TEXT: Proverbs 25:28; 1st Corinthians9:24-27.NIV
AIM- This activity is aimed at teaching the child to have Self-Control, which is one of the fruits of the Spirit. The activities give the children an understanding of Self- control.
The symbol for self-control is the Apple, this is because Eve did not show self-control when she ate the fruit GOD asked them not to eat.
- Balloons or Bubbles.
- Open Space
- Arrange the children in a circle by dividing them into two Groups/ Team. The arrangement process is by selecting one child to Team 1, the next child to team 2, the next child to Team 1, and so forth.
- Fill the circle with balloons. Call “Team 1” and only, the children on Team 1 should tap the balloons. Switch to Team 2, and only Children on Team 2 should tap the balloons. Continue switching on a 20-30 seconds interval.
3 Let them discuss/show they feel about been allowed to tap the balloons
4 Children will really have to listen for the instruction to their teams to tap the balloons.
5. The teacher or instructor could add ballons of a different color and ask them not to tap those particular colors. The teacher would carefully monitor the children.
6. All those children that will tap the particular colors of balloons, which the teacher asked them not to tap, would be noted as the children who have not exercised self-control. They have refused to obey the new rules
1.Grab a bottle of bubbles and go outside
2.Let your children know that you are going to blow bubbles. Tell them The first time that you blow them they can pop as many as they want.
3.After a little while of letting them pop to their heart’s content; stop blowing bubbles and tell them that the rules have changed a bit for this next round of blowing bubbles.
- Let them know that this time you’re going to blow bubbles but that can’t pop any.
5.Talk about it; after you’re all finished, talk about when they really wanted to pop the bubbles but they chose not to, that was choosing self-control, if they popped the bubbles the second times around you can talk about how that wasn’t choosing self-control