Heavenly Father has a plan for me
(CSMP 2007 booklet, February week 2)

Explain that Heavenly Father’s plan is a journey that began in heaven.
Sing “I Lived in Heaven” (CS 4)

Set up areas representing premortal life, earth life, and life after death.
Have the children journey through the areas, each carrying a bag.

Area 1:
Teach the children about the premortal life.
Put in their bags words or objects that represent their spirit bodies, agency, the Creation, and the Savior.

Area 2:
Teach about the purposes of earth life.
Give the children words or objects that represent their physical bodies, families, the gospel, ordinances, obedience, and sin.
Discuss the importance of repentance and let the children trade their “sins” for a representation of the Atonement.
Explain that our spirits and bodies separate at death, and remove their “physical bodies” from the bags.

Area 3:
Teach about the spirit world, explaining that it is a place where our spirits wait for the resurrection.
Explain that we will all be resurrected (add the “physical bodies” to their bags again) and judged for our choices on earth.
Teach them that the Atonement makes it possible for us to live with Heavenly Father again.

Sing “I Will Follow God’s Plan” (CS, 164–65).