This week's video and lesson bundle focus on 2 Corinthians 2:5-11. Paul teaches about forgiveness. The video "The Angry Bee" will help explain how grudges and holding on to anger only hurts ourselves, not the offender. Included in the bundle are discussion questions and an activity to go along with the video.
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➤ L E S S O N
Open the lesson with the song and a prayer.
🎶 O P E N I N G S O N G : "Love One Another"
➤ I N T R O D U C T I O N
Place one small piece of candy or some other small snack in front of each child (a marshmallow, a grape, a cracker, etc.). Now ask them to complete the following tasks:
Wave ‘hi’ to everyone else who is present!
Scratch your ear!
Now have a snack! (Children may now eat the snack you placed in front of them!)
After they complete these simple tasks, put another snack in front of each child (same as before). Now ask the children to close their hands into really tight fists! Ask them to complete the same activities once more (while continuing to squeeze their fists as tight as possible).
Explain: “This is what our hearts feel like when we are angry (squeezing tight with our fists). It takes a lot of work and it makes us so tired! And when we are angry, it’s really hard to do anything except be angry!
But when we forgive (instruct children to release their hands), we feel calm, and we are free again. We can do the things we would like to do (wiggle your fingers around to demonstrate the freedom of movement), and we can do the things that Heavenly Father wants us to do!