Tag Archive: parenting

Comb your hair

Object Lesson

Have students comb their hair, with the stipulation that they cannot bend their elbows. This is quite a hilarious sight to see them trying to comb hair with straight arms. Its basically impossible unless the person has very long hair and can bend over very far. Then give the same comb to a neighbor and again with only straight arms, have the neighbor comb the hair. It is possible for…
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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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Taking back hurtful words

Object Lesson

This is useful with a lesson about how unkind words can hurt others and how hard they are to take back once they have been said and the damage has been done. Have them sqeeze the toothpaste out on the paper plate to symbolize hurtful words that we use against someone, i.e., you little brat, fatso, freckle face, stupid, etc. Then have them attempt to put the toothpaste back into…
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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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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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Open your Refrigerator Door (or Let Your Light So Shine)

Object Lesson

Set Up Display your refrigerator with the door closed. What you could say: Please listen with your spiritual ears as I describe some of the characteristics of my refrigerator. Inside my fridge I keep the foods I like most of all – fresh vegetables, cheesecakes, oranges, bacon, milk, orange juice, cheese, steaks — all of which bring lots of joy to my family. I never put anything in the fridge…
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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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Dirty Business

Object Lesson

If you’re brave and sure not to drip, dip your hands in the mud, offering to smear it on students in the class. Otherwise, show the mud and ask “What would you do if a friend ran up with his arms full of mud? Do you move closer and hold out your arms and accept all that mud? Or do you say, ‘No, thanks. I don’t want that mud.’ ”…
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Once it’s out, you can’t put it back

Object Lesson

Demonstrate how easy it is to squeeze out the contents from the can, then pick a volunteer and ask them to try to put the cheese back into the can. Of course it is impossible. Angry, sarcastic words, derogatory names, or mean comments are very easy to say. But it is difficult and maybe impossible to fix the damage done by idle or angry words. You could use any other…
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