Tag Archive: resisting temptation

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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steadfast & immoveable

Object Lesson

Take a ping Pong ball and place it in the funnel. Have a student hold the funnel in their mouth with their head tilted back, and blow hard. (This is an experiment about Bernouli’s principle) The ball will spin, but not be blown out of the funnel. When we stand steadfast and immoveable, knowing exactly where we want to go with our lives and determined to live our lives by…
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Armour of God

Object Lesson

Pretend like the glass of water is the world. Have the class give examples of sin in the world (smoking, swearing, not telling the truth, etc.) As they are giving examples, shake pepper into the glass of water. Talk about the advice given by prophets to be in the world but not of the world. Take your index finger and put it in the water. Let the class see that…
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Building defenses

Object Lesson

Before class starts build a fortress out of lego’s and one out of wooden blocks. While talking about making choices now about what you will do when you’re tempted you can use the fortress of wood blocks as someone who didn’t decide before hand what to do when a temptation came and the lego fortress as someone who decided what to do before they were tempted. Have a child toss…
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Temptation

Object Lesson

Prepare a lesson on temptation: 1st half of lesson set box of doughnuts on table {staying far away from temptation} 2nd half of lesson hand out doughnut’s on napkin’s Ask kids not to eat them until after class, almost every child at least tasted the powdered sugar and some will actually eat the doughnuts. {Closer to temptation} harder to resist. Teach children to resist temptation by avoiding it.

push out bad thoughts with clean thoughts

Object Lesson

Explain that sometimes bad thoughts enter our mind, (push 3-4 pices of crumpled up dark-colored paper balls into the toilet paper roll; they should fit snugly and 3-4 should fill the whole cardboard roll) then explain that we can replace these thought with good thoughts. (push the white crumpled up paper balls into the toilet paper roll. As you do so, it will force the dark paper to fall out…
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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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