Tag Archive: name calling

Taking back hurtful words

Object Lesson

This is useful with a lesson about how unkind words can hurt others and how hard they are to take back once they have been said and the damage has been done. Have them sqeeze the toothpaste out on the paper plate to symbolize hurtful words that we use against someone, i.e., you little brat, fatso, freckle face, stupid, etc. Then have them attempt to put the toothpaste back into…
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judging

Object Lesson

Remove the label from a can of soup and put it on a completely diffrent can of soup, such as put a label from a can of green pea soup onto a can of tomato soup. The labels are usually easy to remove and replace. Ask the class what is in the can, then open the can and show that the label on the can was wrong. Instead of green…
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You watch what goes in your mouth so watch what comes out!

Object Lesson

Relevant texts: Matthew 15:11, James 3:1-10, Colossians 3:8 Earlier today I went into the garden to see what I could find. I collected a few things here in this margarine tub Show the tub without revealing the contents. Pull out the items from the tub one by one, saying a few words about each to make sure evrybody knows what it is, and then puting it back in the tub….
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I am in Control of Myself

Object Lesson

Here are some legos and right on front is a picture of what you can build with these. Do I have to build exactly what is here? Can’t I choose to make any design that I can imagine? In fact, there are lots of different choices of really fun things that I can make with just these few blocks. If your friend makes a rude comment or does something mean…
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Hatred has no place in the Gospel

Object Lesson

Invite the students to deface the picture of the disliked person. (throw darts, cut with a knife, punch nails into, scribble on with marker, etc.) After the students are finished remove the top picture to reveal the defaced picture of Christ or a reflective, mirrored surface (when we treat others unkindly, we destroy ourselves). Scriptures to discuss: Matthew 25:40: “…Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it…
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Would you say it if I were there?

Object Lesson

Place an empty chair in the middle of the room and then discuss how one good way to avoid gossiping is to imagine the person who you are talking about is sitting in that chair. Are you telling the truth? Is it kind? Is it necessary to tell? Do you have that person’s permission to tell this story or news? Would you really say these things if the person were…
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Once it’s out, you can’t put it back

Object Lesson

Demonstrate how easy it is to squeeze out the contents from the can, then pick a volunteer and ask them to try to put the cheese back into the can. Of course it is impossible. Angry, sarcastic words, derogatory names, or mean comments are very easy to say. But it is difficult and maybe impossible to fix the damage done by idle or angry words. You could use any other…
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