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Why We Build Temples

From the beginning the Lord has given instruction and spoke with His servants in Holy Places. Often it was on mountain tops. When possible the Lord commanded His followers to build temples a sacred place to be taught, to preform ordinances and to commune with Him. Temples were build anciently as evidenced in the Bible. The Nephites built a temple after they were established in the promised land. Today we are a temple building people. Temples bless us and those who have gone on before. They are a part of the fullness of the gospel. This week's lesson will invite your family to consider why we build temples and how they bless us.

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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 : "I Love to See the Temple"

➤ P R E P A R A T I O N


You will need a few sheets of aluminum foil and a lego person for each child. (If you don’t have any lego persons available, you can use any other small toy figure).

➤ I N T R O D U C T I O N


Pass out a few sheets of aluminum foil and a lego person to each child. Then give the children the following instructions: “This lego person is you! The Lord has asked you to build a special place where He can talk to you and give you blessings and instructions! Use the aluminum foil to build this special and reverent place! You have five minutes to build it!”


When the children are finished, have them put the lego person inside their structure, and then have the children display their creations together in the front of the room.


After you complete the activity, ask the following questions:


1) How did you feel in your heart when you were building this special place where the Lord could talk to you? What were you thinking about? (Discuss.)


2) Has the Lord asked us to build places like this for real? (Yes!)


3) What are these places? (Temples!)