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Be Ye Reconciled to God

Week plan for September 9–15

2 Corinthians 1–7

Young children








Memorize: "Comfort them which are in any trouble." 2 Corinthians 1:4


Song of the Week: Help Me, Dear Father (CS 99)

  • Have your children draw something that makes them mad and hold tight to the pictures while singing. Give them a candy only if they drop their pictures. (Idea from Emily Davis)

  • Clap each word. Once finished singing, ask what their favorite word was from the song.

  • Body rhythm (idea from Sharla Dance): *a pat is hitting the front of your legs with your palms

Pat*, clap, clap

Stomp, clap, clap

Snap, clap, clap

Snap, clap, clap



Monday

Doctrine: Heavenly Father comforts me, and I can comfort others. 2 Corinthians 1:3–4


Scripture

  • Read 2 Cor. 1:3-4 wrapped warm blankets (throw them in the dryer for 5 minutes.)

Coloring page

Activities


Tuesday

Doctrine: I can repent. 2 Corinthians 7:8–11


Scripture

  • Hug each other when you read the word "sorry" in 2 Cor. 7:8-11. Cheer when you read "repent" or "repentance."

Coloring page

Activities


Wednesday

Doctrine: I can repent and forgive. 2 Corinthians 7:8–11, 2 Corinthians 2:7–8, 10


Scripture

Coloring page

Activities


Thursday

Doctrine: I can forgive others. 2 Corinthians 2:7–8, 10


Scripture Story

Coloring page

Activities

  • Practice calming strategies (can be made into a booklet) to help your children cope with anger so they can forgive.

  • Use emotion puppets to talk about how repenting and forgiving make everyone happier.

  • Tape each page of scenarios on a different wall. Run back and forth across the room to read the scenarios.


Friday

Doctrine: I can forgive others. 2 Corinthians 2:7–8, 10


Scripture

  • Read 2 Cor. 2:7–8, 10, and invite your children to place their hands over their hearts every time they hear the words "forgive" and "forgave."

Coloring page

Activities

  • Make a feelings booklet to help your children explain their emotions during conflict.

  • Role-play stuffed animals apologizing, making it right, and forgiving. When an animal is mean, tape a dark dot to him; remove the dot when the animal repents.

  • Read the story Can't We Be Friends?


Saturday

Doctrine: I believe in being honest. 2 Corinthians 4:1–2


Scripture

  • Memorize the phrase “We believe in being honest” (Articles of Faith 1:13).

Coloring page

Activities


Sunday


Family History

  • Make a list of the family heirlooms around the house and have your children compete to see who can find them all based on clues you provide. (Idea from here)










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