Tag Archive: follow the prophet

The Simon/Satan Says Game

Object Lesson

How many of us like being told what to do? Yet every time we listen to the adversary, in essence we’re following his commands. ACTIVITY Here the rules to the game “Simon Says/Satan Says” to get started. This is just like the normal “Simon Says” game, with a twist for the second round. 1. Prior to class, prepare at least 9 cards to flash commands at the kids as you…
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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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Stay in the Light

Object Lesson

Gather childrem in the doorway of a room leading out into a long hallway, have the light on in the room. Point out to the kids that you can’t tell exactly where it becomes totally black in the hallway, it gradually darkens. Just as some activities we choose aren’t totally bad. But the more we choose these kind of things to do the closer we are drawn to that line…
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Our Heavenly Father uses Prophets to teach and guide us according to his will

Object Lesson

Ask the student to hold out his fist (representing either himself or the world). The teacher then holds his fist above the student’s fist (representing Heavenly Father). Ask the student to follow the movements of your fist as you move it around and about. Pretty easy. Then instruct the student that we can not see God and therefore know not His will for us. Ask the student to now close…
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Bambi’s Mother

Object Lesson

This is a great object lesson for older kids that won’t be hurt by the reminder of what happens to Bambi’s mother. Cue up the video to the part before Bambi and his Mother go into the meadow. Show the video but stop it before the hunter comes. When you stop the video, ask the kids what they would tell Bambi (or his Mom) if they could. Usually the kids…
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Faith (This is more for primary aged children than youth.)

Object Lesson

I set my objects on a table and tell the youth that I need a volunteer, one that will have faith in my instructions. I ask that the volunteer must be sure to follow my instructions explicitly and is not allowed to talk or to show emotion during the entire duration of the task at hand. I then remind the volunteer of their commitment & faith and ask them to…
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The Importance of the Gospel

Object Lesson

To illustrate the importance of the gospel, display a map. Ask why we use maps. Then compare the map to the gospel. Explain that like a map, the gospel of Jesus Christ guides us. It helps us stay on the path that leads to eternal life with our Heavenly Father. (Source: Teaching, No Greater Call, F: Methods of Teaching, Comparisons and Object Lessons)

Follow the instructions

Object Lesson

Teach the class that following instructions exactly is important by drawing a picture on the chalkboard different than the one for which you give oral instructions. Tell the class members you will give them some instructions to draw a picture. Instruct them to listen carefully to the instructions and follow them closely. Encourage the class members to refrain from talking or discussing the class activity while you’re giving instructions. Don’t…
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Follow the Prophet

Object Lesson

The prophet has “seen inside the box”. We should all follow him.Tell the class that you’ve put something special for them in one of the boxes, and you want them to choose which box they want to get their reward from by raising their hands. Ask the class is it hard to choose? Why? It’s hard to make decisions without information or experience. They haven’t seen inside the boxes and…
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Airplane lesson – finding your life’s destination

Object Lesson

This is a talk given by 11 year old Alex. The idea was based on Our Destiny November 1999 Ensign First you make two paper airplanes. One needs to fly very straight and true. The other needs to look a little battered and fly more in loops. There are patterns out there for making the different types. Then here is the lesson: Imagine a plane taking off, the plane is…
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