Year 01/Lesson 46: Thanking Others

What You'll Need: scriptures, GAK 221:The Ten Lepers, printed Thank You cards and coloring tools.

Quote: “There are two little words in the English language that perhaps mean more than all others. They are THANK YOU.” -Gordon B. Hinckley

Opening Song: Children All Over the World  (PCS #16)


Tell the following story.

Jesus went to a small town, where He saw ten lepers. These men had sores all over their bodies. Doctors could not help the lepers, and other people were afraid to go near them. The other people thought that they would get sick, too.  The lepers asked Jesus to heal them. They knew that He could make their sores go away. Jesus wanted them to be well. He told them to go to the priests, so they did. On their way to the priests, the ten lepers were healed. Their sores were gone. Jesus had healed them. 

(show GAK 221:The Ten Lepers)

Knowing that Jesus had healed them, one of the lepers went back to thank Jesus. Jesus asked where the other nine lepers were. They had not come back to thank Him. He told the leper who had thanked Him that his faith had made him well.

• Why did this man come back to Jesus?
• What did the other men do?

Jesus Christ healed all ten lepers, but only one remembered to thank him. Jesus must have been happy that one person remembered, but sad that the others did not.  It is important to always be thankful and to say Thank You to those who help us. 

• Whom else should we thank? (Our families, teachers, friends, anyone who does something kind for us.)

THANK YOU is sometimes called a "magic word".  That's because it makes people feel good.  When we say thank you to others we are acting like the Savior taught us. We make others want to continue to do good and our hearts become more thankful.

Bear your testimony about how good you feel when you are thanked for your efforts.  Share how an attitude of gratitude brings you closer to Heavenly Father. 

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


Kids Thank You Cards

A Year of FHE // FREE downloadable THANK YOU card for kids to give their church leaders, parents, or friends.  #lds #thankfulness #thanksgiving

- Print one or multiple cards for each child.
- Have children color card front and then write (or write for them) a thank you message to the card's recipient.  This may include Primary Teacher, school teacher, Bishop, good friend, neighbor, pediatrician or other helpful person.

Thankful Around the World (from The Friend magazine)
-Have kids complete this activity.

A Year of FHE // a Family Home Evening lesson about about the importance of saying “Thank You” to those who help us. Includes the story of the 10 Lepers. Includes Lesson, quote, song, and two activites, including a free downloadable THANK YOU card for kids to give their church leaders, parents, or friends.  #lds #thankfulness #thanksgiving

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11 Way Righteous Comments:

Kristin said...

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Tia said...

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Robyn said...

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Anonymous said...

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Unknown said...

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RaeLynn said...

I am using this lesson tonight to kick off our 30 days of Gratitude for the month of November. Thanks for all you do!

Jean said...

Thank you!!! I am using this for Come Follow Me lesson for my kids this week! :)

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