Consideration

Read about David’s selfish treatment of Uriah, build a chain reaction of toppling dominoes, launch toy cars down a racetrack, and explore more ways to help kids learn to be considerate of others.

Dive into this lesson for fun ideas to help kids:

  • consider how their words and actions will affect others
  • express genuine concern for others
  • adopt the same others-centred approach to life that Jesus had.

You’ll also find this lesson helpful for curbing impulsive and insensitive responses, and for stamping out a habit of teasing others or purposefully making others upset.

Recommended resources

Being Nice to Others: A Book About Rudeness
by Carolyn Larsen. Baker Books, 2016. Ages 4-7.

Brave Girls Confidential.
Thomas Nelson, 2017. Ages 6-8.

Cards of Kindness for Courageous Girls.
Shiloh Kidz, 2019. Ages 8-10.

Girl Politics
by Nancy Rue. ZonderKidz, 2013. Ages 8-10.

Just Like Jesus Bible Storybook
by Stephen Elkins. Tyndale, 2015. Ages 4-7.

Keeping Your Cool: A Book About Anger
by Carolyn Larsen. Baker Books, 2016. Ages 4-6.

Mean Girl Makeover #1: So Not Okay
by Nancy Rue. Thomas Nelson, 2014. Ages 8-10.

Sharing With Others: A Book About Selfishness
by Carolyn Larsen. Baker Books, 2017. Ages 4-7.

The Berenstain Bears and the Little Lost Cub
by Jan and Mike Berenstain. Zonderkidz, 2011. Ages 4-7.

The Berenstain Bears Blessed Are the Peacemakers
by Mike Berenstain. ZonderKidz, 2014. Ages 4-7.

The Berenstain Bears Brother Bear and the Kind Cub
by Stan, Jan and Mike Berenstain. ZonderKidz, 2017. Ages 4-7

The Berenstain Bears Do the Right Thing
by Mike Berenstain. ZonderKidz, 2019. Ages 4-7.

The Berenstain Bears Kindness Counts
by Jan and Mike Berenstain. ZonderKidz, 2010. Ages 4-7.

The Berenstain Bears and the Biggest Brag
by Mike Berenstain. Zondervan, 2014. Ages 4-7.

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

Otter B Kind
by Pamela Kennedy and Anne Kennedy Brady. Tyndale, 2019. Ages 4-7.

Otter B Taking Turns
by Pamela Kennedy and Anne Kennedy Brady. Tyndale, 2019. Ages 4-7.

Words to Love By
by Rick Warren. ZonderKidz, 2018. Ages 4-7.