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Lesson 28

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Use small "STOP" and "GO" signs to direct the children to stop & go as they circle the room holding hands. Or play red light, green light using the signs. (Rhonda Wall)
Tell the children to skip, hop, run, walk, etc. until you tell them to freeze. When they hear the word freeze, they are to stop in the exact position they are in. Play "Freeze Dance."
Make up a simple maze or obstacle course using chairs, tables, and so forth, for the children to walk over, around, or under. Invite the children to follow you. Then let some of the children have a turn being the leader.
Play one of the pretend stories on the Primary 1 CD and let the children act it out as the dialogue directs. Or play one of the musical sections and let the children have fun following the directions of how to move.
For the review of the story of Noah, hide two sets of animals around the room. Have the children pretend to be Noah and have the children obey the Lord by searching for the hidden animals. I used some inexpensive plastic animals from the dollar store or you could just use clip art. This idea could also be used for the earlier lesson on animals. (Marylynn Lyman)
Get colored paper or felt squares and pretend that they are stepping stones or use footprints. Have the children start at one end of the room and a picture of Jesus at the other end with the stepping stones in between the two. As you talk about the different commandments (see lesson) have the children move one step closer to Jesus. (Marylynn Lyman)


I can be obedient
I can gain a testimony by being obedient
 Lesson 28 Coloring Page by Marie Huff


 Door Signs by Laree Ipson
 Door Signs by Marie Huff


 File Folder Game by Megan Mills


You could play Simon is a game of obedience.  You could even change it to "Sister ____ says..."  I've also heard of playing Silent Simon Says.  It's like Simon says except if you TELL them to do something (like sit down, or clap your hands, etc.) then they are not suppose to follow, but if you make a silent motion they are suppose to follow. So if I say "stand" they don't move, but if I give the motion to stand they do, etc.


If ye love me, keep my commandments
 Nephi's Tools by Tess Burr


Blessings come from obedience
 Church Babies Blog
If I choose to obey, I'll be happy all day!
Keeping Promises
LDS Primary Lesson Helps for Lesson 28


For this lesson, have the children sing The Wise Man and The Foolish Man.  Every time you sing the word "man" have the children stand up....the next time they hear it have them sit down.  Praise them afterwards for being excellent minders...obedient.

"Hands on Shoulders"
(Do actions rhyme indicates)

Hands on shoulders, hands on knees,
Hands behind you, if you please.
Touch your shoulders, now your nose,
Now your hair, and now your toes.
Hands up high in the air,
Down at your sides and touch your hair.
Hands up high as before;
Now clap your hands, one, two, three, four.

"Clap Your Hands"
(Do actions rhyme indicates)

Clap your hands; clap your hands;
Clap them just like me.
Touch your shoulders; touch your shoulders;
Touch them just like me.
Tap your knees; tap your knees;
Tap them just like me.
Shake your head; shake your head;
Shake it just like me.
Clap your hands; clap your hands;
Now let them quiet be. (Fold arms)


 Natalie Hill shares some lesson helps from the Friend Magazine
 Sunbeam Letter for Lesson 28 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)


Obedience Story about Wilford Woodruff - I took a 2 page story about Wilford Woodruff learning a painful lesson about obedience and converted it to a 7 page story, with 1 picture per page. I didn't actually have the magazine to scan, so the pictures came from the Church web site. They are too grainy to do full size pages, so I used half size instead (8.5" x 5.5"). After you print the story, you cut the papers in half.  (Idea by Jennie C. / ga01222007)
Comments (4)
  • Merrawyn Cristancho g2_itemId=2252&g2_page=2

    Here is a link to finding free clip art for Noah's Ark.

  • Darlene  - Story, maze, craft

    Cute, short story, maze, and craft for lesson 28: Story & Maze: "Chicks & Hens," Friend, April 2009. Craft: "Hens and Chicks," Friend, November 1995.

    Instead of using the paper plate, I enlarged the hen and wing by 200%, copied, and cutout. The wing was attached per instructions. The children will color the baby chicks yellow, the area at the top of head red,and beck orange. A wiggly eye will replace the printed one (I tried using the same size). The hen was then glued to a tongue depressor. At the bottom of the hen(on the tongue depressor)I'm planning on gluing some fake straw for a nest but still allowing room for the wing to move. The story printed on a label and glued to the back of the hen for parents to retell. Turning out really cute, story goes well with obedience.

  • April  - Bee craft

    I found an image of a beehive and bees and will have the children glue the bees to the beehive. The bees will have the 4 commandments from the lesson that we can follow - Love our family, Attend Church meetings, Pray to Heavenly Father, Be kind to others. We will talk about each one during the lesson.

    These lessons get tricky to stretch for 40 mins when the children do not have a long attention span.

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