Tag Archive: attention getter

Are you Paying Attention?

Object Lesson

Display a picture of a bird and a quarter. Then tell the following story: Two men were walking down a busy city street. The one asked the other, “Listen to that bird.” “I don’t hear a bird,” the other replied. “No, you must listen harder.” The second individual listened very carefully and after a few seconds, he finally heard the bird amongst the hustle of the street. The first individual…
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Faith Paper

Object Lesson

Read Ether 12:6 or any faith related scripture. After reading hand a piece of paper to each of the students and say to the class that you now want to test their faith, then tell them that they have to make a hole with the piece of paper big enough to fit themselves through it! Some laugh or say its impossible. Let them have a go for a while. Sometimes…
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Magazine Modesty

Object Lesson

Take the cover off of a trendy magazine, like People magazine (I used one with Britney Spears on the front page) and tape it to the top of the Ensign cover. At the beginning of the lesson, you ask the young women what they think the magazine contains? (Celebritites, latest fashions, who’s dating who, etc.) Go on to explain some more detailed things in the magazine. Then describe how you…
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Open your Refrigerator Door (or Let Your Light So Shine)

Object Lesson

Set Up Display your refrigerator with the door closed. What you could say: Please listen with your spiritual ears as I describe some of the characteristics of my refrigerator. Inside my fridge I keep the foods I like most of all – fresh vegetables, cheesecakes, oranges, bacon, milk, orange juice, cheese, steaks — all of which bring lots of joy to my family. I never put anything in the fridge…
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Experiment Upon the Word

Object Lesson

Decide beforehand which “theory” you are going to test. It could be something simple like theory of gravity, or something else that both you and your audience understand very well. I will use gravity for my example here. You say, “I am going to test the theory of gravity today. I have here some different size and weight of balls and marbles.” Now leave the items and go to the…
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Try it out

Object Lesson

As you’re explaining a Gospel principle that you really want others to come to know for themselves, pull out a piece of fruit, such as an apple, and begin eating it while you’re in the midst of your discussion. Continue your discussion as you normally would. Stop occassionally and tell the others how delicious the fruit you’re eating is! Then continue again with your discussion. After stopping and telling the…
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