Friday, October 26, 2018

I can Follow Jesus Christ by Serving Others Lesson Helps (Primary 2 Lesson 39)

Here are some free primary lesson helps for lesson 39 I can follow Jesus Christ by serving others.  I hope you find something helpful for you class this week :)  Any of these activities would also be a great FHE lesson on service.

Attention Activity Letter Hunt: I normally follow the lesson pretty closely but this time I had an idea that will take a little more time but I hope will help the children see that Jesus served others throughout his life. Before class you will need to print and cut out letters. I also suggest that you bring pictures that go with each example if available.

 There are a few ways you can do this:

1. Treasure hunt and follow clues around the church. On the back write the clues to each spot-one reverence suggestion would be to have the clue on a separate piece of paper that way they are not leaving to find the next clue before you are ready for them to go. And Hide your clues before class- try to mix up the order of the letters.
*I did not include clues because I’m terrible at coming up with them haha and also every class and church is different. You will need one to start and I suggest before the last clue is given say something to let them know there is only one left. Some sample clues: This is where you go if you get thirsty, You are ready to pay your tithing look where you would find the envelopes, The final clue can be found if you need a little shade. You can get a lot more creative with these…did I mention that clue writing is not a talent of mine 😊

2. Hide the letters around the room and let them search for them.
3. Tape each letter to the wall in your classroom and go from letter to letter as a group.

(example of how to start your lesson…For ease I’m going to use the treasure hunt for this example but you can easily adjust based on the way you choose to do this activity)
While on earth Jesus provided the perfect example of how we should live. As we follow him we become more like him. Read John 13:15. Today we are going to follow the clues and discover what he is asking us to do. At this point give the first clue. Quietly walk to the first spot and let them look for the letter. Once found read the example on the front. Ask your class if they can tell you the story-show the picture if you brought one. Once done read the next clue. Don’t forget to take the letter with you. Continue until all the letters have been found. Take the letters back to class and work together to put them in order to spell “service”.

Then move on the the scripture story in the lesson.

Here are a few more Lesson Helps

Story Cards

Art Activity  : I included a few different ways to do this.
Pick 3 people to serve this week.  Write 1 person per box and write or draw a picture how the can serve that person.

Or a simplified option-draw and write one way you can serve today.

Enrichment Activity #2: 2 options for this as well.
Decorate the service hearts.  Encourage the children to do the acts of service and leave the heart for the person to find.
2nd option are these cute "super server" cards that the kids can color and pass out as they serve (or leave anonymously).  Let them know as they serve others they are like a super hero to the person they help.  There is a boy and a girl option with 4 cards per sheet.  These are black and white and made to be colored.  Print one page per child.  My 5 year old helped me color these samples on the computer-I think she did pretty good!

Enrichment Activity #6 Service Go Fish or matching game. (These cards also work for the suggested activity-charades and the "Activity section" in the lesson)  Each picture corresponds with a question or scenario.  In both games when the full set of matches are found ask the question that goes with the card.  For the match game print 2 of each page on cardstock.  Take turn find a match.  Go fish will take a little more time to play but it will be something fun and new.  You will need to print 4 of each page on cardstock.  The instruction are in the download in case you need a refresher.
Update: I tried go fish today and for the amount of time you will have we switched to a a set of 2 instead of 4.  Also it was a big hit. 

Coloring page because sometimes you just need an easy activity.

I also love this video clip .  It from the Church's Light the World initiative.  Its a pretty amazing way to show the Saviors examples of service next to ways we can serve like him.

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