Can you eat with your hand tied to someone else’s? How about playing Operation the same way? Are you as smart as a goose? Find out as you explore the value of cooperating!

There are loads of cool ideas here to help kids:

  • put others’ desires ahead of their own
  • work and play peacefully and productively with others
  • be submissive to God, parents, siblings and others.

You’ll find this lesson helpful for addressing selfishness, a “my way or the high way” attitude, or a stubborn or argumentative resistance to helping with chores.

Recommended resources

Otter B Helpful
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.

The Berenstain Bears: Mama’s Helpers
by Jan and Mike Berenstain. Zonderkidz, 2011. Ages 4-7.

The Whale and Jonah
by Troy Schmidt. B & H Publishing, 2015. Ages 4-7.

Win or Lose, I Love You!
by Lysa TerKeurst. Thomas Nelson, 2015. Ages 4-7.

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

Adventures in Odyssey #40: Out of Control (CD).
Tyndale, 2003. Ages 8 and up.

Adventures in Odyssey Video #5: Star Quest (DVD).
Tyndale, 2013. Ages 7-9.

Auto-B-Good: Faith Builders (DVD).
Rising Star Studios, 2011. Ages 2 and up.

Owlegories Vol.3: The Fire, the Duck, the Seasons (DVD).
Capitol Christian Music Group, 2016. Ages 2 and up

The Secret Garden (2 CDs).
Tyndale, 2007. Ages 8-12.

“The Taming of the Two” in Adventures in Odyssey #41: In Hot Pursuit (CD).
Tyndale, 2003. Ages 8 and up.

VeggieTales: Veggies in Space: The Fennel Frontier (DVD).
Big Idea, 2014. Ages 4 and up.