Tag: trials

April 5, 2010
The Straight and Narrow Way

Items needed: a picture of a straight road with hills (draw or find one) Lesson Here is another object lesson from my friend Brent Anderson, a former Seminary teacher: "This isn't so much of an object lesson, but the kids really responded to this. The straight and narrow path is, of course, straight and narrow, […]

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April 5, 2010
Trials - Carrot and Egg

Objects needed: carrot egg Lesson Here is an object lesson idea emailed to me from my friend Brent Anderson, a former Seminary teacher: "I took in a carrot and an egg. I asked [the students] what happened when they are boiled. One turns soft and the other turns hard even though the same thing happened […]

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April 8, 2009
Home and Family Fill Our Buckets

Items needed two buckets rocks Lesson Kendra H. took this object lesson idea from lesson 10 in Manual 1 of the Young Women manual: "I took 2 buckets and filled one with Rocks and the other was empty. I had the YW call out things that frustrated them or made them upset during the day […]

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November 5, 2008
High Jump

(Elaborating on a story by Wayne Dyer, quoted here [link now no longer functions].) Have the class, or your family stand up with the goal of jumping as high as they can. Maybe have a goal on the wall or doorway or something to measure how high to jump. In the first situation, no one […]

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May 14, 2008
Life is a Journey- Not an Obstacle!

This lesson is different than any 'obstacle course' object lesson, but it has a great point. Often times in life, we place obstacles in our way that really don't need to be there. Such obstacles include our own weaknesses, sins, pride, grudges, drama, stress, envy- you name it! Other 'obstacles' might really not be obstacles […]

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May 28, 2006

Items needed a postage stamp Teach your students that sometimes our trials help us. Just like a postage stamp we may be licked, stamped, trodden on etc but as long as we stick to our destination (our Heavenly Father), we will get there in the end. Just like a postage stamp we have to "stick […]

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October 11, 2005
Broken Glass-Beautiful Glass

Items needed glass jar hammer gallon sized ziploc bag a beautiful glass sculpture, an identical unbroken glass jar, or other item Start off by showing the plain glass jar. Explain how this jar represents each of us. Then put the jar in the baggie. Then explain how life puts a lot of pressure on us […]

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September 5, 2005
A Pebble in your shoe

Items needed DumDums or other hard candy pebbles As our YW come in the room, I put a pebble in their shoe and a DumDum in their mouth and ask them to walk around the room before sitting down. After they are all seated, I ask them to tell me about their walk. Everyone of […]

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September 22, 2004
Like a pencil

Items needed a pencil Show the pencil to the class--teach that the useful, best part of a pencil is in the middle. And in order for it to be useful, something sharp has to wear away the outer covering. Let's compare that to the heart/spirit that is found inside each of us. In order to […]

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