Tag Archive: Teacher (youth/children)

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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Stand Ye in Holy Places

Object Lesson

You’ll need a stool and some Youth Leaders. Have a youth stand on the stool.  Demonstrate that with a little effort, if the person stands alone, you can knock him/her off the perch.  Put the person  Ask the group what you can do to keep yourself in position when you Stand in Holy Places.  Scripture study, Prayer, Good Friends, etc, will be common responses.  Have the responders come up and…
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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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Someone in this room is being judged.

Object Lesson

Prepare your lesson on not judging. When setting up your class to teach, have a medium to large ( framed if possible) picture on an easel. Cover the picture with pretty fabric before anyone gets to see who the picture is of. At the beginning of your lesson, point out the covered picture and explain that you have a picture here of someone in your class who has been judged…
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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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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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Strength in Your Thoughts

Object Lesson

Have the student stand up with one of their arms outstretched straight to the side. Tell them that you are going to apply pressure on their hand and try and push it down. Their job is to keep their arm up in the horizontal position. Ask the student to think about something horrible that has happened to them. When they have said they have thought of something, give them the…
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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.

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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Crackers or Consequences..

Object Lesson

This is an attention getter that leads into a deeper discussion concerning 4 Nephi 1 Crackers: Before class take a box of Grahm Crackers or any type will work. With masking tape or frosting attach a small card to the back of each cracker. Cards: Each card will have either a good or a bad decision written on it. I.e. Lying, smoking, stealing, word of wisdom issues, clean entertainment, kindness,…
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