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Going on an "O" hunt

Going on an "O" hunt

Look for “Os” in traffic signs, and sing, “Going on an O Hunt.”

Discussion point: Just as traffic signs keeps us safe, God’s rules keep us safe and at peace.

Look for “O” shapes in traffic signs when you are out driving. You’ll find them in “Stop” signs, traffic lights and speed limit signs. “Stop” signs have an “O” in the word “Stop,” traffic lights are O-shaped and the numbers in speed limit signs have zeros.

For some musical entertainment during your search, try chanting these verses to the rhythm of Going on a Lion Hunt:

Chorus:
Going on an “O” hunt.
But I’m not afraid!
I’m obeyin’ the rules.
Look! What’s that up ahead?

A “Stop” sign!
Can’t go under it!
Can’t go over it!
Can’t go through it!
We’ve gotta stop!

[Repeat chorus]

A red light!
Can’t go under it!
Can’t go over it!
Can’t go through it!
We’ve gotta stop!

[Repeat chorus]

A speed limit sign!
Can’t go under it!
Can’t go over it!
Can’t go through it!
Let’s obey it!

[Repeat chorus]

A policeman!
Can’t go under him!
Can’t go over him!
Can’t go through him!
We’re not afraid; we’re obeyin’ the rules!

Questions for discussion

During your “O” hunt, use these questions for discussion to emphasize the importance of obeying traffic rules:

  • What does a “Stop” sign mean?
  • What does a red traffic light mean?
  • What does a green traffic light mean?
  • What does a yellow traffic light mean?
  • What do speed limit signs mean?
  • Why do we need to obey the “rules of the road”?
  • Are traffic signs placed randomly, or are they put in a carefully-selected location?
  • Why does God give us rules?
  • Would you like to live somewhere where it is considered acceptable to steal?
Key concepts

Just as city engineers place signs to prevent accidents, so it is with God’s rules. God gives us commandments in the Bible that are there for our own good. Driving would be chaotic if no one followed the traffic signs. Our lives, too, would be miserable if we didn’t follow God’s rules. For example, one of God’s rules is “Do not steal” (Deuteronomy 5:19). Imagine how dreadful it would be to live somewhere where stealing was allowed. God gives us rules so that life may go well for us.

Relevant Scripture

Deuteronomy 6:18 “Do what is right and good in the Lord's sight, so that it may go well with you…”