Picture 3-13, Boy Being Baptized (62018); picture 3-59, Passing the Sacrament (62021); picture 3-9, Jesus the Christ (62572; Gospel Art Picture Kit 240).
Make the necessary preparations for any enrichment activities that you will be using.
Suggested Lesson Development
Invite a child to give the opening prayer.
Follow up with the children if you encouraged them to do something during the week.
The Sacrament Prayer Reminds Us of Our Baptismal Covenants
Remembering the Baptismal Covenants Helps Us Obey Jesus Christ’s Teachings
Remind the children that when we are baptized, we promise to always remember Jesus Christ (hold up one finger). We also promise to obey his commandments (hold up two fingers). Tell them that when they look at their hands and see their CTR ring, seeing the two fingers next to their ring finger can help them remember the two promises they will make when they are baptized.
Review the scripture stories about Jesus Christ blessing and passing the sacrament from lesson 32.
Choose from the following activities those that will work best for your children. You can use them in the lesson itself or as a review or summary. For additional guidance, see “Class Time” in “Helps for the Teacher.”
Tell the children that they should go to sacrament meeting ready to sit quietly during the sacrament and think about how much Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ love them.
Teach the children the following poem:
I’ll fold my arms, I’ll bow my head,
And quiet, quiet be;
As the sacrament is blessed,
I will remember Thee.
Say the poem for the children. Then repeat it with them, folding your arms and bowing your head as indicated.
What do we fold? (Our arms.)
What do we bow? (Our head.)
During the sacrament are we supposed to be quiet or noisy?
Who should we think about during the sacrament? (Jesus.)
Say the poem again, letting the children fill in the words and do the actions until they know it well. Then repeat it with the children.
Ask the children what they know about Jesus Christ. These are some of the things they can think about during the sacrament. Display picture 3-46, Jesus Praying in Gethsemane, and tell the children about what happened in the garden (see Matthew 26:36–46). Allow the Spirit to guide you in teaching the children about this sacred event.
Hand out scissors, glue, and copies of the following handout to the children. Read the top part of the page with the class. Instruct the children to cut along the dotted lines and put the words in proper order. When the children have done this, the words should read “always remember Jesus Christ” and “obey the commandments.” Have them glue the word pieces in place to complete the sentence.