This week’s lesson is about how Joseph Smith grew up.
I got a few things out of the lesson.
a) Help the kids to understand how different things were when Joseph grew-up
b) Help the kids to understand that Joseph had a lot of hard things in his life, that by going through them he became the man he was.
I’m trying to find a good youtube clip of some church movie about Joseph Smith growing up. Just so we can talk about how he cooked with a fire, had to help farm, stuff like that. No luck as of yet.
I am going to read a Pinnochio story. I was mostly looking for a story about a kid who does hard things and becomes better because of it. I settled on Pinnochio mostly because I was tired of looking. But we’re going to focus on how his choices have consequences, and then we’ll talk about Joseph’s choices as well.
We’ll talk so more about how Josephs’ growing up and about his leg.
Then I printed off these little booklets I found on sugardoodle. My girls so far don’t make it too far into a lesson before they are DONE so coloring is good. I know girls love little books so that’s good.
What are you doing?
**I teach the 4 year olds (mostly all girls every week so far), and my class is mostly VERY young. Only one will be going to Kindergarten next year. I find the lessons to be WAY over their heads so I’m adjusting them. I have found that when I try to read as many stories as the lesson has or talk too much they zone out and no one is happy at the end of Primary. A picture book was my saving grace last week.