My body is a temple
Friend Jan 2004, suggestion # 5
Teach the children that their bodies are temples
Sing “The Lord Gave Me a Temple” (p. 153).
Learning and living My Gospel Standards will help them
care for their body inside and out.
- “I will keep my mind and body sacred and pure, and I
will not partake of things that are harmful to me
- I will dress modestly to show respect for Heavenly
Father and myself
- I will only read and watch things that are pleasing
to Heavenly Father.
Choose an object or picture to represent each of the three
- an apple
- a good book
- a picture of a modestly dressed child.
Write one of the standards on the board.
- Choose one child to go out of the room and one to
hide the object.
- Have the child return and find the object by having
the children repeat the standard over and over.
- As the child gets closer to the object, the children
recite it more loudly.
- When the child is far away from the object, the
children recite it more softly.
- When the child has found the object, have him
or her name one way we can live this standard.
- Cover the standard and play again.
- Post the next standard and repeat.
- For older children, you might do two standards at a
- Sing “Keep the Commandments” (pp. 146–47) and pass
the three objects.
- When the music stops, children name
a) the gospel standard that goes with their object
b) what they can do to live it.
- Encourage the children to recite the standards they
have learned to a family member.