Tag Archive: family

Women & Priesthood Roles

Object Lesson

-Explain that women & Priesthood holders each have different roles, but each are of equal value & importance. -Hold up Peanut butter jar & chocolate bar, explain that they each have different purposes & roles, but when they are used together, they make something more unique & exciting than the original. -Hold up the Reese’s Peanut Butter cup. -Share peanut butter cups with everyone.

Coming Closer Together

Object Lesson

Teaches that as individuals move closer to the Savior, they also grow closer to each other. This is a good unity lesson. Place a picture of the Savior on the floor. Place the pictures of family or class members around that picture. Point out that as individuals move closer to the Savior, they also grow closer to each other. How can we move closer to the Savior? Why does our…
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Establishing a Relationship with Heavenly Father

Object Lesson

Before class, choose a class member that would be comfortable being blindfolded during class. Don’t tell the class member before hand. Invite a parent of the class member to visit the class without letting the class member know. Invite a member of the ward to visit the class who doesn’t know the class member. Have both invites remain outside the classroom until you call them in. Have the class member…
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We effect others.

Object Lesson

Fill a small jar 1/2 full of water and nother 12 full of clorox bleach. Our attitudes and actions do affect the atmosphere of our homes. Relate the following story while squeezing small drops of food color into the water. Mother didn’t have her normal sunny attitude (drop of yellow coloring) She was upset because morning jobs weren’t getting down. Julie was red with anger (drop of red). because her…
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Filled up at home

Object Lesson

One daughter recalls that her father demonstrated how children can fill each other’s needs within the family. “One time [dad] brought two buckets into the family room–one filled with water, one empty. Then he had each of us think of something that made us upset or frustrated or discouraged that day. For each thing we named, he took a cup of water out of the full bucket. Then he told…
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Families are like Jelly Beans

Object Lesson

Separate a bag of jelly beans into a separate glass or other see thru container. Begin handing out the jelly beans to the class while saying things like “these green jelly beans represent my aunt. I remember _____, but I’ve gotten too busy and haven’t seen her in years. These jelly beans remind me of my nephew, who allows ______, but they have moved away and I never see him…
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Quantity matters

Object Lesson

Read the following quotation from Dr. James Dobson: “Why do we have to choose between the virtues of quantity versus quality? We won’t accept that forced choice in any other area of our lives. So why is it only relevant to our children? “Let me illustrate my point. Let’s suppose you’ve looked forward all day to eating at one of the finest restaurants in town. The waiter brings you a…
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