Drama / Role play
Teach kids the “fear stopper handshake” to help them overcome fear of the dark. Discussion point: Review some “fear stopper” Bible verses.
Teach kids the “fear stopper handshake” to help them overcome fear of the dark.
Discussion point: Review some “fear stopper” Bible verses.
A very common fear among children and adults is fear of the dark. Being careful in the dark is wise, as a person can trip or bump into hidden obstacles. However, being cautious in the dark is different from being fearful of darkness. When a person is afraid of the dark, they are usually letting their imagination get carried away. If a person continues to dwell on those thoughts, the fear only gets worse.
Offering an alternative focus can help your children overcome their fear of the dark. One helpful alternative is the three-part “fear stopper” handshake.
Complete this activity by reviewing these “fear stoppers” found in the Bible:
“The Lord Himself goes before you and will be with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.”
“He reveals deep and hidden things; He knows what lies in darkness, and light dwells with Him.”
2 Samuel 22:29
“You are my lamp O Lord; the Lord turns my darkness into light.”
“The Lord will keep you from all harm – He will watch over your life; the Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore.”