pet a rattlesnake
after an activity on the internet)
SING: Old McDonald
had a farm
Have a bag of 4-5 harmless stuffed animals.
A child comes up and pulls an animal out
of my bag and tell whether they could pet it and snuggle with it. At last
show a snake...
Show a picture of Elder David E Sorenson.
Can you pet a rattlesnake?
Then tell the story Elder David E Sorenson's
gave in his talk at April conference:
“My mind raced back to the days of my
youth on the farm. In the summertime one of our responsibilities was to
haul hay from the fields into the barn for winter storage. My dad would
pitch the hay onto a flatbed wagon. I would then tromp down the hay to
get as much as possible on the wagon. One day, in one of the loose bundles
pitched onto the wagon was a rattlesnake! When I looked at it, I was concerned,
excited, and afraid. The snake was lying in the nice, cool hay. The sun
was glistening on its diamond back. After a few moments the snake stopped
rattling, became still, and I became very curious. I started to get closer
and leaned over for a better look, when suddenly I heard a call from my
father: "David, my boy, you can't pet a rattlesnake!”
SING: We listen to a
Who is David Sorensen?
He is a Seventy, a servant for our Lord.
Recited the scripture:
What I the Lord have spoken, I have spoken? whether by mine own
voice or by the voice of my servants, it is the same"
President Hinckley's has warned us about
some “snakes” in our lives:
Show video from
President Hinckley's fireside to the youth in Oct 2000 where he
first talked about the Six B's. I started
it where he starts talking about "Be Smart" (the words Be Smart showing
on the screen) and ended where his name shows on the screen. He makes three
points. After each point I pause the video and ask what he just said. The
three points are: 1) Don't let the filthy poison of tv, videos, literature
or the internet poison you 2) Avoid evil talk and 3) Choose friends carefully.
(this video section lasts about 3 minutes).
SING: I want to be
kind to ev’ryone
Elder Sorensen's talk:
Recently my granddaughter Jennifer was
invited to go with several of her
school friends to a dinner and a movie.
The girls all agreed on the movie
they were going to see, and Jennifer was
comfortable attending. However,
the girl who left dinner to buy the movie
tickets for the group returned
with tickets to a different movie than
was planned! She said, "It is a
great show, and it's - ."
Jennifer, caught by surprise, couldn't
believe the situation had changed so
quickly. But fortunately she had made
up her mind before she ever found
herself in this position that she would
not watch - movies. She was able to
stand firm and say to her friends, "I
can't go see an - movie. My parents
would not approve." To which the girls
replied, "Oh, come on! Your parents
will never know!" Confronted with this,
Jennifer went on to say, "Well,
actually it doesn't matter whether my
parents will know. I just don't go to
Her friends were upset and tried to get
her to relent. They told her she
"was ruining everything." When she would
not give in, they threw the ticket
and change in her face and deserted her
for the - movie. It wound up being
a lonely night full of rejection from
her friends. But it was a great
moment for Jennifer and our family.8 She
gained confidence, self-worth, and
spiritual power. You need to decide
now how you will act.
GAME: “No, I just
won't do that”
Call up children to pick items from a
table with tape on the back (items include pictures of cigarettes, drugs,
friends, coffee, stealing, many ear piercing, tattoos, computer, TV, video,
Let them show the picture, say what it
is, then pretend you are the friend and are asking them to do whatever
the item is. Tell them to say
“No, I just won't
do that” no matter what you say. You say things like "Just try
one cigarette, "What are you chicken", "I won't like you anymore", "You
won't be my friend if you don't". After every time prompt them and the
rest of the children to say “No, I just won't
Tell them that after a while of the same
thing over and over, your friend will get bored of hearing the same thing
and leave you alone. Decide now what you say when you are tempted with
a poisonous snake.
SING: Jesus said
How many of you remeber what President
Hinckley has told us. Rreview the Six B's:
What if ... President
Hinckley/JESUS Came to Your House:
Be grateful- point to the sky
Be smart- point to the head
Be clean- point to the mouth (as in clean
Be true- hand on heart
Be humble- hand on stomach as in fasting
Be prayerful- hands on knees
If they came unexpectedly, would you turn
off the TV and hope they hadn't heard?
Wish you hadn't yelled at your brother
that last mean word?
What if ...
President Hinckley/JESUS Came to Your school:
Would you go right on doing the things
you always do?
Would you keep on saying the things you
If they came...
Would life continue as it does from day
Would the things you say to your parents
be the same or be chosen with care
Would you remember to say your nightly
Would you sing songs you always sing,
and be proud of the books you've read?
Would the video game you like to play
be hidden under the bed?
Would you be glad to have him meet your
closet friends ~ or would you hope they'd stay away until his visit ends?
BUT he has sent an
representative, the Holy Ghost....
If you felt bad about one or two things,
you might want to change those things in your lift. The Holy Ghost can
not stay with you, if you do TRY to do your very best, all the time.
FHE video, supplement 2, #10 "The
SING: The Holy Ghost
* Bear testimony that you know President
Hinckley is a prophet and we should
think “Would I do this if President Hinckley/Jesus
were here?” before we act.
Remember not to pet rattlesnakes
~ Be Clean.