TO FIND LESSON: Present Lesson 24 – Primary 2 Manual – CTR-A: I Can Show Gratitude.
OBJECTIVE: The lesson helps encourage children to feel and express gratitude to Heavenly Father. Review the enrichment activity # 1 (p. 127) in the manual for which the following activity illustrates.
ACTIVITY: Gratitude Gopher’s Grab Bag
Ways to use the Grab Bag:
1. Children can reach into bag before they pray to find things to tell Heavenly Father they are thankful for.
2. Play the Gratitude Gopher Game: Divide into teams and have children take turns drawing a card from the bag. If they draw a Gratitude Gopher card, they tell what they are thankful for. If they draw a gratitude card, they can tell why they are thankful for the item on the card. TO WIN: Gratitude Gopher cards are worth five points and gratitude cards are worth one point. The team with the most points wins!
Embellishments (see source below)*
Activity is available in the Sunday Savers CTR-A book or CD-ROM. Click HERE to purchase or visit your nearby LDS bookstore.
1. Print or copy, color, and cut out the activity.
2. Glue the grab bag label on small paper lunch sack or slip inside a zip-close plastic bag.
3. Place squares inside.
THOUGHT TREAT (when appropriate): Gopher Graham Crackers. Draw a gopher on a graham cracker using chocolate frosting from a tube, adding teeth (white frosting or miniature marshmallows). Tell children that when they show gratitude, like Grateful Gopher, they feel happy (point at Gratitude Gopher’s big, toothy smile).
VIDEO: Leprosy – One of sixteen short video segments help us understand New Testament customs. (0:55) CLICK HERE TO SHOW VIDEO FROM YOUR I-PHONE.
VIDEO: The 10th Leper – Elder Ballard teaches a group of seminary students about the 10 lepers and the lessons it teaches us about gratitude. (5:38) CLICK HERE TO VIEW VIDEO FROM YOUR I-PHONE.
MORE LESSON ACTIVITIES:
CLICK HERE FOR THE NEXT ACTIVITY: CTR-A LESSON 25 Remember to Say “Thank You”.
CLICK HERE FOR THE PREVIOUS ACTIVITY: CTR-A LESSON 23 Jesus Christ Is the Good Shepherd.
CLICK HERE FOR THE CTR-A TABLE OF CONTENTS.
*Graphics/Embellishments shown above on the children’s pictures can be obtained from memorymixer.com (Paula Phillips “Loves in the Air” embellishments).