Gospel Grab Bag

Reach in and grab 2,000 LDS learning activities, crafts, games and more to teach Primary, family home evening, and young women. Also enjoy Bible fun activities.

Gospel Grab Bag - Reach in and grab 2,000 LDS learning activities, crafts, games and more to teach Primary, family home evening, and young women. Also enjoy Bible fun activities.

Tithing – Commandments: LDS Lesson Activity – Windows of Heaven – Come Follow Me: “Why do we pay tithing?”

Use for Young Women, Young Men, Seminary,
Family Home Evening, Primary Sharing Time or Activity Days

ACTIVITY: FHE Poster Presentation:
Windows of Heaven seek-and-say

YOUNG WOMEN LDS Lesson Helps, come follow me lesson match activities, lds, family home evening, arrow 1, gospelgrabbag.comYouth can present this to other youth or in family home evening. The objective is to help youth learn that if they pay their tithing, the windows of heaven will open and Heavenly Father will pour out blessings (Malachi 3:10). They will learn where their tithing money goes and the blessings it brings.

$1.00 - Tithing - Commandments: LDS Lesson Activity - Windows of Heaven - Come Follow Me: "Why do we pay tithing?", gospelgrabbag.com,  ST2006.1TO MAKE VISUALS: Print, color, and cut out the Windows of Heaven windows, pictures, and money-situation cards. Mount the five copied windows on a poster, then mount pictures inside windows, folding flaps as indicated on the pattern. Tape the money-situation cards at the bottom of the poster. You’ll also need ten oranges or other fruits or vegetables as part of the lesson (see Demonstration #2 that follows).

TO PRESENT: Heavenly Father has given us many great blessings and He asks us to pay only one tenth of all we earn to build up the kingdom of God upon the earth. Tell the following story of how the windows of heaven can be opened because of paying tithing.

Story: Lorenzo Snow, a latter-day prophet, was concerned that the Church and its members were in debt, and needed help. He prayed about this problem. He was inspired to go to St. George where the Saints were suffering from a severe drought. They were praying for rain to water their crops so they would have food to eat. While there, the prophet prayed and received an answer to the promise found in Malachi 3:8–12, that if they paid their tithing, the “windows of heaven” would be opened and they would receive so many blessings there would not be enough room to receive them. They would be blessed both temporally (receive rain to water their crops) and spiritually (increase their faith and testimony). The Saints paid their tithing and the rains came—really “pouring out blessings.” We too can have the same type of blessings as we keep the law of tithing.

Demonstration 1: For every dollar we earn we should pay one dime. For every ten dollars we earn, we should pay one dollar. For every hundred dollars we earn, we should pay ten dollars (show the money situation cards and mount them across the board to display, taking off one bill to pay to the bishop. Show a tithing envelope and demonstrate how we pay our tithing.

Demonstration 2: As money was hard to come by in the early days of the Church, the Saints paid their tithing in the form of flocks, herds, or crops rather than money. We are asked by the Lord to give one-tenth of those things (see Leviticus 27:30-32). Show children ten pieces of fruit, e.g. oranges. Say, “It is best to pay our tithing as soon as we get paid, before we spend any of the money. Instead of money, let’s think of paying our tithing with oranges. If you have ten oranges, it is easy to give up just one orange when you have so many that you can eat. But what if you began eating the oranges and forgot to pay your tithing and you only had one orange left? It then becomes really hard to pay your tithing because you have to give all you have. This is why it is easier to pay our tithing first, giving Heavenly Father back 1 when He lets us keep 9; He has given us everything we have, and asks us to give back only a little.
We are promised that if we pay our tithing we will always have enough food to eat, clothing to wear, and a place to live. Let’s learn about other blessings that come from paying our tithing—blessings that come to us and to others around the world.

ACTIVITY:
1. By opening the windows on the Windows of Heaven poster, review the five ways our tithing money can bless us and others. View the pictures and say, “Our tithing money is very important because it goes to help build up the kingdom of God upon the earth. Tithing is used by the Church for many purposes.”
• BUILD TEMPLES: Our tithing money helps to build and operate temples that seal families together forever and help our ancestors who have died receive ordinances.
• BUILD CHURCHES: Our tithing helps to build and operate Church meeting houses so we can learn about the gospel, take the sacrament, and worship.
• CHURCH MATERIALS: Our tithing money helps educate young people in Church schools, seminaries, and institutes. It helps to prepare and send lesson materials that teach members all around the world.
• FAMILY HISTORY: Our tithing money helps us gather information and records to help our ancestors. This way they can have their temple work done so they can live with their families again someday.
• MISSIONARY PROGRAM: Our tithing money helps the missionary program that preaches the gospel to the world so everyone can hear it.
2. Have children take turns choosing a bill and handing it to the leader to read the situation.
3. Then have them answer the question by opening the Windows of Heaven (paper flaps) to find the right picture (naming the blessing), e.g., BUILD TEMPLES.
4. Then have child tell how this blessing will help in the situation, by saying, e.g., “My tithing money will HELP BUILD TEMPLES so we can do baptism for the dead.”
Option: Divide into two teams and play for points, taking turns and receiving 10 points for each one guessed right on the first try.

TO MAKE: Print activity in color or black and white on cardstock. Laminate. See instructions above TO MAKE VISUALS.

TESTIMONY SHARING: The following week ask youth to share their testimony on the following. Click on the following website objective to introduce the testimony sharing (that follows):  Why do we pay tithing?  “Paying tithing is a sacred privilege. When we pay tithing we show gratitude for all that God has given us and return to Him a portion of what we have received. Tithing is used to build temples and meetinghouses, translate and publish the scriptures, do missionary and family history work, and in other ways build God’s kingdom on earth.”

VIDEO: Windows of Heaven – This video details the story of President Lorenzo Snow when he traveled to St. George, Utah from Salt Lake City and ended up reminding the saints about the Law of Tithing. There was a drought at the time. President Snow promised the saints that the drought would end if they paid their tithing.

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Presenting Activity to Young Women or Young Men

USE IN SEPTEMBER:

September: “Commandments”
“Consider on the blessed and happy state of those that
keep the commandments of God” (Mosiah 2:41).

“Come Follow Me” Lesson: Why do we pay tithing?

To download all YOUTH activities go to:

 

 

 

To download all FAMILY HOME EVENING activities go to:

 


To download all ACTIVITY DAYS activities go to:

 

 

 To download all SINGING FUN song visuals and activities go to:

 

 

Source ST.2006.1

Tithing – Money Management: LDS Lesson Activity – Budget Brainstorm – “Why do we pay tithing?”

Use for Young Women, Young Men, Seminary,
Family Home Evening, Primary Sharing Time or Activity Days

ACTIVITY: Budget Brainstorm

YOUNG WOMEN LDS Lesson Helps, come follow me lesson match activities, lds, family home evening, arrow 1, gospelgrabbag.comSay to youth, “A penny for your thoughts,” handing them a penny to hold as you brainstorm budget ideas. They can take ideas home to post in their room, or they can write ideas in their journals about money management.

$0.50 - Tithing - Money Management: LDS Lesson Activity - Budget Brainstorm - "Why do we pay tithing?", gospelgrabbag.com, YW3.46Ideas that Make “Cents” (Sense): (1) Church Contributions (pay tithes and offerings first and blessings will come). (2) Debt (live within your income). (3) Savings (live within your earnings and put something away for a rainy day). (4) Self-Discipline (do without that which you cannot pay for). (5) Budgeting (plan money management to avoid debt). (6) Honesty (always ask, “Is it right?”).

More “Cents”-able Ideas: (1)Pending Spending— Place money earned in a special envelope labeled “pending spending.”  This means that tithing needs to be paid before money is spent. (2) No “Mon” (money) Yet Fun—Plan activities that don’t require a lot of cash, and you can have fun without the worry of needing extra money.

TO MAKE: Print activity in color or black and white.

TESTIMONY SHARING: Ask youth to share their testimony on the following. Click on the following website objective to introduce the testimony sharing (that follows): Why do we pay tithing?  “Paying tithing is a sacred privilege. When we pay tithing we show gratitude for all that God has given us and return to Him a portion of what we have received. Tithing is used to build temples and meetinghouses, translate and publish the scriptures, do missionary and family history work, and in other ways build God’s kingdom on earth.”

More Learning Activities:

PENDING SPENDING: Talk about ways you can put off spending to focus on priorities.  Help young women picture themselves in the future starting a family on a budget. Help them visualize themselves in a budget-tight environment now, so that when they are in college and/or married, they can spend wisely.

Ideas: • Place money earned in an envelope labeled “Pending Spending,” until they can take out tithing and savings; divide the balance of the money into envelopes to plan for upcoming events and purchases. • Plan ahead where your money will be spent (e.g., gifts, greeting cards, vacation, or clothes). • Plan ahead for birth-days, holidays, and special days to purchase gifts. • Save for a mission and college.  • Place money in a savings account and learn what interest can do.

“FOOD FOR ALL” PLANNING SESSION: Tell youth they will be eating a meal together. Give each youth $2.00 and take them to the grocery store to choose and purchase the most food for their money. They can prepare and share food purchased. See what happens. Be prepared with can opener, napkins, and tableware. This is a good time to plan future activities that are inexpensive or that cost nothing. While eating, talk about the nutrition of each food and which items offered the most nutrition for the money.

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Presenting Activity to Young Women or Young Men

USE IN SEPTEMBER:

September: “Commandments”

“Consider on the blessed and happy state of those that keep the commandments of God” (Mosiah 2:41).

“Come Follow Me” Lesson: Why do we pay tithing?

To download all YOUTH activities go to:

 

 

 

To download all FAMILY HOME EVENING activities go to:

 


To download all ACTIVITY DAYS activities go to:

 

 

 To download all SINGING FUN song visuals and activities go to:

 

 

 

YW3.46

Tithing – Saving Money: LDS Lesson Activity – Money Mottos to place in wallet – “Why do we pay tithing?”

Use for Young Women, Young Men, Seminary,
Family Home Evening, Primary Sharing Time or Activity Days

ACTIVITY: Money Mottos to place in wallet

YOUNG WOMEN LDS Lesson Helps, come follow me lesson match activities, lds, family home evening, arrow 1, gospelgrabbag.comUse these Money Mottos to remind youth to take responsibility for their finances. Have youth: (1) Write their money goals on the “Think before I spend” bill and place bill in their wallet. (2) Have them place the credit card inside of their wallet, reminding them to use caution in spending unnecessarily.
$0.50 - Tithing - Saving Money: LDS Lesson Activity - Money Mottos to place in wallet - "Why do we pay tithing?", gospelgrabbag.com, YW2.46Fun Idea: Give each youth a small pad of Post-it-notes to stick on their money motto card. Tell them that “Prioritized spending is as easy as 1,2,3. Just list the items you want to buy and prioritize them in order of purchase, e.g., buy this one first, this one second, and the other third, always using this method to avoid $ stress.

TO MAKE: Print activity in color or black and white.
• To make Think before I spend bill, fold and glue it back to back with the My Money Goals list. Laminate with clear contact paper (after girls list their goals).

• To make Do Not FORGET . . . stay out of debt! credit card, fold, glue back to back. Laminate.

THOUGHT TREAT: Money Tree Treats. Mount some twigs in Styrofoam and place in a pot/container. Tie play money or real money on the tree along with pieces of wrapped candy (like taffy). Ask youth to take a treat off the tree and eat. Discuss the idea that “money doesn’t grow on trees,” and say that saving money is “sweet.” Ask, “How do you feel when you realize that you are out of money and can’t buy something you really want?” Saving money for the right things can give you a sweet feeling of peace and contentment. It’s a good feeling knowing that you have money when you really need or want it.

TESTIMONY SHARING: Ask youth to share their testimony on the following. Click on the following website objective to introduce the testimony sharing (that follows): Why do we pay tithing?  “Paying tithing is a sacred privilege. When we pay tithing we show gratitude for all that God has given us and return to Him a portion of what we have received. Tithing is used to build temples and meetinghouses, translate and publish the scriptures, do missionary and family history work, and in other ways build God’s kingdom on earth.”

More Learning Activities:

TALK ABOUT FINANCIAL PITFALLS: Have a banker, accountant, parent, and a college student talk about financial pitfalls. Do a book review on some of the following books, “The Millionaire Next Door,” “The Richest Man in Babylon,” or another book that teaches the value of saving money.

WANTS AND NEEDS BUDGET PLAN:
Step 1: Have someone from an average household talk about how they budget their time and money to make things work, to avoid debt, and to live within their means. Talk about the peace that can come into a home between husband and wife if they live within their means.

Step 2: Review books on how to budget.
Step 3: Divide youth into two groups, giving each group some play money. Ask them to figure a typical family budget and show where the money goes. Seeing a budget is believing. Have them start out with an average monthly income amount written on a card. Have them write on separate card their wants and needs, listing each expense on a different card. Have them lay the cards out on the table with the money next to the cards that they have budgeted for in that month’s budget. Lay the other cards out also and talk about wants and needs.
Step 4: Talk about living within your means, cutting back and planning ahead, e.g., Christmas, birthdays, school clothes. Give youth a envelopes and suggest they place money in the envelope for things they are saving for. Have them write on the envelope things they want and prioritize these. Note that it helps to window shop without a purse and think about items before buying them.

ARTICLE on Money Matter$ By Kristi Linton, Sept, 2004 New Era tells seven ways to put money in its place: tithing first, spending, wants and needs, work, pay yourself, get an education, follow a budget. Also in article see budgeting forms and quotes (below). 

QUOTES ON MONEY: 

• “Discipline yourselves in your purchases to avoid debt to the extent possible. Pay off debt as quickly as you can, and free yourselves from bondage.” —President Gordon B. Hinckley, Ensign, Nov. 1998, 54.

• “We must not allow our yearnings to exceed our earnings.” —President Thomas S. Monson, Ensign, Nov. 2002, 54.

• “Wherefore, do not spend money for that which is of no worth, nor your labor for that which cannot satisfy” (2 Ne. 9:51).

• “If there is any one thing that will bring peace and contentment into the human heart, and into the family, it is to live within our means.” —President Heber J. Grant (1856–1945), Seventh President of the Church, Relief Society Magazine, May 1932, 302.

VIDEO: Matt and Mandy, September 2010 – Matt’s grandpa tells him of the importance of tithing. (2:07) 

VIDEO: Sedrick’s Journey – A young boy in Africa works to earn money to serve a mission. (2:32)

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Presenting Activity to Young Women or Young Men

USE IN SEPTEMBER:

September: “Commandments”
“Consider on the blessed and happy state of those that
keep the commandments of God” (Mosiah 2:41).

Click lesson: Why do we pay tithing?

To download all YOUTH activities go to:

 

 

 

To download all FAMILY HOME EVENING activities go to:

 


To download all ACTIVITY DAYS activities go to:

 

 

 To download all SINGING FUN song visuals and activities go to:

 

 

 

Source YW2.46

Commandments – Honesty: LDS Lesson Activity – I’m “Sew” Honest! stand-up card – “Why is it important to be honest?”

Use for Young Women, Young Men, Seminary,
Family Home Evening, Primary Sharing Time or Activity Days

ACTIVITY: I’m “Sew” Honest! stand-up card

YOUNG WOMEN LDS Lesson Helps, come follow me lesson match activities, lds, family home evening, arrow 1, gospelgrabbag.comHelp youth write on the stand-up card the blessings that come from being honest. Ideas: Peace of mind, self-respect, others trust you; you don’t have to remember what you said or did; you have a clear conscience and are not burdened with guilt.

$0.50 - Commandments - Honesty: LDS Lesson Activity - I'm "Sew" Honest! stand-up card - "Why is it important to be honest?", gospelgrabbag.com, YW2.36TO MAKE: Print activity in color or black and white.

THOUGHT TREAT: Honest Fudge. Make a batch of quick fudge by melting 2 packages of sweetened chocolate chips, 1 can of sweetened condensed milk and 1 teaspoon vanilla for 1-2 minutes in microwave. Stir and place in a square buttered pan. Cool then cut into squares. Frost the letter “H” on top of each 1 1/2″ square. Share a piece to each youth, saying that if they “fudge” at times (or be dishonest), they will not feel good about themselves and their relationships with others. In fancy letters, print a note to give them that reads: If you “fudge” on honesty, you are only cheating yourself.

TESTIMONY SHARING: Ask youth to share their testimony on the following. Click on the following website objective to introduce the testimony sharing (that follows): Why is it important to be honest?  “Being honest means choosing not to lie, steal, cheat, or deceive in any way. When we are honest, we build strength of character that will allow us to be of great service to God and to others. We are blessed with peace of mind and self-respect and will be trusted by the Lord and others. ”

More Learning Activities:

MALT SHOP HONESTY TEST: Treat youth to a malt or milkshake.  Tell the owner or cashier ahead of time that you are teaching a lesson on honesty. Have them charge you for one less item (e.g., seven malts when eight malts were served). Pay for your order then check the bill after you leave. Tell youth they made a mistake and only charged you for seven. Some will suggest going back to pay, some may say it’s not worth the trouble. Then go back and make up the difference.

HONEST REFLECTION: Ask youth to think about who’s cheating who when we are dishonest?
Step 1: Show a thin piece of fabric and talk about the veil that separates us from heaven. We have to live by faith, not seeing on the other side of the veil, but Heavenly Father knows our every thought and action. He knows the truth of all the things we think and do.
Step 2: Ask youth to quietly reflect on their past thoughts and actions regarding honesty at home, school, and in the community. Ask them to think: Do I cheat? Do I steal? Do I gossip?
Step 3: Discuss types of honesty. Some people don’t feel it is dishonest when they: (1) Gossip, (2) Say they will call a friend when they don’t intend to, (3) Accept a date before they are 16, (4) Say they are older than they are, (5) Say they did something when they did not, or (6) Steal another person’s time by being late.
Step 4: Talk about feelings you have when you are dishonest. Say that honesty builds strength, and dishonesty breeds mistrust of others, dislike of self, feelings of sadness.
Step 5: Show the thin fabric again and ask, “Do you feel from your actions that you are now worthy to pass through the veil and enter into God’s presence?”

VIDEO: Three Towels and a 25-Cent Newspaper – Richard C. Edgley – First Counselor in the Presiding Bishopric – When we are true to the sacred principles of honesty and integrity, we are true to our faith, and we are true to ourselves.

QUOTES ON HONESTY: Be honest with yourself, others, and the Lord. Do not rationalize that dishonesty is right. Honesty is more than not lying. It is truth telling, truth speaking, truth living, and truth loving. …
          “Cheating in school is a form of self-deception. We go to school to learn. We cheat ourselves when we coast on the efforts and scholarship of someone else. …
          “Stealing is all too common throughout the world. … Stealing takes many forms, including shoplifting; taking cars, stereos, CD players, video games, and LDS Church Leader: President James E. Faustother items that belong to someone else; stealing time, money, and merchandise from employers; … or borrowing without any intention of repayment. No one has ever gained anything of value by theft. …
          “The stealing of anything is unworthy of a priesthood holder.”
Source: President James E. Faust (1920–2007), Second Counselor in the First Presidency, “Honesty—a Moral Compass,” Ensign, Nov. 1996, 41–42, 43.

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Presenting Activity to Young Women or Young Men

USE IN SEPTEMBER:

September: “Commandments”
“Consider on the blessed and happy state of those that
keep the commandments of God” (Mosiah 2:41).

“Come Follow ME” Lesson: Why is it important to be honest?

To download all YOUTH activities go to:

 

 

 

To download all FAMILY HOME EVENING activities go to:

 


To download all ACTIVITY DAYS activities go to:

 

 

 To download all SINGING FUN song visuals and activities go to:

 

 

 

Source YW2.36

Commandments – Honesty: LDS Lesson Activity – Miss Honest or Dishonest? Consequences Journal – “Why is it important to be honest?”

Use for Young Women, Family Home Evening,
Primary Activity Days

ACTIVITY: Miss Honest or Dishonest?
Consequences Journal

YOUNG WOMEN LDS Lesson Helps, come follow me lesson match activities, lds, family home evening, arrow 1, gospelgrabbag.comHelp youth to decide if they are Miss Honest or Dishonest with this consequences journal. With this journal they can think about the consequences of honest and dishonest choices. Honestly consider how these actions will affect your life by writing in detail the consequences for each decision. Example: The consequence for stealing is that people won’t trust you.

$0.50- Honesty: LDS Lesson Activity - Miss Honest or Dishonest? Consequences Journal - "Why is it important to be honest?", gospelgrabbag.com, YW3.34TO MAKE: Print activity in color or black and white.

THOUGHT TREAT: Consequence Cookies
1. Frost two cookies for each youth, one with a smile and the other with a frown.
2. As you eat, talk about actions that might bring happiness to you or our Heavenly Father.
3. Talk about actions that would bring a frown or unhappiness.
4. You could make two different batches of cookies, adding salt instead of sugar to the frown cookies, and the right ingredients to the smile cookies.
5. When youth eat the frown cookie, remind them of the bitter taste of dishonesty and the sweet taste of honesty.
6. When they eat the smile cookie, talk about the peaceful feelings and blessings that come from making honest choices.

TESTIMONY SHARING: Ask youth to share their testimony on the following. Click on the following website objective to introduce the testimony sharing (that follows): Why is it important to be honest?  “Being honest means choosing not to lie, steal, cheat, or deceive in any way. When we are honest, we build strength of character that will allow us to be of great service to God and to others. We are blessed with peace of mind and self-respect and will be trusted by the Lord and others. ”

More Learning Activities:

COVENANTS AND PROMISES:
1. Read Joshua 24:15 “Choose you this day whom ye will serve, but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”

2. Talk about the Young Women motto: “Stand for Truth and Righteousness.”
3. Talk about the “Times,” “Things,” and “Places” that involve covenants and promises. Examples: “Times” of Our Lives—youth, missions, college, dating, marriage, motherhood; “Things” in Our Lives— callings, jobs, careers, responsibilities; “Places” in Our Lives—movie theater, school, mall, on vacations, store, library, and recreational sites.

SITUATION PREVIEW: Look ahead at situations that may happen in our lives and what we will do to make honest decisions.  Project what the consequences might be with both an honest and dishonest decision. Make decisions now to say no to bad choices, keeping in mind the straight and narrow path that leads back to our Heavenly Father.

QUOTES ON HONESTY: Read the story of Unwavering Honesty – Jordan P. Where a young man’s test of honesty was confirmed with a phone call to his Mom stating that he had never stolen anything. New Era 2011

VIDEO: Honesty: You Better Believe It! – Professional Category: Winner and Visitors’ Choice (Brian Burnham). It is better to be honest than get a good score on a test.

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Presenting Activity to Young Women or Young Men

USE IN FEBRUARY:

September: “Commandments”
“Consider on the blessed and happy state of those that
keep the commandments of God” (Mosiah 2:41).

“Come Follow Me” Lesson: Why is it important to be honest?

To download all YOUTH activities go to:

 

 

 

To download all FAMILY HOME EVENING activities go to:

 


To download all ACTIVITY DAYS activities go to:

 

 

 To download all SINGING FUN song visuals and activities go to:

 

 

 

 

Source YW3.34

Come unto Christ – 2014 – Come Follow Me, September – Commandments: “Why are we commanded to keep the Sabbath day holy?” Young Women lesson helps

Young Women Lesson Activity and Ideas

September: “Commandments”
“Consider on the blessed and happy state of those that
keep the commandments of God” (Mosiah 2:41).

Click lesson: Why are we commanded to keep the Sabbath day holy?

ACTIVITY: FHE Poster Presentation: Sabbath Day Scavenger Hunt

Help young women create this family home evening poster presentation they can share with children. They can tell children, “Our family can be strong as we keep the Sabbath day holy. Let’s have a ‘Sabbath Day’ Scavenger Hunt to learn ways we can keep the Sabbath day holy.”
To Present:
1. Tape visuals on the far left of the chalkboard or on a wall, or tape visuals under chairs ahead of time. Provide a space on the board to post visuals.

2. From the Scavenger-Hunt Clues page, call out two items at a time and have two children find them, saying, for example, “I need the temple and a pair of shoes” (shown below). Then have them tell how each item can help them keep the Sabbath day holy. Ideas are found on the Scavenger-Hunt Clues page.

SOON YOU WILL BE ABLE TO DOWNLOAD THIS ACTIVITY.

TO MAKE: Print activity in color or black and white on cardstock. Laminate.

TESTIMONY SHARING: The following week ask young women to share their testimony on the following. Click on the following website objective to introduce the testimony sharing (that follows):  Why are we commanded to keep the Sabbath day holy?  “The Lord has given the Sabbath day for our benefit and has commanded us to keep it holy. Observing the Sabbath shows our commitment to honor and worship God and keep our covenants. It will bring us closer to the Lord and to our family. It will give us an eternal perspective and spiritual strength. The Sabbath also allows us to rest from our physical labors and worship the Lord.”

MORE “COME FOLLOW ME” LESSON ACTIVITIES:

Click HERE to find the NEXT activity (Miss Honest or Dishonest? Consequences journal) for the SEPTEMBER young women lesson, “Why is it important to be honest?”.

Click HERE to find the PREVIOUS activity (Sabbath Day Planner) for the SEPTEMBER young women lesson, “Why are we commanded to keep the Sabbath day holy?”.

Click HERE to go back to the September TABLE OF CONTENTS.

 

Source: Fun in a Flash #11 /2004 Sharing Time #11

Sabbath Day – LDS Lesson Activity – Sabbath Day Planner – “Why are we commanded to keep the Sabbath day holy?”

Use for Young Women, Young Men, Seminary,
Family Home Evening, Primary Sharing Time or Activity Days

ACTIVITY: Sabbath Day Planner

YOUNG WOMEN LDS Lesson Helps, come follow me lesson match activities, lds, family home evening, arrow 1, gospelgrabbag.comAsk youth to think of how they are measuring up to Sabbath day activities. Are the activities spent in doing good? Are they spiritually uplifting? Would Jesus do these activities on the Sabbath? 

$0.50 - Sabbath Day - LDS Lesson Activity - Sabbath Day Planner - "Why are we commanded to keep the Sabbath day holy?", gospelgrabbag.com, YW1.25Have youth write on this planner:
(1) What they would do on Saturday to prepare for the Sabbath, (2) Activities to do on Sunday to keep the Sabbath day holy.

TO MAKE: Print activity in color or black and white.

THOUGHT TREAT: 7th Day 7 Candy Reminder. Give youth 7 candies (e.g., M&Ms). Have them eat 5 pieces of candy. As they eat #6, have them tell something they can do to prepare for the Sabbath. As they eat #7, have them name a worthy Sabbath day activity.

TESTIMONY SHARING: Ask youth to share their testimony on the following. Click on the following website objective to introduce the testimony sharing (that follows):  Why are we commanded to keep the Sabbath day holy?  “The Lord has given the Sabbath day for our benefit and has commanded us to keep it holy. Observing the Sabbath shows our commitment to honor and worship God and keep our covenants. It will bring us closer to the Lord and to our family. It will give us an eternal perspective and spiritual strength. The Sabbath also allows us to rest from our physical labors and worship the Lord.”

More Learning Activities:

With these ideas and those of the youth, you should be able to make each Sabbath day memorable.

MAKE A SABBATH DAY QUIET BOOK FOR CHILDREN: Invite someone who does quiet books to come with supplies to show youth how to make them. Youth can give quite books to a charity, donate them to a ward family or the nursery, or save them for their own children someday. Have youth write a short poem about how they feel about the Sabbath. Use fabric paints to write on inside cover. Serve veggies and dip (an easy Sunday treat). 

SABBATH DAY SHOW-AND-TELL IDEA NIGHT: Have youth bring games and activities they like to do with their family. They can present a family home evening idea, gospel game (or any game their family enjoys), scripture activities, and more.
Ideas:  ~ Bible Bingo (make up your own game)    ~ scripture chase ~ give a sharing time lesson from the Friend ~ make thumbprint pictures of animals found in the scriptures  ~ share journal entries ~ review missionary discussions ~ write letters to missionaries or family and friends ~ tell stories about ancestors or show an object that belonged to an ancestor ~ make a gospel grab bag by looking up favorite scriptures and placing them in a bag ~ make a testimony time capsule by writing testimonies, burying them in a container, and digging them up before graduating from the youth program.$0.75 - Teachings of Jesus Bring Happiness, Scripture Poster - John 15:11 - LDS Lesson Idea for Primary, Youth, and Family Home Evening, gospelgrabbag.com

MEMORIZE SCRIPTURE: Teachings of Jesus Bring Happiness – John 15:11 TO DOWNLOAD FROM THIS WEBSITE.

VIDEO: Keeping the Sabbath Day Holy – The Clayton Christensen Basketball Story

VIDEO: Keeping The Sabbath – (Mark 2:23-28) President Gordon B. Hinckley teaches the importance of keeping the Sabbath day holy. (1:05) CLICK HERE TO VIEW VIDEO FROM YOUR I-PHONE.

$1.00 - PLAN OF SALVATION: LDS Primary Singing Time - Practice Song Visuals, "I Will Follow God's Plan" - Primary music leader, family home evening, gospelgrabbag.comSING song using the song visuals TO DOWNLOAD FROM THIS WEBSITE:
 I Will Follow God’s Plan (CS, 164) (preview right)

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Presenting Activity to Young Women or Young Men

USE IN SEPTEMBER:

September: “Commandments”

“Consider on the blessed and happy state of those that
keep the commandments of God” (Mosiah 2:41).

“Come Follow Me” Lesson: Why are we commanded to keep the Sabbath day holy?

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FASTING – Revelation: LDS Lesson Activity: Try Fasting with Pizza! “Why do we fast?” revelation

Use for Young Women, Young Men, or Youth,
Family Home Evening, Primary Sharing Time, or Activity Days

ACTIVITY: Try Fasting with Pizza!
doorknob fasting reminder

YOUNG WOMEN LDS Lesson Helps, come follow me lesson match activities, lds, family home evening, arrow 1, gospelgrabbag.comRead Doctrine and Covenants 88:76 and challenge youth to fast and pray each fast Sunday with a purpose. Encourage them to attach this doorknob reminder to their bedroom door or post on the refrigerator to remind them to fast.

$0.50 - FASTING - Revelation: LDS Lesson Activity: Try Fasting with Pizza! "Why do we fast?" revelation, gospelgrabbag.com, YW2.23TO MAKE: Print activity in color or black and white on cardstock paper.

THOUGHT TREAT: Pizza Cookie. If it is not fast Sunday, make and share a pizza cookie. Create your favorite chocolate chip cookie dough recipe, adding 1/4 cup coconut in place of 1/4 cup flour. Don’t stir in chocolate chips. Grease a round pizza baking pan. Spread cookie dough onto pan evenly with a little up to outer edge. Sprinkle cookie with 1/4 cup colored coconut (few drops of yellow food coloring into a plastic bag with coconut; close bag and mix). Sprinkle on top (to look like cheese). Top with chocolate chips and M&M candies. Bake 350 degrees 13-15 minutes. Cut into 12 pizza wedges with a pizza cutter and serve. Serves 12. More Pizza Cookie Ideas

TESTIMONY SHARING: Ask youth to share their testimony on the following. Click on the following Church website objective to introduce the testimony sharing (that follows):  Why do we fast?  “To fast is to go without food and drink voluntarily for a certain period of time. Fasting combined with sincere prayer can help you prepare yourself and others to receive God’s blessings. It is a source of spiritual strength. Through fasting we can feel closer to Heavenly Father and strengthen our testimony. Fasting also includes giving a generous fast offering to help those in need.”

More Learning Activities:

FASTING FACTS:
Gather information and quotes from Church leaders on the proper way to fast, why we fast, and what happens to the body and spirit when we fast. The Ensign and Era magazines are great sources.

FAST TOGETHER WITH A PURPOSE:
1. Select a purpose to fast, either individually or as a group. Youth might choose to fast for a less-active youth they wish to activate, a nonmember they wish to fellowship; a need in the ward or community, or someone’s illness or physical challenge.
2. Make a list of reasons to fast.
3.
Discuss Queen Esther, who fasted to save her people (Esther 4-5)

SCRIPTURES TO SHARE:  • Alma 6:6 (gather to fast and pray)     • D&C 59:13-15 (everyone who can fast should fast)     • Alma 17:3, 9 (helps us feel close to God)     • D&C 88:119, Matthew 6:30-34 (fasting shows faith)     • D&C 88:76 (helps us pray for special blessings)     • Alma 5:46 (fasting and prayer helps us know that things are true by the Spirit of revelation)     • D&C 88:119-120, Mosiah 4:19-21, Matthew 25:35-40, James 1:27, Jacob 2:17-19 (follow fasting by paying fast offerings)     • 3 Nephi 27:1-2, Mosiah 27:22-23 (fasting often done with others for a cause)     • 2 Corinthians 9:7 D&C 59:15 (fasting should be done cheerfully)      • D&C 59:13 (fasting brings joy)     • Matthew 6:1-4; 16-18 (fast in secret)      • Alma 6:6 (fasting helps in missionary work).

VIDEO TO SHARE: Wherefore Have We Fasted (Isaiah 58) A young man recounts a lesson learned from his youth. (7:22) You’ll love the part where the clock turns into a pizza (illustrating the activity above).

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USE IN MAY AND SEPTEMBER:

May: “Prophets and Revelation”
“We believe all that God has revealed, all that He does now reveal, and we believe that He will yet reveal many great and important things pertaining to the Kingdom of God” (Articles of Faith 1:9).

“Come Follow Me” Lesson: How do I receive personal revelation?

September: “Commandments”“Consider on the blessed and happy state of those that keep the commandments of God” (Mosiah 2:41).

“Come Follow Me” Lesson: Why do we fast?


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Work – Love – Leadership: LDS Lesson Activity – A Loving or Lazy Leader word find – “How do the things I say affect me and those around me?”

Use for Young Women, Young Men, Seminary,
Family Home Evening, Primary Sharing Time or Activity Days

ACTIVITY: A Loving or Lazy Leader word find

YOUNG WOMEN LDS Lesson Helps, come follow me lesson match activities, lds, family home evening, arrow 1, gospelgrabbag.comAsk youth to find the characteristics of a supportive leader and those of an unsupportive or lazy leader.

To Do Word Find:
1. Locate the qualities of a loving leader or a lazy leader scattered throughout the puzzle.
$0.50 - Love and Leadership: LDS Lesson Activity - A Loving or Lazy Leader word find - "How do the things I say affect me and those around me?", gospelgrabbag.com, YW2.482. Circle the good leader qualities and cross out the lazy leader qualities when you find them.
Words can be read from left to right or backwards right to left. The x’s indicate blank spaces. Option: Instead of circling or crossing out qualities, highlight the loving leader in one color and the lazy leader in another color.
Game Idea: Have youth divide into two teams to compete doing the word find. The first team to finish wins! Give an extra treat to the winning team.
Answers from top to bottom:
Loving Leader: sharing, prepared, prompt, organized, happy, teaches, considerate, calm, sensitive, understanding, concerned, kind, caring, plans, trustworthy, example, listens, forgiving.
Lazy Leader:
grumpy, late, idle, insensitive, rude, gossips, tactless, unprepared, forgetful, bossy, neglectful, unorganized, selfish, offensive.

TO MAKE: Print activity in color or black and white.

TESTIMONY SHARING: Ask youth to share their testimony on the following. Click on the following website objective to introduce the testimony sharing (that follows):  How do the things I say affect me and those around me?  “Happiness in family life is most likely to be achieved when founded upon the teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ. Successful … families are established and maintained on principles of faith, prayer, repentance, forgiveness, respect, love, compassion, work, and wholesome recreational activities” (“The Family: A Proclamation to the World,” Ensign or Liahona, Nov. 2010, 129). As we assist our parents in accomplishing these goals, we can help our families attain the happiness Heavenly Father wants for us.”

THOUGHT TREAT: Leader Licorice. Give each youth five strands of string licorice (available at Walmart) and have them tie the strands together. Ask them to think if five leadership qualities they want to acquire. Have youth attach/tie their strings together to stretch across the room. Then have each share their five qualities. Then detach their five strands of licorice for each youth to eat.
Note: Have someone record the LEADERSHIP QUALITIES to type up and share later.

More Learning Activities:

SMOOTH COMMUNICATION SHOW-AND-TELL:
1. Divide youth into several small groups to create a skit. Do some play acting showing various ways of communicating the wrong way (e.g., someone talking and laughing loudly and inappropriately, gossiping, etc.). After a half hour have each group put on their show.
2. Talk about people you know who are patient, soft-spoken, brief, considerate, etc.
3. Have a communications expert come and discuss proper ways of behavior in crowds, one-one-one, small groups, with parents, friends, and brothers and sisters.
4. Read Proverbs 15:1: “A soft answer turneth away wrath.” Also Psalm 55:21: “His words were softer than oil.”
5. Tell the story of a favorite kindergarten teacher who practically whispered to the children. She never had to speak loud to be heard. They listened intently to every word. When the children asked her to do something they could do for themselves, she simply said, “I’m not your coat hanger.” They knew that they must be responsible, even at the early age of five.

$0.75 - Atonement - Plan of Salvation, Scripture Poster - John 14:6 - LDS Lesson Idea for Primary, Youth, and Family Home Evening, gospelgrabbag.comMEMORIZE SCRIPTURE: Jesus Guides Us Back to Heaven - John 14:6 scripture poster TO DOWNLOAD FROM THIS WEBSITE.

VIDEO: Activity Day Rescuers – Video segment shown during Primary Leadership Training broadcast. (5:24) CLICK HERE TO VIEW VIDEO FROM YOUR I-PHONE.

VIDEO: Opportunities to Do Good (4:01) – Mormon Messages – One family’s trial becomes a shared blessing for many who serve, love, and bear each other’s burdens.

$1.00 - PLAN OF SALVATION: LDS Primary Singing Time - Practice Song Visuals, "I Will Follow God's Plan" - Primary music leader, family home evening, gospelgrabbag.com$1.00 - COMMANDMENTS: Primary Children's Song, Nephi's Courage, Children's Songbook, p. 120, LDS Primary Singing Leader, gospelgrabbag.comSING songs using the song visuals TO DOWNLOAD FROM THIS WEBSITE:
 I Will Follow God’s Plan (Children’s Songbook, 164) (preview left)

 Nephi’s Courage (Children’s Songbook, 120) (preview right)

 

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USE IN SEPTEMBER AND NOVEMBER:

September: “Commandments”
“Consider on the blessed and happy state of those that
keep the commandments of God” (Mosiah 2:41).

“Come Follow Me” Lesson: How do the things I say affect me and those around me?

November: “Spiritual and Temporal Self-Reliance”

“The power is in them, wherein they are agents unto themselves” (D&C 58:28).

“Come Follow Me” Lesson: What does it mean to be self-reliant?

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Family Love: LDS Lesson Activity – Love at Home Spin-the-Bottle – “How do the things I say affect me and those around me?”

Use for Young Women, Young Men, Seminary,
Family Home Evening, Primary Sharing Time or Activity Days

ACTIVITY: Love at Home Spin-the-Bottle

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Youth can take this activity home to share with their telling how a family can show love in each situation.

To Play: Read the game rules found on the bottle aloud and play.

$0.50 - Family Love: LDS Lesson Activity - Love at Home Spin-the-Bottle - "How do the things I say affect me and those around me?", gospelgrabbag.com, YW2.07TO MAKE: Print activity in color or black and white. Place label on a jar and wordstrips inside jar. They can make up more situations that may fit their family, write them down, and place them in the bottle.

THOUGHT TREAT: Family Ties Heart-Pretzel -Licorice Necklace. Purchase string licorice and heart-shaped pretzel crackers (Walmart). Thread a thicker strand of string-licorice through ten or more pretzel-shaped crackers to form a necklace. Then tie thinner strands of string-licorice onto each pretzel separating the pretzel-hearts on the strand. Place necklace around each youth’s neck as they play the Love at Home Spin-the-Bottle game (above). Tell youth that as they make the right choice each day they can show love and create family ties. How? Being cheerful, kind, neat, helpful, and thoughtful brings a feeling of love and harmony in the home that keep a family close.

TESTIMONY SHARING: Ask youth to share their testimony on the following. Click on the following website objective to introduce the testimony sharing (that follows):  How do the things I say affect me and those around me?  “Happiness in family life is most likely to be achieved when founded upon the teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ. Successful … families are established and maintained on principles of faith, prayer, repentance, forgiveness, respect, love, compassion, work, and wholesome recreational activities” (“The Family: A Proclamation to the World,” Ensign or Liahona, Nov. 2010, 129). As we assist our parents in accomplishing these goals, we can help our families attain the happiness Heavenly Father wants for us.”

More Learning Activities:

HARMONY IN THE HOME PANEL: Have the bishop and his counselors and wives do a panel discussion on harmony in their homes. Have each youth write a question or two for discussion. You could ask the stake presidency and fathers and mothers to come also.

PEACEMAKER HINTS: Have someone come and talk about ways to bring peace in the home.
Ideas: Learning relaxation techniques; creating peace when there is conflict; creating cooperation in the home; creating love when conflict comes; planning for and fixing meals ahead so that family members can eat on time; feeding the family spiritually; having scripture study, family home evening, and family counsel; planning family activities that bring peace and love; and sharing tasks.

$0.75 - Families - Service: Scripture Poster - “The Family: A Proclamation to the World” paragraph 7 - LDS Lesson Idea for Primary, Youth, and Family Home Evening, gosopelgrabbag.comMEMORIZE SCRIPTURE: Successful Families – “The Family: A Proclamation to the World” scripture poster TO DOWNLOAD FROM THIS WEBSITE. (shown above/right)

VIDEO: Good, Better, Best – U.S. and Canada13-17 Category: Winner (Angie Cluff). Elder Dallin H. Oaks explains ways to maintain a family firm and strong in spirit.

$1.00 - FAMILY: LDS Primary Singing Time - Songs, "The Family Is of God" - Primary music leader, family home evening, gospelgrabbag.com$1.00 - LOVE: LDS Primary Singing Time - Songs, "Love Is Spoken Here" - Primary music leader, family home evening, gospelgrabbag.comSING songs using the song visuals TO DOWNLOAD
FROM THIS WEBSITE:

 The Family Is of God (Friend, Oct. 2008 – 2014 Outline for Sharing Time) (preview left)
• Love Is Spoken Here (CS, 190) (preview right)

YOUNG WOMEN LDS Lesson Helps, come follow me lesson match activities, lds, family home evening, arrow 2, gospelgrabbag.comPresenting Activity to Young Women or Young Men

USE IN SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER:

September: “Commandments”
“Consider on the blessed and happy state of those that
keep the commandments of God” (Mosiah 2:41).

Click lesson: How do the things I say affect me and those around me?

October: “Becoming More Christlike”

“Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life” (John 14:6).

“Come Follow Me” Lesson: How  can I develop Christlike love?

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