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I Can Do All Things through Christ Which Strengtheneth Me

Week plan for October 14–20

Philippians; Colossians

Young children




Background image: Racines La Réunion via Wikimedia Commons




Memorize: "I can do all things through Christ." Philippians 4:13


Songs: Have your children each pick a song or two that makes them happy.

  • Sing a song together in bad form: slouching, frowning, quiet, and slurring words together. Then repeat the song with your best singing.

  • Play musical chairs or do a conga line around the house with the songs playing.



Monday

Doctrine: Church leaders love me and pray for me. Philippians 1:3–4; Colossians 1:3, 9


Scripture

Coloring page

Activities

  • Pull these leader circles (Ctrl F "leaders") out of a hat one at a time and explain how each of them pray for your children.

  • Show a picture of Jesus Christ, and share examples of Him praying for someone (see Luke 22:32; 3 Nephi 19:21, 23).

  • Take aside each child individually into a private room and let your child listen as you pray for him or her.


Tuesday

Doctrine: I can rejoice in the Lord. Philippians 4:4, 8


Scripture

  • Read aloud Philippians 4:4 with a huge grin and as much animation as possible. Then ask what "rejoice" means.

Coloring page

Activities

  • Draw smiley faces on sticky notes and put them on a picture of Christ. Take turns grabbing smiley notes and sticking them on family members.

  • Do the Frowny Face Challenge.

  • Watch the Tabernacle Choir sing Rejoice, the Lord Is King. Point out the happiest faces. Singing our testimony of Jesus can make us feel happy.


Wednesday

Doctrine: I can rejoice in the Lord. Philippians 4:4, 8


Scripture

  • Read Philippians 4:8 and say that there is an Article of Faith that sounds a lot like it. Have your children try to guess which one while you read them in a random order.

Coloring page

Activities

  • Show and Tell things that make each of you happy. Finish with a picture of the Savior.

  • Read the story My Heart Is Happy.

  • Snap a picture of your children being super smiley and text it to someone special (or share on social media) with a caption about how you love the Lord.


Thursday

Doctrine: I can rejoice in the Lord. Philippians 4:4, 8


Scripture

Coloring page

Activities

  • Show this poster and then help each child to draw their own poster of a hard thing they can accomplish through the Lord's strengthening power.

  • Print and string this Paul in Prison lacing card (Ctrl F "Paul").

  • Sing "Jesus Wants Me for a Sunbeam" and talk about how Jesus wants us to be happy and smiling.


Friday

Doctrine: My faith should be “rooted” in Jesus Christ. Colossians 1:23; 2:6–7


Scripture

Coloring page

Activities

  • Go outside and have your children try to push over a large tree. Explain how roots keep the tree firmly in the ground.

  • Point out the roots in these two tree pictures (pg 4). Which one has stronger roots? Which tree would we be like if we are grounded and rooted in Christ?

  • Do this Acting as Trees activity (pg 5).


Saturday

Doctrine: My faith should be “rooted” in Jesus Christ. Colossians 1:23; 2:6–7


Scripture

Coloring page

Activities

  • Watch Spiritual Whirlwinds.

  • Create artistic renditions of Jesus Christ using each child's desired medium (e.g. a playdough statue, a watercolor painting, etc). Then share testimonies of Him.

  • Have your children circle each word they find in this picture of tree roots (Ctrl F "print rooted"). Read aloud the words as they are found.


Sunday


Family History

  • Record in a journal your family goals from General Conference.









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