I can feel the influence of the Holy Ghost.
(Friend Aug 2006, suggestion # 2)

Put GAK 602 (The Gift of the Holy Ghost) in a wrapped box or gift bag.
Write clues on strips of paper to help the children guess what the gift is.


Place clues in a container.
Explain that there is a special gift represented in the box and they must guess what it is as they read the clues.

Have the pianist play "The Still Small Voice" (pp. 106–7) as you pass the container. Stop the music, then let a child read a clue and try to guess. Continue until the correct guess is made.

Review all the clues to help the children understand the Holy Ghost.

Sing "The Still Small Voice." Post GAK 602 and ask, "What steps do we need to take to be able to receive the gift of the Holy Ghost?"

Recite Articles of Faith 1:4 and review each of the principles taught.
Reinforce the principle that we receive the gift of the Holy Ghost by the laying on of hands from a worthy Melchizedek Priesthood holder.


For older children:

Let the children read and portray the story of Simon in Acts 8:9–25.
Post a copy of "My Gospel Standards" and teach that we must keep the commandments to have the Holy Ghost as a constant companion.


For younger children:

Choose pictures from the GAK or Primary picture packets that show children engaged in various activities.
As you show each picture, have the children stand up for those activities that invite the Holy Ghost, and sit down for those that don't.


All children:

Sing "Choose the Right Way" (pp. 160–61).
Give each child a cutout of a paper hand. Invite them to write or draw one thing they will do to invite the Holy Ghost to be with them this week.
Make a collage in the Primary room or let the children take them home to share with their families.