Ask the children if they would like to share something they learned from the scriptures this week. Choose someone to share, and ask the other children to raise their hands if they learned about something similar.
In Doctrine and Covenants 45:32, the Lord taught that His disciples will find safety in the last days by standing in holy places—places that are special to the Lord. How can you help the children recognize the holy places in their lives?
Place pictures of a home
, a church building
, and a temple
in different places throughout the room. Give clues describing these places, and invite the children to stand near the picture you are describing. Read the first line from Doctrine and Covenants 45:32. Testify that we are blessed when we spend time in holy places like our homes, our church buildings, and the temple. Ask the children to talk about how they feel when they are in holy places like these.
What can they do to help their home become a holy place?
Place the picture
on the chalkboard.
Show the picture of water
and ask what animals or insects make their homes in water. Help the children think of as many as possible.Have a child put the fish in the water
Show the picture of the soil
and ask what animals or insects make their homes in soil or dirt? Have a child place the ant in the soil
Show the picture of the tree
, and help the children think of animals and insects that make their homes in the ground and in trees. Have a child place the bird in the tree
What do you think it would be like if your home was in the water?
What might happen if your home was in a tree?
There are many different kinds of homes
Animals and insects live in many different kinds of homes. People also live in different kinds of homes.
Home is a place where we are loved
The kind of home we live in is not important. We might live in a large house, a small house, an apartment, a tent, or a boat. The important thing is that our homes are places where family members love each other
. Tell about your own home and what you do to make it a loving place.
Why do you like to be at home?
How do you know your family loves you?
Have you ever spent the night away from home?
Where did you sleep?
How did you feel when you came back to your own home?
Remind the children how good it was to come back to their own homes and beds.
Have the children listen as you sing or say the words to “Home” (Children’s Songbook, p. 192). Tell the children to give themselves a hug whenever they hear the word home. If you desire, repeat the verse and have the children sing or say the words along with you.
We can help our families take care of our homes
We need to take care of our homes so they will be good places to live. Every family member should help keep the home neat and clean. As you ask the children the questions have the tape the face onto the house.
You accidentally spilled a glass of water on the floor. What should you do?
You played with your blocks all afternoon. Now it is time to eat. What should you do with your blocks?
Your mother is in a hurry to get dinner on the table. She needs someone to set the table before the family can eat. What could you do?
Your clothes are washed and neatly folded. What should you do with them now?
Encourage the children to talk about things they do to help keep their homes neat and clean. Tell the children how you work to keep your home neat and clean.
Invite the children to complete this week’s activity page.
When the Saints in Kirtland, Ohio, heard the revelation found in Doctrine and Covenants 45, which speaks of the last days and the Savior’s Second Coming, they received it with joy. Consider how you will help the children prepare joyfully for the Second Coming.
When He Comes Again
Mystery Song Memory Game
Tell the children that you are going to play the matching game. Each card holds a clue to what the song is.
Split the children into 2 groups.
Place all the cards face down on the board in rows forming a large rectangle.
Choose a child from team 1. The first child turns over two cards. If the cards match, then they take the two cards and they have a chance to guess the song. If they guess the song correctly they win, it not it is the other teams turn. If the cards don’t match they turn the cards over and it is the next players turn.
After the game show all the cards and ask them if they know what the song is.
We had Thanksgiving at our house last year. It was a lot of work. We had all of our family coming. Some of the family who were coming we had not seen for a very long time. I wanted it to be very special and was so excited to see our family! We had our grandparents, our aunts and uncles and a lot of cousins! We had a lot of planning to do for the big event.I make a check list for myself and my kids. A month before we started the invitations. On the invitations we put where Thanksgiving would be, and the date and time when we would be having our Thanksgiving feast. We had to get the invitations ready early so our family would have plenty of time to plan for it.A week before, I started planning the menu. I made a shopping list and a to do list. I planned for the turkey to defrost. I planned the time on Thanksgiving I would put the turkey in the oven. Because of the needed time to rise, I gave extra special planning for the dinner rolls. I then planned when I would start the salad etc…A few days before we started to clean! We cleaned everything from top to bottom. I wanted everything spotless. We washed sheets because we had family who were spending the night, we cleaned bathrooms and walls. We made sure all the spoons and forks were spotless. We cleaned everything.On Thanksgiving we put on our very best clothes and made sure the table looked perfect before our guests started to arrive. It was a wonderful day. We were so excited to see our grandparents and the rest of our family. All of our preparations of cleaning, cooking and decorating were worth it!
How did you prepare for Thanksgiving? Did you have someone you were excited to see?
Show a picture of the Savior, and read part or all of Doctrine and Covenants 45:44–45
. Tell the children how you feel about the Savior coming again, and let them share their feelings.
Invite the children to think of one thing they learned during class that they can share with their families. Ask a few of them to share with the class what they want to share at home.
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