I partake of the sacrament to renew my baptismal covenant with Heavenly Father
Friend June 2007, suggestion #  4
Display a loaf of bread and a pitcher of water. Also display  GAK 604 (Passing the Sacrament). Ask the children what the difference is between plain bread and water and sacrament bread and water. Explain that the sacrament is sacred because it has been blessed by priesthood authority. It reminds us of Jesus’s body and blood.

Use True to the Faith,  147–49, and Gospel Principles,  151–56, to help you create questions such as “Who introduced the sacrament?” (Christ), “Who passes the sacrament?” (priesthood holders, usually the deacons), and “What should we think of while the sacrament is being passed?” (Christ and His Atonement). Ask enough questions to help the children understand the sacrament. Use a picture of the sacrament to create a puzzle. Cut the picture into puzzle pieces, making the same number of pieces as questions. Each time a question is answered correctly, invite the child to tape a puzzle piece to the chalkboard. When the puzzle is complete, sing  “To Think about Jesus” (p. 71). Point out that while the song sounds a little sad when it begins, its ending sounds happy. Although the sacrament is a time to be very quiet, it is also a time to be happy as we think of what Jesus has done for us. Bear testimony of the importance of the sacrament.


For younger children:
Add actions to the poem “The Sacrament” (Friend, Feb. 1995, 16). Help the children memorize the poem by repeating it several times.

Quietly I eat the bread (fingers to mouth)
and drink the water too. (fingers pretending to hold a sacrament cup to mouth)
I fold my arms (fold arms)
and think of Jesus— (finger to forehead)
That’s what I should do. (nod head)