Welcome to week 5 in our Where Is series. In our previous session, we focused on the ear and shared Proverbs 15:31, “The ear that listens to life-giving reproof will dwell among the wise” (ESV). We learned that it is important to listen to wise words because wise words applied to our life help us to live better for God. This week, we are sharing a new focus and scripture. Are you ready? Let’s get started.
When you talk, don’t say anything bad. But say the good things that people need—whatever will help them grow stronger. Then what you say will be a blessing to those who hear you. Ephesians 4:29 ERV
It is important that we carefully choose what we say. We can choose to say good things and help people feel better and be better, or we can choose to say bad things and make people feel bad. If we choose to say good things with our mouths, especially when people need to hear it most, we become a blessing to them. We all desire to be a blessing to people.
How to Execute the Lesson
You (to child): Where is your mouth? Can you point to it?
*Child points (If they cannot point, you point or help them feel it.)
You: There it is! Did you know that it is important that we use our mouths to say good things to people? Ephesians 4:29 says, “When you talk, don’t say anything bad. But say the good things that people need—whatever will help them grow stronger. Then what you say will be a blessing to those who hear you.” Every time you speak with your mouth, you choose whether to say good things or bad things. Saying good things blesses people, helps them feel stronger and more confident.
Throughout the week, continuously ask your child to point to their mouth, other people’s mouths, and pictures of mouths followed by the scripture and explanation. By the end of the week, we want their ears to pique because they will know that that scripture coordinates with a certain part of the body, and if they are able, they will start saying the scripture with you. As a bonus, enjoy the coloring sheet from CCE Contributor and Illustrator Jack Foster. In the picture, we see a child using her mouth to say something good to help another child in need. Fill your mouth with good things and say them.
-Jacqui Wilson, CCE Founder
Click here to print –> Where Is the Mouth Coloring Sheet
ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR
Jack Foster or Mr. Jack as we call him at CCE is a children’s book illustrator and a Bible story/ illustration blogger. He is involved with Free Bible Images, a ministry that supplies illustrations to children’s ministries around the world. His illustrations have been downloaded over 50,000 times.