Come Follow Me, "Ye Are the Body of Christ" Aug 26-Sept 1
Updated: Sep 4, 2019
Here is a link to the Friend about good choices:
Come Follow Me- For Primary page 133 “Create small stop signs for the children. Tell some brief stories of people who are about to make a wrong choice. As the children listen, invite them to hold up their signs when the person in the story makes a wrong choice.”
For Senior Primary, don't use the stop sign, just cut the Scenarios into strips.
This is a funny twist on Spiritual gifts. Like super powers they are used to help others. So I made the list of the spiritual gifts a bit more exciting to look at. Still taught the same way that the primary manual suggest.
Come Follow Me-For Primary page 134 "Read together 1 Corinthians 12:7-11, and identify the spiritual gifts Paul named. Help the children think of actions that could go with these gifts of the spirit, and use the actions to help the children remember the gifts."
The manual also suggest point out the spiritual gifts you see in each of the kids, if you are up for some "photo fun", this would be a good idea. You could use a chalk board, if you are in primary, you don't have to do a mask, I just don't like having my daughters whole face on my website. You can get the other children to help decide what their gifts are and put them around the child's face.
Side note: I noticed that it was hard to read some of the words, so I changed them to be darker after I took this picture.
If you do want a mask... for those doing this in your home, I found a way to tie it in with a scripture. Remember these come in Black and White so you can make your own.
I substituted for a sunbeam class a couple weeks ago (I absolutely loved it!) and I keep thinking about how this lesson about gifts might be hard for them to understand. Like Faith, might be the easiest to explain, and that is still really hard for a 3 year old to understand. Then I found this talk by Marvin J Ashton about gifts:
https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/general-conference/1987/10/there-are-many-gifts?lang=eng I tease my husband that he nailed the gift of "being able to weep" (:
Anyway, it is much more relatable. I made a dice with the gifts he lists. The kids can stand up, touch their toes, twirl, when the dice lands on a gift that they have.
Sister Janece Vines, really liked the super hero idea, and she made it better. She took the gifts from Elder Aston's talk and made more super hero bursts. Here they are for you to print off:
Then she found pillow cases at a dollar store, cut them in half, making it 25 cents a cape. I believe the idea is, that if the child has that gift, they put it on their cape. Here is her husband modeling the cape for you. She says he is a nonmember, but her biggest support. I love it!
You can also use these gifts for the part in the primary book where it says: "Write a note for each child, describing a spiritual gift you have seen in him or her."
"invite the children to write down one way they will use their gift to bless someone this week."
Come Follow Me- For Primary page 134 “ Ask the children to draw a picture of a favorite gift they have received. Explain that Heavenly Father gives us spiritual gifts to strengthen our faith and help us bless others.”
Print in Black and white for kids that like to color.
Come Follow Me-For Primary page 134 “Show pictures of different people, and ask the children to share how they can serve that person.”
If you'd like you can make two copies and play a matching game, after they make a match they can share how they would serve them.
Here is the church video "Pass it On"
Here is a fun visual for the song, I'm trying to be like Jesus.
Mitzi came through with another super cute idea for the charity scripture. It was a lot of fun to make too. Here is her free lesson plans: https://emiscrafty.com/2018/12/10/come-follow-me-2019-lesson-plans/
I'm excited to do this with my family.
Keep checking back for more updates. A lot of wonderful ideas come from my Mother-in-law and other primary teachers, but they usually don't look as far ahead as I do.
Other great resources:
Latter-day Littles on instagram.
First week back to school. My daughter isn't in kindergarten yet, she woke up yesterday morning and said "We are going to the dollar store, then we are feeding ducks at the pond, then we are going to collect acorns and make acorn people, and we are going to cuddle. Because you like playing with me and you are going to really miss me."
I am a day behind on my blog, but I wouldn't trade it. It was a very fun day, and she is right I am going to miss her. (:
Until next week.