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Simple Ideas for Primary 2: Lesson 35

on August 23, 2016

Teaching a group of young children can be a daunting task.  So, my husband and I like to keep our lessons simple.  Here’s the basic schedule we follow:

  • 5-10 minute Bathroom Break
  • 5-10 minute Sharing (Class members share ways they Chose the Right during the week)
  • 20-25 minute Lesson
  • 15-20 minute Art Activity

 

In each of my Simple Ideas for Primary 2 Lessons posts, I’ll be sharing our basic lesson outline, Art Activity ideas, etc.  Also, be sure to check out the Free BI Originals tab for more resources!

 

Primary 2: Lesson 35 ~ Outline

Object Lesson: Magnify Your Talents

  • Bring a magnifying glass to class.  If you don’t have one, you can show a picture of a magnifying glass or draw one on the chalkboard.
  • Ask: What is this?  What is a magnifying glass used for?  How do things look when you view them through a magnifying glass?
  • Tell the children in your class that Heavenly Father has blessed each one of them with talents.  You can even share a talent that each child in your class has.
  • Doctrine and Covenants 46:11 ~ “For all have not every gift given unto them; for there are many gifts, and to every man is given a gift by the Spirit of God.”
  • Explain that we should not get discouraged by the talents we don’t have.  Instead, we should try to magnify the talents we do have.  By magnifying our talents, we will feel better about ourselves, more easily see our individual worth, and know better what Heavenly Father would have us do.

 

Scripture Story: Moses talks to God (Exodus 3:1-22, 4:10-17)

  • Tell the children the story of Moses.
  • Explain to the children that although Moses had many talents, he felt like he didn’t have what was required to be a prophet of God.  He thought that he would need to be eloquent (speak really well) to relay the messages from God to his people.  But, Heavenly Father chose Moses as a prophet because of what he could do – not for what he couldn’t do.  Then, he chose his brother Aaron, who was more talented at speaking, to help Moses.
  • Remind the children about Doctrine and Covenants 46:11 ~ “For all have not every gift given unto them; for there are many gifts, and to every man is given a gift by the Spirit of God.”  Moses learned that he did not have to have the talents he thought were required to be a prophet of God.  Heavenly Father knew him and valued him for the talents he did have.

 

Story: I Have Talents

Sharing Time - I Have Talents

From: LDS.org

Print and prepare the finger puppets above that go along with the story “I Have Talents”.  You can access the story by clicking on the picture above, or clicking here.

 

Activity Page:

Every Star is Different

From: Mormon Mommy Blogs

 

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