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Proud and humble stuffies

Proud and humble stuffies

Through pretend play, make “proud” stuffed animals trip over an obstacle.

Discussion point: Pride leaves us unable to detect or hate our sin; it leads to disaster.

This is a fun role-play activity. Your children will demonstrate “pride comes before a fall” using their dolls or stuffed animals.

Begin by explaining that being proud is thinking that you are more important or more valuable than others. Prideful people are also known for walking around with their “noses in the air.” They think so much of themselves that they look down on others. The Bible tells us that flattering ourselves, which means focusing on how wonderful we think we are, leaves us unable to detect or hate our sin (Psalm 36:1-2).

Set up something for the stuffed animals or dolls to trip over. This can be done by tying a string between two chairs at about knee height of the stuffed animals you will be using. Take turns having the stuffed animals walk along and brag about how attractive they are or how good they are at some activity. As the stuffed animal approaches the string, make it trip and fall down. Say “Oops! Poor Stuffie! Pride comes before a fall.”

Relevant Scripture

Psalm 36:1-2 “An oracle is within my heart concerning the sinfulness of the wicked: There is no fear of God before his eyes. For in his own eyes he flatters himself too much to detect or hate his sin.”

Proverbs 16:18 “Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.”