Year 01/Lesson 39 : Our Bodies are Sacred

9.25.2010

What You'll Need: scriptures, picture of nearest Temple, Printed and cut out Temple building activity, tape, printed coloring pages or word search, art supplies to color.


Scripture: 13th Article of Faith - ...If there is anything virtuous, lovely, or of good report or praiseworthy, we seek after these things.

Opening Song: The Lord Gave me a Temple (PCS #153)

Lesson:

When we came to earth we received a body. Heavenly Father has told us that our bodies are sacred. In fact, Heavenly Father has said that our bodies are like a Temple.

(show a picture of your nearest Temple)


- What is the Temple like? (beautiful, strong)

- Is there any trash or garbage outside of the Temple? Is the grass too long? (Explain to children that workers make sure the Temple is beautiful on the outside.)

- (Tell the children that the inside of a Temple is also kept perfectly clean, beautiful and pure). Because the Temple is clean inside and out, it is a place where we can easily feel the Holy Ghost.

When we build Temples we make sure to build the foundation (or bottom layer) of the Temple strong so that it won't fall.  The Salt Lake Temple was built over 100 years ago, but because the foundation was built strong and sturdy, church members can still receive Temple blessings inside.

We can also build as strong foundation in our own lives to help us prepare to go inside the Temple someday and claim the blessing of sacred Temple ordinances.

Learning Activity:  Print the following two pages on card stock.  Cut out building blocks and have children build the foundation of the Temple as you discuss each concept.



We can make our body like a Temple by keeping it clean inside and out.


Keeping our INSIDES clean:
- Watch only clean movies, television programs, and videos
- Look at and read only wholesome books and magazines.
- Listen to uplifting music.
- Keep my body sacred and private.
- Think pure thoughts.
- Do not date until age sixteen.
- Choose good friends.

Keeping our OUTSIDES clean:
- Dress Modestly.
- Use clean words.
- Obey the Word of Wisdom.
- Eat good foods and Exercise.
- Be clean by showering regularly, brushing teeth and combing hair.

Bear your testimony about respecting our bodies and treating them like a Temple.  Share blessings you have received by doing so in your youth.

(For tips on sharing your testimony please click here.)

Practice Song: If you are teaching your family the September Song of the Month, go over the words and music with your family.

Activity: Choose from the following activities as they best suit your family.

Coloring Pages (for BOY or GIRL)





Word Search for older children



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A Year of FHE // This is a perfect Family Home Evening lesson for teaching children that their bodies are sacred and they should take care of themselves, inside and out.  It covers modesty, but also inner beauty.  Includes a scripture, song, lesson, and a few different activities to choose from. There is also a GREAT learning activity within the lesson! #lds #familyhomeevening #bodies #health #modesty

27 Way Righteous Comments:

Chris and Kara said...

Just found out about this site and I have to say THANK YOU THANK YOU times a million! I have the hardest time with FHE lessons and it makes me feel like the coolest most amazing wife and mother to have a full on lesson with activities to present to my family :). I love that everything is simple enough for even the little ones since I have a range of ages to try and keep interested. Thanks so much for your efforts and for being willing to share!

Ashley said...

Just had a conversation with my 5 year old about dressing modestly, so this is a perfect lesson for tonight.

She asked why other kids wear dresses with just straps to school and she has to wear a shirt under her dresses that have straps.

Thanks for the perfect timing.

the emily said...

This lesson is perfect for us this week! The boys got tattoos in their happy meals last week and they said they wished they were permanent and would never wash off. We explained that Heavenly Father doesn't want us to defile our bodies and we shouldn't get permanent tattoos. This will drive the lesson home perfectly. Thanks!

Carr Family said...

This lesson was great! My girls (ages 6 & 3) loved cutting out and building their "strong foundation". We had a lot of good discussion. Thank you!

Danielle said...

Thanks so much for your hard work; we used this lesson two weeks ago with our 10-year-old and it was great! Going to the temple is becoming a more "concrete" goal as she gets closer to 12, and lessons like these only continue to help us help her to prepare!

Jaime said...

Awesome! These coloring pages will be perfect to use for my 4-5 year old primary class this week with our lesson on the Word of Wisdom. I need something to break up the hour, and they love to color. Thanks so much!!

Jessica said...

Thanks for doing this! I am so excited about finding this website! Such a blessing!

sarah / book bound bindery said...

Used the temple building blocks for FHE tonight to teach our 5 and 3 year old boys about keeping our bodies sacred. I laminated all the parts so we can use it again. Thank you!

Becca said...

What a wonderful site you have! Thank you so much for all you've done! These pictures will work perfectly for Jr. Primary tomorrow! ...and I'll be using your site for my own FHE as well. Nice job!

Pru McLaughlin said...

Although I am not a member of the LDS I have found this website to be so refreshing and inspiring. Thank You for all the time and effort you have put into these lessons~God Bless

Anonymous said...

I just discovered your site today via Pinterest. I love the simple format you have in your lessons. I also love the idea of having a monthly song. I have all boys and they don't typically like to sing, which makes it hard to learn primary songs. Focusing on one song per month should definitely help! Thank you so much for all of the hard work you've put into these lessons and for allowing us to share!

Amy said...

Thank you very much for all your work putting these lessons together!

Anonymous said...

I've been struggling with the right way to explain that modesty is more than our clothes, & this will be prefect. Thank you!

Anonymous said...

This lesson is perfect for my 7-yr old son!

Nicole said...

Thanks for this lesson! I love the temple building activity. I have been thinking a lot about talking about Pornography with my son even though he is only 6, and I feel this is a great way to introduce the topic and talk about it in a way a six year old can understand without having to know all the details.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for this lesson! We were trying hard to come up with a way to teach our 7,5,3 yr old about the law of chastity. This lesson was perfect! They learned a lot. We appreciate your efforts and know they are blessing the lives of many!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the lesson! I just printed the PDF version. This will be great for FHE tonight!

Anonymous said...

Thank you! It is so nice to know, that because of your hard work, that I have a family home evening lesson that my kids can understand all ready for me to teach.

Anonymous said...

Thanks you so much! I am using this lesson in a FHE swap group for 8 ladies in my ward. Finding sites like yours makes it SO easy for me to stay on top of actually DOING fhe. Thank you. Such a blessing!

Anonymous said...

this is a great FHE lesson! I love it!

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Amber said...

How do you download and print? It sends me to a site that costs money to use . . .

Danielle said...

Thank you so much for another great lesson! I think I'm going to cut out the building blocks and attach them to real blocks with the hopes that it might help my littles stay a bit more engaged in the lesson! :)

Amy said...

Really like the temple activity!

Anonymous said...

Thank You so very much! I just found your site through pintrest. Thanks for blessing our families lives with your talents!

Tina Vernon said...

I like that it will help me with teaching "The Lord Gave Me a Temple"

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