Lesson Application: It is important especially for older children to choose the right friends.
Supplies: two pieces of plain white paper and dark jam
Smear one of the two pieces of paper with a dark jam. The clean paper represents them and the ‘dirty’ paper a friend who does wrong things and gets into trouble. Ask “What will happen when I rub the two pieces of paper together?” The possibilities are; the clean paper will stay clean, and the dirty paper dirty, the clean paper will make the dirty one clean, or the dirty paper will make the clean one dirty. Most of the kids will realize that the third possibility is the correct one. Demonstrate this by rubbing the papers together. This is usually what happens if you choose a friend that does wrong things – some of their ‘dirt’ is likely to rub off on you.”