Love One Another
This week the lesson is about loving one another and how unrighteous judgement can keep us from being able to love one another.
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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 : "Love One Another"
➤ P R E P E R A T I O N
Cut out a paper heart using construction paper (or any other type of paper). Use the full sheet of paper so that the heart is as large as possible.
➤ I N T R O D U C T I O N
Hold up the paper heart. Ask children to think of things that would be hurtful to say to someone else, or to think of hurtful things that someone has said to them.
Each time a child gives a response, crush the paper in your hands a little bit to show how unkind words can hurt. Continue until the heart is completely crushed into a ball.
Now ask children to think of kind and loving things that they could say to someone else, or that others have said to them. Each time a child gives a response, unfold the heart a little bit.
Continue until the heart is unfolded completely.
Now hold up the heart to show that even though the heart is unfolded, the damage remains
Explain: Heavenly Father loves each one of us very much, and one of the most important commandments that Heavenly Father has given us, is to love one another. If we don’t keep this commandment, it can be hurtful to ourselves and to others.
🎥 V I D E O : “Judge Bugs: A Story About Loving Others”
Say: “We are going to watch a video about some bugs who said hurtful things to another bug. See if you can tell why the bugs thought it was okay to say those things.”
[Watch Video: “Judge Bugs | A Story About Loving Others”]