Friend and some from a leadership meeting
(shared by Lena)
Post a My Gospel Standards chart, or each individual standard (Friend, Feb.
1997, p. 9).
Assemble pictures or objects that illustrate each Gospel Standard.
Ask questions to help them explain something about their own experience with
Read the whole Gospel Standard as each match is made.
Have the children draw a picture or an object from a bag/box, and match it to
the appropriate standard. Possible objects:
- a picture of a baptism
- a broken plate or cookie jar (honesty)
- a valentine or bandage (kindness)
- a modest article of clothing
- a good book or video tape
- a CD or tape of good music
- the words bad words in a barred circle
- a picture of a cigarette in a barred circle
- a picture of a church or a set of scriptures or a journal
- the CTR symbol
- a picture of a temple, a missionary, and/or a bride and groom.
- Put an action to each of the Gospel standards (I manipulated some action
pictures up and drew some if anyone is interested that go with the old GS)
- Have children sit in semi circle.
- Give the children each a list of the GS.
- Give each of the children an action (in order as you go around) As you
assign that child a action say fully the GS(Gospel Standard) as it
reinforces it in their minds. Then once every one has an action (just
going on memory I think there are 11 GS so you may have to do some creative
thinking for the extra children)
- Start at the first child have him/her do their action (say fully again
- Then have that child in order do the actions of the child next to them and
the child next to them and so on to the last child. Once again saying the GS
with the action.
- Then choose someone else to do the actions of the children starting at the
first child to the last , and then maybe another child to do the same.
- Then have the children stand and move to a totally different place.
- Choose a child and have them name the action from the first child in the
new line and so on around the circle. Again with each GS you’d say
the GS fully.
Make 12 cards. The 12th having just the words “My Gospel Standards”
then make another set.
Put the words or a picture to each GS on one side of the card and Nothing on the
other side With each set, Place cards face down and randomly in a circle like
clock numbers. A distance from each other.
Put children into 2 groups. Time children (3 minutes) to put GS in order
with the “My Gospel Standards” at the top. See how well the remembered