I am created in the image of God.  My body is a temple.
CSMP-booklet 2009, January week 3


Tell the children you want to show them two temples. 

Have them look up "Temple" in the Bible Dictionary (pages 780-81), and help them find that a temple is literally a house of the Lord - a place where the Lord may come. 

Read 1 Corinthians 3:16 and help the children understand why the Lord refers to our bodies as temples. 
Discuss the following questions:

Give each child a word or picture that would answer one of these questions, such as nutritious food, modest clothing, sleep and grooming, and acts of service. 
Let each child match his or her picture to one of the questions. 

Also discuss the Word of Wisdom and things that are not pleasing to the Lord, such as tattoos, drug abuse, and so on. 

Sing, "The Lord Gave Me a Temple" (CS, 153)

and bear testimony of the sacred nature of the body.