Discernment

Meet some of the wisest people in the Bible, learn how your conscience is like a compass, and set up your own Garden of Eden with forbidden fruit!

Discover loads of fun ideas here to help kids:

  • determine right from wrong
  • make choices that please God
  • resist peer pressure and temptation to disobey.

You’ll also find this lesson helpful for addressing impulsive behaviour resulting in unwise choices.

Recommended resources

A Boy’s Guide to Making Really Good Choices
by Jim George. Harvest House Publishers, 2013. Ages 8-12.

A Girl’s Guide to Making Really Good Choices
by Elizabeth George. Harvest House Publishers, 2013. Ages 8-12.

Candid Conversations With Connie Vol. 2: A Girl’s Guide to Boys, Peer Pressure, and Social Media
by Kathy Buchanan. Tyndale, 2015. Girls 8-12.

Candid Conversations With Connie Vol. 3: A Girl’s Guide to Entertainment, Body Image, and Social Media
by Kathy Buchanan. Tyndale, 2016. Girls 8-12.

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

The Prince Warriors Vol. 1
by Priscilla Shirer. B & H Publishing, 2016. Ages 8-12. (The first novel in a trilogy about spiritual warfare.)

Unseen: The Prince Warriors 365 Devotional
by Priscilla Shirer. B & H Publishing, 2016. Ages 8-12.

Your Magnificent Chooser
by John Ortberg. Tyndale, 2017. Ages 3-5.

Adventures in Odyssey #4: FUN-damentals (CD).
Tyndale, 2004. Ages 8-12.

Adventures in Odyssey #20: A Journey of Choices (CD).
Tyndale, 1994. Ages 8-12.

Adventures in Odyssey Life Lessons #5: Peer Pressure (CD).
Tyndale, 2005. Ages 8-12.

Adventures in Odyssey Video Series #12: A Stranger Among Us (DVD).
Tyndale, 2013. Ages 7-9. (Media’s influence)