Remember as you teach your class Primary 2 Lesson 6: We Have Special Families that the purpose is to understand that Heavenly Father's plan is for us to grow up in families.
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- If you have a younger class, this Happy Family file folder game from Green Jell-O with Carrot will entertain.
- Play the "Family Roll" Game included in The Red Headed Hostess class packet.
- I love this representation of a family drawn on your fingers. You could draw it on your own fingers to introduce the topic.
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"Defenders of the Family Proclamation" by Sister Bonnie L. Oscarson
"Why Marriage and Family Matter- Everywhere in the World" by Elder L. Tom Perry
"Why Marriage, Why Family" by Elder D. Todd Christofferson
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"The Tour de Family: Doing Your Part to Help Your Family Succeed" by John Bytheway
"Fighting for and Not with Your Family" by Hank Smith
"Because God Loves Me"- Children's Songbook pg. 234 (especially v.2)
"Here We are Together"- Children's Songbook pg. 261
"I Love to See the Temple"-Children's Songbook pg. 95 (especially v.2) or listen to this children's choir sing the song (2 minutes)
"Thanks to Our Father"- Children's Songbook pg. 20 (especially v. 3)
"The Family"-Children's Songbook pg. 194
"Home Can Be a Heaven on Earth"- Hymn #298
New Testament Stories-When Jesus is born about 1 1/2 minutes.
A Family Picnic-A Matt and Mandy story 46 seconds long.
These are fun Mormon spots that involve the family:
Dinner Conversation- A father receives a phone call at dinner. About 1 minute
Secret Agent- A dad playing hide and go seek About 1 minute
Miss the Bus- A girl is worried about missing the school bus. 1 minute
But Why- A kid that just keeps asking. 1 minute
You Said- 1 minute
Up-Down- Simon Says no more than 30 seconds
Soccer- the cow talks in this one. 20 seconds
Home Repair- 30 seconds
Canoe- 20 seconds
My LDS Primary 2 Lesson 6 handout packet includes
- Mary and the Angel coloring page with scripture
- Family coloring page- goes with Enrichment Activity #6 a little- do the actions then color the page. Write in the theme for the lesson or have your class write their last name on the sheet
- Scene coloring page- Same as above but without the family so your class can draw their own in.
- Letters to spell "family" to go with the Attention Activity
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Brothers and Sisters of the Bible- Best for older kids, match together the siblings in the Bible.
Counting of Family- An activity sheet to do for each individual on their family.
Family Faith- Cut out and put names of the each family member on the leaves then glue on to the tree. You could just write generic terms like Father and Mother on all the leaves before hand and the kids can just glue them on.
Family-Familia- Best for the older kids, word search with English and Spanish words for family.
Find the Hidden Objects- Find the hidden objects in this picture of a family- you'll have to draw the items out (maybe on the board) if you want the younger children to do it.
I Can Live with my Father in Heaven Again- A picture strip activity to color and slide with the song "I am a Child of God" but the pictures focus on the family's role.
I Have a Family Here on Earth- Make a family windsock. Either get family pictures before hand or have the kids draw their family.
I Love My Family- Another hidden object picture.
Love is Spoken Here- Best for the older kids, fill in the blanks.
My Family- Learn sign language for names of the family.
My Family- Again better for older kids, whip stitch the oval together and leave a kind note for a family member.
My Family Can Be Forever- Great to use during the lesson- make a tree with ways we can strengthen our family.
Proclamation on the Family Pyramid- Better for older kids, word search.
Riddle in the Middle- Best for the older ones, a family riddle to solve.
Strengthening My Family- Make a chain with pictures of what we can do to strengthen our families
My Family Can Be Together Forever- A 3D picture to make
Bright Idea- A poster on the family
Love at Home- A puzzle to do and talk about as each piece goes in.
Our Family Will Be Strong- Probably better for the older ones. A poster to fill in with things you can do to strengthen your family. You could use some of the pictures from "Strengthening My family" above and paste them on the poster instead.
I Will- A game to play, better for the older ones.
My Family Can Be Forever- Meant as a monthly activity but you can glue the house together and read the scriptures and phrases.
We Believe the Family to be Ordained of God- A proclamation that you can print out and use or pass out to all the kids.
Be a Family Builder- Use the picture to talk about ways the kids can be family builders.
My Family- Cut outs of a family that you can use to make a new picture or during the lesson.
The Family- Best for the older kids, circle the letters to find the answer.
A Family Hike- Another hidden object one but it has the pictures of what you should find so its great for the little ones too.
The Family- Poster
The Family- Best for older kids, a crossword
Time for Family Prayer- Do the maze to get the family together for prayer.
My Eternal Family- A word puzzle that is better for the older ones.
Road to a Happy Family- A board game to make and play
Family Love- A story strip to make
Happy Family Game- Another game to play
Family Picnic- Another hidden object picture