Complaining Cake | Obedience Character Time Activity

Complaining Cake | Obedience Activity

Obedience is: “Quickly and cheerfully carrying out the direction of those who are responsible for me.” This means that when God, your parents, or other authorities in your life tell you to do something, you do it right away with a good attitude.

Supplies Needed:
Some ingredients you would use to make a cake (such as flour, sugar, eggs, etc.)
A bowl

Show your child all of the ingredients and the dirt. Ask which ingredients they would use if they were going to make a cake. If they don’t pick the dirt, ask them why they wouldn’t want to add some dirt to their cake, even just a little bit.

Talk About It: If you were making a cake, you wouldn’t want any dirt in it, would you? Even a small amount of dirt wouldn’t be good in your cake. That dirt is like our complaining. When we obey but complain about it, it’s like we’re taking something good—a cake—and adding dirt to it. Just like you don’t want a cake with dirt in it, your authorities wouldn’t want your obedience mixed with a bad attitude or complaints. Instead, we should have a cheerful attitude when obeying. You can practice true obedience by obeying cheerfully and without complaining, even if you are told to do something you don’t really enjoy doing.

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