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Lesson 34 ~ Manual 1

I actually get to teach this lesson so there will be a second post with my quotes and printable things that I used for the lesson. 
This lesson is mostly a talk from Boyd K Packer which is amazing. What an important lesson especially for today’s youth when they always seem to have their earbuds in. 
I am going to start off my lesson with the object lesson I found on Sugardoodle by Sue Curtis “Don’t think about M&M’s”
Lesson 34 ~ Manual 1
I think it makes a great point that what we listen to does fill our minds even if we don’t want it to. 
I also thought I would explain what garnish means. 
garnish
verb
garnish the dish with chopped parsley: decorate, adorn, ornament, trim, dress, embellish; enhance, grace, beautify, prettify, add the finishing touch to.
noun
keep a few sprigs for a garnish: decoration, adornment, trim, trimming, ornament, ornamentation, embellishment, enhancement, finishing touch; Cooking chiffonade.
and see if they could make a connection with the scripture  “Let virtue garnish thy thoughts unceasingly” (D&C 121:45)
Also on my table I will have some things that “garnish”. 
The rest of the lesson is the talk from Boyd K Packer that I will divide up for reading and attached to that I will put two candy eyeballs which works great since the Halloween candy is already coming out. 
Lesson 34 ~ Manual 1
To make it not quite so long a reading I will show THIS video which is the first part about the irrigation and water. 
After they have read through and answered the questions following I thought that THIS object lesson was a great way to reinforce how much we are influenced by what we hear. 
Or I read somewhere that someone used their phone ringtones and played a few and asked the girls how they felt when she  played them to show how we’re influenced by music. 
While I was reading through this lesson IPod’s kept coming to my mind and then I remembered seeing an IPod Valentine on line. 
Lesson 34 ~ Manual 1
I will put a quote about music in the screen and on the back the scripture “Let virtue garnish thy thoughts” 
Instructions to make these can be found HERE
I am also considering having the girls bring their IPods and maybe do a little cleaning on their playlists. 
Have a great lesson!!
***added 9/10/12
I also added another object lesson about garnish. After we read the definition of garnish I pulled out two glasses. The first I dipped in hot fudge and then sprinkles. I then filled the glass with milk and added a small doughnut which I’d made a slit in to the rim of the glass and finished with a cute stripy straw. The second glass I dipped  the rim in maple syrup that had dirt in it and then in paper scraps. I then added the milk and added a brown banana slice to the rim and a chewed up straw. We talked about how both glasses were ganished but what the garnish was made a difference. Just like our thoughts should be garnished with virtue not garbage. 

Lesson 34 ~ Manual 1

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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Worthy Thoughts Activities

1. Write situations like the following on slips of paper. Give one to each class. Have them discuss it, then role-play the situation and a possible solution for the whole group: (a) You are at your friend’s house and he or she wants to watch a video your parents do not approve of. What should you do? (b) You are watching a TV show and realize that it is very…
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Clean Thoughts Lesson and Activity

If there is anything virtuous, lovely, or of good report or praiseworthy, we seek after these things (A of F 1:13). Have you ever had a bad thought or word come into your mind? It is not a good feeling. Sometimes they come all by themselves. But you can make them leave! Your mind can think of only one thing at a time, so when a bad thought or word…
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