From the old manual~~
“Give the first student who arrives in class a note with the following message: ‘Notice: All those who fold their arms for at least one minute during the devotional today will receive a reward.’ Watch and see if the student shares that information with others. After the devotional, give a small reward to each student who followed the instructions, and then ask the first student: Why did you (or didn’t you) share the information about the reward with other students? Tell students: Imagine you knew a natural disaster was approaching your town. Would you warn your neighbors? Why or why not? Do we have the responsibility to do so? How quickly would you want others to warn you if you were unaware? Read D&C 88:81-82 and ask: How do those verses relate to the example? Why does the Lord want us to warn others? Read verses 77-80. What must we do before we can warn our neighbors? Who do you think the word ‘neighbor’ refers to?”
The student that I gave the note to had shared the information with some but not with others (which was perfect!). After the devotional I went around the classroom with a bag of Twix bars and rewarded those who had folded their arms during the devotional. Those who hadn’t were kind of amazed that I actually didn’t give them one!
I then added a detour into #dandc137:6-8 to offer those who didn’t know about the “law” to receive their reward post-devotional. :)
It certainly got everyone’s attention!
What a brilliant idea. Too bad I’m already in section 89….I’ll have to keep this in mind for the next time. :-)Thank you Jeanne, I used this on Friday with a slight, but more obvious alteration. I had them stand up whenever they said “suffer/ed” when we were working on memorizing D&C 19:16-19. It so confused those who hadn’t been told, but by the end of the scripture mastery time, they decided to follow their peer’s examples. It lead to a really good discussion about how powerful just our examples can be in “warning” our neighbors.