Tag Archive: LDS Young Women

A Rug and Eternal Perspective

Object Lesson

I recently read the book, Angel Children, about a mother who loses her young infant. In it, the author, Mary V. Hill includes a story from Melvin J. Ballard that goes… “I remember going to a carpet factory where they were making beautiful rugs. I approached from the seamy side. The shuttle was flying back and forth and the warp and woof were being made but there was not any…
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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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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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Fasting

Object Lesson

Provide a feather for all those in the lesson. Have them tickle each others ear with the feather. The first time they are able to respond by rubbing or scratching their ear. The second time have them restrain or show restraint and with hold from ppushing the feather away or rubbing their ear. Fasting helps us to show restraint or to strengthen our control over circumstances and temptation.

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.

Let your light so shine (in the microwave)

Object Lesson

Place a lightbulb in a glass of water so the metal base is submersed and place in the Microwave. Turn on. The light bulb won’t turn on. Remove the glass and place salt in the water. Place in microwave again and turn on. This time the bulb will light up. Analogies: Our good example makes it possible for the light of christ to shine throughout the earth. Light – Light…
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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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Jake’s Object Lesson on being the Light of the World

Object Lesson

“My oldest son, Jake, taught Family Home Evening a couple of weeks ago. It all started with a simple experiment. I told Jake that if “I poured oil on water it would float on top of the water. Then we went for the food coloring. Then it turned into a discussion, mostly his idea, that ended up being our lesson for FHE. He presented it all by himself. Here is…
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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).”

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