One parent sneaks a handful of candy, then asks the kids for advice on whether to truthfully confess.
Discussion point: Truth brings blessing; lies lead to punishment.
Set a bowl of candy on the table after a meal. Have one parent sneak a handful of candy and hide it while the other parent is looking the other way or has left the room.
When the other parent returns, they are to ask, “Hey, has someone taken some candy?”
The candy sneak then asks the kids if he/she should confess that they took the candy. If the kids counsel the parent to tell the truth, everyone gets to share the candy. If your children advise the candy sneaker to lie, then no one gets any.
Questions for discussion
Use the following verses to share a Biblical perspective with your children:
“A false witness will not go unpunished, and he who pours out lies will perish.”
“He who conceals his sins does not prosper, but whoever confesses and renounces them finds mercy.”
“If you say, ‘But we knew nothing about this,’ does not He who weighs the heart perceive it? Does not He who guards your life know it? Will He not repay each person according to what he has done?”
“O Lord, You have searched me and You know me. …Before a word is on my tongue You know it completely, O Lord.”