Sunday, May 22, 2016

Family Home Evening ~ School-Bus Hero (LDS.ORG)

Song: I'll Walk with You
Opening Prayer: By Assignment
Scripture: Matthew 25:40 " 40 And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me."

Lesson:
Read "School-Bus Hero" by Jason Wright
Image result for school bus lds.org

Discussion:

Have you ever had someone be unkind to you? How did it make you feel?
Have you ever felt lonely?

File:Exquisite-kfind.pngRyan is a good, kind boy who noticed clues about how someone else was feeling. What Clues about Jason did Ryan see?


  • Jason being picked on by the other boys
  • Jason having a difficult time finding a seat on the bus
  • Jason hiding behind a tree


Ryan didn't ignore clues that someone needed him to be a friend. What did Ryan do about the clues he saw?


  • He talked to Jason about why he was hiding behind the tree.
  • He didn't make fun of Jason for it.
  • He kept visiting with Jason all the way to school.
  • He identified himself as a friend: "...it's a lot better when you sit by a friend."
  • He saved a seat for Jason on another day.
Ryan made Jason feel so much better that when Ryan was gone Jason looked for clues in other children. What clues did he see?
  • A quiet boy
  • The boy was sitting alone.
Jason recognized that this young man may have felt like he did when he was sitting alone. What did Jason do about the clues he saw?

  • He asked Blake what his name was.
  • He visited with him all the way to school.

Evaluate the following paragraph from the story:
"For the rest of the year I was never afraid to ride the bus again. I knew what it felt like to be alone, so whenever I saw a kid looking around for a place to sit, I patted the seat next to me. I could be a school-bus hero too."

What can we do to be better friends and help others the way Jesus wants us to?

Activities:

1) Make a 3D printable school bus:
three dimensional bus paper craftPop-up Card (School Bus),Craft Cards,Card,Starting school,school,bus,vehicle,automobile,friend,child


2) Sequencing: Write these parts of the story on school buses and have the children put them in the right order.
Wheels on the Bus size sequencing free printable for toddlers and preschoolers
  • Jason hides behind a tree.
  • Jason's Dad drives him to school
  • Ryan saved Jason a seat.
  • Jason asks a boy what his name is and makes a new friend.
3) Preschool: Use basic shapes to make a school bus.
    
School Bus Patterns and Activities


Treat:
Use thin licorice strips to make the outline of a school bus before you eat them.
  




Sunday, May 1, 2016

Primary 4 Lesson 16: Alma and Amulek in Prison

Primary 4 

Lesson 16: Alma and Amulek in Prison


Handouts:

1) How Can I Be Like A Missionary Now? Cut this handout into strips. Give the strips to the children. Have each child read how they can be a missionary now. With magnets, assemble the handout on the board to show the picture it makes.
Special Witness

2) Talk about how Alma and Amulek wanted to include everyone in receiving the Lord's message. What does it mean to include everyone? Act out a play to demonstrate this. The Magical Marvelous Magnificent Club.
The Magical Marvelous Magnificent Club

3) Complete the "We Did Not Doubt" Dot-to-Dot after talking about Alma and Amulek's faith and how they needed that faith for the prison walls to fall.


4) Help the missionaries find the person they came to teach:
Funstuff, Missionary Quest

5) Make a "I Can Testify of Jesus Christ Wheel."
The First Vision

6) Make a growing missionary:
missionary cutouts and poem

7) Bring Sugar Cubes or wooden blocks. Build a prison (simple square structure). As you build it, talk about the sins that can become a spiritual prison for us.  When it is time to ask the children lesson questions, have them toss a beanbag or other soft object, trying to knock the prison down, if they answer the question correctly. This could be as simple as three stacked blocks, paper cups (turned upside down and stacked -with perhaps paper stuck to them with drawings of bricks), anything that they could knock down.  Be sure to make the analogy that repentance gives Jesus Christ the power to knock down our prison walls. But he won't do it, if we don't invite him through repenting.
File:Sugar Cubes (7164573186).jpg

8) Find ten pieces of cord:
A line drawing showing Alma and Amulek breaking the cords as the prison crumbles.

Coloring Pages:
A black-and-white coloring page of two elder missionaries standing and holding scriptures outside a house door.
Missionaries
Friendship
A black-and-white illustration of two young male missionaries, with books in hand, knocking on a door.
Missionaries, Elders
A black-and-white illustration of two female missionaries wearing skirts,  sweaters, and name badges, talking to a young girl.
Sister Missionaries
A black-and-white illustration of a young man wearing a missionary badge on a T-shirt, holding a clipboard, and pulling a dolly stacked with boxes.
Church Service
Missionary
A black-and-white illustration of a boy walking a dog next to fence and offering a copy of the Friend to a young girl.
Sharing Friend

A black-and-white illustration of Jesus Christ kneeling and praying in the Garden of Gethsemane.
Gethsemane, Atonement
A black-and-white illustration of a deacon passing the sacrament to a family with two young girls.
Sacrament, Atonement,
Priesthood
A black-and-white illustration of a young boy holding a baseball, which has just gone through a window and made a large hole.
Repentance
Black-and-white illustrations of four Primary children with the words "I can be happy when I say 'I'm sorry.'"

Images:
  

Non LDS.org Resources for this lesson (Great for FHE):
 Image result for Primary 4 Lesson 16: Alma and Amulek in PrisonPrimary Manual 4: Lesson 16, Alma and Amulek in Prison

Sugardoodle.net resources for this lesson.



Thursday, April 28, 2016

Primary 2 Lesson 16: Jesus Christ Has the Power to Heal

Primary 2
Lesson 16: Jesus Christ Has the Power to Heal


Videos:

Jesus Raises the Daughter of Jairus

Chapter 24: Jairus’s Daughter is Raised from the Dead


Music:

Faith

The Seventh Article of Faith


Articles:

Jesus Blesses Children

Jesus Heals a Blind Man
Jesus Heals a Deaf Man

Jesus Heals the Sick

Help to Heal

Patrick and the Priesthood

Nora’s Blessing


Handouts/Activities:


1) Play the "What Am I ?" Game using the questions in the lesson.

2) Copy/paste images from this story into a Word document. Print it out.  Cut out the pictures.  Have the children put them in order.  And have the children retell the story. You could hand out a picture to each child and say, "Ok. Who has the next part of the story," having them stand up to tell about their part. Let the other children help them with the story if necessary. It is never a good idea to put a child on the spot without offering help. Church should be a warm, friendly place, not a testing ground. 
His daughter was sick

3) Make copies and read the rebus story,"Jesus Heals a Sick Man," together as a class. Perhaps you can pause at the pictures and let the children say those words.


4) The sick man in the scripture story needed help from his friends to reach Jesus. 
Finding Flowers

5) Make Look, Feel, and Help glasses.
Helping Hands BadgeGlasses, ear piece

6) have them trace and cut out paper hands. Label the fingers.
Bless the sick, Father's blessing, Setting apart, Blessing of comfort, Ordinances.
An illustration of two hands with fingers spread apart.

7) Get ready for the priesthood.
Aaronic Priesthood boy  hidden pictures

8) Have the children draw something like a tree or face while they are blindfolded to see what it is like to be blind.
Jesus healed the blind man activity -- this link has many more activities to do with your children to teach them about the Bible.:

9) Read this story so you know it well enough to retell it to your class. Why could Pres. Snow raise someone from the dead? (He had the priesthood)
One sister who visited the spirit world and was recalled to mortality by President Lorenzo Snow had personal experience with what the Prophet taught....


Coloring Pages:

Christ, hands, Joseph Smith, 2, bottle, sick child  A black and white line drawing of Jesus Christ reaching out to help up a girl who He has raised from the dead.  Two Blind Men Healed at Capernaum

Priesthood:
Confirmation/Ordination/Blessings/Ordinances
(Also see Baptism section above)


Priesthood,
Confirmation
Three men stand in a circle to ordain a young boy (with folded arms) to the priesthood through the laying on of hands.
5th Article of Faith
Priesthood,
Confirmation
A black-and-white illustration of Christ ordaining his Apostles as He organized the Church when He was on the earth.
6th Article of Faith
Laying on of Hands
Priesthood Ordination
A black-and-white illustration of two men giving a priesthood blessing to a young girl who is sick and sitting in her bed.
Priesthood blessing
for the sick, Article of
Faith 7
Three men stand in a circle to ordain a young boy (with folded arms) to the priesthood through the laying on of hands.
Priesthood,
Confirmation
Ordination
A black-and-white illustration of a young girl, with arms folded, being confirmed by a man through the laying on of hands.
Father's Blessing
A black-and-white illustration of a deacon passing the sacrament to a family with two young girls.
Sacrament, Atonement,
Priesthood

Jesus Healing the Sick
Types of Prayer
Sacrament Prayer,
Priesthood, Baby
Blessing
A black-and-white illustration of a group of three men holding a baby in their arms to give the baby a name and blessing.
Priesthood, Baby
Blessing
A black-and-white illustration of a young man receiving the Melchizedek Priesthood though the laying on of hands.
Priesthood Blessing
Black-and-white illustrations of a boy being baptized and then confirmed, next to the words "I will be baptized" and "I will be confirmed."
Baptism and confirmation
A black-and-white illustration of a father, with his right hand raised, baptizing his son.
Baptism
Illustrations of a baby blessing, a sick girl being blessed, and the sacrament, with the words "Heavenly Father Blesses Me through the Priesthood."
Priesthood, cut top vertical
lines Fold paper in half. Lift
top sections to reveal bottom
pictures.
A black-and-white illustration of two men giving a priesthood blessing to a sick girl who is sitting in bed.
Priesthood Blessing
for the sick
A black-and-white illustration of a bishop in a suit and tie standing at a podium speaking into the microphone.
Bishop
A black-and-white illustration of a bishop on the stand speaking into the microphone while his two counselors sit behind him to the right.
Bishopric
Paper cut outs

Images:
Christ in a white robe, holding the hand of a young girl whom He has just raised from the dead while her parents look on.



Non LDS.org Resources:

Blind Bartimaeus push-pop spring box (Mark 10) #Jesuswithoutlanguage:

Sugardoodle for this lesson.