I will seek good friends and treat others kindly
Friend Oct. 2005, suggestion # 4
Post on the board eight to ten pictures from
the GAK of Christ doing kind acts for others.
These might include:
Jesus Healing the Blind (213),
Stilling the Storm (214),
Jesus Blessing Jairus's Daughter (215),
Christ and the Children (216).
Repeat with the children "I will seek good friends and treat others kindly" (from My Gospel Standards).
Ask two or three children to tell about one
of their friends, and ask them what makes a person a friend.
Have them look at the pictures on the board and ask:
"Who else is our friend?"
Sing "Jesus Is Our Loving Friend" (p. 58).
Teach that Jesus is not only our friend, but taught us how to be a friend by His example. Invite a child from each class to choose one of the pictures from the board.
Have each class read the story about the picture from the scriptures or the back of the picture and prepare to role-play the story for the rest of the Primary (see TNGC, p. 178).
As each class presents their role play, discuss ways that Jesus's example helps us be a friend.
Help the children find and memorize the
"Golden Rule" from
Sing "Jesus Said Love Everyone" (p. 61).
Prepare pictures of different people who could be friends to the children, including:
etc. (Pictures can be found in Primary picture packets, flannel-board series, and Children's Songbook.)
Invite the children to sit in a circle. Have the stack of pictures facing down. Toss a beanbag to a child in the circle, then have him or her choose the picture on top and tell one way he or she could be a friend to that person and treat him or her kindly.
If your Primary is large, have more than one circle of children.
Play the game until each child has had a turn.
Gather the children and read or tell the circumstances of Christ's commandment to love one another (see John 13:34–35).
Sing "Love One Another" (p. 136).