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The Still Small Voice

One of the most important things we can teach our children is to recognize, and respond to, the whisperings of the Holy Ghost. The Holy Ghost can calm our fears and comfort us when we are grieving. The Holy Ghost guides us and directs us in our decisions. The Holy Ghost testifies of Jesus Christ and reveals and teaches the truth of all things. And, the Holy Ghost can protect us from physical and spiritual danger. We hope that this lesson will be helpful to you as you strive to teach these vital truths to your children!

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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 : "The Holy Ghost"

➤ P R E P A R A T I O N


Set a countdown timer on your phone for one minute, and choose a reverent sound for the ring tone. Turn the volume to a low setting.

➤ I N T R O D U C T I O N


Invite the children to leave the room while you hide your phone somewhere in the room. Start the 60 second timer and then invite the children to sit back down in their seats. Tell them that your phone will ring in 60 seconds, but it’s very quiet! Tell them to listen carefully to see if they can hear the ring tone!


After you complete the activity, ask the following questions:


1) When you were trying to hear the phone, were you moving? Or were you sitting still? (Discuss.)


2) When you were trying to hear the phone, were you making noise, or were you silent? (Discuss.)


3) When you were trying to hear the phone, were you distracted? Or were you paying attention? (Discuss.)


4) What happened when you did all of those things? Were you able to hear the phone? (Yes!)