Grade 1 Lesson12

Grade 1    Lesson 12:  Honesty

After opening prayers have been recited, the children should finish memorizing the prayer "Blessed is the Spot"  presented in lesson 10 
so that they can dedicate the next class to its review and start to learn a new one.

Music / Song
Moving on to the next activity, the children can learn to sing the following song and review the songs they have learned in previous lessons:  
Link to  Music sheet
Truthfulness - listen HERE
Truthfulness is brighter than the light of the sun x2
With truthfulness, O people, beautiful your tongues x2

Honesty adorns the soul of everyone x2
Honesty is brighter than the light of the sun x2

Alternative Song:     

Memorization of Quotation
The next activity is to memorize a quotation from the Baha'i Holy Writings. 

Today's quotation can be presented to the children in the following way:

All of us know of beautiful things that God has created to adorn our lives and bring joy to our hearts.  Yet, more than material things, it is spiritual qualities that make human beings beautiful.  One of the most beautiful qualities which can adorn our lives is honesty.  When we beautify ourselves with honesty, we do not take things that belong to others without their permission, and we never deceive anyone.  TO help us remember the quality of honesty, let us memorize the following quotation of Baha'u'llah:

"Beautify your tongues, O people, with truthfulness, and adorn your souls with the ornament of honesty."

Listen to the quote HERE or HERE or HERE.

Picture Cards used for Memorization of Quotes & Prayers for Grade 1 lessons  Link to Download here

You can now tell the children the following story, which will illustrate the virtue of Honesty.

Here is the story about Honesty which is used in the Lesson. You can choose to download  HERE
Here is a link to a pdf file with all the stories in Grade 1 Illustrated.   Link to Illustrated Stories for Grade 1 
There are many ways to make the story come alive.  It's always nice to act this story out with props - Having pictures as you go through the story.
Having the class act out or tell the story.  Use puppets.

Game  Now you can play the "Square Circle Triangle" game which is in the lesson.


HERE is a Pdf with all the colouring sheets for each lesson  

List of Grade 1 Themes & pictures  Download here
Here you will find all the colouring-in images with quotes for the New Grade 1.  On each A4 sheet there is 2 pictures.
It has been found that an A4 size colouring often takes longer than what we had time for, hence has halved time & 
your have less photo copies to do.

Extra ideas Link for Lesson 12
Have a look at Rebekah's great Children's class ideas for Lesson 12   HERE
Have a look at Wairarapa's Baha'i Children's Class Blog for a Lesson on Honesty  HERE 

Closing Prayer