I will keep my mind and body sacred and pure
Friend Oct. 2005, suggestion # 2

Teach the Word of Wisdom and the standard of modesty by preparing strips of paper with the following references written on them: from D&C 89, verses 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, and 14; and the following quotes from President Hinckley ~ "How truly beautiful is a well-groomed young woman who is clean in body and mind." "How handsome is a young man who is well groomed. He is a son of God, deemed worthy of holding the holy priesthood of God." "[A son of God] does not need tattoos or earrings on or in his body." "I promise you that the time will come, if you have tattoos, that you will regret your actions." "As for the young women, . . . one modest pair of earrings is sufficient." "There is no need for any Latter-day Saint boy or girl, . . . to even try [drugs]." (See "A Prophet's Counsel and Prayer for Youth," Ensign, Jan. 2001, 2–11).

From the Primary 1 picture packet, enlarge and copy picture 1-38 (Children Playing Ball).
Cut into eight to ten puzzle pieces.
Write questions that review the principles taught, such as:

Attach one question to the back of each puzzle piece.
Read the questions one at a time, and invite the child who answers the question correctly to help put the puzzle together.
Point out the health and dress of the children in the picture.
Read the promise made to those who obey the Word of Wisdom (in D&C 89:18–21) and bear testimony of the importance of obedience to these principles.
Sing "For Health and Strength" (p. 21) in a round.


For younger children:
Teach practices of good grooming, cleanliness, and good health with pictures and objects.
Continue with the review questions and puzzle