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Small and Simple Means

In 1 Nephi it says: "...and thus we see that by small means great things are brought to pass." . It is SO easy to forget that it is the small and simple actions we take, day after day, moment after moment, that really shape the destiny of our lives. It is the small, atomic habits that define our character. It is SO important for our children to understand that the daily decisions they make MATTER. Children need to learn to stick with things that are hard. They need to be pushed past the point of comfort. They need to learn consistent effort over a long period of time does bring about amazing results. We live in a society full of conveniences and sometimes it seems we've lost this truth! We hope the lesson bundle this week will ignite a spark in your family or class to do the small, simple things over, and over, and over. The things that nobody sees. The things that will bring to pass seemingly miraculous blessings in their lives.

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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 : "Faith"

➤ I N T R O D U C T I O N

Ask children to line up on one side of the room. Now invite children to try to walk to the other side of the room with only one step! Let them have fun for a few minutes while they attempt this.

Next, invite them to try again but this time instruct them to use lots of regular sized steps (as many as they need) to get across the room.

Invite children to sit down again. Then discuss the following questions:

1) Which way worked the best? One big step, or lots of small steps? (Small steps)

2) Which way was the easiest? One big step, or lots of small steps? (Small steps)

3) Do you think Heavenly Father teaches us in one big lesson all at once? Or do you think he teaches us lots of little lessons every day? (Discuss)

4) Why do you think He teaches us with lots of little lessons every day? (Discuss)

🎥 V I D E O : "Line Upon Line: A Children's Song about Small and Simple Means"

Say: “We are going to watch a video about some animals and bugs! These animals and bugs don’t do things in one big step. They do things a little bit at a time! See if you can remember all of them, and what things they had to do a little at a time!”