Christian Character Lesson PlansChristian teachers and workers as well as Christian parents often have trouble finding character building lesson plans with biblical application. In this section, you will find such lesson plans. They are easy to use – and new lesson plans will be added frequently!
Our Christian Character Lesson Plans teach Christian character traits based on the absolutes of God’s Word, and then link the traits to biblical passages, applying the truth. Suitable for all ages, they can be tailored readily by using age-appropriate language.
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Detailed, introductory lesson for all ages provides a visual presentation of basic Christian character as a wall you build into your life, with individual boxes representing particular Christian character traits. Optional assessment in the form of a game requiring participation by all shows current grasp of character. Lesson closes with an application of the biblical house-on-the-rock-house-on-the-sand story given by Jesus. Coloring page included for use with lower age levels.
Lesson 02 – Who Cares about Character? (Ages 6-12)
Easy-to-teach lesson for ages 6 through 12 uses the book Mystery at Lake Cachuma to ask the question, “Who Cares about Character?” The story of Noah and the ark answers the question by showing that God cares very much about character. Optional team race shows how well your listeners already understand who cares about character.
Lesson 03 – Resourcefulness (Ages 6-12)
Easy-to-teach lesson for ages 6 through 12 uses the book Mystery at Lake Cachuma to further pursue the need for character and teach the trait of resourcefulness. The story of Samson and the foxes illustrates resourcefulness. Optional team race shows how well your listeners already exercise resourcefulness.
Lesson 04 – Responsibility (Ages 6-12)
Easy-to-teach lesson for ages 6 through 12 uses the book Mystery at Lake Cachuma to further pursue the need for character and teach the trait of responsibility. Optional responsibility relay race shows how well your listeners understand responsibility.
Lesson 05 – Adaptability (Ages 6-12)
Adaptability is crucial to job success. Everyone needs the ability to adapt to on-the-job changes, even when the job is babysitting or delivering newspapers. Easy-to-teach lesson for 6-to-12-year-olds uses Mystery at Lake Cachuma to introduce this vital trait. Optional adaptability challenge assesses how well children understand adaptability.
Lesson 06 – Kindness (Ages 6-12)
Kindness can turn bad situations to good in minutes. Everyone needs to master the exercise of kindness. Easy-to-teach lesson for 6-to-12-year-olds uses Mystery at Lake Cachuma to introduce this important trait. Optional kindness activities get children involved immediately, putting feet to this lesson in kindness.
Lesson 07 – Character (Ages 6-12)
Many people misunderstand what character is, but everyone needs to build character. Easy-to-teach lesson for 6-to-12-year-olds uses Mystery at Lake Cachuma to clarify that character is a collection of high moral values. Optional character chain activity gets children involved thoroughly, linking kinesthetic activity to your lesson.
Lesson 08 – Respect (Ages 6-12)
Respect is a demanding Christian character trait, its need extending into every area of life. This easy-to-teach lesson for 6-to-12-year-olds uses Mystery at Lake Cachuma to show how respect should be exercised toward parents – even foster parents. Taking time to focus on the story of Samuel and his foster father makes this lesson memorable for a long time.
Lesson 09 – Generosity (Ages 6-12)
Generosity surrounds us, and we can see it if we look with hearts, not just eyes. This easy-to-teach lesson for 6-to-12-year-olds uses Mystery at Lake Cachuma to show examples of generosity and to challenge students to exercise generosity. Optional Treasure Chest Game ties into exhortation to lay up treasure in heaven.
Lesson 10 – Optimism (Ages 6-12)
Optimism might seem to be a natural state, but it is not. The Bible urges it. This lesson helps 6-to-12-year-olds learn the importance of optimism, using the next chapter in Mystery at Lake Cachuma and the story of Queen Esther. The Optimism Game is part of this lesson, reinforcing and making it memorable.
Lesson 11 – Integrity (Ages 6-12)
Integrity seems difficult for children to understand, but it is a vital Christian character trait. Use this lesson to help 6-to-12-year-olds master the concept, tying the lesson into the next chapter of Mystery at Lake Cachuma. Integrity Banana Game helps visual learners, and reinforces the lesson for everyone.
Lesson 12 – Appreciation (Ages 6-12)
Appreciation, sadly lacking in much of society, can change lives. Young people in the 6-to-12-year-old range learn what appreciation means as they read the eleventh chapter of Mystery at Lake Cachuma. Optional Appreciation Craft helps listeners act immediately to use and reinforce this lesson on appreciation.
Lesson 13 – Determination (Ages 6-12)
Godly determination, harnessed to reach honorable goals, is a strong Christian character trait. Young people in the 6-to-12-year-old range learn about such determination using the twelfth chapter of the mystery book, Mystery at Lake Cachuma. Optional Determination Mazes help reinforce this lesson on determination.
Lesson 14 – Cooperation (Ages 6-12)
Cooperation, essential in the Christian life, must be limited to the right people and goals. Young people in the 6-to-12-year-old range learn about Christian cooperation with the final chapter of Mystery at Lake Cachuma. Optional Stand Up and Lap Sit Games help children understand the importance of cooperation.