Tag Archive: choices

Staying in the center

Object Lesson

You need a lazy susan or turntables that go in your cupboard for your spices. Place an unbreakable object, like a plastic cup, on the turntable. Demonstrate what happens if the cup is moved toward the edge of the turntable while it is spun. If you can’t have the demonstration then just have them picture the last time they were on a merry-go-round and have the class discuss what happens…
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Choosing a marriage partner

Object Lesson

Have two volunteers come together and bind them together. Ask them to go to the wordstrip or picture in the room when you ask different questions. Who’s your favorite singer? What religion will you observe? How many children do you want to have? What is your favorite thing to do in your spare time? etc. Of course, there will be times when they will pulling on each other to get…
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Choose Ye This Day Whom Ye Will Serve

Object Lesson

And if it seem evil unto you to serve the Lord, choose ye this day whom ye will serve…but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. (Joshua 24:15) Take some tape (duct tape or masking tape) and make a very large “V” on the ground. On one piece of tape, write “Heavenly Father”. On the other, write “Satan”. Have the children try to walk down the…
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Sink or Swim

Object Lesson

Write things on the penny squares that are not good or cause us to sink…such as drinking alcohol, swearing, gossiping, ect. On the squares without pennies write things that will help us…such as prayer scripture study, ect. Have the children read the square and then put it in the water. The Squares containing pennies will sink, the others will float.

Staying Afloat

Object Lesson

Start out with both containers about 3/4 full of water. Show the group the orange and explain to them that this represents a youth like them and you can name it “Joe” or “Susie” etc. – – tell them that it represents “Joe” or “Susie” when they do all of the daily things that they have been told will keep them safe, or “afloat” in life such as, daily prayer,…
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Little white lie – Honesty

Object Lesson

Have a member of class bend the wire until is breaks in the middle. Show the flags that are now separating honesty and eternal life. Say; “It was strong in the beginning, but by starting to bend on honesty and telling little white lies, it got weaker and weaker until it broke.” Read 2 Nephi 28:8 justifying for ourselves in committing a little sin or little lies, brings condemnation and…
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I am in Control of Myself

Object Lesson

Here are some legos and right on front is a picture of what you can build with these. Do I have to build exactly what is here? Can’t I choose to make any design that I can imagine? In fact, there are lots of different choices of really fun things that I can make with just these few blocks. If your friend makes a rude comment or does something mean…
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Staying Centered in the Gospel

Object Lesson

You need a lazy susan or turntables that go in your cupboard for your spices. Demonstrate in some way how the things in the center spin much slower and don’t fly off like the things on the outside. If you can’t have the demonstration then just have them picture the last time they were on a merry-go-round and have the class discuss what happens to a person in the dead…
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Obeying the Commandments

Object Lesson

I take an old, well worn shoe and talk about how useful and comfortable the shoe is. It’s a good shoe. I have worked and walked and jogged many miles in this shoe. They protect my feet from thorns and rocks and glass. At first, they pinched when I wore them, but now I look forward to putting them on. The commandments are like this shoe. They may not always…
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