When I serve my family, I serve God
CSMP-booklet 2010 pg. 23
“When ye are in the
service of your fellow beings ye are only in the
service of your God” (Mosiah 2:17) on the
board and discuss its meaning.
Help the children memorize it by dividing the scripture into two sections and having half of the children say the first part (“When ye are in the service of your fellow beings”) and the other half say the second part (“Ye are only in the service of your God”). Repeat several times.
Sing “When We’re Helping” (CS, 198), substituting the word serving for the word helping. Repeat the song, substituting other family members for mother (for example, father, brother, and sister).
Invite the children to pantomime a service they could perform for that family member while they sing. Remind the children that when we serve others, we serve God.
Draw a clock on the chalkboard. Divide the children into groups and assign each group a different time of the day. Tell the children that they can serve their family anytime during the day. Say to the children, “Tick tock, tick tock, it’s time to serve at ____ o’clock!” Invite the group assigned to that time to stand, and allow them to share one way they could serve their family at that time of day. Repeat until all the groups have had a turn.