Friday, March 16, 2018

Short Attention Span Sunday School: Primary 6 Lesson 11 Abraham and Isaac



Write on the board:
Is anything too hard for the Lord?

Post Proverbs 3:5-6
Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

Post Jeremiah 29:13
And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.


Adapted from

When I say the word "trust" what comes to mind?

Who do you trust? parents, teachers, neighbor, sibling, yourself

When you get up in the morning, what do you trust is in the kitchen cupboard and the fridge? food

When you head to school (bike, walk, bus, car), you trust that you'll get there and your legs, bike, car, bus will come through for you.

When you leave Primary, you trust that your mom or dad will be there in the building to take you home.

Has anyone ever had to wait for their parents to pick them up from something?
You didn't know why they weren't there yet, etc.?
How did you feel? let them all share how ever much they want and presume that a lot of them will say they were kind of worried or scared, and if they don't mention that then ask them if they also felt scared or worried

You know why you get worried and scared?
It's because all that trust you had was suddenly starting to go away.
Now you're worried IF they're coming, rather than knowing that they were.
We know our parents will eventually come, but sometimes that trust gets a little shaky.

So now another question:
Why do you trust your parents?

Have you had our city's government or state government or the US government do a background check on them?
Have you interviewed their friends to see if they can be trusted?
Have you interviewed them?

No to all of that, right?
The real reason you trust them is because of all the things they've already done for you.

What have they already done for you by now, at your age?
Taken care of you as a baby, held you when you couldn't walk, kept you safe when you were playing outside, kept you from eating dirt or rotten food.

You trust your parents to take care of you because they've already been taking care of you for a long time, right? You have a trusting relationship with them.

What we need to be able to say is not that we know about God, but that we know God.
That we have a trusting relationship with Him and with our Savior.


Continue introducing the concept of trust with this impactful object lesson.

Hold up a piece of paper and tell your class:
I have the ability to step through this piece of paper.
In fact I know that ALL of you could step through this piece of paper.
(make sure those who know how to do this don’t give it away)

Do you trust me? That I know what I’m talking about?
Even though this idea seems really nutty and completely impossible?

Show them how it works and anticipate they will all want to do their own, so have paper and scissors and be ready to teach them how to do it.

Talk about trust
-- why didn’t you trust me? 

It didn’t make sense, we didn’t know how it could work, we didn’t think it was possible?
What have you learned about trust as it relates to God? Sometimes things that seem impossible are actually possible - God knows more than we know and can do miracles

Today we’re going to finish learning about Abraham and how he placed great trust in the Lord.

And how we can learn from him!


Tell the story with compelling words and expressions, with real life discussion and examples.

Include the comparison chart as mentioned in the manual and with a free print-out option from here:

Also helpful is to use some of the other Church manuals in putting together, especially this one:

Utilize the discussion questions in the Primary manual as well


We're going to continuing learning about trust and talk about the amazing relationship Heavenly Father had with his followers in the Book of Mormon and in the scripture stories we have already learned so far.

We're going to have a Scavenger Hunt - why a Scavenger Hunt? 
Because we're going to be looking for God in our lives, to remind us that He is everywhere, helping looking for the miracles that have happened in the scriptures and Church History. We will see that we can trust Him!

Miracle story ideas:
- OT: Abraham saved from death

- OT: Noah and the ark
- OT: any other stories that are meaningful to you from the lessons this year already
- BOM: Book of Mormon examples that are meaningful to you
- CH: Church History examples that are meaningful to you (Brigham Young taking on the appearance of Joseph Smith, seagulls and crickets, Elijah Fordham, Mary and the many ox stories, etc.)
- And so on! Just don't go over OT stories you haven't taught yet!

Make up clues to these stories.

The clue you write should lead them to somewhere in the building in places where your class won't be in the way and can be reverent (the foyer, paintings on the wall, water fountain, bishop's office, outside doors, inside doors, kitchen, perhaps some outside). 

So a clue will lead them to that place in the building.
You'll gather to quietly read the story to them, and then move onto the next one. 

"Noah trusted that God would lead him and the ark to safe ground.
They had to travel through a lot of ______."

Where in the building do we find a source for this?
water/kitchen so you'd go into the kitchen and read the story quickly with the angle of how Noah trusted God

Back in the classroom...
Discuss how you can find God in your lives each day, performing little miracles as you put your trust in Him.


I'm so grateful for all of these examples.
Heavenly Father and our Savior are in our lives, they want a relationship with us so we can learn to trust them like we trust others in our lives!

This is a lifelong pursuit but it can start today!

Take home ideas:
- Something to do with a mini magnifying glass, a kaleidoscope, etc.
- Also a scripture such as Jeremiah 29:13
And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.

Friday, March 9, 2018

Short Attention Span Sunday School: Primary 6 Lesson 10 Abraham and Lot


CLASSROOM PREP Draw a big heart on the board, or post up a big heart!

Pass this out for them to do while you get your lesson set up:

Another option (page 2 quiz)

Another option:
List scriptures about love on the board (number them), hand out paper and pens, ask them to write down the number of one of them and write what it means or what it’s telling them to do.
Or have them draw a depiction of that scripture.

Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself
Love one another; as I have loved you
Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends
Press forward with a love of God and of all men

OPENING DISCUSSION/ACTIVITY (some from the manual)

Draw a circle on the chalkboard and write LOVE in the center.
How do you interpret this drawing? Hear their ideas
This represents a circle of people in your life that you love.
Think about who, groups or specific people, is in your circle of love.
Does anyone want to share who is in theirs?
Do you think Heavenly Father wants our circle of love to be really itty bitty? No
He wants our circle of love to be as large as possible.
In fact, we are commanded to love one another.

I want everyone to get up and help me make a circle on the floor. Use string or rope that you’ve brought.

Hand out name tags like the ones in the manual (Older Neighbor, Visitor, etc.) and use their names or make your own

Pick someone to be in the center (they don’t need a name tag)
Continue through with the activity as in the manual.
(Another option for this type of activity would be to play Pictionary on the board where they draw the different groups of people)


Tell the story of Abraham and Lot as outline in the manual.
There are many summaries online to help supplement the manual, one example:

Try to make it interesting, vibrant, energetic, expressive, etc.
See if you can keep their attention and to internalize the story just through storytelling techniques.
This is a challenge I’m giving myself with last week’s lesson and this week’s lesson as a way to approach the scriptures in Sunday School and to get to know the attention span of my class a bit better.

Some of what I will teach is from here:

I want you to imagine that I have a treat and two family members want it.
I divide it unequally and let them pick who gets which piece.
How could this cause conflict in a family?

We’re going to learn more about Abraham and how a conflict came up in his family.
We’re going to learn from his example in how to show love to others, especially in our families.


This is a very moving video the Church has produced about neighbors serving a woman with a disability.

Pass out index cards or paper and a pen and ask them to write down key words and phrases that jump out at them.

Talk about it after: 
How do you feel after watching that?
What parts made you feel good inside while watching? 
Why do you look up to the men/neighbors who helped her?
How would you feel if you knew you were helping someone be so happy?

SERVICE/ACTS OF KINDNESS Put the idea of service/love into action in class.

Is someone blind in your ward?Record the kids reading a story, sharing their testimony, singing hymns, etc.

Is there an inactive kid in your class? 
Create something for them that you can mail or deliver.

Is there someone lonely or someone you feel inspired to reach out to? 
Make a card and decorate treats in class.

Or simply plan to make a stack of something (cardstock square that says "You are loved" or other such messages that the kids write) and take time to walk around the building, see who is in the foyer, who are gathered talking in a hallway, etc. and hand it to those people in a reverent non-disruptive manner. It could lift someone’s spirits immensely!

(If needed, work with leaders in the ward to brainstorm/determine a need that could be met.)

If doing the last idea, take time after to discuss how it felt to do that kind of service.

Also have a snack or treat or some sort of reward waiting in the classroom to reward them for being reverent in the hallways and for taking it seriously.

My recommendation for something like this is to do something you as the teacher are in control of. Sending them home with something to do at home/with their family may not get done.


Have prepared a small note to each kid in your class with the things you love about them.
Include something heart-shaped!

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Short Attention Span Sunday School: Primary 6 Lesson 9 Jehovah Makes Covenants With Abraham


A quick note that this site was especially useful for studying this topic:


Post the words to I Want to Be a Missionary Now on the board
Post manual artwork
Write or post on the board the word COVENANT

Adapted from this site:

Take out a container of treats (container so they can’t see how many you brought).
Carefully open the lid so they can’t see inside.
Take out a cookie or some sort of easy treat. (could be cake related or lemon related if you want to do the play on words for the take-home treat at the end of this lesson)

Talk over and over about how good it is, describe the taste, etc.
They’re going to be begging you to share and give them one!
React like, “Oh, you want some? Should I share?”
(share while you continue)

Conversation could continue like this:

You know...the gospel is just like this treat.
But we usually don’t share, in fact we often don’t!
There’s so many people out there that would love the gospel.
Maybe we’re afraid of what they’ll say or think we’re weird if we talk about church or invite people.
What if they ask us questions about church stuff that we don’t know the answer to?
Like this treat, “what are the ingredients?”
Maybe we’d feel panicked and not know.
But how can you find out answers to questions you don’t know? Pray, scriptures,, parents, leaders
Just like I can look up how to make this treat, right?

Today we’re going to talk about Abraham and sharing the gospel!


Go here for an alternate idea:


From the manual’s Attention Activity:

Take out an heirloom or special item from a family member, or a photo of them.
Talk about that family member and what characteristics you’ve inherited from them.
Have them share things they’ve received, traits they share, memories, etc.
When we think about inheritance (write on the board), we usually think about money or objects.

But we can also inherit blessings.
Our ancestor is a prophet named Abraham.
We, all of us here, have inherited blessings that he was promised but we have to do our part.


Trying something different this week and will learn the entire scripture story so well that I can retell it in a very compelling and storyteller-like manner, very conversational. Will stand and walk around the room a little as I tell it. Trying this as a teaching technique!

May display some scripture passages on a laptop behind me via a presentation program like PowerPoint and refer to them/switch to them as I go through my storytelling.

Be sure to hit the main points the manual lists, as well as using the discussion questions.

Make the story as interesting as possible through use of animated and excited expressions and a fun attitude.


Take the list of promises made to Abraham in the manual (for example Abraham 2:9 His name would be great among all nations) and scramble the words out of order.

Print out or write out each scrambled set with the scripture reference and hand out to individuals or groups and have them unscramble and then have them present to the class one at a time.

They can use the scripture reference if they’re stuck.

found on Chicken Scratch N Sniff

Looks like a fun option!


Gather letters (enough for each kid in your class to have one or two) from missionaries either from your past, or currently serving from your ward (on their blog or emails from their parents) or even missionary blogs you can find online, perhaps from a far away country. If any kids in your class have grandparents serving or a sibling serving, ideally collect a letter or two from them.

Make sure it has substance, bears their testimony, and ideally tells a fun story or two.

Hand out 1 (or 2) different letters to each kid along with a highlighter or yellow marker or colored pencil.
Tell them to read and highlight what stands out to them that they’ll want to share with the class.
Give them time to read (make sure the letters aren’t too long and are ideally of equal length) and then have them each share with the class.


Missionaries love kids!

If possible, have your missionaries visit your class at some point during this lesson.

At the end of your lesson, pass out a simple index card and a pen to each kid and have them write a letter to the missionaries thanking them for their service and sharing the intention (be sensitive to not forcing kids to say they promise anything, as some may be shy) to try to be better at sharing the gospel.

Collect these in a nice envelope or folder and hand to the missionaries after church with the same treat you started your lesson with.

Another option is to write an email or letter to one of the missionaries whose letters you just read! You could even compose it right in class on your laptop.


I am grateful to know that I am part of the Lord’s covenant people.
We all are!
We have made covenants at baptism and as long as we are worthy, we are promised the blessings of Abraham - eternal life, the blessings of the priesthood!

Part of that covenant is for us to take the gospel to all nations!

It doesn’t have to be hard or scary - we can feel the Lord strengthening us as we ponder who we can talk about church with, who we can invite to come with us to church or an activity, etc.

Send them home with:
- the quotation from President Kimball from the manual
- or another quotation about missionary work

- more of the same treat you handed out or another one….with a saying like “Sharing the gospel is a piece of cake!” or “Sharing the gospel is easy peasy lemon squeezy!”

Or anything related to sharing the gospel - a pass along card, a Book of Mormon that the missionaries give out that they can give to friends, etc.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Short Attention Span Sunday School: Primary 6 Lesson 8 Noah and the Flood


Put up NOAH after ENOCH on your Old Testament Prophet Timeline.

Put up an image of Russell M Nelson on the board or have it on a laptop etc.
Put up the image of Noah from the Primary Manual artwork
Blue tablecloth and “ark” for the table (Lego, Fisher Price Little People, paper, etc.)


Adapted from many versions online

Have an orange (probably any size would work) and a bowl or container of water.

You can use a bowl/water from your church’s kitchen or you could bring a bowl and a full water bottle.
Ask your class if they think it will sink or float if you put it in the water, but don’t tell them what will happen.
Put it in and remark on how it floats.
Take it out and write LISTEN OBEY BELIEVE on it in sharpie all around the orange.
Show that it floats again.
Now peel off the skin - taking off those protective words with it.
Ask them if they think it will sink or float now?
Put it in the water and remark on how it sinks!
Listening, obeying, and believing in our prophet will protect us!
Without, we will sink.

Facilitate an open discussion to hear their thoughts and get their minds working on the topic.

Tell me about listening, obeying, and believing.
You can have the sign ideas from the manual on display for this if you’d like.
Or have photos or hand drawn versions of road signs as examples of things you listen to and obey.

Discussion question ideas, if needed:

Which is the hardest for you?
What motivates you to want to obey a rule?
Think of a rule you don’t really like - what makes you still follow it?
What makes listening hard? Or obeying?
If you believe that a prophet, leader, bishop, etc. is a man of God, does it make believing their words easier?
If you don’t want to listen, obey, or believe, what can you do about it?
When did you feel believing/obeying/listening (to prophets, leaders, God) protecting you?

Let this discussion continue for 5-10 minutes if it’s reverent, respectful, and on topic.


Hand out one piece of paper per kid and a pencil or pen

Tell them that this video is a great depiction of the importance of following the prophet, obedience, listening, and believing!

When they’re watching, you want them to take notes -- write single words or phrases

After the video, discuss their notes and how they can apply those concepts in their notes in their daily lives.

This is a game I used to play as Primary Music Leader and have adapted to use as a teacher.

Heavenly Father wants us to be safe from the evils and temptations of the world.
He has given us someone to warn us and to teach us! President Nelson

Today, we’re going to be talking about Noah!
And guess what, we’re in the middle of the rain storm!
So we have a spray bottle (have a spray bottle of water set to “mist”)
You could also have some rainstorm music playing on a laptop in the background

I’m going to have you guess the missing word or answer questions.
If you get it right, you get the umbrella as a protection from the rain!
If you get it wrong, you’ll get some rain on you! Be sure to only lightly mist them in an area where they want to be sprayed, let them pick, you don’t want sad or upset kids!
So Noah.
He was a descendent of Adam and Enoch, same family line!
He was obedient and he listened and he believed - and he and his family were blessed.

Now have them take turns answer questions - have them come to the front one by one, answer the question, if they get it right then they get the open umbrella to protect themselves while you lightly and respectfully mist them!

At the end, discuss the protection of the umbrella = protection following the Prophet provides.
Scripture references are given so you can adapt this to include reading the scriptures.
You can also come up with different questions, more or less, etc.

1. Genesis 6:5-7 - The people were very wicked and the Lord was grieved! He wanted to destroy man and all the ______. Animals

2. Genesis 6:8-9 - Noah found grace in the eyes of the _______. Lord
He was good, and walked with God.

3. Genesis 6:13 - Noah knew that the people were ________ and the _______would be destroyed and in Moses 8 he was called upon to tell everyone to _________ - but they didn’t listen! Wicked, Earth, Repent

Don’t have a kid answer this -- read the scripture here:
Genesis 6:14-16 Noah was instructed on how to make the ark!

Read the scripture and they will ask what a cubit is, so be prepared to answer!
4. Genesis 6:17 - The Lord will bring a flood of ________ and everything will be destroyed and die! Waters 

5. Genesis 6:18-20 - He will establish a covenant with Noah and their family shall go into the ark with _____ of every living thing, male and female. Two

6. Genesis 7:4, 10, 12, 20 - A lot of rain came down! It rained for 7 days and everything was flooded and it stayed flooded for ___ days and ___ nights, even the mountains were covered! 40

Genesis 7:23 Only Noah and everyone and everything in the ark survived!

7. Genesis 8: 1, 2, 5 - God remembered Noah and the rain __________ and the water decreased. Stopped

8. Genesis 8:6-11 Noah opened the window and set forth a raven and a dove, and the dove finally came back with an _________ that indicated dry land was visible again. olive branch

9. Genesis 8:16-20 - Noah and his family could leave the ark and Noah built an _______ and showed gratitude. Altar

10. Genesis 8:21, 9:12-15 - The Lord covenanted that such a thing would not happen again, and the token of that covenant is the ________. The Lord will remember His covenant! Rainbow


Share some information you find online about President Nelson - fact, background, perhaps even a video of him speaking.

Share some of his sayings and talk about how they can make use of the concepts in their daily lives.

Challenge them to find a way to use them this upcoming week:
“As you choose to live on the Lord’s side, you are never alone.”

“When we follow Jesus Christ, we act as he would act and love as he would love.”


If it fits with the dynamics of your class, you could make a video using a phone or camera.

Have your class write something in their own words/handwriting on a piece of paper (or a whiteboard that they take turns using).

Take a photo of each of them holding their paper or the whiteboard with what they’ve written.

They should all use the same prompt, examples are:
What have I learned from Noah?
How can I be obedient to the prophet?
How am I blessed by listening to the prophet?

Take a video of them singing “We Thank Thee, O God, for a Prophet” (make sure they know the words or have them posted.

Later intermix the footage with the photos of them with their paper or whiteboard.
Show the prompt question on the screen somehow.

This could turn out really cute!


I’m so grateful for prophets!
For Old Testament prophets that lived in ways that we can look up to.
They made good decisions, they were brave, they were obedient, they listened.
And modern-day prophets as well that we can continue to look up to, and that remind us that God still speaks to us today.

Take home ideas:
- Have a nice quotation printed out by President Nelson for them, such as the “Each day is a day of decision” one at this link (or one of the many others)

- Umbrella-related
- Mini boat or perhaps instructions to make a paper boat
- If not Fast Sunday, you could give animal cookies or crackers
- Animal eraser (the puzzle kind or something else)
- Rainbow-related treat or item

Friday, February 16, 2018

Short Attention Span Sunday School: Primary 6 Lesson 7 Enoch and a Zion People



Post Moses 7:18
And the Lord called his people Zion, because they were of one heart and one mind, and dwelt in righteousness; and there was no poor among them.

Also post 3 Nephi 12:8

Blessed are all the pure in heart, for they shall see God.

Also an idea for the year starting this week:
Post a piece of paper on the wall in one corner of the room with simply the name ADAM in big letters.
Have another one next to it /connected that says ENOCH.
You’ll add to this throughout the year as you learn about prophets in each lesson.

Periodically you can review who these different prophets were and what their general stories are.


Place two things on either side of the room - needs to be unclear what it is but you could have anything (envelope with a paper heart inside, candy wrapped up, etc)

Have a pair of kids come forward and link their arms back to back.

Assign one kid per item and tell them that they, with arms linked back to back, have to get their own thing.

Say “go” and anticipate that they’ll pull each other.
They will need to work together and cooperate and go one at a time.
They need to be unified and work together and they get their reward!

The kids may have thought of this, and if so, describe what they may have done (fought over where to go and ended up getting nothing) and why that's wrong.

(depending on how desirable the thing is that you brought in, the entire class may want a turn to do it before moving on)

So what made that activity successful? Working together
What was your motivation for making that successful? 
Why would you all want that to work? Everyone gets the reward and is happy


- City papers (about a dozen pages with an "ancient city skyline" or "ancient city skyline clipart" found on Google or draw your own...just be sure there's white space left to write in words)
Many examples found using those search terms, such as:

- Scene papers like a big yellow paper sun
- Tape like painter’s tape that won’t damage the wall
- A dark marker or Sharpie

Have the class help you as you teach the lesson below.
Tell them that you’re going to create a city on the wall using the papers.
You need one wall available, which may require rearranging the chairs to face that wall.

How to do this:

  1. Hold up one of the city papers as you read each section below and explain a little.
  2. Choose a good listener to tape that paper to the wall, starting low and going across by 4 and up by 3 or however you want to arrange the 11 papers to look like a city.
  3. Then have a Sharpie or dark marker available and ask the class to summarize that section with a phrase, sentence, word, etc. Choose a good listener to write the chosen phrase/word on the paper.
  4. Continue in this fashion.
  5. At the end, read each summarizing phrase/word/etc (in order) for the whole story again (so they hear it all one more time).

1/Enoch was the great great great great grandson of Adam!
Adam was still alive! People lived longer then!
Enoch was blessed by Adam and taught in all the ways of God by his father Jared.
While Enoch was righteous, along with some of Adam’s other descendants, more were wicked.
Read Moses 6:27-29 - how were most people on earth living? = wicked
They didn’t believe in God and this made God very angry.

2/One day as Enoch journeyed into the land where the people were, the Spirit of God came upon him and he heard a voice from heaven saying, “Enoch, my son, prophesy unto this people and say unto them repent.”
The Lord was angry with them - their hearts have waxed hard, their ears are dull of hearing, their eyes cannot see afar off.

Discuss: What does it mean to have your heart hard, your ears dull, and your eyes not able to see far off? How would this help or hurt someone’s ability to choose the right?

3/Enoch bowed himself to the earth and spake - “Why is it that I have found favor in thy sight, and am but a lad, and all the people hate me; for I am slow of speech; wherefore am I thy servant?” Read Moses 6:31

Discuss: Have you ever felt that people don’t like you because you’re different? 

4/The Lord told Enoch “Go forth and do as I have commanded thee, and no man shall pierce thee. Open they mouth and it shall be filled and I will give thee utterance.” From Moses 6:32
And to say unto the people “Choose ye this day, to serve the Lord God who made you.” From Moses 6:33

5/He also made him a really important promise “the mountains shall flee before you, and the rivers shall turn from their course; and thou shalt abide in me, and I in you; therefore walk with me.” From Moses 6:34

Discuss: How do you think Enoch felt after hearing these promises?

6/Then Lord told “Anoint thine eyes with clay, and wash them, and thou shalt see.”
Enoch listened and he beheld all the spirits that God had created and other things not visible to the natural eye. The people started saying about him that a “seer” hath the Lord raised up.

Discuss: Enoch listened to the Lord and is having faith in the Lord’s promises, and is being blessed

7/He wasn’t afraid anymore - he stood upon the hills and high places and preached, testifying of God and to repent. The people were afraid of him because they knew he was a prophet.

Discuss: Compare this to how he was feeling before!

8/The Lord commanded him to baptize!
He continued to call people to repent, and to baptize.

9/So great was his faith that he led the people of God, and when their enemies fought against them, Enoch used the power the Lord had given him - he moved mountains made the earth tremble, changed the course of rivers, and caused the roar of lions to be heard from the wilderness.

Discuss: This fulfilled the scripture/promise!

10/The Lord called his people Zion because they were of one heart and one mind, and dwelt in righteousness, and there was no poor among them.
Their city was called Zion, meaning City of Holiness, after the people.

Discuss: The people were called Zion before the city! What does it mean to be of one heart and one mind?

11/He said to the Lord, “Surely Zion shall dwell in safety forever.”
But the Lord told him that Zion is blessed but everyone else is too wicked.
After many years of obedience, Enoch, along with all the people and the city, were taken up into heaven.

Discuss: What does it mean to be taken up into heaven/translated?
Their bodies are changed so they will not experience pain or taste of death (3 Nephi 28:7)
Then at the time of the Second Coming, they’ll be changed in the twinkling of an eye from mortality to immortality

Wrap up:
He was a great prophet - he spent his life trying to live as the Savior would have him live.
He did it so well that he walked with God!
He spoke with God face to face!
He was shown things in the future, even Jesus Christ and his mission on earth.
He saw the restoration as well and the gospel being preached (Moses 7:62).
He saw the Millennium.
He saw his city would join the latter-day Saints - the New Jerusalem/Zion.

Enjoy your city on the wall!


Adapted from mormonshare

Have everyone stand in a circle and get out yarn or string.
The first person ties the yarn around their finger and says something nice about someone else.
They throw the yarn across.
The person who gets the yarn wraps it around their finger or thumb and says something nice about someone else and throws it across the circle.
Continue until there’s a big web of yarn (5-8 fingers?).

If they need help throwing because of the fingers wrapped, you can help them.
Everyone backs up so the web is tight (make sure fingers aren’t too tight!)
Throw in a beach ball - the web will hold it up!
Talk about how when everyone works together and builds on strengths, they can withstand anything!


I have a really wonderful video about a young man who is a great example of unity within his ward.

Think about how he’s showing the pure love of Christ, that he’s pure in heart, and that he desires unity with others in his life.

Show video, then pass out index cards and pens
Post these questions on the board and have them write their answers on their card
  1. Why is Spencer a good example of being pure in heart?
  2. How can you use Spencer as an example this week?
The kids can share if they'd like, one or both of their answers.

It’s my testimony that through small and simple things, great things can come to pass!
Did Enoch think of himself as amazingly awesome at everything he did, and of course the Lord would choose him to be a spokesman to preach repentance?
No, not at all!
Do we sometimes feel that we can’t do very much because of all of our weaknesses?
We see that Enoch truly magnified his abilities through the Lord’s help, so much so that an entire city was so righteous that they were all translated!
We can do great things when we work together with others and strive to be pure in heart.

Ideas of what to take home:
- heart-shaped items (candy, pencils, stickers, etc.) with the “pure in heart” scripture
- something related to vision (sunglasses, etc.) and the “pure in heart” scripture but highlighting the “see God” part
- clay and the “pure in heart” scripture with a note to have them tell their parents the story of Enoch!

- something web-related to hearken back to the yarn activity