Lesson on Lying

Lesson on Lying Group Activity

The purpose of this activity is to show how hard it is to cover up a lie once it is told. This activity would go great with this family devotion on lying.

No matter what your setting, this activity can be adapted. If you are in a large group you could have volunteers come up to participate. If you are in a small group, everyone can participate. This would also make a great activity for a family devotion time or homeschool hands on lesson.


Lesson on lying

Lesson on Lying using Pennies

Fill a bucket halfway with water. Explain that the quarter represents a lie that you tell. Drop the quarter into the bucket. Give each person a few pennies. Each penny represents another lie you tell to cover up the original lie. Each person gets to drop their pennies into the bucket attempting to cover the quarter.

After everyone has dropped their pennies, look at the original lie, the quarter. If they were not successful in covering the lie, then they got caught telling a lie, and got caught telling all the other lies. If they are successful in covering the original lie, then count how many lies it took to cover for one lie.

Point of the lesson on lying—-telling a lie is not a good thing to do, and it is hard to cover up the lie and not get caught. The better course of action is try to be honest at all times, even if there are consequences for telling the truth.

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Ron is happily married to his best friend, and dad to the best daughter you could imagine. As a teacher and children's pastor, he has over 20 years experience of teaching, leading, writing, creating and consulting. He has written for churches, contributed to several collaborative publications, and written a #1 Best Selling Devotional, Got Fruit? on Amazon. His blog is consistantly listed in the Top 40 Children's Ministry Blogs and Websites. Don't hesitate to ask if you think he could help you and your ministry in any way.

5 Comments on "Lesson on Lying"

  1. Thank you so much for the excellent way of demonstrating the problems of telling lies !

  2. Shannon Stueven | August 19, 2017 at 11:14 pm | Reply

    This is a very simple concept about lying that I think I can use with my young children’s group at church. Thank you for sharing!

  3. Awesome and simple activity to open up clarity in lying that children can easily understand! Love it and can’t wait to use it for tomorrow’s lesson for children’s church!

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