching us
that kindness starts with caring, having a good attitude—being
tender hearted and compassionate toward others. You demonstrated
this on earth thank you. Amen.
a. “Back Track” (5 minutes)
Optional: Listen to the ‘Patience Song’
Last week we learnt you ought to be patient with your family, how
were you patient this week? (Allow response)
Your friends can get on your nerves, how were you patient with
them this week? (Allow response)
Strangers can also be very annoying. How were you patient with
them this week? (Allow response)
Enemies can make you mad. How were you patient with them this week?
Remember we learnt that you need to be patient with all these people.
Do you know why? (Because Jesus Christ was! ) Use Review
b. Sword Play (5minutes)
Ready…Swords up… Ephesians 4:31-32a … CHARGE!
“Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and
slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate
to one another”
(Use the Bible Verse Card and Flash Cards as visual aids to
teach the Bible Memory Verse.)
c. Teach the Lesson
Optional: Listen to the ‘Being Kind Teaching
Kindness starts with caring —being tender hearted and compassionate
toward others. If God wants us to be kind to animals, how much more
(Read Proverbs 12:10).
Biblical kindness involves action. “Dear children, let
us stop just saying we love each other; let us really show it by
our actions” (1 John 3:18).
Action usually includes some kind of effort of self-sacrifice and
therefore generosity on our part, especially of our time.
Of course, the emphasis on deeds over mere words does not mean
words are unnecessary. Action includes words. Encouraging words
of comfort, courtesy, compliments are acts of kindness. What to
say and not say should be guided by awareness of the sensitivities
of others. We must help people heal from their emotional wounds
rather than rubbing salt in those wounds.
Our motive for “good deeds” should not be to impress
(Read Matthew 6:1-4). The greatest rewards from God come
when our acts of kindness are done humbly and quietly with no one
even knowing. Genuine kindness is lending a helping hand when you
expect nothing in return.
Jesus Christ emphasized that we must be kind to everyone, not just
our family and friends It takes genuine effort to be truly kind.
(Read Galatians 5:19-21), the apostle Paul refers to human
nature as “the flesh” or “works of the flesh.”
Eg: Hatred, jealousies, selfish ambitions and envy. Kindness requires
the opposite, caring concern for others.
Jesus Christ practiced kindness that was radical for that age and
culture. He always had great concern for women as well as men, for
children as well as adults, for other races as well as the Jewish
race, and for the sick and weak as well as the strong. Often He
wore Himself out praying for people, healing people, feeding people
and helping them in other ways.
When Jesus looked on the multitudes of people with all their problems,
sicknesses and confusion, He was “moved with compassion”
(Matthew 9:36; Matthew 14:14; Matthew 18:27).
As we look at the people around us, we, too, should be moved with
compassion. We, too, should be helping, giving, sharing, caring,
encouraging, extending mercy, filled with compassion and acting
on it as we are able—in a word, KIND.
The Parable of the Good Samaritan:
Jesus told a story about a man who was travelling from Jerusalem
to Jericho when he was attacked by robbers. Let’s read Luke
Jesus asked, "Which of these three men was a neighbour to
the man who was attacked by the robbers." (The one who
Jesus said, "Now you go and do the same."
Discuss: the ‘Unkind’ flier with your
Min-jun is a new boy at school he is from South Korea .(Get a boy
to volunteer, put a wrap around him, give him glasses and a book.)
He doesn't know anybody; his clothes are different than the other
kids'; he wears thick glasses, and doesn't speak English very well.
Look at how these three boys treat him:
Child 1: Thinks he’s weird and stays away from him. (Volunteer
turns away from him)
Child 2: He thinks he looks weird and proceeds to tell everyone:
"Hey! Look at the weirdo!"
Child 3: He also thinks he looks weird too. But, instead of ignoring
him or mistreating him, he smiles at him and shows him around the
school. . (Volunteer greets Min-jun, takes his hand and starts chatting
with him and showing him around)
Which boy was kind to the new kid in class? Was it Child 1 who
avoided him? Or Child 2 who laughed at him? Or Child 3 who paid
attention to him, thought about his feelings, and tried to meet
That’s what kindness is--it's paying attention to other people,
their feelings, and their needs.
Sometimes God has to prune things out of our lives. He is showing
kindness to us even though at the time it seems hard and cruel.
Remember we learnt to produce lots of fruit you will need to prune
the Moringa. Its time to prune your Morninga tree again. Cut back
to just above an outside branch about twelve inches above the second
prune about a month ago. This will produce more branches making
your Moringa very bushy thus more leaves and fruit. Sometimes things
seem hard and painful but really you are being kind because your
Moringa is going to be better for the pruning.
ACT OF KINDNESS PAPER CHAIN:
A link is added every time a random act of kindness is witnessed
(The loops are made out of paper). We then send a certificate
home that says "Be proud of your child, they have performed
a random act of kindness today!" The kids love it!
Hang the chain around the room and add to it throughout the year.
SUPER FRUIT: DIAKA (JACKFRUIT) TEACHING
Photocopy the ‘Diaka Handout’ one for each family. Teaching
about the nutritional and medicinal qualities of the fruit. . A
sapling, God willing will be supplied to each school, church or
orphanage utilizing this curriculum.
6. APPLICATION / ENCOUNTERING GOD: Refer to our
Encountering God Handbook for ideas for this important section of
the session. Experience the Holy Spirit Learning Centers creating
a Spiritual atmosphere.
Encourage the children to come and minister to each other, speaking
positive thing into their lives.
CLOSING PRAYER: Heavenly Father help us to get
rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along
with every form of malice. Help us to be kind, to pay attention
to other people, their feelings, and their needs. Help us to be
compassionate to one another so that the world will know that we
are followers of the Way.
TAKE HOME PAGE:
Give one copy of the ‘Take Home Truth’ to each child
at the end of the class.
Optional: Give the children the Take Home Quiz
NEXT WEEK: We will learn in detail
more of the ‘Fruit of the Spirit’ next week we’re
going to learn that "GOODNESS is doing the right thing for
the right reason." Kindness is more about our attitude and
goodness is more about the things we do for others. The Super Fruit
for next week is a Papaya, try and bring one for the next session.