I show love for Jesus Christ when I keep the commandments
CSMP-booklet 2010 pg. 18
To help the children memorize John 14:15, draw a picture of a heart and a picture depicting the Ten Commandments.
Divide the children into two groups. Hold up the picture
of the heart in front of one group and have them stand and say, “If
ye love me.”
Hold up the picture of the Ten Commandments in front of the other group and have them stand and say, “Keep my commandments.” Repeat several times. Older children could learn the first part of John 14:21 (“He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me”) in the same way.
Prepare pieces of paper with a commandment written on each one (such as read the scriptures, dress modestly, and obey the Word of Wisdom). Put the papers in a container, and have a child choose one and act out a way to keep the commandment. Have the other children guess what he or she is doing.
Sing “Keep the commandments” (CS, 146–47). As you sing the chorus, have the child lead the other children in acting out how they can keep the commandment. Invite several children to share how keeping this commandment will bless them.
Display “My Gospel Standards” and review the standards with the children. Explain that following these standards shows our love for Jesus Christ.
Write each of the following scripture references on separate pieces of paper:
Divide the children into groups and give each group one of the scriptures to read together. Have them match the scripture to one of the gospel standards and discuss how they can live that standard. Invite them to share their thoughts with the rest of the Primary children.