I can follow God's
by Shannon, Ohio
Here is what we did for our quarterly activity last month.
We called it " I CAN follow God's plan by....."
We had 5 stations that they rotated through.
We had the missionaires come and talk about baptism and how/why its done.
opened up the font and let the kids look inside.
We had a class on how/when to say prayers and the teacher had the room dark
and had flashlights for them and talked how prayer was like a light
to guide us but we have to turn it on. We made light switch covers (ahead
of time) for the children to remind them to pray.
This class was on how to make the scriptures come to life. We had a real
dynamic teacher that retold scripture stories in a way the children would
stay interested. At the end of her presentation, the children strung beads
unto bookmarks. We purchased colorful beads with the letters
I-W-F-G-P-F-M. ( I will follow Gods plan for me) They loved that!!
This class was held in the chapel and the teacher talked about what we
should be thinking about during the sacrament and talked about the
importance and the covenants we make and symbols of the sacrament.
I taught this class I told the history of tithing. I printed off "Malachi
Money" - 10 $1 for each child. Each child filled out there own tithing
slip and then I made a big pocket out of
poster board and they had to put their tithing in the pocket on the way out
to go shopping at the Malachi market for their lunch. We had a small
variety of things they could "buy" for lunch using their Malachi Money. We
had little cash registers at the end of the food lines and my counselors
really got into playing the cashiers! The children loved shopping and
choosing for their lunch.
It was sooo easy and little to no cleanup! We had a
great turnout and I felt that it was a great way to start out a new year by
using the primary theme for the program for our first quarterly activity.