Acceptance

Host a teddy bear tea party, play Sardines and learn not to judge a muffin by its sprinkles! Choose from these ideas, and many others, to help kids mimic God’s inclusive love for everyone.

Positive anticipated outcomes for your children include:

  • greater acceptance of another’s appearance, culture and preferences
  • more inclusive of others in play and conversation
  • a significant decrease in teasing or making fun of others.

In addition, this lesson helps address racism, bullying, a mean or critical attitude, and picking on others.

Recommended resources

God’s Very Good Idea 
by Trillia Newbell. Good Book Company, 2017. Ages 4-7.

Mean Girl Makeover #1: So Not Okay
by Nancy Rue. Thomas Nelson, 2014. Ages 8-12.

The Berenstain Bears and the Golden Rule
by Stan, Jan and Michael Berenstain. Zonderkidz, 2008. Ages 4-7.

The Berenstain Bears God Made You Special
by Mark Berenstain. Zondervan, 2015. Ages 4-7.

The Power of a Praying Parent
by Stormie Omartian. Harvest House, 2007.

Who Do You See When You Look At Me?
by Angela Ray Rodgers. Broadcast Street Publishing, 2019. Ages 4-7.

Adventures in Odyssey: Life Lessons #8: Friendship (CD)
Tyndale, 2005. Ages 8-12.

Adventures in Odyssey Video #10: In Harm’s Way (DVD)
Tyndale, 2013. Ages 7-9.

Essentials of Parenting: Raising Kids With a Faith That Lasts (DVD)
Focus on the Family, Tyndale, 2009.

I Am Potential (DVD)
Bridgestone Multimedia Group, 2015.

VeggieTales 25 Favorite Sunday School Songs (CD)
Big Idea, 2009. Ages 4-7.

VeggieTales: Beauty and the Beet (DVD)
Big Idea, 2011. Ages 4-7.

VeggieTales: MacLarry and the Stinky Cheese Battle (DVD)
Big Idea, 2013. Ages 7 and up.