Anxiously Engaged in a Good Cause
We all have been created to act, not simply to be acted upon. We are most like God when we learn to use our own moral agency to bring to pass righteousness. Even our children can learn and exercise this principle. Maybe they choose to share without being told to! Perhaps they make their bed or clean their room on their own! Or maybe they create a small note or drawing for a family member! As we strive to become like Jesus Christ, we must learn to act, and to be "anxiously engaged in a good cause." The power is in us, and the power is in our children!
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➤ L E S S O N
Open the lesson with a song and a prayer.
🎶 O P E N I N G S O N G : "When We're Helping"
➤ P R E P A R A T I O N
Print a copy of the “Imagination Circle Challenge” for each person who will be present at the lesson. Also have pencils, markers, or crayons ready for everyone to use.
➤ I N T R O D U C T I O N
Pass out a copy of the “Imagination Circle Challenge” to each person. Invite the children to use their imagination to think of something that the circle could be, and then draw it! (For example, if a child thought of a sun they would draw sun rays around the circle to show that it is a sun.) Try to encourage each child to generate an idea on their own! If a child is having a difficult time with this, you could invite them to walk around the house on their own and look for things that are circles.
Once everyone has finished their drawings, have the children take turns sharing the drawings with the rest of the group and telling the group what they imagined!
Once you have completed the activity, discuss the following questions.
1) Did someone tell you what to draw? Or did you think of it all by yourself? (They thought of the ideas by themselves!)
2) Do you know what the word “imagination” means? (It means to think of an idea in your mind.)
3) Why do you think Heavenly Father wanted us to have an imagination? (Discuss.)