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Beware of Pride (Come Follow Me Lesson for Kids: April 1-7)

When we acquire worldly things we might be tempted to boast or be prideful because of what we have obtained. And if we don't have a lot, we might be tempted to put too much emphasis on coveting what others have or pursuing those worldly things to gratify our pride.


This week's Come Follow Me lesson will help your children learn to soften their hearts, to consider the needs of others (sharing), and to "seek ye first the Kingdom of God."


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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 : "I Am a Child of God"

 

➤ I N T R O D U C T I O N


Ask for two volunteers and invite them to stand in front of the room and hold out their hands. Tell them that you are going to blow some bubbles for ten seconds, and they must try to catch and see how many bubbles they can keep. After the activity, invite the volunteers to return to their seat and ask the following questions:


1) Let’s check and see how our volunteers did! How many bubbles do they still have? (None! They

popped!)


2) How long did the bubbles last? (Not very long!)


These bubbles represent worldly riches. It might seem like these things make us happy for

a moment, but the happiness doesn’t last very long. They always make us want more and more, and we are never satisfied.


Heavenly Father wants to give us eternal riches! Eternal riches are the things that have lasting

value like righteousness, knowledge, love, and faith. And we must look to Heavenly Father to find those treasures!


 

🎥 V I D E O : "The Duck Who Didn't Share | A Story About Sharing"

Say: “We are going to watch a story about a duck who didn’t want to share. Let’s see if the duck is happy or sad when he doesn’t share.”



Discuss the following questions after watching the video:


1) When Drake the Duck decided not to share, did he end up happy, or sad? (Sad.)


2) Why did Drake want all of the oats for himself? (Discuss.)


3) How do you think the other ducks felt when Drake kept all the oats? (Sad).


4) How do you think Drake felt when he decided to share? (Happy.)


5) How do you think the other ducks felt when they were all sharing together? (Happy.)


 

➤ S C R I P T U R E


Read the following scriptures, then discuss the questions that follow. Instruct children to lift up their heads as high as they can when they hear the words “stiff necks” and “high heads.”



1) What does it mean to be “lifted up” in pride? Let’s make our necks stiff, and lift our heads up really high like it says in the scripture. What do you think it means? (Discuss.)


2) How do we feel about ourselves when we are lifted up in pride? (We are trying to be better than

others.)


3) How might we treat others when we are lifted up in pride? (We might try to put them down.)


4) How do we treat Heavenly Father when we are lifted up in pride? Do we want to listen to Him? (We might not want to listen to Him because we think we know better.)



1) What does it mean to think of others like unto yourself? Does it mean to think of them better, or worse, or the same? (The same.)


2) Does Heavenly Father give us commandments to make us happy or to make us sad? (Happy!)


3) What does it mean to be free with your substance? What does substance mean? (Discuss.)


4) How will we be happy when we are free with our substance? (Discuss.)



1) What should we try to do first? Seek riches, or seek the Kingdom of God? (The Kingdom of God.)

2) Why do you think Heavenly Father said to do that first? (It will bring us lasting joy.)


 

➤ A C T I V I T Y


come follow me lesson for kids

Instruct children to color the ducks and cut them out. Then color the oats and cut them out too. Cut slits in the beak of each duck so that you can slide a paper “oat” in the duck’s mouth. Invite the children to practice thinking of others by giving their oats freely to the ducks.


 

➤ T E S T I M O N Y

Bear testimony of the truths found in the scriptures.


 

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