Aug 5-11 "The Power of God unto Salvation"
Updated: Aug 4, 2019
Paul is in Rome, teaching about Faith, believing in Christ, and writing letters to uplift and strengthen the members of the church.
Here is the first activity:
I was thinking about how Paul wrote these letters, and sent them out to the world. Their postal service was a lot different than today. It was kind of a miracle that we have these scriptures. So I made a postal man that delivers the scriptures.
I can't color the other side of the paper, so I let my daughter design the postman's bag.
After giving them a back ground of these scriptures, the children can pull each "letter" out and (with adult help) read it to everyone.
I got these cute little Epistles from Mitzi at https://emiscrafty.com/2018/12/10/come-follow-me-2019-lesson-plans/
Come Follow Me-For Primary pg. 122 "Explain that when we plant and water a seed, we are showing that we have faith that it will grow. How do we show that we have faith in Jesus Christ?
"Faith" Primary song with flips and movement for young kids. Also comes in black and white for those that like to color.
For those Primary music leaders, it comes in PDF, so you can send it to a copy center to make it bigger, if you like.
One of this weeks focus scriptures:
Another focus scripture as a coloring page:
Here is another activity for walking in the "Newness of life" from the Primary Manuel. I thought it would be fun to have the foot prints leading to a hidden picture of Jesus, since they are "striving to be like Jesus." May want to point out that it took faith to take those steps when they didn't see that Jesus was at the end.
The Primary Manual says: "Tell the children how you felt when you were baptized, and invite them to share experiences when they have attended a baptism. Invite them to draw a pictures of themselves on their future baptism day and share what they can do to prepare for their baptism:
Here is one without the golden frame
This is a cool Map of Rome and all the places Paul served his missions. It is pretty impressive to see everywhere he served:
This is another amazing idea from Mitzi at:
I really love all that it teaches. I also really love how she focuses on the scriptures. This focus scripture is Romans 3:23 "For All have sinned, and come short of the glory of God."
Grace Sparkles Mitten Activity (Christ Helps Us Be Inwardly Clean) - Beforehand, put together the body/spirit mittens.
Cut out the blotch and sparkle squares with words, tape them onto the spirit mitten,
and put the spirit mitten inside of the body mitten so the kids can’t see it.
Ø Body: Look at all of the cute details on the body mitten. Talk about which parts of it they think look the best (necklace, bow, etc.).
Ø Spirit: Ask if they remember what’s inside of our bodies (a spirit). How do they think this kid’s spirit looks? Remind them that we can’t judge people based on what they look like. Take the spirit mitten out of the body mitten and talk about what it looks like (make sure you’ve cut out the sparkle/blotch squares and taped them onto it). What parts of this spirit do they think look the best? What parts are not so good? When we do good things, it’s like we’re making our spirit more “sparkly.” When we make bad choices, it’s like we’re putting blotches on our spirit. What other things could we do to put either sparkles or blotches on our spirits? Should we be more worried about what our spirits look like or what our bodies look like?
Ø Romans 3:23 (Blotches)The blotches show mistakes. Read Romans 3:23 and talk about how we all have sinned and come short of the glory of God (we all make mistakes). Does God hate us when we make mistakes? (no) What does He want us to do about our mistakes? (repent, fix them) Who can help us be clean from our sins? Show a picture of Jesus and remind them of how important He is to us and how much He loves us and wants to help us.
Ø Taking blotches off (Because of Jesus, our sins can become clean): Read each of the sparkle/blotch squares that are taped onto the spirit. Remind them that because of Jesus Christ’s Atonement, we can become clean. Let them take off the blotches and say, “Because of Jesus, our sins can become clean” each time. Keep the sparkly squares taped onto it.
Ø Grace Sparkles: Does the spirit look better now that the blotches are gone and only the sparkles are left? Is the spirit totally covered in sparkles? (not yet) Heavenly Father wants us to not only become clean from blotches, but also to become like Him. How many “sparkles” do you think are on Heavenly Father’s spirit? (LOTS!) Give them the extra sparkles to glue onto the rest of the spirit wherever they want and explain that after we’ve done all of the good that we can in our lives, we’re still not quite perfect. Christ is so amazing that He gives us extra sparkles (light and strength) that we haven’t even earned ourselves just because He loves us and wants to help us become more perfect. This is part of what’s called “grace.” Talk about how awesome the spirit looks now. You could also add glitter to this if you want.
Ø Remind them that we’re children of God. That means we can grow up to be like God. God is full of light, and because of Christ’s Atonement, we can become full of light as well. As we DO good things, we BECOME more “sparkly” like Christ and Heavenly Father. It’s important for us to do as much good as we can, but Christ’s grace can help us be even better than we could be on our own without Him.
Super cute huh?!
Here are the print outs, I also made a print out of the directions, because Mitzi has such a great way of saying things.
Update: Someone asked for me to make the mittens as a boy also, here you go (: