Show a picture of the Prophet Joseph Smith and a picture of the current prophet. Invite the children to name the people in the pictures and share things that prophets do.
Young children can learn the importance of the sacrament and find ways to remember the Savior during this sacred ordinance.
Think of ways you can help the children you teach see how keeping the commandments is like putting on the armor of God.
In ancient times when men went to battle with swords and spears, how did they protect their heads, hearts, stomachs, arms, legs, and feet? (With armor.)
The orange will represent a medieval warrior. Fill the pitcher or vase three-quarters full with water before the lesson begins.
Carefully place one orange in the water. What happens? (Hint: It floats!) The peel is like armor that protects the orange, just as the armor of God protects us. That same armor of God also holds us up and keeps us from sinking in the waters of life.
Next, pull the orange out of the water and remove the peel. Place it back in the water and watch with a sigh of sadness as your not-so-protected warrior now sinks like a rock.
We are all in a war against evil. The temptations and the powers of Satan are very real. Heavenly Father does not want us to fight the battle against evil unprotected. Have a child read Ephesians 6:11, 13–18.
Discuss each piece of armor. Relate each piece of armor to how we need to live to be protected from the evils around us.
We are lifted up by God’s armor and protection. We can rise above the trials that come our way with His help. He will not let us sink unless we do not do our part and protect ourselves. Just as the Nephites were in a physical war, we are in a spiritual war against Satan, who doesn’t want us to keep God’s commandments.
Do the children you teach know why we have prophets? Use Doctrine and Covenants 28 to help them know that the prophet is the only one who can lead the Church.
Invite the children to ask their parents if they can teach a home evening lesson on something they learned in class.
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