True or False?
Teach your kids the signs for True and False.
- To do the sign for false, move your index finger past your nose. (The index finger doesn’t touch the nose, it just comes close.)
- The sign for “true” is made by placing the dominant index finger against your lips. If you are right-handed, your palm should face left. Move your finger forward several inches using a quick motion.
Then say statements and ask them to “sign” whether the statement is True or False. Start with some silly statements and then move to more serious. (I have four hands. The chair is dancing. Jessica is five years old. God loves you. Jesus died on the cross. We all sin and do wrong things.)
Many people are unable to recognize true or false statements. We can know that God’s Word, the Bible is always true.
One of the best ways to teach kids truth is through singing. (Think back to your kindergarten Sunday school class -what do you remember –is it some of the songs you learned?)
- When you are driving in the car, put on a CD (full of Bible truth) and sing along.
- Pull out a church hymnal (ask if you can borrow one from church or library) after dinner. Read the words and teach the song to your kids line by line.
- Help them build a playlist of good Christian songs.
- Bring out the “play” instruments and play along with some lively songs.
Did they just say that?
While watching movies or TV, be on the lookout for situations and characters that could provide teachable moments.
Ask questions to see what they are thinking:
- What do you think of that character’s actions? Were they good, bad, or neutral?
- What do you think about the way they handled that situation? What might a better way to handle that?
- Was his decision a good one?
- What does the Bible say about that?
Teaching kids truth is best done a little at a time.