After more than one child plopping a Bible down or bending back the covers, I had enough! I sang them the song we sing to the babies' class about loving our Bibles. Seriously.
Then, we didn't have much time for the song I wanted to do today, so I warned them that I would embarrass them by making them sing "This is the Way We Love Our Bible." To make sure they got something out of the lesson today, I made them tell me what they learned.
We now know what despise means. I used the example of the fact that I despise marshmallows.