Lesson Plans: June 2014

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  • In support of the theme for the first week, “Priesthood ordinances bless and strengthen my family,” teach or review the second verse of the song “Love is Spoken Here.”
  • Or, discuss and sing about different priesthood ordinances with the Ordinances Activity found here.
  • In support of the theme for the second and third weeks, “Temples make it possible for famlies to be together forever,” and “I can prepare now to be worthy to enter the temple,” review the songs “Families Can Be Together Forever” or “I Love to See the Temple.” Practice through repetition with the activity Teaching the Whole Family.
  • On the third week, June 22, it is officially summer!  (Or officially winter for our friends in the Southern Hemisphere).  Plan to review the songs you’ve learned so far with the Summer/Winter Opposite Game.
  • In support of the theme for the fourth week, “Family History work connects me to my ancestors,” teach “Family History, I am Doing It” or “The Hearts of the Children.”  Introduce the song by briefly discussing why we do Family History and/or showing this short video clip.
  • To help the senior primary children make connections with other gospel experiences, invite them to fill in this pedigree chart and family group record at home.   Point out that doing so fulfills one of their Faith in God requirements under “Learning and Living the Gospel.”  Or, order one of the new My Family Booklet for each family and encourage them to fill it in with their families as they teach them the songs they have learned.  
  • For your  monthly song, consider teaching the hymn “Love at Home” with the activity found here.
  • If you have extra time and want to teach something a little more lively, try singing “I Have a Family Tree.”
  • Remember that Fathers’ Day is in June.  You’ll probably be asked to sing a song in sacrament meeting to the fathers.  You might try the second verse of “The Family is of God,” or “Daddy’s Homecoming.”
  • On Fathers’ Day itself, you could try one of these fun Guess the Dad activities!
  • One popular incentive which I’ve never tried is “cut the tie.”  Buy an inexpensive tie from a thrift store.  Tell the children that if they sing well for Father’s Day, you will cut the bishop’s tie off.  Ask him to play along by wearing the tie and coming to Primary to thank them for singing.