Lesson Plans: October 2013, Missionary Work

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In this post, you’ll find links to my Singing Time ideas for October 2013.  Feel free to add more ideas in the comments!

I’m not a fan of Halloween themed Sunday activities, even just candy or pumpkins. I don’t know of any rules it would violate, but I do think that the children get so focused on the Halloween aspect that they forget about the message entirely.  I may, however, try a loose tie-in with Halloween with the dress-up activity, Sister Crazypants.

Flip Charts / Visual Aides for Songs About Missionary Work:

Review Activity and optional handout for Missionary Songs, using “Mission Calls” to help the children understand that they can be missionaries at school, at home, at the store, etc.

Review Activity and optional handout for the song “The Things I Do” to help the children understand the meaning of the words.
2000 Stripling Warriors Activity to introduce “Holding Hands Around the World” or “We’ll Bring the World His Truth.”
Ask a missionary from your ward if the ward he or she is serving in would be interested in a letter-swap such as the one we did here in May.  Have each child write or draw a picture of his testimony and exchange with a primary in another part of the country or the world.  (Our letter-swap is closed.  You will have to find your own primary to swap with.)