- two magnets, one labeled "Satan" and the other labeled "Heavenly Father" (I recommend these)
- several paper clips
Place the two labelled magnets approx 30 cms (one foot) apart on a table top. Place the paper clips (class members) round about the middle point between the magnets. (Allow some paper clips to get caught by the magnet force of Satan)
Watch and see how those paper clips that are placed closer to Satan quickly become fixed to the Satan magnet.
Explain to the class the danger of making choices that can place them in the wrong place, even though it may appear attractive.
Explain that the journey back can be very difficult but that there is a way back if we will repent.(Pull the paper clip off the Satan magnet)
Explain that through the atonement of Christ we can repent (place paper clip in the middle of the two magnets again... this time a little nearer to the Heavenly Father magnet) and watch the paper clip this time cling to the Heavenly Father magnet.
Explain that we can avoid many problems in life if we plan to be closer to our Heavenly Father and keep his commandments... follow the prophet... etc. Also, as we choose the right and stay close to Heavenly Father it is more difficult for the magnetic force labelled Satan to attract us.