for younger children
(Friend Apr 2004 Suggestion # 5)
Read aloud Matthew
Explain what a peacemaker is and how we can be peacemakers in our homes.
Let the children act out some things they would do if Jesus were visiting their homes.
Prepare some case studies (see
Make the box look like a home. For the door, make a rectangle with a smiling face on one side and a frowning face on the other (see Primary 2 manual, lesson 22).
Let the children choose one of the studies out of the box and act it out.
While they are acting, have the frowning face show until they act out being a peacemaker; then turn the door around to show the smiling face.
Sing "Smiles" (p. 267).