Come Follow Me, Nov. 18-24 "Be Ye Doers of the Word, and Not Hearers only"
Updated: Nov 15, 2019
Oh my goodness, another really fun week. I love it when I open the lesson and a billion ideas come in my head.
Come Follow Me-For Primary page 177 “Help the children learn the phrase ”If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God” (James 1:5). How do we ask God questions? How does He answer us?”
I have a couple ideas here, that go with this scripture and the idea of teaching children to pray when they have a question.
You can print this in Black and white and if it's easier, just cut out the heart to put on the other side.
Here is a Printable that teaches children what we need to do to pray, and ask these questions.
Come Follow Me-For Primary page 177 "Show a picture of the first vision, and share how reading James 1:5 prompted Joesph Smith to ask Heavenly Father to help him with a question..."
Here is a coloring page of the first vision from thechurchofjesuschristoflatterdaysaints.org , I just added the frame the the scripture.
Here is the movie of Joesph Smith's first vision:
Come Follow Me- For Primary page 178 “ Give each child a simple drawing of someone speaking. Invite the children to hold it up when you say something nice we can do with our tongues (Such as telling the truth, giving compliments, and offering to help someone)...”
These are Clothes Pin puppets. They can move there mouths to say nice things, and keep them closed when you mention the things we shouldn’t do with our tongues.
Come Follow Me- for Primary page 179 “ The words we say to each other may seem unimportant, but as James testified, they can have a powerful influence, for good or bad.”
The Primary manual also says "Bring something sweet and sour for the children to taste." I love that we are using the sense of taste to teach our children the gospel. The church is Soooo True (:
Here is my favorite part, because who doesn't love donuts?
I made this for older Primary children, but it would also be excellent for anyone teaching this lesson to the youth. If you are reading this, and you work with the youth....would you please share (Facebook, instagram, etc). I'm afraid that is out of my circle of contacts. Thank you!
First is a donut package, if you have all your donuts cut out and the kids writing nice things on them for other children, it could get a little confusing, who's is who's. So they can put them right into the donut package. I made an obvious place for you to write the name.
Here are the donuts. I just have to say it made me hungry designing these!
You could also string these donuts on a necklace, but I would hate to have to cut out all those donut holes...he he.
Here is a handout, if you just want to tie it around a package of mini donuts. Or you can deliver someone donuts with a list of things you love about them.
Alright, back to the littles.
Come Follow Me- For Primary page 178 “Suggest that the children make a ”kindness jar” they can fill with pebbles or other objects whenever they say something nice to someone.”
If you want a simplified version of that..here you go.
If you like the idea of making "kindness jars" here are some labels:
Or you can use it as a sticker for the kids to wear home.
(May want to print on sticker paper)
And two more for Senior primary:
Come follow Me For- Primary page 179 "How will help children see the connection between what they believe and what they do?"
Assemble the Caterpillar while discussing what we believe, ask the children what the caterpillar is missing (the feet) explain that we can't just believe we have to do. What do we have to do if we believe in the scriptures? (read them) What do we have to do if we believe in Jesus? (pray to him) etc. Put a foot under each one after you discuss what you have to "do".
Didn't I tell you this week is amazing! I've still got a couple more ideas floating around my head, maybe I can come back and make more later. But, I'm going on a trip with my honey, so I'm on a time limit.
For free lesson plans go to https://emiscrafty.com/2018/12/10/come-follow-me-2019-lesson-plans/
Until Next week