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My life has a plan
“When I Lived with My Heavenly Father” (March 2003 Liahona and Friend)


 God has a plan for us


 Handout by Amy Busch / ga01152008
 Heavenly Father's Plan For Me
 Plan of Salvation Card


Chicken Scratch n' Sniff
 Heavenly Father's Plan, April 1995, Friend
 I shouted for joy! (February 1999, Friend)
 I have taught this lesson several times. And instead of a doll I use a Mr. Potato head. When it is not able to stand on its own, we talk about why. I have the children, one at a time, come up and pick something out of a bag to put on the potato. We then talk about how grateful we are for what body part they have picked. And it has worked really well for me. (Idea by Kara Heiner / ga01192009)
 Jennie's Lesson Plan
 My husband and I started out by singing "I lived in Heaven" and we talked about how we lived in heaven before coming to earth. Then we had the children play follow the leader and walk under a white sheet. Once on the other side of the sheet ("veil") we sang head, shoulders, knees and toes. We had them touch things that were soft, smell things, and jump. We focused on how we came to earth to get a body. Then we said after we grow up we go back to live with Heavenly Father. We then had them walk under a black sheet and on the other side we sang "Families can be together forever."  We used pictures of Christ in the pre-mortal and post-mortal sections.  The junior nursery didn't do well with walking under the sheets. They seemed confused but if it would've been combined, it would have worked better because the older children would have led better."  (Idea by Casherie Bright from Clinton, Utah 4th Ward / ga01122009)
 No Crying Nursery
 Plan of Salvation Posters by Libby Osborn
 What Does Jesus Christ Want Me To Do?
 We are starting with the doll activity where the children are asked to stand up, turn around, and sit back down.  The doll doesn't do it because she is not alive. It's in the lesson manual.  I'll ask, "Where did the doll come from?" (store) "Where did you come from?" (Heavenly Father)  We'll then do a role play of a mom and a dad who want a baby and Heavenly Father sends them one. The children will hold pictures of their character assignments. For example, the baby and Heavenly Father will stand on a chair to represent heaven. The baby will get down from the chair to join the children playing mom and dad.  After that the children will try to follow a line of masking tape on the floor without falling off. Following the tape represents following Heavenly Father's plan.  For a craft we will make spoon dolls (puppets) and talk about how they are not alive and cannot choose how to act, but we are alive and can choose to obey Heavenly Father's plan by doing what our parents teach us. (Idea by Suzan Barnesga01182007)


 Here We are Together
 I am a Child of God
 I Lived in Heaven A long Time Ago
 I Love Mother


 Sunbeam Letter for Lesson 3 by Cynthia Mikesell - The content of this letter comes almost exclusively from the lesson book.  I just changed the language a bit so that it reads as if the child is telling the parent what they have done in class that day.  (Click here to see all letters written by Cynthia)


 Jesus' Plan, October 2001, Friend


 Happy Endings, April 1996, The Friend

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