Year 02 / Lesson 10: I Am Special

What You'll Need: scriptures, GAK 212/GAB 39: Sermon on the Mount, printed activity, coloring tools, scissors, glue stick, pen/pencil.

Quote:  Psalm 82:6 - "...All of you are children of the most High".  (Explain that the most High means Heavenly Father.)

Opening Song: I am a Child of God (PCS #2)


Before we come to earth we lived with our Heavenly Father.  We were spirits there. A spirit is what is inside of us that makes us alive. When we were spirits, we didn’t have bodies like we have now, but we looked the same.

Heavenly Father is the father of our spirits, and we are his spirit children. We don’t remember living with Heavenly Father before we came to earth, but we know we are his spirit children because we read it in the scriptures.  Every person on the earth is a child of Heavenly Father and that makes each and every person very very special.

Everyone on the earth is different.  We look different, we have different talents and different likes and dislikes.  All of these things make each person special. There is no one on the earth exactly like you.
Birds can fly but cannot swim
Like great fish in the sea.
Rabbits hop but cannot swing
Like monkeys in a tree.

I can sing but cannot run
As fast as Sue or Ray.
It’s wonderful that each of us
Is special in his way.

- Blanche Boshinski
Some talents you are born with and others you have to work really hard at. No baby is born knowing how to play the piano, but many people work hard, practice and learn from others until they become talented at piano and can share that talent with others.

Once we know what our talents are we should do our very best to make them grow, to use them to help others and to help the church grow and be strong.

(display Sermon on the Mount)

In the Bible we read a story of Jesus teaching his people. He said to them,, “Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” Not using our talents is like lighting a candle and hiding that light under a basket where no one can see it, Heavenly Father wants us to let our light shine brightly and use our talents to help make the world a better place.

Sometimes it is easy to look at someone else and think that they have more talents than you, look the way you want to look or have things you want. But Heavenly Father made you just the way you are for an important reason. He needs you to use the talents he has given you to make the world a better place.

Bear your testimony about our divine heritage as children of God and that each one of us has many talents, both seen and unseen that we can use to make the world a better place.

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


FOR CHILDREN // I Am Special Talents Chart

FOR TEENS AND ADULTS // About Me Doodle Page

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A Year of FHE // a free Family Home Evening lesson about how each of us comes to earth with special gifts and talents given to us by our Heavenly Father.  Includes a song, scripture, lesson and printable activites for kids as well as teens and adults! #talents #special #childofgod #familyhomevening

A Year of FHE // a free activity for small children about how each of us comes to earth with special gifts and talents given to us by our Heavenly Father. #talents #special #childofgod #familyhomevening This is such a fun handout for Activity Days, a Family Home Evening or YM/YW's! A doodle page to fill in a bunch of information about what makes you unique! This would be a fun way to get teens excited about writing a Personal History! #lds #personalhistory #childofgod

14 Way Righteous Comments:

Deanna said...

Thank you for doing these!!! I just invited a family over for FHE tomorrow, and hopefully I remember to come back here and let you know how it goes!!!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for doing the work for the lessons. I love that my children can take turns giving the lessons because they are simple enough for them to understand - and the lessons focus on what they are learning in primary!

Unknown said...

Thank you so much. These lessons and downloads are so helpful! I am thankful to find a site that will help me reach our families goal of holding fhe!

jennybrum said...

Thank you so much! I was so excited to find your site. Our family goal for the year is to have family home evening every week, but unfortunately I usually remember about it about 6:00 Monday night. This makes it so easy to have a lesson ready even when I forget to be prepared!

Deanna said...

We had the BEST time!!! my husband had to work, and her husband is recently deployed, so it was just us mamas and 6 boys between the two of us. I didn't get any pictures, but all the boys loved cutting and gluing and then playing dart guns afterwards. :) The spirit was here in our home, and I know my new friend who is less active felt the Spirit. We've made plans to do this a few times each month! THANK YOU!!!

becky said...

Amazing woman that you are, I am SO thankful to you for taking the time to do this!! This is perfect for us, as I have been trying to figure out how to do FHE with just one child who is a 2 yr. old. Alot of these lessons will be just right for him and I love that you have songs, scripture, and an activity included. I am so glad there are ambitious people like you....:)

Danielle, JK, Kendon & Boston said...

I think that my 3 year old will really get into this lesson and understand it. And I think he will really enjoy the color activity.

Sally said...

Thanks for all your hard work!! I think it is ard to just come up with a topic for the week, much less have a year's worth. THANK YOU THANK YOU

Amber said...

These are so wonderful! Thank you!

Brittany said...

I just found your site through pinterest. Thank you so much for doing this. It's so handy to have everything in one place, and these are easily adapted for my 2 toddlers. thank you, thank you!

Allison said...

Thanks again for another great lesson! The boys loved picking the things that they were good at and it was fun to see what THEY thought their talents were and the talents were so fun. I blogged about it here:

:) Thanks!

Tia Hopper said...

Thank you so much for these! We have nonmembers coming for dinner and fhe tomorrow so this will be a really cute little fhe to introduce the gospel. I love the handout the best!

Em said...

LOVE the printable activity-very excited to have my girls draw themselves with their talents :)

Basarabas said...

Thank you for putting this together! I love having a lesson that little ones can understand!

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