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.
TO MAKE: Print or copy, color, and cut out the activity. Glue the grab bag label on small paper lunch sack or slip inside a zip-close plastic bag. 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).