Heavenly Father and Jesus Love Me
To help each child feel that Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ love each of us.
Invite a child to give the opening prayer.
Bring an object, such as an empty beverage bottle that can spin like a pointer. Seat the children in a circle on the floor and place the bottle in the middle of the circle. Spin the bottle on the floor. When it points to a child, that child should name something that Heavenly Father and Jesus have given us. Help each child think of an answer when it is his or her turn. After a child responds, let him or her spin the bottle so it points to another child.
This lesson is about two people who love us all. They gave us this beautiful earth and the gospel and the Church.
Who are these two people who love everybody? (Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ.)
Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ give us blessings
Before we came to earth, we lived with Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. They planned for us to come to earth so we could learn and grow. They know us and care about us.
What did Heavenly Father ask Jesus Christ to create for us?
Heavenly Father chose Jesus to make the earth and everything on it.
Jesus made the earth in 6 days.
The first day Jesus made the
and called it day. He then made
and called it night.
The second day Jesus divided the water. Some water was on the earth and some of the water was in the clouds in the sky.
The third day Jesus made land. He made grass and the trees and plants.
The fourth day Jesus made the sun, moon and the
The fifth day Jesus put fish in the water and birds in the skies. He made all animals.
On the sixth day God created man. Do you know who t his man was? Adam. God did not want Adam to be alone so God created Eve.
Adam and Eve lived in a beautiful place name the Garden of Eden.
On the seventh day God rested.
Why do you think Heavenly Father and Jesus gave us all of this? Heavenly Father and Jesus planned all the things we need to live and be happy. These things remind us of their love for us.
What things remind you of Heavenly Father’s and Jesus’ love for you? (Answers may include such things as family, friends, the Church, plants, and animals.)
Sing or say the words to “My Heavenly Father Loves Me” (Children’s Songbook, p. 228), using the actions indicated below. Then ask the children to stand and sing the song with you.
Whenever I hear (place hands to ears) the song of a bird (open and close fingers like a bird’s beak)
Or look (look up) at the blue, blue sky (raise arm in arching motion),Whenever I feel the rain on my face (make raindrop motions with fingers)
Or the wind as it rushes by (move both hands in back and forth motion),
Whenever I touch a velvet rose (pretend to touch or smell flower)
Or walk by our lilac tree (walk in place),
I’m glad that I live in this beautiful world
Heavenly Father created for me (outstretch hands and arms).
Display picture 1-3, Jesus the Christ.
Who is this?
Who is Jesus’ father?
Read the first part of John 3:16 (through Son). The greatest blessing Heavenly Father has ever given us was to send Jesus Christ to the earth.
Jesus showed his love for children
Jesus and his disciples were going to Jerusalem. People would walk along with him and would want him to bless their children. The disciples told the people not to bother Jesus.
Jesus Christ loved children. He told the disciples to let the children come to him. Jesus blessed the little children. Jesus told the disciples that they should be like little children. Then they could live with God in Heaven.
What did Jesus do when the children came? (See Mark 10:16.)
How do you think the children felt about Jesus?
Recite the following verse with the children several times, doing the actions indicated:
Jesus Loves All Children
Jesus loves all children (hold arms out),
The little ones still small (use hand to indicate knee-high child),
The baby in the cradle (form cradle with arms),
The ones so big and tall (raise hands high over head).
(From Finger Fun for Little Folk by Thea Cannon. © 1949 by the Standard Publishing Company, Cincinnati, Ohio. Used by permission.)
Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ love each of us
Help the children understand how important each of them is to Heavenly Father and Jesus. Explain that Heavenly Father and Jesus love each of us and know us by name.
Make copies of the badge Heavenly Father and Jesus Love Me for each child to wear or take home. Attach string or yarn to each badge. Have the children color the picture. You may want to hide the badges under the children’s chairs before class and let the children look for them.
Bear your testimony that Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ live and that they love each of us. Share your feelings of gratitude for the many blessings Heavenly Father and Jesus have given you.
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