Sunday, May 8, 2011

Wise - Foolish

Our Bible study lesson this week with the girls was Proverbs 10:1.  We tried to explain what a proverb was, and then introduced them to their first proverb:

A wise son makes a glad father,
But a foolish son is the grief of his mother.

We changed it to "child" for the purpose of the study.  Then we explained that we make decisions every day.  A good decision is wise, which makes Daddy happy.  A bad decision is foolish, which makes Mommy sad.  We then made two posters, one for wise and one for foolish:

 The girls decorated the Wise poster with sparkly decorations and the Foolish poster with dried beans.
We then gave the children a number of scenarios on small post-its and told them to decide if the decision was Wise or Foolish.  Catherine was great at this activity and categorized the decisions correctly. 
Sabrina did not seem to understand the exercise, or she just liked the word "foolish."  She answered "foolish" to every single decision, even ones which were obviously good decisions.  We corrected her so that her posters were correct.

While we were getting ready for bed, Catherine asked me what the word was again that means "not a wise decision."  I answered "foolish" and she said to Sabrina "Don't be foolish!"

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