Show the children some pictures or activity pages you have used in recent lessons, and invite the children to share what they remember learning about them, either in class or at home.
Elder Richard G. Scott said, “If you accomplish nothing else in your relationship with your students than to help them recognize and follow the promptings of the Spirit, you will bless their lives immeasurably and eternally” (“To Learn and to Teach More Effectively” [Brigham Young University Education Week devotional, Aug. 21, 2007], 5, speeches.byu.edu).
Read to the children how Joseph Smith described the Spirit: “Yea, thus saith the still small voice” (Doctrine and Covenants 85:6). Help them think about how a voice can be small, and let them practice listening to and speaking in a small voice. Tell about times when the Spirit spoke to you in a still, small voice.
HOW TO PLAY DOMINOES
Shuffle the tiles. Do this by placing it upside down on the table and moving them around – be careful not to flip them!
You will then decide who goes first. The child who is chosen will then start to build his or her ‘deck’. Two players would start with 7 dominoes, three players with 5 tiles, four players with 4 tiles and five players with 3 tiles. Or you can print off 2 sets of tiles if your class is big.
Each child takes turns playing a tile, positioning it so that it touches either end of the domino chain which thus gradually increases in length.
If a player can lay a domino, then it must be played. Otherwise the player “knocks”and his turn is skipped.
What do each of these pictures on the dominoes have in common?
The Holy Ghost
How is the sun like the Holy Ghost? The sun gives us warmth just like the Holy Ghost. The Holy Ghost gives us a warm feeling inside when something is good and true.
What does a bandaid do when you put it one a cut? It protects the wound. What does it protect it from? Dirt, infection etc. The Holy Ghost protects us also. What kind of things does the Holy Ghost protect us from?
Who loves you? Heavenly Father, Jesus and the Holy Ghost. Our Mom and Dad also love us. When someone loves someone, they want the best for them. Heavenly Father gives us the power of the Holy Ghost because he loves us and wants what is best for us.
The Holy Ghost does not speak with a loud voice. He speaks with a still small voice. We need to listen to the still small voice of the Holy Ghost.
The Holy Ghost can testify that the Book of Mormon is true.
How is a blanket like the Holy Ghost? What is another name for a blanket? A comforter. The Holy Ghost is a comforter. He can help us when we are sad, sick or lonely. If you live righteously the Holy Ghost is always there for you in the hard times.
Section 86 describes the important work the Lord wants His servants to do in the latter days. One way children can help with this work is by being a light to people around them.
Read to the children the following phrase from Doctrine and Covenants 86:11: “Blessed are ye if ye continue in my goodness, a light unto the Gentiles [or people who don’t have the gospel].” How does light bless us? What is it like when we have no light? How can we be a light to other people who don’t know about the gospel? Help the children think of ways we can share Jesus’s goodness with others.
Story about Susan
Susan was invited to a birthday party for her friend Carolyn. She was excited to go to the party and was sure she would have a good time. When she came home, however, she did not look as excited as she did when she left. Susan’s mother asked her how the party was.
Susan explained that iced tea was served at the party. Carolyn’s mother had said it was just like a party grown-ups would have.
What do you think Susan did when she was offered some tea?
Susan told Carolyn’s mother that she did not drink tea and explained that she had been taught by her parents and Primary teachers that tea was not good for her body.
Susan’s mother was proud of Susan for not drinking any tea. She explained that Carolyn and her mother were not members of the Church and did not believe the same things Susan’s family did.
A few months later Susan and her mother received a letter from Carolyn’s mother. Carolyn’s mother explained that after Susan stood up for what she believed at the party, Carolyn’s family decided to find out more about the Church. They were being taught by the missionaries. Carolyn’s mother said she hoped she could be a good example to someone else like Susan was to her.
How did Susan let her light shine?
Let a child put on the flame.
Story about José
José and his family had just moved to a new neighborhood. José’s first new friend was a boy named Paolo, who was not a member of the Church. José and Paolo both loved football. One day Paolo invited José to go to a football game the next Sunday. José knew he shouldn’t go to football games on Sunday, but he was worried that if he did not go, Paolo’s feelings would be hurt.
What would you do if you were José?
José decided to go to church instead of going to the football game, and he invited Paolo to go to church with him. Paolo agreed to go to church with José.
How was José a good example?
Let a child put on the flame.
Story about Eric and Peter
One day a woman came to see some missionaries in Holland. She asked the sisters to teach her how to pray. The woman explained that her sons, Eric and Peter
, had been attending Primary and liked it very much. At Primary they learned how to pray.
The woman explained that a few days ago her baby girl had been very sick. She left the room for a few minutes, and when she came back Eric and Peter were kneeling by the baby’s bed. Peter was asking Heavenly Father to bless the baby and make her well. The mother was glad that her sons had learned how to pray at Primary and wanted the missionaries to teach her how to pray too. The missionaries taught the woman how to pray. They were happy that Eric and Peter were good examples for their mother.
How did Eric and Peter let their lights shine?
Let a child put on the flame.
No home is perfect, but there are things we can all do to make our homes into holy places of peace.
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 87:8. 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?
Invite the children to pick one thing they will do to make their home or their life a “holy place.”
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