Opposing Opposites

Scripture: Numbers 12

Learning Objectives:

  • Students will learn that pride can cause even godly people to sin.
  • Students will learn that God wants His people to be humble.
  • Students will learn that God expects people to respect His prophets.
  • Students will participate in an activity to help them practice godly conflict management skills.
  • Students will learn words that are opposites of each other.

Guiding Question: How can students practice using words that are opposites?

Materials: None needed

Procedure: Share the story of the conflict between Miriam, Aaron and Moses. Explain why they were “fighting”. Ask students if they ever fight with their siblings or friends. Have them share a typical disagreement and how they usually handle conflict.

Point our that there are godly and more effective ways of handling disagreements than hitting, shouting, tattle tailing, getting revenge, etc

Introduce the activity. Remind students that Miriam, Aaron, and Moses were in opposition/opposing each other. Have the students play a game practicing antonyms/opposites. The students pair up and one student gives a word the other student must give the opposite. Take turns giving initial word or it’s opposite.

Additional Questions: How can students apply knowledge of opposites?

Supplemental Activity: Have students create a fun story using at least four pairs of opposites.

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