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Thy Faith Hath Made Thee Whole

Week plan for MARCH 4–10; Matthew 8–9; Mark 2–5

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Monday

Doctrine: Jesus has power to perform miracles. Matthew 8–9; Mark 25


Song of the week: The Miracle (The Friend June 2018)

Scripture story

Memorize: “Thy faith hath made thee whole” (Mark 5:34)

  • Make actions for the words, such as the following ideas: thy/thee (point to someone); faith (squat down as a seed, then grow); whole (leprechaun jig-- kind of like the lame man healed by Peter in the Bible Video, because he was so happy to have use of his legs again)

Coloring page

Activities

  • Research together--or have a Boy Scout demonstrate--methods for transporting an injured person. Practice on each other. Have fun acting injured with moaning and groaning, bandages, and the like. Include making an improvised stretcher, either simply using a blanket or trying something fancier like a duct tape, tarp, or jacket stretcher. Discuss with your children how the paralyzed man's friends had to make something like that to carry their friend all the way to Jesus because the man could not walk.

  • Draw and color a small person, cut him out, and then make a stretcher bed for him from a piece of felt and popsicle sticks. Then create a house from blocks, Legos, or a shoebox and make a hole in the roof. Act out the story of Jesus healing the man sick of the palsy.

  • Go outside and look at your roof. Ask your children if it would have been hard for the friends of the paralyzed man to lift him onto the roof. Would it be easier with stairs or a ladder? Emphasize that the friends had faith in Jesus so they did whatever it took to get their sick friend to Him to be healed.

  • Tell the miracle in a unique visual way with strips of card and brass fasteners. Popsicle sticks would work instead, although they wouldn't be fastened together. Have your children practice telling the story themselves with the shapes.

  • Make a paper craft of Christ healing the paralytic.

  • Do this paralyzed pretzel eaters activity.


Tuesday

Doctrine: Jesus has power to perform miracles. Matthew 8–9; Mark 25


Song of the week: The Miracle (The Friend June 2018)

  • Dance to the song with scarves or ribbons. Actions to try with your scarves: walked upon the water (shake them like waves), stilled the storm (pulled tight to stop), his hands (wrap scarf around hand look like a leper hand), lame to walk (on legs), blind see (over eyes and remove), fed (do circle towards yourself like eating), daughter died (drop the cloth), raised her from (toss into air and catch.) (Idea from Jaymie Lepinski Bryson)

Scripture story

Memorize: “Thy faith hath made thee whole” (Mark 5:34)

  • Talk about the meaning of each of the words.

Coloring page

Activities

  • Play these simple games called Who Touched Me and Touch the Teacher.

  • Set up a crowd dodging obstacle course for your children.

  • Stretch out your arms and reeeach for all the pictures of the Savior hanging in your home.

  • Make a Jesus Heals craft with a paper heart and band-aids.

  • Play a match game to connect Christs' mortal missions (make the blind to see, the deaf to hear, the lame to walk, heal broken-hearted) to pictures of eyes, ears, feet, heart.


Wednesday

Doctrine: Jesus has power to perform miracles. Matthew 8–9; Mark 25


Song of the week: The Miracle (The Friend June 2018)

  • Clap each triplet rhythm (the words "miracle," "incredible," "impossible").

Scripture story

Memorize: “Thy faith hath made thee whole” (Mark 5:34)

  • Write the words on/in bottle caps and have your children unscramble the words to put the scripture phrase in order.

Coloring page

Activities

  • Show your children how to take their pulse and listen to their heartbeat. Discuss that these are signs that a person is still alive. Explain that the 12 year old girl in the story wasn't alive anymore; her heart and pulse had stopped. She was dead and people were already getting ready for her funeral. Then Jesus used His power to bring her back to life with a heartbeat again. Imitate the lub-dub of a heart beating. (Idea from here)

  • Sing "I Stand All Amazed" (Hymn 193) and read Jesus Christ Is Our Savior. Give each of your children a colored pencil and assign them to find a specific word and color it while you read.

  • Take turns laying very still in a bed and then suddenly sitting up with opened eyes.

  • Print, cut, and color a finger puppet of Jairus' daughter.


Thursday

Doctrine: Jesus has power to perform miracles. Matthew 8–9; Mark 25


Song of the week: The Miracle (The Friend June 2018)

  • While listening to the song, join your children in drawing out some of Jesus' miracles in these comic book templates.

Scripture story

Memorize: “Thy faith hath made thee whole” (Mark 5:34)

  • Carve the words into a flat slab of playdough.

Coloring page

Activities


Friday

Doctrine: When I am afraid or in danger, Jesus can help me feel peace. Mark 4:35–41


Song of the week: The Miracle (The Friend June 2018)

  • Chorus actions: miracles (clap); impossible (punch hand up in the air); incredible (stand up); rescues (reach down with both hands and pull up.) (Idea from Rachel Lautenschlager)

Scripture story

Memorize: “Thy faith hath made thee whole” (Mark 5:34)

  • Stand shoulder to shoulder in a line. The person on the end of the line starts by reciting the phrase, then leans their weight on the next person in line, who in turn recites the scripture and leans on the next person. See how many people in the line can say the phrase before someone topples over.

Coloring page

Activities

  • Make a tempest in a bottle.

  • Sing/listen to "Master the Tempest is Raging" (Hymn 105). Everyone hold the edges of a sheet and wave it up and down during the song. At the words, "peace, be still," pull the sheet taut. If singing, try using opera voices and majorly accentuating the dynamics.

  • Create a human rainstorm by doing these actions together: rub your hands together (wind), then tap a finger on your palm (sprinkles), then snap your fingers (getting louder), then clap (loud rain), and finally stomp your feet (thunder). Then do all the actions working backwards until the sound stops and the storm has passed.

  • Help your children draw pictures of things/situations that scare them. Then say that the prophet has told us some ways to keep from being afraid when scary things happen. As you read (paraphrase to facilitate understanding) each section of counsel from the prophet, have one of your children rip of their drawing. Then listen to the song "Peace in Christ". Testify to your children that when they feel afraid, Jesus can help them feel peace. The Savior, and His love for us, is more powerful than all the scary things in the world. Save the ripped papers for an activity on Saturday.


Saturday

Doctrine: When I am afraid or in danger, Jesus can help me feel peace. Mark 4:35–41


Song of the week: The Miracle (The Friend June 2018)

  • Write the lyrics with dry erase on a whiteboard. Let your children erase words from the song they know well. Continue singing until more words can be erased.

Scripture story

Memorize: “Thy faith hath made thee whole” (Mark 5:34)

  • Let each child choose a few skittles or other colored candy (or various colored vegetables even!). Assign each color to be a certain number of words from the scripture phrase that must be said. For example, red: 4 (child must say "thy faith hath made") or green: 2 ("thy faith").

Coloring page

Activities

  • Make an outline of a boat on the floor using masking tape. Have your children stand inside the boat while you replicate a storm by turning on a fan, flickering the lights, spraying water, and banging pots. You may want to make "water" from balled-up blue paper for them to empty out of the boat with a bucket. (Idea adapted from here). Read Mark 4:35–39. Tell your children, "Imagine you were in the boat with Jesus and His disciples on the Sea of Galilee. Imagine a great storm. The ship rocks to and fro, the wind howls, and the water splashes around you. Imagine what you would be thinking and feeling. Now imagine seeing the disciples as they wake Jesus. Think about how the Lord’s voice sounded when He rose and said, 'Peace, be still.' Imagine how the sea looked when the wind stopped blowing and how amazed the disciples were when the wind and the sea obeyed Jesus." (Quotation from here)

  • Draw the storm with chalk on black paper. Help your children write on their papers some things or situations that make them scared. Then tape a picture of Christ over top of each picture, explaining that Jesus can help us not feel afraid.

  • Make blue jello boat treats.

  • Print these Bright Idea posters (1 and 2) and fold them up to fit inside an envelope labeled "Open When I Feel Scared". Add the shredded pictures from the activity on Friday. Ask each child what he or she has learned yesterday and today about Jesus helping them not feel afraid. Dictate their words onto a note card. Think of your own ideas to remedy their fears (i.e. "Sing your favorite Primary song," "Go hug mommy and daddy," or "Hold a picture of Jesus") and list them on the back of the card. Place the card in the envelope with anything else you think would be helpful. Let your child choose a spot they will remember to find it when a situation arises that calls for opening the envelope.


Sunday

  • Check out the new section on familysearch.org for in-home and online activities designed for the whole family.

  • Gather all the stuffed animals (or action figures or something similar) in the house. Have one of your children leave the room and then the rest of you choose one of the stuffed animals to hide under a blanket. Have the child return and try to guess which toy is missing while you all sing the song of the week or other Primary songs.

  • Review memorized scriptures from past weeks.




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