WEEK 4 Because I know that I am a child of God and that Jesus Christ is my Savior, I will . . .
* Bring up a couple chairs to the front. Have a picture of a family and put out a little rug. Make it a cozy setting. Explain to the children that we are having a pretend family home evening. You have 2 friends from school who wanted to come to FHE. They aren't members. The lesson you are going to be giving is " Because I know that I am a child of God and that Jesus Christ is my Savior, I will . . ." Have them split into small groups and come up with a 2 minute thought and scripture that they can present in front of the primary.
* For the Senior Sharing Time ONLY. In Preach my gospel, page 126 there is an attribute activity. Start off by reading Doctrine and Covenants 58:26-28, "For behold, it is not meet that I should command in all things; for he that is compelled in all things, the same is a slothful and not a wise servant; wherefore he receiveth no reward. Verily I say, men should be anxiously engaged in a good cause, and do many things of their own free will, and bring to pass much righteousness; For the power is in them, wherein they are agents unto themselves. And inasmuch as men do good they shall in nowise lose their reward." Explain that we are all children of God,
* Have 2 cans in the front labeled WILL and WON'T. Also have a bag. Give the children some strips of paper. Have them write things they will do and things they won't do because they know they are children of Heavenly Father and that Jesus is our Savior. (Teachers or older children can help younger children by writing for them) Have them put all their strips of paper in the bag. Have a child come up and choose a strip of paper when everyone is done. Read the strip EXCEPT for the word will or won't. Have the primary then decide if it's something we will do or won't do and put into the correct can accordingly.
* Bring a back pack and introduce it as your new year's back pack. Have 2009 taped to it. All year you've been learning in primary that we are children of God and that Jesus is our Savior. You've packed a bag for the new year with lots of things you could do. Now you need the primary children's help to decide what is the most important things to take and actually DO in the new year. (You can have things inside like a video game, scriptures, a picture of someone praying, tickets to a basketball game on a Sunday, a dustpan to help clean the church, a pass along card, a picture of the temple, a picture of a couch potato, a modest dress... etc.) Ask the children what are other things they can do?