I’m doing this on 2-16-2014 to correlate with the Sharing Time Lesson. Thanks to Camille, where I found this idea!
Sing 1) “The Lord gave me a temple to live within on Earth.” On 1/2 the chalk board draw a simple outline of a temple. Ask if any of the kids live at the temple and which one. Then ask what this line is talking about (our body is a temple).
Sing 2) “once in heaven I was spirit but I left my home at birth.”Draw a spirit using the other half of the chalkboard – the outline of a body using dotted lines.
Sing 3) line “I’ll make my temple brighter.” Ask what this phrase means and how we can make our temple brighter? Draw the answers – eat healthy foods, exercise, sleep, scripture study, etc
Sing 4) “I’ll keep my spirit free.” Ask how we do this. Draw the answers – Word of Wisdom items (coffee, drugs), addictions, too much sugar or sleep, etc., and draw a red circle around each of them and cross them out similar to a “no smoking” sign. Sing the line together.
Sing the next line 5) “My body is the temple my Father gave to me.” Fill in the body by tracing around the dotted lines, add facial features, clothes, etc. Sing the line together.
REVIEW/CEMENT – Now we have to erase all the bad things off the board. I’ll have my watching eyes on and the singer trying their hardest will get to come up and erase something until all the bad things are gone…
*I’ll give this to the Pianist so we’re on the same page:
JR & SR PLAN:
My Body is My Temple on chalk board. Line by line.
Please play the melody two times in a row. Once so I can hear it, and I’ll sing with it the 2nd time as I’m drawing on the board:
1) The Lord gave me a temple to live within on Earth
2) once in heaven I was spirit but I left my home at birth
3) I’ll make my temple brighter
4) I’ll keep my spirit free
5) My body is the temple my Father gave to me