3 Good Questions + 3 Good Answers = 1 Moral Choice

Activity Objective

To teach children that in addition to asking an adult for help and praying to the Holy Spirit for guidance, they should ask themselves the three questions when making a moral decision

Lesson Outcome

The children will identify the three questions we ask ourselves to examine moral choices.


  • A copy of the following three questions for each pair of children or the Making Good Choices Poster displayed for all to see.

1. Is the thing I'm choosing to do a good thing?

2. Am I choosing to do it for the right reasons?

3. Am I choosing to do it a the tright time and place

  • Several moral choice situations


  • Tell the children that they are going to do an activity that will help them remember to ask the three questions when faced with a difficult choice.
  • Have the children work in pairs. Say that you will present a situation involving a difficult decision. One child in each pair will be responsible for making a decision. The other child will act as the decision-maker's ?inner voice,? whispering the three questions and listening to the answers.
  • Give one child in each pair the list of questions to be the ?inner voice.? The partner will be the first decision-maker.
  • Present a moral-choice situation to the large group. Invite the partners to play their roles to make a decision and see if they can answer yes to each question.
  • Share choices with the large group and reverse roles for the next situation.
  • Conclude by reminding the children that it is important to ask themselves these questions, to ask the advice of an adult, and to pray to the Holy Spirit for help in making good choices.

Learning Styles

People Smart, Self Smart

Approximate Time

10 minutes


Use everyday situations that children would be likely to encounter. (what to tell a parent about a broken lamp in the family room; what to do when a parent says you can go out if your homework is finished; what to do if you are grading your own math papers and you forgot to answer one problem; what to do if you forgot it was ice cream day and you see a dollar bill on your teacher's desk)