Come follow Me- November 11-17 "An High Priest of Good Things to Come"
Updated: Nov 7, 2019
Hebrews 7:1-6 is all about Abraham paying tithing to Melchizedek. So I have two tithing activities, one for younger kids, and one for the older primary children.
When you were a kid, did you ever love sliding letters into the slot in the mailbox or feeding quarters into a machine? Well, it turns out it's a great sensory activity, and children learn best through sensory. So why not practice paying our tithing with a little sensory?
Here is a fun Tithing Calculator, remember these come in Black and White, so children can color their piggy any way they would like.
Come Follow Me- For Primary page 173 "...teach that Abraham paid tithing to Melchizedek. Explain that Melchizedek held the higher priesthood, which is God's power given to men on earth, and used it to bless Abraham. The children may enjoy acting out the story with simple props."
So I often search the internet before I draw my masks, to get some ideas, and you just got to take a look at this picture. The quality obviously isn't great, but it's from Goodsalt.com and it's a picture of Abraham and Melchizedek. Look at the crown on that guy!
I like it also because it also shows they didn't pay tithing like we do today.
You many want to point this out to the children. They took ten percent of the eggs the hens laid, and ten percent of their wheat. If they had ten goats they would give one as their tithing.
Even the early saints would pay tithing with furniture and tools and "sometimes cash"
I thought this would be a fun thing to point out to the children.
That crown is too cool! I made an acting prop with that as my inspiration.
If I was teaching this and I wanted to act this out I would bring things like my daughter's plastic food (or canned food) or stuffed animals and pretend that they were real. Something to help teach that they used to pay tithing in a much more exciting way.(:
Come Follow Me-For Primary page 174 “Display a picture of Jesus. Place around the room several objects to represent ”evidences” that He is real even though we can’t see Him. Invite the children to locate the items, and then share with them how each item helps us have faith that Jesus lives.”
We’ve been looking for things around the room a lot with our lessons. I thought it might be fun to look through a camera and the children can say “Click” when they found something. Come back and tell you what pictures they took with their camera.
Black is such a boring color for Camera, Hot pink or turquoise would be much more fun, print in Black and white to make it your own cute way.
Come Follow Me- For Primary page 174 “Bring a fan, and let the children take turns feeling the fan blow air across their faces. Teach them that we can’t see air, but we can feel it. Similarly, we can’t see Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ, but we can feel their love and have faith that they are real.”
I love these object lessons, so much I think it would be wonderful for them to take them home and teach their family what they learned. This comes in Black and white for them to color and add their own individual touch.
Come follow Me for Primary page 174 "Share stories of one or more people mentioned in Hebrews 11:4-32"....
Here are the videos of those stories, first is Adam and Eve with Cain and Abel
Here is Enoch
Jacob and Esau
Moses and the burning Bush
David and Goliath
"What did these people do to show faith in something they couldn't see?"
I had so much fun learning/reviewing what all these amazing priesthood holders did and the Faith they had. I made a "Who Am I game" for a quick review.
Here is a recycled song about Faith
Go to my August post to print that Song.
Come Follow Me-For Primary page 174 “Invite the children to draw a picture of a time when they felt afraid. Read Hebrews 13:5-6 to them , and testify that Heavenly Father will help us and never leave us. Help the children cut out paper hearts...cover the drawings. What are some things that help us feel closer to Heavenly Father? Write some of these things on the hearts.
Come Follow Me- for Primary page 174 "Help the children learn the phrase "The Lord is my Helper."
Here is one for demonstration, or if you would like to cut them into your own puzzle pieces...if I was teaching sunbeams I probably would only want to cut it into 5 or 6 pieces.
What a very neat week. I enjoyed everything I learned, some very beautiful scriptures! I hope you enjoy teaching it.
emiscrafty.com/2018/12/10/come-follow-me-2019-lesson-plans/ has free lesson plans, that are great for smaller children.
Hope you enjoy your study of Come Follow Me.