I will only do things that are pleasing to Heavenly
Friend Oct. 2005, suggestion # 3
Two of My Gospel Standards talk about doing things that are "pleasing to Heavenly Father."
How do we know what is "pleasing to Heavenly Father"?
From Articles of Faith 1:13, write on wordstrips the following four words and phrases in large letters:
VIRTUOUS, LOVELY, GOOD REPORT, PRAISEWORTHY
Cut each word into letters and put each word in an envelope. (You may want to clip together the letters to the words GOOD and REPORT separately, but put them in the same envelope.)
Divide the children and teachers into four groups. Invite them to unscramble the word(s) and glue the letters in order on the envelope.
Tell the children that the following activities will help them learn the meaning of the words and what is "pleasing to Heavenly Father."
Divide the room into four stations, post
one of the words at each station, and rotate the four groups through each of
the following activities:
(1) Read a story from the Friend. Ask the children to share titles of their favorite books or stories.
(2) Play a game or do an activity from the Friend.
(3) Sing songs from the "Fun and Activity" section of the Children's Songbook (pp. 250–85). You may want to add simple rhythm instruments or pipe chimes.
(4) Play a short video segment appropriate for children from the church library, such as Sharing Time with President Hinckley (item no. 53331).
Gather the children and discuss the
activities and how they felt while participating in them. Emphasize that we
want to be able to feel the Spirit when we are reading, singing, or watching
Repeat or sing the thirteenth article of faith (pp. 132–33)