Wednesday, September 2, 2015

I show love for Jesus Christ when I keep the commandments {Sharing Time}

As I was thinking of ideas for this week, my boys were playing with a couple boats making them crash together and shooting--because they're pirate ships, didn't you know!-- And I remembered this article from President Monson and loved the analogy. So.. here you go!!

Print out the supplies for a boating trip.  DOWNLOAD at bottom of post! (Lesson/description below included in download)

Why does Heavenly Father give us commandments? Because He loves us and wants to help us make good choices so that we can receive blessings. Today it might be harder to make good choices because many bad things are disguised as good things. President Monson has reminded us what we can do,
"The Lord has prepared us. If we heed His words and live the commandments, we will survive this time of wickedness --- a time which can be compared with the waves and the winds and the floods that can destroy. He is ever mindful of us. He loves us and will bless us as we do what is right."

Today we are going to go on a boat trip to keep the commandments. What sort of things can you find on the boat and to keep you safe? There's also something on land but is very helpful to see if you're coming into the harbor safely (lighthouse).

Then discuss and compare each of the cut-outs with what they represent. Have kids come pick one, or you can also easily hide them in cute sailor hats (DLTK-Kids).

 - Safety ring- Parents/family/teachers
- Compass - Scriptures
- Steering Wheel or an Oar - Prayer
- Lighthouse- Prophet and Apostles
- Waves - Satan and temptations
-Anchor- Jesus Christ
- Sturdy boat/ship - Faith

Here's a coloring page from the Friend to go along with the boat idea.

(right click and save)

My Gospel Taboo would also be a very fun game to play for either of these weeks. They go along with the Gospel Standards. Or there's also some posters/cards, you can find them HERE.

(use coupon GSTABOO for 10% off through Saturday 9/5)

Safe at Sea Printables
*the boat is large 16x20 but is cut into 4 pages so that it's large enough for everyone to see.
Please remember this is for your own personal use. Do not sell or alter.

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