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What Lack I Yet?

Week plan for May 13–19

Matthew 19–20; Mark 10; Luke 18

Young children



Background image from Church of Jesus Christ Media Library



Memorize during the week: "From the beginning of the creation God made them male and female." (Mark 10:6)


Song of the week: Families Can Be Together Forever

  • Make up actions (or use ASL) for keywords: family, earth, good, share, life, eternity, families, together, forever, Heavenly Father, plan, Lord, can.

  • Draw stick figure families while singing.

  • Make copies of pictures from a family album and have your children match them while singing.



Monday

Doctrine: Heavenly Father wants us to marry in the temple and have eternal families. Mark 10:6–8


Scriptures

Coloring page

Activities

  • Cut out pictures of men and women from a magazine and sort them by gender. Tape a man and woman together to be married.

  • Show pictures of your wedding or pull out your wedding gown for your children to try on.

  • Watch a short video about temple weddings.


Tuesday

Doctrine: Heavenly Father wants us to marry in the temple and have eternal families. Mark 10:6–8


Scriptures

Coloring page

Activities

  • Hold up a temple picture and "marry" two stuffed animals. Play temple wedding.

  • Draw stick figure families while you sing "Families Can Be Together Forever."

  • Put together this temple puzzle (use Ctrl F to find download link) and draw a bride and groom on it.


Wednesday

Doctrine: Heavenly Father wants us to marry in the temple and have eternal families. Mark 10:6–8


Scriptures

Coloring page

Activities


Thursday

Doctrine: Jesus wants little children to come to Him so He can bless them. Mark 10:13–16


Scripture story

Coloring page

Activities

  • Sit on a rocking chair together and read through a flip chart for "I Know That My Savior Loves Me" (tip: you can show it on a tablet or other device instead of printing.)

  • Have your children close their eyes and imagine sitting with Jesus and being blessed by Him.

  • Look through Life of Jesus Christ images and invite your children to point out their favorites and explain why.


Friday

Doctrine: Jesus wants little children to come to Him so He can bless them. Mark 10:13–16


Scripture story

Coloring page

Activities

  • Watch the music video I Know That My Savior Loves Me.

  • Decorate paper hearts and tape them around a picture of Jesus (to go along with the line "my heart I give to Him" from the above song.) (Idea from Linda Mortensen)

  • Draw faces on this week's Primary activity page.



Saturday

Doctrine: If we obey the commandments, we can receive eternal life. Mark 10:17–22


Scripture story

Coloring page

Activities

  • Climb stairs to "eternal life", reading a commandment on each step.

  • Practice the 10 commandments with finger actions.

  • Play the Commandment Matching Game (use Ctrl F to find the download link.)

  • Go on a treasure hunt to find a paper that says Eternal Life. Hide sticky notes, each with a stone tablet shape drawn around a one word clue (e.g. bathtub) that leads to the next clue.


Sunday

  • Conference Talk Sundaes: watch a talk together and eat ice cream.

  • Invite relatives or family members to tell stories about their life while your children illustrate the story in these Story Time Squares.







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