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How do we feel when we make a wrong choice?

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Items needed

  • a lemon
  • an apple

Ask for two volunteers.

Have one eat a slice of lemon (usually a boy is more likely to taste the lemon than a girl) and another eat a slice of apple.

I compared the way they reacted and felt to the way we feel when we make wrong or right choices. The lemon-eaters felt sour and had a bad taste that lingered in their mouths. The apple-eaters enjoyed their apples and wished for more. It was kind of silly but the kids really liked it. I used it for both junior and senior Primary.

A variation: Show the apple and the lemon, and talk about how they smell and taste. Cut one of each in half and walk around and let a few smell them. What are some words that describe the taste of an apple/lemon? The decisions we make have consequences that either taste like an apple (sweet) or a lemon (bitter). Heavenly Father has given us standards to live by and if we make our decisions following these standards we will always taste apples.

Source: http://www.eprimary.dk/ - (visit the Primary Object lessons section)

Moses 5:11
11 And Eve, his wife, heard all these things and was glad, saying: Were it not for our transgression we never should have had seed, and never should have known good and evil, and the joy of our redemption, and the eternal life which God giveth unto all the obedient.

Moses 6:55-56
55 And the Lord spake unto Adam, saying: Inasmuch as thy children are conceived in sin, even so when they begin to grow up, sin conceiveth in their hearts, and they taste the bitter, that they may know to prize the good.

56 And it is given unto them to know good from evil; wherefore they are agents unto themselves, and I have given unto you another law and commandment.

September 22, 2004
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