Come Follow Me, Sept 16-22 "God Loveth a Cheerful Giver"
Updated: Sep 18, 2019
Come Follow Me- For Primary page 145 “Sing together a song about service, Such as ”When We’re Helping” CSB 198, several times, the first time, ask the children to sing it cheerfully; then ask them to sing the song with different emotions or attitudes, such as sad, tired, angry, or scared. Remind the children that Heavenly Father wants us to help others gladly. Then sing the song cheerfully again.”
Here is a way to get that song moving.
Come follow Me- For Primary page 145 “ Invite the children to repeat the phrase "God loveth a cheerful giver" (2 Corinthians 9:7). What does it mean to be "a cheerful giver"? Show a picture of a happy face and a sad face, and ask the children which one looks like a cheerful giver.
Which one looks like a cheerful giver?
Here are some other happy or sad faces, that look like emoji's...something that the kids might relate to (:
Here is an idea from April Harker:
These are play dough mats. The kids can roll the dough like a snake to make a sad face or a happy face. I love ideas where kids are using manipulation.
Here is a really good idea from Mitzi at https://emiscrafty.com/2018/12/10/come-follow-me-2019-lesson-plans/
She likes this quote from Marvin J. Aston “When the Lord measures an individual, He does not take a tape measure around the person’s head to determine his mental capacity, nor his chest to determine his manliness, but He measures the heart as an indicator of the person’s capacity and potential to bless other.”
And it inspired this activity.
Come Follow Me- For Primary page 146 " Invite the children to plan an act of Cheerful Service for a member or his or her family."
Oh! This statement made me excited. I made a bunch of "secret service" Printable's.
First they have to agree to the "cheerful" mission:
Of course they need a badge. These Print in Black and white, if you want to let them color their own.
And here is some Secret Service Punch cards:
If you have a magnify glass it might be fun to look for these acts of kindness. Put them in an envelop and seal them with the "top secret" strip of paper. Then when the kids find them you can open them and read them.
Here is a simple way of planing an act of cheerful service...that isn't so secretive.
Here is an idea from April Harker:
Her and her little boy strung hearts on yarn, with things like "help load the laundry", or "help make dinner" and after he did it he could go rip the heart off.
For older children, that can read.
Come Follow Me- For Primary page 146 " Write the words of 2 Cor 9:7 on the board, with key words left blank. Invite the children to guess what the missing words are. Then let them read the verse in the scriptures to fill in the blanks.
Cut out the read hearts and have the kids guess where they go. Then have them check their work by looking up the scripture.
Come Follow Me-For Primary page 145 "Plan a class activity to serve someone, such as a child who does not attend Primary or a ward member or neighbor in need. You might plan to visit this person's home, write kind notes or draw pictures, or make a treat to share."
Here is a printable for a kind note/card.
They print in Black and white for a more personal "coloring" touch.
Come follow Me- For Primary page 146 -147 “Explain that Paul’s ”thorn in the flesh” was a trial, such as a physical weakness....Invite the children to list some trials people have in life. Help them consider how someone might learn from these trials and be blessed by them.”
Cut the thorns out and cut the slits in the paper with the scripture. Slide the “thorns” into the paper, so only the tops of the thorns can be seen. Have the children pull one thorn out at a time. Talk about the picture and the trails or weakness that are shown. Talk about how these trials or weakness can bless them/us.
Just so you know the piece of paper with the scripture on it, is not an arm or flesh...that's just gross. (:
Come Follow Me- for Primary page 147 "Invite the children to compare 2 Corinthians 12:9-10 and Ether 12:27."
I've been mentioning "support packets" and I wanted to show you what one looks like.
My Primary Pres. put this together, because it was her month to do them.
We have been doing this for awhile, so the title is just telling the parents what this packet teaches. If you were to do this for the first time in you primary, you may want to explain a little bit more. My Primary Pres. chose to do 3 print outs, but sometimes it's only one. It just depends on the member of the primary presidency, and what they feel the children need.
Here is a Christmas story about a boy who didn't start out by serving cheerfully, but ended up serving happily. http://media.ldscdn.org/pdf/magazines/friend-december-2018/2018-12-0025-carls-christmas-gift-eng.pdf
This isn't church approved, so it's for the families doing this at home. But when the Primary manual says"when your prayers were answered in a different way or time then you expected," I thought of the marsh-mellow experiment. Here is the You-tube of that:
Here is a story about Dallin H. Oaks losing his Father even after lots of prayers:
Here is a story about how God answers our prayers different then we might expect.
There you have it. Teachye.com and https://emiscrafty.com/2018/12/10/come-follow-me-2019-lesson-plans/ for free lesson plans.