I have a testimony that I am a child of God.
IDENTIFY THE DOCTRINE (playing a guessing game): On the board write, “I have a _________.” Tell the children to listen to the following clues and to fold their arms and stand up when they think they can fill in the blank:
• This makes us feel good, happy, or warm inside.
• The Holy Ghost gives this to us.
• This helps us want to make right choices.
• We can share this with others when we give
talks in Primary, in family home evening, and in fast and testimony meeting. Ask, “What is this wonderful thing?” Fill in the blank with the word testimony, and tell the children that they can have a testimony that they are children of God.
ENCOURAGE UNDERSTANDING (singing a song): Invite the children to sing “I Am a Child of God” (CS, 2–3), and ask them to think about how they feel inside as they sing. Ask a few children to share how they felt. Explain that good feelings they may have felt were from the Holy Ghost, telling them they really are children of God. Explain that knowing this is true is what it means to have a testimony. Explain that there are many ways to know we are children of God. Ask: “How do you know you are a child of God?”
ENCOURAGE APPLICATION (hearing testimonies): Ask the children, “Why is it important to have a testimony that we are children of God? How does having a testimony help us make right choices?” Share your testimony and invite a few children and adults to share their testimonies that we are all children of God.
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