Thursday, February 14, 2019

Come Follow Me: Matthew 5, Luke 6 (February 18-24)

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I'm so excited for this week and these activities!  We are taking about the Beatitudes and being a light to the world.  These activities are great for your family or primary class.  

This first activity goes with Matthew 5:3-11 (the Beatitudes).  We are going to play a fun file folder game where we match the Christlike quality with the blessing.  I wanted even the littlest to be able to play so I made two different boards.  One is color coded so even if they can't read yet and this is probably way over their heads they can still match up the bee to the hive with the same color.  Read the words and this can be a great review for you or older children.  If you don't have super little ones there is the second option with only yellow hives.  Help your children read through the scriptures and match the quality to the blessing as you read each verse.
If you want a good breakdown and easy explanation for one check out this post-here

Next is a craft project or you can use it as a coloring page.  First pick one of the attributes you would like to work on for the week (peacemaker is a really good one for all ages).  Write the word at the bottom of the page.  Then you can color, glue little yellow scraps to the hive, or paint dots with a pompom (I like to attach it to a clothespin).  For extra cuteness make little fingerprint bees flying around your page.  Dip finger in yellow paint and make a finger print on your page.  Once it dries use a black marker and add the stripes and face. (I'll add pictures soon!)




Next we are going to talk about being a light to the world.  Check out this past primary lesson post for stories, a craft idea, and activities.  Found here

I did include the light bulb match game in this download and changed the background to white instead of gray.  Print 2 on cardstock and cut apart.  Play like a regular match game except these ones have numbers on them (not pictured).  Once a match if found ask the coordinating question.
I also though it would be fun to play glow in the dark hide and seek.  Give everyone a glowstick to put around their wrist and turn out the lights.  Play just like regular hide and seek.

This week we are going to think of something we can do to "let our light shine." Your kids can write or draw their idea on the blank space and color the picture.


The last idea for this week is a fun roll and cover game.  Talk about what it means to be a peacemaker vs a peacebreaker.  Print the board game.  Take turns rolling a dice.  Draw and answer one of the question.  All of the questions give a scenario and ask what you do (to be a peacemaker).  Once the question is answered cover the number from the dice.  Example if you roll a 4 cover one of the hearts with the number 4.  You can use cheerios, candy, hearts, blocks, cubes, etc.  If that number is already covered you can roll again or just add an extra cover to that number.

That's all for this week.  I'd love to hear what you've been doing with your family or primary class. 



18 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for all you offer us!! I love your lesson helps!

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    1. Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a nice comment and for stopping by:) I'm happy there are some ideas that work for you!

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  2. Thank you so much for putting these together, I appreciate it so much! You have helped stay on track :)

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  3. Thank you so much for sharing. I love your ideas, and look forward to your posts each week - they really add to our Primary children's understanding and attention. Bless you for sharing your talents!

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    1. I'm so happy some of these ideas work for your primary class :) Thank you so much for stopping by!

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  4. THANK YOU!!!! It's obvious that this takes time and talent. I so appreciate your ideas, both for my 2-year-old and for the sunbeams/CTR 4 class I teach. I'm so grateful that you're freely sharing your gifts.

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    1. You are very welcome! I love making them for my kids and primary class and LOVE that others are able to use them too.

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  5. I just came across your site and love all your ideas! They are simple, (cute!) and make it easier to teach my young kids. They loved the bee activity, especially making bees with their thumbprints!

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    1. I'm so glad you found us and found some ideas that work for your family! Thank you for taking the time to leave such a nice comment. I love hearing when something works for a family :)

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  6. I wanted to let you know how we are using your helps. I printed off your beehives and bees and laminated them. I hung the beehives on the wall and each day when we talk about a couple of beattitudes I have by littles put the bees with their matching hive. They love it!!

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  7. Thank you for these wonderful activities! Our family really enjoyed them.

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  8. Thank you so much. These are a life saver. I stress too much sometimes about my lessons sometimes. This helps so much.

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    1. I'm so happy to help :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  9. It is incredibile that you create all you do and do not charge for it. That is a true Saint!!! It is appreciated so much!

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    1. You are so sweet. I love making them for my family and class and I LOVE that they are helping others too :)

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