He Sent His Son (CS 34)
Friend April 2006, suggestion # 3
Use the song "He Sent His Son" (pp. 34–35) to help the children understand how Heavenly Father sent the Savior to bless us.
Using questions and GAK pictures that relate to lines of
the song, have the children review the life of the Savior.
Use similar questions with the following pictures:
Give each child a piece of paper and a pencil.
Divide the children into four groups.
Assign each group a section of the song to illustrate.
The first group would draw pictures for the first lines: "How could the Father tell the world of love and tenderness? He sent his Son, a newborn babe, with peace and holiness."
Have the pianist play the song quietly in the background
as the children draw.
Invite each group to show their pictures and describe them.
Have the group with the final lines ("What does he ask? Live like his Son.") stand in front of the room and share their pictures of things we can do to live like His Son.
Invite the children to hold up their pictures for their lines as they sing the song.
Express gratitude for the Savior and for the blessing of having Him come to earth.