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For Kids: Oh Be Careful Little Mouth What You Say

Children’s Lesson for March 18, 2020

James 2


Have you ever heard the song “Oh Be Careful Little Eyes What You See”?


* 1 Oh, be careful, little eyes, what you see,

Oh, be careful, little eyes, what you see.

There’s a Father up above looking down in tender love,

Oh, be careful, little eyes, what you see.


2 Oh, be careful, little ears, what you hear,

Oh, be careful, little ears, what you hear.

There’s a Father up above looking down in tender love,

Oh, be careful, little ears, what you hear.


3 Oh, be careful, little tongue, what you say,

Oh, be careful, little tongue, what you say.

There’s a Father up above looking down in tender love,

Oh, be careful, little tongue, what you say.


4 Oh, be careful, little hands, what you do,

Oh, be careful, little hands, what you do.

There’s a Father up above looking down in tender love,

Oh, be careful, little hands, what you do.


5 Oh, be careful, little feet, where you go,

Oh, be careful, little feet, where you go.

There’s a Father up above looking down in tender love,

Oh, be careful, little feet, where you go.

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This was a song I grew up singing with my Sunday School teacher, who was also my mom. Think about how important it is to be careful in what we say and in what we do. Our words can help others, and our words can hurt others.


The Bible says in Ephesians 4:29 “Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.” This means that we should always be careful to say kind words to others. Words can hurt people. When we say mean or untrue things about others, their feelings are hurt and they are sad. The Bible teaches us to be careful what we say. Once we say words, they cannot be taken back.


Think of this: Pretend you have a full tube of toothpaste and you squeeze all of the toothpaste out onto a plate. How easy would it be to put the toothpaste back INTO the tube? It would be very hard, wouldn’t it? Taking our words back after we say them, is the same. We can’t take our words back. Once we say them (just like the toothpaste being squeezed out of the tube) we cannot take the words back into our mouths.


Today, I want you to think about kind and helpful words. Make it a point to think about what you say before you say it. Ask yourself “Is this kind?”


With a parent’s permission, you can do a search on the computer on the song mentioned above. There are several recordings of the song being sung that you can listen to. Perhaps you can learn a new song for when we next have Sunday School Class!


You are loved!

Hugs, Ms. Shantelle


Ask a parent to help you print off the activity sheets for this lesson. You can find them here.