I Can Be Obedient
To strengthen each child’s desire to obey Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ and to obey his or her parents.
- Prepare the green light and red light, taping or gluing them on popsicle sticks
- Picture 1-5, Family with a Baby
- Picture 1-55, Sermon on the Mount
- Prepare the “Golden Image” The download comes in 5 pieces so it can be huge.
- Copy of coloring sheet for each child
Invite a child to give the opening prayer.
Red light Green light
Take the children outside and play Red light Green light
How To Play:
- Start with everyone along the starting line,
- When you say ‘Green Light’
everyone will move towards the finish line,
- When you say ‘Red Light’
everyone must immediately stop. …
- Start a new round when everyone gets across the finish line or when most players make it across the finish line.
Thank them for doing as you asked. Explain that they were being obedient. They obeyed your instructions.
Heavenly Father and Jesus want us to obey our parents
Show picture 1-5, Family with a Baby.
What does this picture show?
Point to the baby in the picture and talk about how each of us came to earth as a baby. Remind the children that because babies are so small and helpless, they need someone older and bigger to take care of them.
Who took care of you when you were a baby?
Who takes care of you now?
People who take care of you, like your parents and other family members, love you and want them to be safe and happy.
What do your parents teach you not to do?
Talk about things the children might do that could hurt them or make them unhappy, such as playing in the street, touching a hot stove, picking up a sharp knife, running down a steep hill, or fighting with their brothers and sisters.
Why don’t your parents want you to do these things?
Talk about things the children can safely and happily do, such as playing with their toys, going places with their parents, and being kind to their brothers and sisters.
Why do your parents let you do these things?
Why should you obey your parents?
Our parents love us and want us to do things that will keep us safe and happy.
Have the children stand and do the following action verse:
My legs like to run (run quietly in place),
My hands like to play (wiggle hands),
But when Mother [or Father] says, “Come” (motion with hand),
I quickly obey.
How do you feel when you obey your parents and come when they call you?
How do you feel when you do other things your parents ask you to do?
When we obey our parents, we can feel happy. Our parents are also happy when we obey.
Tell the children that Heavenly Father and Jesus want us to obey our parents. Read and explain Ephesians 6:1 to the children. Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right.
Sing or say the words to all three verses of “Quickly I’ll Obey” (Children’s Songbook, p. 197).
Heavenly Father and Jesus want us to obey the commandments
Show picture 1-55, Sermon on the Mount.
Who is in this picture?
When Jesus was on the earth, he taught the people what Heavenly Father wanted them to do.
These teachings are called commandments. Hold up the scriptures. The commandments are written in the scriptures.
Read John 14:15. Jesus said these words. Keep means obey. Have the children repeat the scripture with you a few times.
What are some of the commandments Heavenly Father and Jesus want us to obey?
Using the following pictures, talk about some of the commandments the children can obey:
What does Heavenly Father do when we obey his commandments?
Heavenly Father blesses us when we obey
Once upon a time there was a King
and he had a brilliant idea. He was going to make a HUGE image, or statue, made of pure gold. This image was going to be 90 feet high.
So you can understand how massive this image was going to be, imagine 15 men each about the same height as Brother_______ (name a well-known tall man in the ward) each standing on the shoulders of the others.
The King was so excited about this image that he made an announcement to the people of Babylon. He told them that, when the music starts playing everyone must stop whatever they were doing and bow down to worship the idol. And why you might ask? “Because I said to!” And if you don’t? If you refused you would be thrown into a fiery furnace.
Remember that the 10 commandments tell us not to worship graven images. Heavenly Father’s wants us to pray only to him. We do not pray to other people or to images, which are like statues.
The music started to play and one by one everyone in Babylon fell to their knees and started worshipping the golden idol, well everybody but three young men.
Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego. Why do you think these three did not worship the golden idol? They had been taught the gospel, and they knew it was wrong to worship idols.
When the king heard that his orders were being disobeyed, he was furious. He demanded that the three men be brought to him so they could explain themselves. The king told the men that he would give them other chance; maybe he was thinking that they had not heard the loud music. “But” the king told them, “If you don’t do it this time, you are going to the fiery furnace!” They told the king that there was no mistake and that they had heard the music and purposely did not bow down. They were not going to worship a golden idol. They said that if they were thrown into the fiery furnace, that the real God will save them. “But even if he doesn’t save us, we will not worship any false idols. We only worship God.” Although Shadrach Meshach and Abednego did not know for sure that God would protect them, they were still going to do what they knew was right. Their testimonies were so strong and they were so valiant in their testimonies that they were willing to die rather than disobey God’s commandments.
This made king Nebuchadnezzar even more furious! He ordered that the furnace to be heated seven times hotter than usual
. He also wanted the strongest soldiers to bind Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego before they were cast into to fire.
The strongest soldiers lead the three men to the fiery furnace and remember it was seven times hotter than a normal fiery furnace. The fire was so hot that it killed the soldiers as they were pushing Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego in.
King Nebuchadnezzar was looking into the furnace from a safe distance and jumped to his feet with amazement. The king was amazed because he had thrown three men into the furnace, Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, but there was a fourth man standing with them in the fiery furnace
. All four men in the furnace were walking around unharmed.
Nebuchadnezzar went to the furnace and yelled for the men to come out of the fire. They were unhurt, not a single burn on them. Even their clothes were not burned and they didn’t even smell like smoke! Nebuchadnezzar knew that they worshipped the real God and that God had sent an angel to keep them safe from the fire. The king made an announcement that all the people of Babylon could not say anything bad about the God of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego. He promised horrible punishment if they disobeyed this order.
Why weren’t Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego hurt by the fire?
How do you think Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego felt when Heavenly Father protected them from the fire?
How to play: First, choose one player to be Simon. Simon stands in front of the group, while the rest of the players stand facing him. The object of the game for Simon is to eliminate players from the round by tricking them into disobeying his commands. The object of the game for the players is to stay in the round until they’re the last one remaining.
Give each child the coloring sheet. Let them color the smiley face.
Express your feelings about the importance of obeying our parents and Heavenly Father and Jesus. Tell the children how obeying the commandments helps you be happy.
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