Children learn through playing games, and these games that teach obedience should help as you are working to create children with strong character. You have found my character development series, and I hope you feel inspired to seek out my other lessons on obedience.
“Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and obey it.” – Luke 11:28
Teaching Obedience – Character Development
This afternoon my son broke out with a temperature, so he was out of sorts and needing to be in my lap most of the time – poor little guy. So, today’s lesson in obedience had to be simple and something I could do with a baby on my lap.
We played “Mother, may I?” and “Simon Says.” The girls have played “Simon Says” before, but this was our first attempt at “Mother, may I?” It was fun.
I hadn’t played these game since I was a child, so it all came back to me at once.
As I began to consider it, there are many games that teach the lesson of obedience. Making learning fun engages the kids. I have found that these games translate well into real life. I encourage you to have a small talk about obedience after playing.
Games that Teach Obedience
I am going to link to sites that have the full directions of these games if you are not familiar with them.
- Simon Says
- Mother May I
- Obedience Game
- “Yes Mommy” Game
- Red Light, Green Light
- Navigating Through the Obedience Game
- Bean Bag Games
- Circle of Blessing Bible Game
Hoping these simple children’s games with help you start the conversation about obedience with your kids. Obedience not only involves listening and doing what is asked, but we most importantly want to get to their hearts.
Having a talk about how just as there is the reward of winning the game if the rules are followed, so also obedience to God yields a better outcome. Sometimes this comes through protection from pain that is caused by sin, but sometimes it just means that we have peace, joy and confidence in Christ amidst the struggles that are bound to come. God doesn’t create the “rules” to make our lives worse. He designs guidelines that bring us closer to Him and benefit the world around us.