Honesty

Can you tell the difference between real diamonds and fake? Visit a jewellery store and find out! Or sprinkle pepper on water to learn how lies distance us from God. Maybe you’ll even catch the candy sneak in a lie!

Review these ideas – plus plenty more – to help your children:

  • recognize the difference between reality and make believe
  • tell the truth at all times
  • practice honesty in all things.

This lesson also helps curb exaggeration and stealing.

Recommended resources

Gus Loses His Grip: When You Want Something Too Much
by David Powlison. New Growth Press, 2019. Ages 3-5.

Gwen Tells Tales: When It’s Hard to Tell the Truth
by Edward T. Welch. New Growth Press, 2021. Ages 3-5.

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

Telling the Truth: A Book About Lying
by Carolyn Larson. Baker Books, 2016. Ages 4-7.

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

The Berenstain Bears Honesty Counts
by Mike Berenstain. Zonderkidz, 2020. Ages 4-7.

The Berenstain Bears Play a Good Game
by Jan and Michael Berenstain. Zonderkidz, 2009. Ages 4-7.

The Berenstain Bears Values and Virtues Treasury
by Jan and Mike Berenstain. ZonderKidz, 2021. Ages 4-7.

Adventures in Odyssey: Best Small Town #50 (CD)
Tyndale, 2010. Ages 8 and up.

Adventures in Odyssey: Cause and Effect #52 (CD)
Tyndale, 2010. Ages 8 and up.

Adventures in Odyssey: Life Lessons #7: Honesty (CD)
Tyndale, 2005. Ages 8-12.