Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Liar, liar pants on fire! (file folder game)



8th Commandment: You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor. (Catholic version of the Ten Commandments.)



Liar, liar pants on fire!

Here is a fun game that helps children to recognize what lying is and how to resist it.




This game is free, however it is only to be used for classroom and personal use. It may not be published on any websites or other electronic media, or distributed in newsletters, bulletins, or any other form or sold for profit. Reproduction or retransmission of any materials, in whole or in part, in any manner, is not permitted.


Introduction to game- To bear false witness means to not tell the whole truth. It is lying, but it is much more than lying. We lie to either make ourselves look good (and this is called pride) or sometimes to make others look bad. Sometimes we lie to get out of trouble. Sometimes it’s so easy to lie that we didn’t even realize we lied! The truth is very important because we need to be able to trust each other and understand each other. We need to guard what we say, and say what we mean by speaking the truth.

Do you guard what you say?
Do you lie?
Do you gossip? (Talk about others when they are not around?)
Do you boast and make yourself look better than you are?
Do you try to get others in trouble?
Do you point out other people’s faults unnecessarily?
Do you not tell the whole truth?
Do you say things about people that you wouldn’t want them to know about?






Directions- Print out Directions and keep inside file folder when not playing game.

Game Board- Print out Game Board, trim, and glue.

Situation Cards- Use these or make your own. Print Game Cards out on light blue card stock. Cut out Game Cards. Laminate or cover with clear contact paper to make them last. Only use the questions that are age appropriate for your students.



Truth or Lie Game Cards- Use these Game Cards or make your own. Print Truth or Lie Game Cards out in light green card stock. Laminate or cover with clear contact paper to make them last. Only use the questions that are age appropriate for your students.

Tokens- Use these tokens or make your own. Print out several pages of tokens out on card stock. Cut out and laminate or cover with clear contact paper to make them last.





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