Sharing Freely- Come Follow Me: March 9th-15th
Sharing, one of the first lessons we try to teach our toddlers after the word "no". We have been given so much, and as parents, we desire that our children learn to share what they have. The lesson and video this week teach with a story and invite your children to reflect on how they feel when they give freely.
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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 : "Love One Another"
➤ I N T R O D U C T I O N
Invite everyone in the room to stand in a row. Point to the group and ask “which of these people does Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ love the most?” (All the same)
Now place a large coat or jacket on one of the children (or one of the people in the room).
Ask: How about now? Does Heavenly Father love this person more now? Or less? Did the coat change anything? (Neither, still the same person)
Take turns placing the coat on each person in turn, and ask the same questions for each person.
Explain that the things we have and the things we are wearing don’t make us better than other people and and it doesn’t make us worse. Even if we have the most stuff, and the best stuff. It won’t make us better than someone else and it won’t make us happy.
🎥 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? (Discuss)
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? (Discuss)
4) How do you think Drake felt when he decided to share? (Discuss)
5) How do you think the other ducks felt when they were all sharing together? (Discuss)
➤ 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? (Discuss)
3) How do we feel about others when we are lifted up in pride? (Discuss)
4) How do we feel about Heavenly Father when we are lifted up in pride? Do we want to listen to Him? (Discuss)
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? (Discuss)
2) Does Heavenly Father give us commandments to make us happy or to make us sad? (Discuss)
3) What does it mean to be free with your substance? What does substance mean? (Discuss)
4) How will you be happy when you are free with our substance? (Discuss)
1) What should we try to do first? Seek riches, or seek the Kingdom of God? (Discuss)
2) Why do you think Heavenly Father said to do that first? (Discuss)
➤ A C T I V I T Y
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. Practice thinking of others like unto yourself by giving your oats freely to the ducks.
➤ T E S T I M O N Y
Bear testimony of the truths found in the scriptures.