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Sharing With Others

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.

🎶 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

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.”

[Watch Video: “The Duck Who Didn’t Want to Share | A Story About Sharing”]

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)