(Friend Feb. 2005, suggestion # 4)
John 14:15 with the children.
Help them memorize the scripture by using simple visuals such as a cutout heart (love) and a representation of a Ten Commandments tablet.
Teach the children that Jesus showed His love for Heavenly Father by always being obedient.
Display GAK picture 227.
Read with the children the story of Christ in Gethsemane
Explain that even though it was not easy, Christ was willing to do what Heavenly Father wanted Him to do to help us return home to Him.
Pass out paper, pencils, and/or crayons to the children,
and invite them to write a note or draw a picture to send to a missionary,
member of the military, someone who is homebound, or your bishop or branch
Have the pianist play while the children complete this project.
Sing "Keep the Commandments" (pp. 146–47).
Send home a few paper hearts with each child. Explain that they can do anonymous acts of kindness and leave a heart as a clue that they are showing love to Heavenly Father by keeping the commandments