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Attention Activity

Give each girl an orange. Ask them how excited they are to eat it. Talk about all of the things they love about oranges, emphasizing the delicious aroma, taste, color, etc. Point out that you don?t have an orange for yourself (or you could choose one of the girls). Invite each of them to donate one section of their orange. If there are a lot of girls in your class, you?ll actually end up with enough sections to create an entirely new orange! Talk about how simple it was to donate one tiny section, and yet, when everyone contributed, it added up to another orange that could be given to someone else!

The Lord doesn?t ask us to solve all of the world?s problems by ourselves, but He knows that if we each do a little bit, it can add up to make a huge difference to people in need. We can donate items, our time, our talents, even our money.

The Church provides us opportunities to serve through LDS Philanthropies, Helping Hands, humanitarian projects, and paying our tithing. Those are all evidences that He loves His children very much!

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Title Poster

You can use these posters to display in your classroom to introduce the theme of the lesson for that week.

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Title Poster

You can use these posters to display in your classroom to introduce the theme of the lesson for that week.

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Handout

These are perfect for the girls to use at home, school, or collected throughout the year and made into a little book by punching holes in the corners and using a key ring to attach them each week. ?If your YW use class journals or smash books, these are the perfect size to tape into their individual books.You can also text them to the girls and and post on social media.

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Worksheet

This is to help the girls make their list of temporal and spiritual needs people have from the “introduce the doctrine” section. There are 3 per page.

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Question and answer cards

There are two to a page and are from?the first and second bullet points of the “Learn Together” section.?They can be used to help the girls plan and carry out goals to help those who need it.

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Question and Answer Cards neighbors

There are two to a page and are from?the first and second bullet points of the “Learn Together” section.?They can be used to help the girls plan and carry out goals to help those who need it.

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Scripture Cards

These little cards have all the scriptures that were mentioned in the lesson. ?As always, there are blank cards included if you want to add your own scriptures!

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Board Strips

Section: Learn togetherUse with: Discussion

Put these on the board to encourage class discussion or as a way to lead into the question and answer portions of the first and second bullet points from the “Learn Together” section.

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artwork

Feel free to use this drawing to create any other lesson material you might need!

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Additional Ideas

Section: Learn togetherUse with: I was a stranger

“I Was A Stranger”

The first bullet point in the lesson under “Learn Together” suggests having the girls learn more about the refugee crisis and what they can do to help. The Relief Society put together a website?“I Was A Stranger”?that has many great resources. There is a link to?individual stories?that would be good if you want to share some personal experiences of women in the church. I had the opportunity of going to BYU Women’s Conference this past Spring. The theme for the conference was “One in Charity” and there were so many good talks given on this subject. My favorite was from Sandra Rogers. She showed a video about the Dutch potato project after WWII. It is an AMAZING story that would fit really well with this lesson. You can?click here?to go to her talk. The video is about the last 15 minutes of her talk.

After watching the video, you can discuss what is happening in our world today. Pass out the journal cards and have the girls brainstorm ideas of what they can do to help with the Refugee crisis. I would suggest to plan?as a class what they could do for a Mutual night to help the refugees as well as what they can do individually.

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DEMONSTRATION

Have a mother with two children of widely different ages come to class with her children.? Introduce them and say they have come to demonstrate different aspects of service.? Ask the girls to identify which of Sister ______ actions are service and which are not.
Action 1
Have the mother help the youngest child (even a toddler would be good) get ready for church – putting on and tying their shoes.
Then have her put her oldest child’s shoes on and tie them (who is perfectly capable of putting on and tying their own shoes).
Action 2
Have the mother feed her little one some scrambled eggs
Then have her feed her oldest child the same way.
Action 3
Have the mother help her little one read a picture book
Then have her do the same to the older child.
Of course these are exaggerations and pretty funny, but knowing how to best serve others is important so that we do the best good we can.? Just because we do something for someone else, doesn’t mean we are really doing what is needed or best.