Tag Archive: temptation

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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Simple Lesson to demonstrate how we can be “broken” by small things

Object Lesson

Bring a piece of rope to class. Give a piece of rope to a young woman. Ask her to try to break it using any method except cutting. Then illustrate to the class how the rope can be broken by breaking one strand at a time. (I personally think yarn would be the easiest item to use for this lesson. You can use this object lesson to teach about unity…
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Temptation: Like a Snapping Turtle Trap

Object Lesson

Prepare a snapping turtle trap: Pound nails into a two-foot-long piece of board at three- or four-inch intervals. Bend the head of each nail at a 90-degree angle (see the illustration). If it is not feasible to prepare this trap, draw a picture of it on the chalkboard, [like this:] (Image is copyright 2010, Intellectual Reserve. Used by permission.) Display the snapping turtle trap (or refer to the drawing on…
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VIDEO OBJECT LESSON: Temptation and the Fishing Pole

Object Lesson

The following object lesson is from YouTube. This evangelist preacher does a fantastic job demonstrating how temptation is all around us, and how Satan will change his attacks to wear us down. You could use it to teach a variety of gospel topics:

Staying Safe by Listening to the Holy Ghost

Object Lesson

Set the mouse trap and set inside the box on one side. Place the candy or other object on the other side of the box. Beforehand explain to someone what you will be doing because they need to be willing to help! They will stand behind the box and place their hand through the curtain. They cannot see what is inside the box (you have told them beforehand, but they…
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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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Caramel Onion

Object Lesson

Show the class the caramel covered onion. Really talk up the “apple”. Tell them how delicious it is (they probably won’t need much convincing.) Invite a volunteer to eat it and describe to the others in the class how good it is. At this point, depending on the volunteer’s nature and how far you want to take the lesson, you can either ask the volunteer to take a big bite…
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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.

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