I can be kind to animals
Animal Hunt - place animal pictures outside and walk around the church grounds and have children find the animals. (Idea by Maria Wolfe)
Animal Puzzles - you can print off animals that are cut in thirds. Then you arrange the animals with different heads, stomachs, and feet. You can rematch them back to their original animal.
At the end of the lesson, we played "Animal Bingo". I used Animal Flash Cards One: Bingo Cards (the boards) and Handout (the pieces used while playing the game), and Animal Flash Cards Two: Bingo Cards and Handout. The illustrations are great and the children liked seeing all the animals. (Idea by Bethanne L. Kanzler / ga09042008)
Itty Bitty Animal Names
Go on an animal hunt. Tape pictures of animals, face down in the room (one for each child to take off the wall). We all were veeeeeeeeeery quiet, Shhhhhhhhhhh, so we didn't SCARE the animals away.
Make an ark out of a large cardboard box. Pretend you are Noah and his family and load up the ark. There are really cute Noah’s Ark stickers in most places that carry stickers.
Mixed Up Animals
Our Animal Friends
Prior to class, I had placed several animals throughout the classroom. While we were talking about Noah's Ark, we all took turns finding an animal (to "save" it) and brought it up front to the toy ark. (Idea by Bethanne L. Kanzler / ga09042008)
Play Mirror, Mirror. I pretended to be several well-known animals and the children had to imitate me. Once they guessed what kind of animal we were, I pulled out the respective plastic toy animal to display on the table. (Idea by Bethanne L. Kanzler / ga09042008)
Playdough - Make snakes and "creeping things."
Racoon Dominoes - really cute dominoes. Have your children match the pictures.
When doing the "thumbs up/thumbs down" part of the lesson, I incorporated it with the following. If the children got the thumbs up/thumbs down correct, then one person got to shoot a small ball into the waste basket. I had different lines (with blue painters tape on the floor) representing 1, 2, or 3 points. For every point they scored, we placed a clip art of an animal on the board...signifying every animal that we were helping. (Idea by Bethanne L. Kanzler / ga09042008)
Clipart of Animals
I can be kind to animals
Lots of coloring pages of different animals
Hand and Sheep Sticker Craft - Make sheep using handprints and stickers.
Lots of animal crafts
Porcupine Craft made out of a paper plate from www.dltk-kids.com
Here is a nest for bluebirds- (cup hands together to make a nest)
Here is a hive for bees- (interlock fingers to make a hive)
Here is a hole for the bunny- (make a circle with index finger and thumb to make a hole)
And here is a house for me! - (touch fingertips together to make a roof)
Duck, Duck, Goose - This very popular game never loses its magic. Seat the children in a circle and choose one child to be “it”. That child walks around the circle and taps the others on the head saying “duck”. When she taps a child on the head and says “goose,” that child gets up and runs around the circle trying to tag the child who is “it”. If the child who is “it” sits down in the empty place before she is caught, the new child becomes “it”.
I play a game called "Lights On Lights Off" where I first have the children lay on floor and shut the lights off saying go to sleep children. Then when I turn the light on I say wake up "Lions" and they pretend to be lions, then I shut off light and say go to sleep lions. When I turn the light back on I say wake up _____ what ever animal I want them to be. At the end I have them wake up to be children again and take there chairs. Its a good way to get wiggles out before lesson and they love this game.(Idea shared by April Klegin / ga10222012)
Animal Finger Puppets - If you want to see a picture of the finished puppets, click here.
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LDS Primary Lesson Helps for Lesson 35
Mandy Bradshaw writes, "Here is a link to some pictures that go along with the story in the Sunbeam manual about Spencer W. Kimball being kind to birds."
(Credit Unknown) I took the tune to wheels on the bus and changed it a little to fit this lesson. The lion on the ark says roar, roar, roar, roar, roar, roar .... all through the water. We used different animals and used there sounds. I made puppets to go with the song. On the website www.dltk-kids.com they have animal paper sack puppets that I used to go along with the song. [More animal puppets]
Kindness Begins With Me
Sunbeam Letter for Lesson 35 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)