Tag Archive: LDS Sunday School

starburst temple work

Object Lesson

Bring a small candy like a starburst, set it on the table and ask “who wants the candy? Who REALLY wants the candy? ” Whoever seems most eager, pick for the example. Say, “Joey, (or whoever) you really want the candy. It’ll make you very happy. So you can have it, but you can’t use any part of your body to pick it up or unwrap it, you can only…
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Testimony Building, Fourth Article of Faith, Solid Foundation

Object Lesson

I wanted to teach the children about the 4th article of faith and how these principles and ordinances can help us build and strengthen our personal testimony. To do this I needed to build a small table. I was able to cut a piece of particle board into a 6 inch by 4 inch rectangle. Then I found some wooden doweling and cut four, four inch lengths. I then drilled…
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Rationalization and Excuses Leave You Empty

Object Lesson

I’ve posted both the full lesson and the object lesson part here in case Seminary Mom’s (rather long) lesson doesn’t fit with the message you’re trying to get across in your lesson: The Object Lesson I brought out a muffin tray with muffin liners, but no actual muffins inside the liners. I explained I’d planned on baking muffins for them during class, but had forgotten the necessary eggs for the…
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Stretch a little Higher, Be a little better, Enlarge thy tent

Object Lesson

As a prelude to the lesson, I began by calling a student volunteer to the front of the room. As it happened, it turned out to be the tallest student in the class. I asked him to show how high he could reach. He went over to the wall and rested his verrry long arm at a very tall spot on the wall. Then when it appeared he had reached…
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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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Gossip

Object Lesson

I saw a similar object lesson to the toothpaste. The teacher gave the students a small pillow filled with feathers. The teacher tore it open and told him scatter the feathers. After he had done that, he then told him to go and pick up all the feathers and not come back until he had them all. Of course that was impossible. Gossip is like scattering the feathers, hurtful words…
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The First Principles and Ordinances of the Gospel

Object Lesson

Build a small table out of a piece of wood approximately 8 inches by 4 inches. Drill four holes in each corner, and insert wooden dowels cut about 3 inches long as legs for the table. Be sure that the holes are drilled straight so that the legs are straight and the object lesson will work properly. Glue three of the legs into the table. Leave the fourth leg unglued,…
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The First Principles and Ordinances of the Gospel

Object Lesson

Build a small table out of a piece of wood approximately 8 inches by 4 inches. Drill four holes in each corner, and insert wooden dowels cut about 3 inches long as legs for the table. Be sure that the holes are drilled straight so that the legs are straight and the object lesson will work properly. Glue three of the legs into the table. Leave the fourth leg unglued,…
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Floating Orange

Object Lesson

You put an orange in a bucket of water with the peel on and it will. This is related to us having on the armour of God. When you peel the orange, it sinks in the water. We sink when we don’t have on the Armour of God.

The Straight and Narrow Way

Object Lesson

Here is another object lesson from my friend Brent, a former Seminary teacher: “This isn’t so much of an object lesson, but the kids really responded to this. The straight and narrow path is, of course, straight and narrow, but that doesn’t mean that the elevation stays the same. There are hills to climb (challenges to face) and valleys to descend (difficulties that we will experience).”

Trials

Object Lesson

Here is an object lesson idea emailed to me from my friend Brent, a former Seminary teacher: “I took in a carrot and an egg. I asked [the students] what happened when they are boiled. One turns soft and the other turns hard even though the same thing happened to them. Same thing with trials: they can either make us hard or soft depending on how we choose to respond.”

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