I will do these things on the Sabbath
Friend Oct. 2005, suggestion # 1

Help the children read and discuss Exodus 20:8–11.

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, such as:

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:

Seek for a good variety of songs and activities.


  1. Give each child a piece of paper to fold into 16 squares.
  2. Invite them to write or draw things suggested by the group in three or four of the squares.
  3. Distribute crayons, markers, and colored paper, and invite each child to decorate a small container or envelope for their "Sabbath Day Activities."
  4. Suggest that the children take the paper home and fill in the rest of the squares with the help of their families.
  5. Cut the paper into 16 squares and put them into the container.
  6. Each week they can honor the Sabbath day by drawing a square out of the container and doing that activity with their family.