Tuesday, June 16, 2015
"The Holy Ghost" A Holy Compass
Good morning all! I wanted to get this on here today while it is still swirling around in my head. There are a ton of things swirling around up there these days so if I'm lucky enough to get an idea at all, I have to get it written down as soon as possible or I will LOSE it!!!! Ugh! I will be introducing The Holy Ghost this Sunday and will be doing it with a compass theme. Its really a pretty simple idea and for me these days, that is what I need!! I will present as follows:
Prep: Before primary begins I will walk around and place the flip chart pages in different places in the room. I will use the compass and get coordinates for each flip chart page. These coordinates will then be written in order on the chalkboard so that the children can use the compass to guide them to each set of pics and words for the song. I will be using this cute flip chart that I found at www.singplayeat.com, you can click Here to print off a copy of your own.
Discussion: I will show the kiddo's a compass. Who can tell me what this is and what it is used for? I will tell them we are going to sing a song today about another gift from our HF, this gift is like a compass, it can guide and direct us through this life to help us return to our home above. It can comfort us at times of need, guide us and help us gain a true testimony of our HF. Does anyone know what this gift could be?
After our discussion I will show the children the coordinates on the chalkboard and explain to them that like the Holy Ghost guides us in the direction we should go, the compass is going to guide us to find the words to our song The Holy Ghost. I will call up my first helper. They will stand at the front of the room and follow the compass and the first set of coordinates on the board. This should lead them to my first set of pics and this scripture to go along.
John 14:26 But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost , whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your rememberance, whatsoever I have said unto you. (Christ talking to his disciples)
When Christ was on the earth, he promised he would send, the Holy Ghost to comfort us, our true eternal friend.
We will then place the first flip chart pic on the board and sing through it. The next child will be called to help and will use the compass to find the next flip chart page and scripture.
The Holy Spirit whispers with a still small voice,
Play then continues with the last flip chart page on verse 1
D&C 42:17 For behold, the comforter knoweth all things and beareth record of the Father and of the Son.
He Testifies of God and Christ and makes our hearts rejoice.
D&C 35:6 But now I give unto thee a commandment, that thou shalt baptize by water and they shall receive the Holy Ghost by the laying on of hands, even as the apostles of old.
And when we are confirmed, by sacred priesthood power, the Holy Ghost is given to us to guide us every hour.
Oh may I always listen, to that still small voice, and with his light I'll do what's right each time I make a choice.
You can click Here to print out the scriptures I am using for this activity!
I will then be giving these cute compass rings as a reminder to always listen and let the Holy Ghost guide us back to our Heavenly Home.