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Resisting Temptation

Little children are so innocent and pure! It breaks our hearts that we must prepare these sweet and beautiful spirits for a world where the adversary works to deceive, to enslave, and to destroy. A world where so many are stirred up to anger and revile against that which is good. How do we talk to our children about the temptations and buffetings of Satan without scaring them or breaking their hearts? And most importantly, how can we help them build on the rock of Jesus Christ so that they will be able to withstand and come off conqueror? It's not an easy task for any parent. We hope that this week's lesson and video will open the door for you to have age-appropriate discussions with your children about these important topics.


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➤ L E S S O N

Open the lesson with a song and a prayer.

🎶 K A R A O K E V I D E O : "Did You Think to Pray?"

➤ P R E P A R A T I O N


You will need a large bowl or a small cardboard box, a small stick, a string, and a piece of cheese (or any other treat a mouse would like!). Set up a “mouse trap” before the lesson. Tie the string to the stick. Turn the bowl (or box) upside down and use the stick to prop up one side of the bowl. Place the cheese under the bowl.

➤ I N T R O D U C T I O N


Invite the children to inspect the “mouse trap.” Tell them to look for the “bait” and to think about how it works. After they have had a chance to explore the trap, explain the following:


Heavenly Father wants us to be happy, but Satan wants to destroy our happiness and ruin Heavenly Father’s plan. Satan uses temptations to try to do this.


A temptation is when we see something we want, but we know it is not good for us. It’s kind of like a trap! All of us have temptations, and it’s not bad to have a temptation. Even Jesus Christ was tempted!


The most important thing is what we do when we face a temptation!


1) Do you think a mouse will be tempted by this cheese? (Yes.)


2) What will happen if the mouse resists the temptation and walks away? (The mouse will be safe from the trap.)