Invite a few children to share something they did during the week to learn from the scriptures.
Help the children know that Heavenly Father wants us to make good choices that bring happiness to our lives and to others.
Read phrases from Doctrine and Covenants 58:27–28 to help children understand that they can choose to do good.
How do we feel when we choose to do good?
There are many ways to choose the right every day. Discuss the following scenarios with the children using the pictures.
- What would Heavenly Father want me to do if I were so tired one night that I wanted to go to sleep without saying my prayers?
- What would Heavenly Father want me to do if I promised my mother I would help her, but a friend came by and asked me to play instead?
- What would Heavenly Father want me to do if I found something that belonged to someone else?
- What would Heavenly Father want me to do if I accidentally broke my friend’s favorite toy?
- What would Heavenly Father want me to do if I promised my mother I would be home at a certain time?
We are going to play “What Would Heavenly Father Want Me to Do?”
Print out each picture on cardstock. Place each card face down. When it is the child’s turn then turn over 2 cards. If the cards match the child takes the matching cards and goes again. A match is the question i.e. What would Heavenly Father want me to do if I were so tired one night that I wanted to go to sleep without saying my prayers? and then the answer i.e. Heavenly Father wants us to say our prayers each night. If the cards don’t match they turn them over again and it is the next child’s turn.
How can you help the children understand the importance of thanking Heavenly Father for their blessings?
Tell the children something that you are thankful for, and ask them to share things they are thankful for. Read Doctrine and Covenants 59:7.
Help the children think of a blessing for each letter of the alphabet. Have them write or draw a picture in the box next to the letter. Ask the children think of ways they can thank Heavenly Father for their blessings.
As you share the joy you have found by keeping the Sabbath day holy, you can help the children see the Sabbath as a day when we worship the Lord.
The Sabbath Is a Special Day
My Sabbath Day Book
Give each child a copy of the Sabbath day activity sheets. Help the children read with you the title of the sheets: “My Sabbath Day Book.” Help the children cut the pages apart if you have not already cut them.
Read the following sentences describing appropriate Sabbath activities.
On the Sabbath we go to church to honor Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ and learn about them.
The Sabbath day is a good day to study the gospel with our families. We can read the scriptures and other good books.
The Sabbath day is a day of prayer. We pray at church, with our families, and by ourselves.
On the Sabbath day we can sing hymns and listen to good music.
On the Sabbath day we can write in our journals and write letters to or draw pictures for our relatives, friends, and the missionaries.
The Sabbath day is a good day to visit family members or people who are sick or lonely.
Give the children crayons and let them color the pictures. Ask them to draw on the blank page a picture of something they are going to do to keep the Sabbath day holy.
Help the children staple or fasten the pages of their books together.
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