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Curriculum for the Teacher!

Hiding Behind the Lily Pad

Teachers may add their own creative skills and special touches. You can use snacks, play games, select music and/or use a study of the people in the Bible chosen by God to teach this lesson. At Calvary Kids Church, we will be having our church drama team present a skit with some of the lessons. Each week is different. Be creative and capture their attention. Remember they will be getting to know the Critters, their personalities, and be able to relate to them as time goes on.

There is much more to these lessons than you see on this page so be sure to follow the links below to gain full benefit of all Gramma Cherbear has provided for you.

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Hiding Behind the Lily Pad (we cannot hide from God) by Gramma Cherbear

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Greet new members and introduce them to the class and the Critters.

Open the class with a prayer.

Read the Bible Verse for the day!

The Bible Says:
"For there is nothing hidden that will not be disclosed, and nothing concealed that will not be known or brought out into the open." Luke 8:17 ( explain disclosed - found out or revealed, concealed - covered up or hidden).

Speak with the children about trying to hide mistakes. God wants us to ask for forgiveness for what we have done. God can help us to do what is right! Nothing is hidden from God.

(Speak with the children)
You can't keep secrets from God! He knows everything and will make secrets known to others. When you do something that is wrong, God will cause others to find out about it. Trying to hide will only get you into bigger trouble. When you are tempted to do wrong, ask Jesus to help you make the choice to do what is right. Then, there will be no need to hide!

(Teach the children)
When we think about doing something we do not want others to know about, we can ask God to help us choose not to do it! God's Word says He has already made a way to help us do good. He lets us choose between what is right and what is wrong. God is always watching us and He knows everything we do. We can enjoy God's company when we choose to do what is right.

(Let the Critters help teach the lesson)

Hiding behind a Lily Pad with illustration
Liam Leapfrog thought he could hide from his friends, but look how easily Joshua Jackrabbit found him. Joshua did not know Liam was hiding behind the Lily pad, but he hooked it and found him anyway. Joshua is a good friend. He will help Liam to stay on God's path. Liam will have no reason to hide.

Explain how Liam was hiding and Joshua found Him without really looking for him.

Repeat today's bible verse.
God gives us choices. If we choose to do what is right, we will not have a need to tell lies or try to hide the bad things we do. God is everywhere, all the time. We cannot hide from God! Give examples or invite the children to share how we might be tempted to do what is wrong and then try to hide it. Lying, breaking something (accidents are not bad, but hiding the truth is always bad). Reinforce that God can help them to choose to do what is right. But it is a choice He gives them. They must decide. Encourage truth!

Worship God with music.

Activity: Use crafts, games, puzzles, hidden pictures, word search, mazes, and books to further emphasize the current weeks' teachings.

Pass out the coloring pages.

Explain the daily devotions! Encourage the Kids to show these to their parents and get help as they continue to learn how God takes care of them through the week.

Daily Trail Blazer Devotions
Weekday devotions to go with this week's lesson!
1. Cannot Hide
2. Knowing Eyes
3. Eyes of Justice
4. Heavenly Site
5. Vision of Strength

Bonus Devotion for the Teacher

We are so glad you came to Kids Church today! Announce next weeks lesson.

Pass out the Daily Devotions to the children as they are dismissed.

See also:

A Book from Gramma Cherbear - Jonah and the Little Blue Fish
He sees Our Every Step
Jonah hides coloring-page

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