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ACTIVITIES:

 Do a service project of the family's choice.  Since the purpose of the fast is to help those in need, perform a service that will benefit the needy (such as Goodwill, Deseret Industries, Salvation Army, food banks, homeless shelters, etc.)

ARTICLES FROM CHURCH MAGAZINES:

Fasting is what? (October 1989 New Era)
 The Blessings of the Fast (July 1982 Ensign)

HANDOUT IDEAS:

 Fasting brings blessings by Erika Miller
 Fasting brings blessings by Tiersa Ludlow
 Fasting Magnet by Rachel Braswell
“Finding the Queen Esther in you” - “Esther, despite danger to her own life, went fasting before the king.” (You could attach this to a tiara from the dollar store or anything symbolizing a queen or princess).
 Remember Fast Sunday
 The 13 Articles of Fasting - Handout from 2009 Women's Conference 
The Fasting Fridge from Mormon Share - (Inside) and (Outside)
When I taught this lesson I made big fridge magnets that just said "Remember Fast Day" and challenged the girls to help remind their families (and themselves) when it was fast day by putting up the magnet. (Idea by Ann Heiner)

FAMILY HOME EVENING LESSONS:

Family Home Evening Lesson on Fasting from Deseret Book
Family Home Evening Lesson on Fasting from Deseret Book (another one)
 Fasting
Fasting - from Church Manual

LESSON HELPS:

 Fasting - Hungry or Full? by Kara Reeder 

OBJECT LESSONS:

A simple object lesson I have seen with fasting is to use yeast, sugar and water. You place warm water in two bowls, then add the same amount of yeast. (The yeast symbolizes prayer.) Then you add a pinch of sugar to one bowl, as an example of what happens when you add fasting to prayer. Then you teach for a bit about fasting. While you teach, the yeast will react and the bowl with the sugar will have much bigger results. You can see that prayer without fasting causes things to happen, but fasting adds power to our prayers. (Shared by Elizabeth)
Fasting makes us stronger
Fasting Object Lesson
  Prepare two wordstrips: Fasting and Prayer. Invite two children to stand close together, and give each child one of the wordstrips. Have another child walk between them. Ask the first two children to securely link their arms, and ask the other child to try to walk between them again. Point out how much stronger the children are when they are linked together. Explain that fasting and prayer are more powerful when we use them together. Write “Fasting and prayer can strengthen my testimony” on the board, and have the children repeat it together. (Idea taken from the 2012 Primary Program Outline under July)
 
Using a piece of wood, 2 screws, screwdriver and a power drill—demonstrate the difference in the ease of screwing in a screw with a screwdriver compared to a power drill. Liken the power of the power drill to the power that fasting can give to our prayers.

ONLINE VIDEO CLIPS:

The law of the fast

OTHER:

 A Different Approach to Fasting
 Fast Sunday Reminder by Heather Loverde

QUOTES:

 One Liners
 Quick Quotes

SCRIPTURES:

 Doctrine & Covenants 88:76

SHARING TIME IDEAS:

Fasting & Prayer Work, April 2000 Friend

STORIES FROM THE FRIEND:

Prayer and Fasting Work (April 2000)
 Too Much To Sacrifice (July 1988)

STORIES:

 That is not fasting by Elder David A. Bednar

VIDEO CLIPS:

“The Law of the Fast”; 4 min. 10 sec.  - Video Clip #15







 
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