“Overcome Evil with Good”-Come Follow Me Primary Lesson Helps for august 12-18 covering Romans 7-16 These lesson helps include vibrant visuals, coloring pages, and interactive activities for teaching your primary class.
Overcome Evil With Good- Lesson Objectives
Lets begin by covering this weeks lesson objectives. I always start here to help you understand what you are being asked to teach. These come straight from you Come Follow Me Manual and are the bolded headings. I hope that by sharing them early in your lesson prep that perhaps you will be inspired by your own ideas to teach these principles and stay on track as you create a lesson plan. Here are the lesson objectives for this week:
- My Heavenly Father loves me.
- Heavenly Father wants me to prepare to receive all that He has.
- Faith comes by hearing the word of God.
- I can say thank you to those who help me.
- “Let us not … judge one another.”
Question and Prompts-Lesson Outline for Overcome Evil with Good
The first item I have created for you this week is my personal favorite teaching tool. It is a set of Questions and Prompts that will lead you through the entire lesson. Aside from just the Q+P’s there are also Scripture references in each section to help you use the scriptures to teach. This is essentially a lesson outline and contains everything you need to discuss in order to teach each of the lesson objectives I shared above. If you don’t have time to prepare much for you class this week consider simply printing this page. It will help you teach whats most important.
Lesson Idea #1- My Heavenly Father Loves Me
To help you teach the idea that “My Heavenly Father Loves me” I have created these cute little suns you could put them on popsicle sticks and let your kids hold them! I was inspired by the following prompt in the CFM manual:
Take the children outside to feel the sunshine, or show a picture of the sun. How is the sun like Heavenly Father’s love? Help them see that although the sun is far away, it can help us feel warm. We can feel Heavenly Father’s love all the time, even though He is not physically with us. You could also sing together “My Heavenly Father Loves Me”(Children’s Songbook,
Lesson Idea #2- Faith is Like a Little Seed
The next lesson idea I have created is a simple printable that you can either share as a display or let your class color. I have created both a colored or coloring page version to allow you to share it which ever way you prefer. I got this idea from the following CFM prompt:
To help the children understand that their faith can grow, help them sing “Faith” (Children’s Songbook,
96–97). As they sing, ask them to pretend to be seeds by crouching down. Every time they sing the word faith, have them rise up a little like a growing plant.
Lesson Idea #3- I can say thank you to those that help me
Paul was thankful for those who helped him. Just like Paul we too can show our thanks to those that help us. I have created a very simple thank you printable to let your class say thanks to someone who has helped them.
Lesson Idea #4- Heavenly Father wants me to prepare to
recieve all that he has.
As we teach the idea that Heavenly Father wants me to prepare to recieve all that he has it is important to understand who we are and who we can become. I have created a little study worksheet. With it, you can read the scriptures in Romans 8: 16-18 which will answer those questions about who we are and our potential. There is also a spot at the bottom to fill out what the scriptures teach us about our potential.
Lesson Idea #5 Romans 10:17 Faith comes by hearing the word of God
The last idea I have for you this week will help you teach your children that Faith comes by hearing the word of God. I was inspired by this idea in CFM manual:
Write the following sentence on the board: cometh by , and by the of . Ask the children to fill in the blanks after reading Romans 10:17. Share a time when someone taught a gospel truth that helped to strengthen your faith—perhaps you could share a favorite scripture or quotation from general conference. Invite the children to share their own experiences.
To make this easy on you I created a simple printable so that each of your kids can use a sheet to fill in the blanks. This will help them learn that when we hear Gospel truths it will help strengthen our testimonies.
In Conclusion: Overcome Evil with Good
I hope that these lesson ideas are helpful as you prepare your lessons for