Tag: resisting temptation

August 6, 2011
Don't let in the flies

Items Needed: A fly swatter Lesson Idea: Show the fly swatter and ask your family what it is.  What is it for? (Killing flies.)  What other insects can we swat?  Why do we use fly swatters?  (To keep our homes cleaner and to be free from annoying insects.)  What are things in our spiritual lies […]

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April 2, 2011
Temptation Cookies

Items needed: Bake 2 batches of cookies or other simple treat. Make one batch 1/2 the size individually to the other. Lesson: Before you start the lesson give each class member a small cookie (ideally on a napkin) and tell them not to eat it yet. The other batch is kept well hidden. Tell the […]

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January 15, 2011
Fasting Feather

Provide a feather for all those in the lesson. Have them tickle each others' ear with the feather. The first time they are able to respond by rubbing or scratching their ear. The second time have them restrain or show restraint and with hold from pushing the feather away or not rubbing their ear. Fasting […]

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October 28, 2008
Stay in the Light

Gather children in the doorway of a room leading out into a long hallway, have the light on in the room (or ask them to imagine such a hallway). Point out to the kids that you can't tell exactly where it becomes totally black in the hallway, it gradually darkens. Just as some activities we […]

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February 3, 2008
Steadfast & Immovable

Items needed ping pong ball funnel Lesson Take a ping Pong ball and place it in the funnel. Have a student hold the funnel in their mouth with their head tilted back, and blow hard. (This is an experiment about Bernouli's principle) The ball will spin, but not be blown out of the funnel. When […]

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April 24, 2007
To remind us not to use bad language

Have each student put a rubber band around his/her wrist and through out the week when they use inappropriate language, pop the rubber band. the pop will sting their wrist. This will be the consequence of using bad language.

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March 10, 2007
Armour of God

Items needed clear glass of water pepper sandwich bag of dish soap paper towel or dishrag Lesson Pretend like the glass of water is the world. Have the class give examples of sin in the world (smoking, swearing, not telling the truth, etc.) As they are giving examples, shake pepper into the glass of water. […]

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March 3, 2007
Building defenses

Items needed Legos wooden blocks ball Lesson Before class starts build a fortress out of Legos and one out of wooden blocks. While talking about making choices now about what you will do when you're tempted you can use the fortress of wood blocks as someone who didn't decide before hand what to do when […]

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April 30, 2006
Stay away from Temptation

Items needed doughnuts napkins Prepare a lesson on temptation: 1st half of lesson set box of doughnuts on table {staying far away from temptation} 2nd half of lesson hand out doughnut's on napkin's Ask kids not to eat them until after class, almost every child at least tasted the powdered sugar and some will actually […]

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April 9, 2006
Push out bad thoughts with clean thoughts

Items needed an empty toilet paper roll 3-4 sheets of white paper 3-4 sheets of colored paper Explain that sometimes bad thoughts enter our mind, (push 3-4 pieces of crumpled up dark-colored paper balls into the toilet paper roll; they should fit snugly and 3-4 should fill the whole cardboard roll) Then explain that we […]

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