Use for Young Women, Young Men, Seminary/Institute, Family Home Evening, Primary Sharing Time, Activity Days
Keeping the Sabbath (Scavenger Hunt or Match Game)
YOUTH can teach this lesson to children.
Objective: Help children/youth know the Sabbath day is a day of rest and worship and they can strengthen their families with these activities.
- Ahead of time, post one set of visuals around the room in plain sight.
- Tell children, “Our families 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.”
- Have children/youth compete in teams to determine the winner with the most cards found, or they can take turns. The leader will read a clue from the Scavenger Hunt clues, and the child chosen will have 30 seconds to find the card. If they can’t find the card, the clue is reread to the other team, who has 30 seconds to find the card. Post the cards for one team on the left of the board and the cards for the other team on the right. Then award 1 point per card at the end.
- After each posting, that child/youth can tell how the Sabbath day activity they found can help their family rest or worship.
- Ahead of time, post two sets of visuals on the board facedown.
- Tell children/youth, “Our families can be strong as we keep the Sabbath day holy. Let’s play a match game to learn ways we can keep the Sabbath day holy.”
- Have children/youth take turns turning two cards over to make a match. Once a match is found, add 2 points on the chalkboard for their team to determine winners.
- After each match is made, that child/youth can tell how the Sabbath day activity they found can help their family rest or worship.
TO MAKE: Print, color, and cut out one set of cards and clues for the Scavenger Hunt and two sets of cards for the Match game. Laminate the cards and an entire poster to mount the cards on. Use double-stick tape to mount the cards on a poster or magnets to mount the cards on the board.
TESTIMONY SHARING: SEE QUESTION* BELOW. Ask children/youth to share their testimony on the following. Ideas: 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.
THOUGHT TREAT: Home “Rest”-aurant Meals. Talk to children/youth as you let them taste food that you might serve on Sunday at home. Talk about how it would be easy to go out to a restaurant on Sunday, but we are asked not to as it makes others work on the Sabbath. We need to prepare our food ahead the day before so even mother or the home cook can REST. Talk about what needs to be done to prepare such food and how they might help.
More Learning Activities:
- Talk about the Sabbath day as one of the commandments we are given to keep and what our rewards might be for keeping it holy.
• Choose the Right Way (CS, 160-61)
• Choose the Right (Hymnal, 239)
• I’m Trying to Be Like Jesus (CS, 78)
See A-Z INDEX (on the above menu to find activities on Subjects: SABBATH DAY, COMMANDMENTS
YOUTH TESTIMONY SHARING: Ask youth to share their testimony on the lesson subjects below. Click on the QUESTION* next to “Come, Follow Me” Lesson to lead you into a discussion or the sharing of testimonies.
USE IN SEPTEMBER:
September: “Commandments”“Consider on the blessed and happy state of those that keep the commandments of God” (Mosiah 2:41).“
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QUOTE TO PONDER: “The Savior identified Himself as Lord of the Sabbath. It is His day!” —President Russell M. Nelson