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Ye Must Be Born Again

Updated: Feb 12, 2019

Week plan for FEBRUARY 11—17, John 2—4

Young children


Photo courtesy of lds.org Media Library


Monday

Doctrine: I can honor my mother as Jesus did.


Song of the week: He Sent His Son

Scripture story

Memorize: "God so loved the world" (John 3:16)

  • Write or print the scripture phrase clearly on paper and put it into a clear page protector. Give your child a dry erase marker for tracing the letters. Save the paper for re-use on Saturday.

Coloring page

Activities

  • Make a "What wilt thou have me to do for thee?" jar, filled with paper heart flowers for your children to give you (or their mother) when they want to help out around the house. To make the flowers, help your children cut out hearts from colorful paper and hole punch the point of each heart. Let them slide three hearts onto a pencil or paper straw and arrange into a flower shape. Tell your children that one way they can show love to their mom is to offer to help her, just like Jesus offered to help His mother Mary.

  • Have a Kids Take Over the Kitchen Day.

  • Read the story 1-2-3 We're Here to Help.

  • Rebus: Micah Obeys

  • Find the hidden objects in this illustration of children giving their parents a surprise dinner date.


Tuesday

Doctrine: I need to be baptized and confirmed to return to live with Heavenly Father.


Song of the week: He Sent His Son

  • Enlist your children's help in drawing this flip chart (or choose your own pictures).

Scripture story

Memorize: "God so loved the world" (John 3:16)

  • Write each word of the scripture phrase really large on its own paper. The words "loved" and "world" could be drawn as pictures instead, if desired. Hold up the paper that says "God" and spread the rest face up on the ground, arranged somewhat close to each other. Have your child touch all four words with a different limb, as if on a Twister grid. When that is mastered, re-arrange the words and challenge your child to touch them in order as you say them, keeping each limb on the word it first touched.

Coloring pages

Activities

  • Illustrate a poster with your children showing their path back to Heavenly Father: A Path for Me. Emphasize the steps of baptism and receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost.

  • Read Heavenly Father Prepared a Way for Me to Return to Him. Tell your children to listen carefully for the words "open arms". When they hear the cue, have a big family hug.

  • Read the poem My Brother's Baptism. Look at pictures from a sibling's or parent's baptism day.

  • Print and assemble this baptismal covenant diorama. Talk to your children about covenants and promises as described in section three of the Sharing Time Ideas from the above link.

  • Repeat a favorite activity from the lessons plans two weeks ago, Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord, which covered baptism and confirmation more comprehensively.


Wednesday

Doctrine: Heavenly Father loves me, so He gave me a Savior.


Song of the week: He Sent His Son

  • Give each child a page of yesterday's flip chart and tell them to raise their page when the song reaches their part.

  • Sing Along

Scripture story

Memorize: "God so loved the world" (John 3:16)

  • Have one child balance a stack of candy hearts on a craft stick held in his mouth. See how many times the rest of you can say the scripture phrase before the stack falls over. Switch turns.

Coloring pages

Activities

  • Print the first section of The Greatest Gift. Cut out each paragraph (there should be five) and label with the numbers 1-5 on the back. Make a layered gift for your children to open, with a paragraph to read in each layer leading up to a small picture of Christ in the final layer. This can be done as simply as wrapping cloth, paper towel, or aluminum foil around each layer, starting with the picture of Christ.

  • Sing together "God Loved Us So He Sent His Son", Hymn 187.

  • Go over the Adapting for Younger Children section of the lesson Heavenly Father Provided Us a Savior, including reading the story called "Michael's Danger".

  • Learn about Jesus from President Nelson


Thursday

Doctrine: Heavenly Father loves me, so He gave me a Savior.


Song of the week: He Sent His Son

  • Help your children feel the soft sway and gentle beat of the song with this paper plate pattern of movement. Simplify the pattern as needed.

Scripture story

Memorize: "God so loved the world" (John 3:16)

  • Test each other's memorization by playing Valentine Tic Tac Toe with either candy hearts or Berry Cherry Tic Tacs. Whichever player loses must recite the scripture phrase.

Coloring pages



Activities

  • Ask the children to complete sentences like this one: “Because my parents love me, they…” Read John 3:16. Then help each child repeat John 3:16, replacing the words “the world” with his or her own name, and have the children listen for what Heavenly Father did because He loves us. Invite the children to draw pictures of things that help them feel Heavenly Father’s love for them (such as family, nature, the scriptures, and so on). Let them share their drawings with each other. (Idea from the Primary manual)

  • Give your children a John 3:16 Valentine

  • Grab some washable paint and some celery stalks to make celery heart stamps. Write on each child's stamped paper "Heavenly Father loves [child's name]".


Friday

Doctrine: Jesus Christ is my “living water.”


Song of the week: He Sent His Son

Scripture story

Memorize: "God so loved the world" (John 3:16)

  • Cut two-sided puzzle hearts out of paper or craft foam sheets, each complete heart with a word from the scripture phrase written on it. Have your children match up the heart halves and put the words in order.

Coloring pages



Activities

  • Set up a water pouring station in the bathtub or a large, shallow plastic bin. Supply your children with different size cups, bowls, ladles, measuring cups & spoons, and a pitcher full of water. Add to the fun by adding food coloring into some of the containers. While they practice their water transfer skills, talk about how we can drink Jesus' living water by learning about Him and His teachings. Slowly list off things we can do to learn about Jesus (read scriptures, sing Primary songs, read The Friend, pay attention during FHE, etc) while pouring small amounts of water into one of the containers. We need to drink living water every day just like we drink normal water every day.

  • Make a simple log to record how many glasses of water your children drink in a day. Next to it, keep a log to record living water---in other words, when they do something that feeds their spirit. For the next 24 hours, or for a week if desired, help your children check mark (or place a sticker) when they drink normal water and when they feed their spirit. Explain that our bodies need water every day to stay alive and our spirits need to learn about Jesus and His teachings every day too.

  • Race to suck up equal amounts of water using extra long straws (made by connecting three or four straws together). After the race, ask what would happen to our bodies if we didn't have any water. Explain that the same thing happens to our spirits if we don't have Christ in our lives each day. (Idea adapted from here)


Saturday

Doctrine: Jesus Christ is my “living water.”


Song of the week: He Sent His Son

  • Help the song become vivid and colorful for your children by doing Magic Crayon.

Scripture story

Memorize: "God so loved the world" (John 3:16)

  • Form the words with play dough (or leftover valentine candy) on top of the scripture phrase in a page protector.

Coloring pages

Activities

  • After playing a game of tag, feed your children pretzels or another salty snack without providing water to drink. When one or more say they are thirsty, pour a glass of water and, in front of them, slurp up the water loudly with a straw. Tell your children they need to wait while you finish your water. Continue slurping until your water is gone. Ask them what it feels like to be thirsty and to want water so badly. Finally, give them water and straws for themselves. Read Psalm 42:1-2 to them, and ask what the writer was thirsty for (God). Explain that Jesus Christ refreshes and restores us when we learn about Him, just like water refreshes and restores us when we are thirsty. He is our living water. Next time you watch a Bible Video together, ask your children if they can feel their spirits feel refreshed and satisfied like drinking a cool glass of water feels after being hot and thirsty. (Idea adapted from here)

  • Cut out water droplet shapes from blue paper and label them "living water". Help your children go around the house and tape a droplet on anything that teaches about Jesus Christ and feeds your spirit. Over the next few days, before you open scriptures or sing a hymn, yell out for your children to hear, "I'm thirsty for living water!" Encourage the rest of your family to do the same.

  • Play this Woman at the Well: Running on Thirsty game of racing to transfer water by plugging one end of a straw.

  • Have your children build a well with play dough or popsicle sticks and glue while you read or talk about the scripture story in John 1:1-42.

Sunday

  • Sing Valentine Conversation Heart Primary Songs.

  • Get your children started on making this Malachi 4:6 mobile and watching the video Turning Hearts so you can do some family history (hopefully) uninterrupted. You can also cut this into a jigsaw puzzle and hide the pieces for them to find.

  • Mail (or email pictures) of this week's artwork to grandparents or other loved ones along with a simple homemade valentine. Let each child write a message of what they love about the recipient, and dictate for any who cannot write.

  • Hold a Family Council. Don't forget to compliment your children on how they helped you throughout the week with the "What wilt thou have me to do for thee?" flower jar (made on Monday).




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