Show the children a picture of a temple, and invite them to share what they know about temples. They could also talk about how they feel when they see a temple.
Even the children in Kirtland helped, in small but meaningful ways, to build the Kirtland Temple. Help the children you teach strengthen their love for the Lord’s holy house.
Tell the children that on every temple is written “Holiness to the Lord. The House of the Lord.”
Have a child place the gold plaque on the temple
Why is the temple a special place?
Read phrases from Doctrine and Covenants 97:15–16 that teach about the temple being the Lord’s house, and share your feelings about the temple.
Sing together a song to help children feel reverence for the Lord’s house, such as “I Love to See the Temple” (Children’s Songbook, 95). Let the children share their feelings about the temple.
In Doctrine and Covenants 97:8, the Lord identified honesty as one attribute of those who are “accepted of me.”