Thoughts: I like to emphasize real action that kids can make to change their lives. Maybe because as an adult I crave a practical application to my worship on Sunday. I don’t want to just learn something I want to try to become someone like Jesus Christ.
Identify Doctrine: I wanted to have the kids find where the sacrament prayers (Doctrine and Covenants 20:77, 79) are located in their scriptures. I also wanted to have the children read the prayers on the word strips provided in the outline and have them put them together in the right order.
Encourage Understanding: For the last part of the lesson I really wanted to emphasize on what it means to take the name of Jesus Christ upon ourselves. I want to have a discussion about what it means to be like Jesus. I really want to steer it away from the rote answers and try to dive into more original ideas. I really do think that children know how they can be more likes Jesus but we often put the whole idea into a very small rhetorical box. I think I am going to try to not plan this part too much. I am going to share a personal example and other than that I will try to seek the spirit and try to wait for the silence for the children to have time to think.
I think that I need to more often in my lesson allow their hearts to be edified and touched by truth.