Saturday, August 24, 2013

Back to School

School Supplies – Fill a backpack with various school supplies.  Attach the saying to each one.  Have a child choose an item from the backpack and then sing the corresponding song.

Eraser                        We have been blessed with the gift of repentance.  We can “erase” our mistakes!
                                    Repentance p. 98

Glue Stick                 Stick to the Savior’s example like glue.  If you do so, you will always choose the right!
                                    I’m Trying to Be like Jesus p. 178, Jesus Once Was a Little Child p. 59

Pencil                         The scriptures contain the written words of Prophets.  We can read them to learn how to return to our Heavenly Father and Savior.
Book of Mormon Stories p. 118, Seek the Lord Early p. 108, Search, Ponder, and Pray p. 109

Crayons                    Always remember your Primary Colors.  Red is for courage to do what is right, yellow’s for service from morning til night, blue is for truth in your thought and your deed. You will be happy when this is your creed!
                                    Our Primary Colors p. 258

Sharpener                Stay “sharp” and be in-tune.  Always listen for the still small voice.  He will help you choose the right!
                                    The Holy Ghost p. 105

Calculator                The best way to “calculate” how to return to Heavenly Father
                                    is to follow His plan!
                                    I Will Follow God’s Plan p. 164

Ruler                           Always follow Heavenly Father’s “rules”.  If you do, you will be blessed!
                                    Keep the Commandments p. 146

Scissors                      “Cut” things from your life that aren’t pleasing to Heavenly Father.  When we follow the teachings of Jesus and choose the right, we will always be happy!
                                    Choose the Right Way p. 160

Folders – This idea was originally seen Sugardoodle (credit unknown).  Buy different colored school folders and label the fronts with school subjects.  On the inside, write a Primary song that corresponds to the subject.  Have a child choose a folder and then sing the song.  Possible subjects are:

Biology                      My Heavenly Father Loves Me p. 228
Art                              Our Primary Colors p. 258
Anatomy                  Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes p. 275
Music                         Hum Your Favorite Hymn p. 152
Science                     When I Am Baptized p. 103
Reading                    The Books in the Book of Mormon p. 119, Scripture Power
Recess                       Do As I'm Doing p. 276
P.E.                              Hinges p. 277
Math                          Keep the Commandments p. 146
Social Studies           Children All Over the World p. 16
History                        Book of Mormon Stories p. 118
Geography              Called to Serve p. 174