I will do these things on the
Friend Oct. 2005,
suggestion # 1
Help the children read and discuss
- What does Heavenly Father teach us about the Sabbath
- When was the Sabbath day hallowed?
- What does that mean?
Ask the children to help you think of ways to keep the
Sabbath day holy.
With the help of the music leader, pick songs from the
Children's Songbook that suggest activities appropriate for the Sabbath day,
As you sing each song, ask the children to listen for
things they could do on the Sabbath day.
Help them develop their ideas into activities such as:
- filling out a family group sheet,
- asking Mom or Dad to tell a story about their
- going to church with the family and singing all the
- thinking about Jesus during the sacrament,
- going on a walk to increase gratitude for nature,
- learning the name of one new plant and drawing a
picture of it,
- writing a letter,
- calling or visiting grandparents,
- telling a scripture story with puppets or
Seek for a good variety of songs and activities.
- Give each child a piece of paper to fold into 16
- Invite them to write or draw things suggested by the
group in three or four of the squares.
- Distribute crayons, markers, and colored paper, and
invite each child to decorate a small container or envelope for their "Sabbath
- Suggest that the children take the paper home and
fill in the rest of the squares with the help of their families.
- Cut the paper into 16 squares and put them into the
- Each week they can honor the Sabbath day by drawing a
square out of the container and doing that activity with their family.