Behold Your Little Ones Lesson 5: Jesus Christ Showed Us How to Love Others


Behold Your Little Ones Lesson 5: Jesus Christ Showed Us How to Love Others

Teaching Thoughts

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  • Get some Valentines and play mailman giving Valentines to each other. You could even make some valentine boxes out of old Kleenex boxes decorated with stickers then play-give everyone a few to start and let them have fun.
  • Make some valentines to give to family members. Heart doilies, stickers, and construction paper makes the job easy.
  • Make tags or heart badges to give each child. When they do something loving, put a sticker on it. You can have them act out some ways to show love at the beginning and give them stickers for that then keep going as the class goes on.
  • Have the children give stickers to each other and say "I love you."

The following are links to resources unless otherwise stated

Teacher Study

5 Ways to Reach Out with More Love and Kindness- from Mormon Channel

"Love- the Essence of the Gospel" by President Thomas S. Monson

"The Merciful Obtain Mercy" by President Dieter F. Uchtdorf


"Jesus Said Love Everyone"-  The music and lyrics to the song.

Lullaby-  A song to teach the children to sing to others. Great way to show love.

"I'll Walk With You"- Children's Songbook pg. 140

"I'm Trying to Be Like Jesus"- Children's Songbook pg. 78

"Jesus Said Love Everyone"- Children's Songbook pg. 61

"Jesus Wants Me for a Sunbeam"- Children's Songbook pg. 60

"Love is Spoken Here"- Children's Songbook pg. 190

"Love one Another"- Children's Songbook pg. 136

"Reverence is Love"- Children's Songbook pg. 31

"We are Different"- Children's Songbook pg. 263 (especially v. 3)

"Where Love Is"- Children's Songbook pg. 138


My Behold Your Little Ones Lesson 5 handout packet includes

  • Jesus Showed Us How to Love Others coloring page
  • Puzzle pieces with the phrase "I Will Love Others" to go with the puzzle activity
  • Basket of loaves and fishes
  • Bread and fish cut outs- put them inside the basket to make Story 1 more interactive

Activity Ideas

Follow Jesus Christ- Some more ideas for older kids at the bottom.  You could make this bouquet or a simpler one out of pipe cleaners and coffee filters (color the edges with markers then spray with a water bottle and the colors with spread nicely) or tissue paper. 

Showing the Love in Your Heart- A poem and picture to color that talks about love means acting too.

Love One Another- Scroll down and you'll find a booklet that you can print out, color, and put together that tells us how Jesus taught us to love one another. 

Love At Home- Cute house that you could make beforehand or get a foam one from the craft stores to put together then do the activity.  Plus more ideas.

Valentines- Rebus valentines- better for older kids but those that still can't read. 

Family Love-A fun slider handout that shows ways we show love in our family. Could be used as part of the lesson, as a handout, or for Family Home Evening.

Love at Home-A puzzle to put together to see how we can show love at home.

I Love You This Much Card- A cute card to make.

House Filled with Love- A fun coloring activity- could use with the lesson if done beforehand.

I Love my Family- A hidden objects picture

The Savior's Love- A booklet to use and color

I Love Everything About You- Poster

Hidden Picture- Valentine themed hidden picture 

Kindness Begins with Me- Bright Idea poster- Discover ways to use these posters in your class here.

Sharing in the Nursery- Find the ones sharing and being kind to each other.

The Coat- Great video on showing love and kindness (about 2 minutes)

Coloring Pages

Showing Love

Service of God

My Family and I can Serve Others

Love at Home

Being Kind Is Doing and Saying Nice Things to Others

My Faith in Jesus Grows When I Serve Others

Jesus Christ Is the Perfect Example for Me