Sunday, July 25, 2010

Friends Are Fun

I noticed the other day that school starts in about a month around here. So I decided to teach this song about being a good friend. At then end I shared some scriptures and stories about friends.

The presentation is kind of boring. I'd love to hear your ideas about how to make it more interesting for the children.

Friends Are Fun pg. 262

Ask, “Who has a friend raise your hand?” Recognize all the hands and instruct the primary to put their hands down.

Say, “I need three children to tell me what they like to do with their friends. What do you like to do with your friends?” Call on children and take answers.

Say, “Listen to my song for one of the things that is fun to do with a friend.” Sing the first two sentences.

Ask, “What is one of the things that is fun to do with a friend?” Take answers and invite the children to sing the first two sentences with you. Sing them a couple of times.

Ask, “When you make a friend, how long do you want to have that friend?”

Invite, “Listen to my song for how long is fun to make a friend.” Sing the next sentence.

Ask, “How long is it fun to make a friend?” Take answers and invite the children to sing with you.

Invite, “Listen to my song for what you must do if you want to make a friend for your whole life through.” Sing the last sentence.

Ask, “What must you do if you want to have a friend?” Take answers and invite the children to sing with you.

Review the whole verse.

Ask, “What are some things you do when you are being a friend?” Take a couple of answers.

Invite, “Listen to my song for some things you do to be a friend.” Sing the first two sentences of the second verse.

Ask, “What are some things you should do to be a friend?” Take answers and invite the children to sing with you.

Ask, “If you act friendly then how will others act toward you?” Take some answers. Respond positively then sing the third sentence. Invite the children to sing with you.

Invite, “Listen again for another thing you must to if you want a friend.” Sing the last sentence.

Ask, “What must you do if you want a friend?” Take answers and invite the children to sing with you. Review the second verse and then review the first two verses.

Say, “The scriptures tell stories about good friends.”

Share the stories of
• David and Jonathan: 1 Sam. 18:1-3, 1 Sam. 19:1-7, 1 Sam. 23:16-18
• Alma: Alma 15:18, Alma 17:1-2 and Ammon: Alma 27: 16-18
• Christ: John 15: 13-14. Before reading John 15:13 tell the children to listen for why Christ is a good friend. Before reading vs. 14 ask how we can be a good friend to Christ.

2 comments:

Mormon Share said...

I love your ideas, and I've added your RSS feed to my Primary blog at LDS Primary. Thank you!w

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