“Lesson 44: Do unto Others,” Primary 3 (1994), 217–21
“Lesson 44,” Primary 3, 217–21
To help each child respect other people and their possessions.
Prepare salt dough. Mix 2 cups flour, 1 cup salt, 1 tablespoon oil, and 3/4 cup water (add 4 drops of food coloring to water if desired). Knead mixture into balls until soft and smooth. Add 1 tablespoon of water or flour if necessary.
Be prepared to sing or say the words to “Choose the Right Way” (Children’s Songbook, p. 160); the words are included at the back of this manual.
A Bible and a Book of Mormon.
The CTR shield or ring.
Chalk, chalkboard, and eraser.
Make the necessary preparations for any enrichment activities that you will be using.
Invite a child to give the opening prayer.
Follow up with the children if you encouraged them to do something during the week.
Emphasize that Jesus Christ taught that we should treat others the way we would like to be treated. If we follow the teachings of Jesus Christ, we will not take things that belong to others. We will return things that we find to the owners. We will treat borrowed items with respect by not destroying or damaging them. Remind the children of the commandment given by Jesus Christ that is sometimes called the Golden Rule.
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.”
Have the children role-play situations such as the following:
You find a wallet with a large sum of money in it on the street in front of your home. What should you do with it? (Have the children role-play the things they could do to find the owner.)
When you get home from your friend’s home, you find that you have one of her toys in your pocket. What should you do with it?
You’re playing with a friend and accidentally break a neighbor’s window. What should you do?
You are shopping with your mother and accidentally knock over a stack of cans. What should you do?
You have been playing outside with your friend, and your shoes are covered with mud. When you go into his home, you leave a trail of mud on the floor. What should you do?
Have the children make CTR necklaces (see illustration) with yarn and colored paper. Tell them that the necklaces will remind them to treat others as they would like to be treated.