Behold Your Little Ones Lesson 2: Heavenly Father Has a Plan for Me

Lesson

Behold Your Little Ones (Nursery) Lesson 2: Heavenly Father Has a Plan for Me 

Teaching Thoughts

  • This file folder game includes simple 2 piece puzzles (from Kimberly Bourne Design). 
  • Since this lesson really outlines the song "I am a Child of God", the visuals from Sugardoodle.net are perfect for this lesson (scroll down to music- its the first one).  You could hang them up around the room and march/dance/tiptoe as you go to each one.  You could even put footprints going between each one.
  • Kids love being able to help in a lesson so instead of going around the room looking at pictures; try having the kids come up and flipping the pictures over.  You could mount them on paper plates and stick them to the chalkboard in order, you can make a flannel board, or even put them under the children's chairs or floor mats if you have a class that can do it.  Or have have the children hold the pictures as you learn the song.  Give out happy face stickers at the end to everyone because His plan makes us happy.

The following are links to LDS.org resources unless otherwise stated.


Teacher Study

"Heavenly Father Has a Special Plan" by Elder Yoshihiko Kikuchi

"O How Great the Plan of Our God!" by President Dieter F. Uchtdorf


Music

"Families Can Be Together Forever"- Children's Songbook pg. 188

"He Sent His Son"- Children's Songbook pg. 34 or listen to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir

"I am a Child of God"- Children's Songbook pg. 2 or listen to this Children's Choir

"I Know My Father Lives"- Children's Songbook pg. 5 or listen to this Children's Choir

"I Lived in Heaven"- Children's Songbook pg. 4 or listen to this Choir

"The Third Article of Faith"- Children's Songbook pg. 123

Videos

Our Heavenly Father's Plan (about 4 minutes)- Illustrated scripture story

Three Kingdoms of Heaven (about 4 minutes)- Illustrated scripture story

Before the Old Testament (about 3 minutes)- Illustrated scripture story


 
 

My Behold Your Little Ones Lesson 2 handout packet includes

  • Circle pendant with holes to punch- Punch all the holes then have the children use ribbon or shoelaces to thread it around the circle. Most probably won't make it perfectly around but lacing is a great activity for a lot of those in nursery. I would laminate these before lacing or glue the pendants on to thin cardboard pieces.
  • Circle pendant- Color and punch a hole in the top to make into a necklace. There is a space on each one for you to write the child's name since you need to anyway.

You may also like these neat Book of Mormon lacing cards- use them when children come into the room or as you want for parents to arrive.


Activity Ideas

Plan of Salvation File Folder- Turn this handout into a file folder game by having the children match up the pictures

Pictures of Jesus- If you want a different picture of Jesus to show or one of the atonement, the Gospel Art Kit is always a great place to look!

A Path for Me- Pictures to cut out and glue to make a pathway.

My Life is a  Gift; My Life Has a Plan- A mobile that you can make beforehand for the lesson.

Plan of Salvation Booklet-This is a great booklet by The Friend about the plan of salvation.  You could give these out to the kids or simply use them in your lesson. 

Plan of Happiness Viewer-Here's a fun one. You would either have to make part or all of this at home beforehand then use it in your lesson or hand them out at the end.  

Heavenly Father has a Plan for Me- Snowflake activity

The Greatest Gift- Fun puzzle that you could do with the lesson even

Heavenly Father's Plan of Salvation- Cut and past to make this plan outline

When I Live with Heavenly Father- Finish the pictures

Take My Hand, Hold on Tight- Bright Idea poster

Coloring Pages

My Life has a Plan

I am My Heavenly Father's Child

Heavenly Father's Plan

I am a Child of God, and He Has a Plan for Me