Saturday, September 21, 2019

Come Follow Me: Galatians (September 23-29)



Thank you for all of the well wishes this week.  I am feeling much better and as usually running behind!  This week we are covering Galatians.  I have some fun idea that will work for your family or primary class.  You can find all of the free printables in a free download at the end of this post.  

Galatians 5:22–23: The Fruit of the Spirit. 
The primary manual has a lot of idea for teaching about the fruit of the Spirit and I created some activities that are a combination of these ideas.  I loved this first idea "Display or show pictures of several kinds of fruit, and ask the children to describe how each fruit tastes. Explain that just as fruits have different flavors, we can feel the Holy Ghost in different ways, such as love and peace. Ask them to describe how the Holy Ghost feels to them." As I read this idea I thought it would be so fun to do a taste test of some fruit or make a fruit salad.  I was happy to see the fruit salad idea was in the Individual and Family manual!

Here is a fun way to discuss these verses.  There is a page of fruit and a tree.  cut out the fruit and tape or velcro the fruit to the tree.  Let your kids take turns pulling off the fruit and discuss the meaning of the word and maybe share a time you felt that "fruit."

If you have older kids you can have them look up or help you define some of the words and use one of the pages below to write about it.  However if you have little kids or want to skip that step I have you covered with these adorable posters.  The definitions are all from https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org from various talks and the bible dictionary.
Update: I just added an option with all  9 of these cute posters on one page.  I printed two on cardstock and used them as a match game.  My family loved it!

Update: I just added a single page with the definitions for those that do not want to print out all of the posters.



The next two activities are similar.  The first is a mini book or you can use just one of the half pages if you want to focus on just one of the fruits.  They can draw or write about a time they experienced that fruit of the spirit. 

These pages can be used the same way but they would draw or write inside the fruit.  For older kids this would be a fun way to have them learn more about each of the fruits by having them write a definition or what they learn about their assigned fruit.  It would be great to have the write about an experience as well.



Galatians 6:7–9Our actions, both good and bad, have consequences.

This next idea goes with an activity from the primary manual.  Show the kids the pack of pumpkins seeds.  Pull out the seed and explain when you plant the seed it will grow into a...(pull out the pineapple) and say pineapple! They will tell you no and ask them why this is impossible.  What will it grow into?  Then show them the pumpkin.  "How is making wrong choices and experiencing positive consequences just as impossible?"
*Before your lesson-cut out all of the pieces.  There is a box connected to the seed pack.  Do not cut these apart!  Cut around the seeds packet and box then fold in half.  Tape the long edges to create a seed pack to hold your seed.



From the primary manual "Invite the children to list some of the blessings they hope to receive from Heavenly Father. Help them think of the “seeds” they must sow in order to “reap” these blessings."  For this idea they are going to make their own seed packet.  Cut the Seed packet out like above and then fold in half and tape the sides.  Cut out the seeds.  The seed packet in the download is blank. Have them think of a blessing or blessings and write it down.  Then on the seeds write choices they can make to help them receive that blessing (or blessings).  They can store their seeds in the packet.


Seed Match game.  This goes along with the idea of sowing and reaping or choices and consequences.  Print the two pages on cardstock and cut apart.


Again this idea goes right along with the primary manual.  You are going to make a line down the middle of the room.  Have the kids stand on the line.  On one side place the happy face and on the other side place the sad face.  Read a scenario and if its a happy choice they move to the happy side a sad choice they move to the sad side.    Once they move to the correct side discuss the consequences of that choice.  Have everyone go back to the center.and read another card.  Continue for as long as you would like.

Galatians 3:11
Galatians 6:2

Jesus Christ wants me to help those in need.

We are going to build a bear for this activity.  First read the scripture and talk about what it means to "Bear ye one another's burdens." What are some burdens that others may have and how can you help?  You will have two pages to print per person.  They are going to cut out the bears body, head, arms, and legs.  On the arms and legs write or draw one way they can help someone in need.  They can now color and glue the cute bear together.  The arms and legs are tucked behind the body and the head goes on top.

That is all for this week!  I hope you find something that works for your family or class :)  As always if you have any questions or trouble with the download please let me know.



18 comments:

  1. Very cute ideas this week! Sunbeams are going to love these, for sure!

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  2. Thank you for helping me teach my family. I love your ideas

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  3. You did incredible this week. Thank you!

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  4. I want you to know how much I love your lesson helps. I pray that many blessings will come your way for helping me and so many others in teaching the lessons in a simplified way so that myself and the children understand it and will remember it. Thank you again, From Idaho.

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    1. Thank you so much for your very sweet comment. That is my hope each week as I study and create these lesson helps :)

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  5. I would love the “fruits” matching game download option if you have time to add it. Thank you!

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  6. This is amazing. So so helpful and the artwork is so cute!

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  7. Thank you so much for your help! These are so wonderful!

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  8. Hello,
    I just barely came across your site. I'm amazed at the amount of work you have put into this and how freely you're sharing it. Thank you! What a service to all those around you.

    Just out of curiosity, how do you create all these? Do you draw them yourself?

    Thank you again for sharing your gifts to better my world.

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    1. Thank you Kaitlyn! I have a computer program I use to to create the printables. I come up with the activities and make the printables but that is where my skills ends :) I purchase all of the clip art from some amazing artists! I wish I knew how to create the clip art but I'm thankful there are so many adorable options now.

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