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Repentance FHE Lesson by Lara

Repentance FHE Lesson by Lara

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a lesson with flannel board figures for teaching children about repentance
a lesson with flannel board figures for teaching children about repentance

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Published by: Lara Goold on Nov 10, 2009
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Repentance FHE lesson by Lara Goold
Repentance
by Lara Goold
 
Materials needed:
Peanut butter (or chocolate frosting), wet wipe (or damp paper towel), scriptures
Purpose:
Teach family members the concept, importance, and steps of repentance
Scripture:
 
“Behold, he who has repented of his sins, the same is forgiven, and I, the Lord remember them no more.”
Doctrine and Covenants 58:42
Songs:
 
“Repentance”,
 
Children’s Songbook page 98
 
“Help Me, Dear Father”
(2
nd
 
verse), Children’s Songbook, page 9
9
“The Time is Far Spent”,
Hymns, page 266
Opening song and prayer:
 
Attention Activity:
This is where you
’ll need
the peanut butter (or chocolate frosting), a spoon, and wet wipes or damppaper towels for this activity.
Ben the Peanut Butter Boy:
Read the enclosed story about Ben, smearing peanut butter or frosting onhis face whenever indicated. Then each time he goes through a step of repentance wipe a little peanutbutter (or frosting) away until his face is clean again. Lead the discussion into learning the steps of repentance.
Lesson:
 
Pencil (steps of repentance):
Put out eraser and pencil tip. Read the scripture on the eraser and tell your
family that through repentance we can “erase” our sins and be worthy to live with Heavenly Father again.
One at a time, briefly discuss the steps of repentance, placing the pencil pieces down in order. After youhave discussed all of the steps, your pencil should be complete.
Alma the Younger repents:
Tell the story of Alma the Younger using enclosed story (or your ownwords) and flannel board figures. Be sure to point out the steps of repentance that Alma followed.
Closing song and prayer:
 
Refreshments:
see recipe below
Dirt Dessert
 1 pkg. (16-oz) Oreos2 cups cold milk 1 pkg. (4 serving size) Jell-o chocolate instant pudding1 tub (8-oz) Cool Whip, thawed8-10 plastic or paper cups (8-oz. size)gummy worms (optional)Crush cookies. Pour milk into large bowl and add pudding mix. Beat with wire whisk for 2 minutes. Let stand for 5minutes. Stir in whipped topping and ½ of the crushed cookies. Place 1 tablespoon crushed cookies into each cup. Filleach cup about ¾ full with pudding mixture. Top with remaining crushed cookies. Refrigerate 1 hour or until ready to
serve. Place gummy worms into cups of “dirt”. Makes 8
-10 servings.
 
Repentance FHE lesson by Lara Goold
Ben the Peanut Butter Boy Learns About Repentance
 — 
print onto heavy cardstock and laminate (since
you’ll be spreading peanut butter (or frosting) onto his face and then wiping it off, it is absolutely essential that
he be laminated)
 
Repentance FHE lesson by Lara Goold
Ben the Peanut Butter Boy Learns about Repentance
This is Ben. One day Ben’s mother told hi
m to take the garbage cans out to the curb so the garbage man could empty
them, and to please remember to put the lids on tightly to make sure the dogs didn’t get into the trash. Ben took the cansout, but ran off to play with his friends…never stopping t
o put the lids on tightly. Later, when Ben came home, he foundpapers, rotten food, and other trash all over the yard. How do you think Ben felt?Because he had disobeyed, Ben felt unhappy. He knew that by doing something wrong it was as if he had dirtied hisspirit.
(Smear some peanut butter on the picture of Ben)
Ben tried to help his mother around the house and be nice to his brothers and sisters, but sometimes it was hard. One timehe and his brother both wanted to play with the same toy. They yelled at each other and hit each other. Ben won becausehe was bigger, but he had hit his brother and hurt his arm. What did Ben do that was wrong?
What do you think happened to Ben’s spirit when he did this? (
Smear some more peanut butter 
)Ben left school late and as he was leaving he noticed how cold it was getting. He saw a scarf hanging by the door. Heknew it was not his, but it would sure keep him warm until he walked home, so he took the scarf thinking he would returnit the next day. What did Ben do that was wrong? How did he feel now? (
Smear more peanut butter 
)The next morning Ben was hurrying to school and forgot to take the scarf with him back to school. The teacher told theclass that a scarf that belonged to one of the children was missing and asked if anyone knew where it was. Ben felt badthat he had taken the scarf and had forgotten to return it, but he did not say a word. After the other children left, theteacher asked Ben if he had seen the scarf, but Ben did not want to anyone to know what he had done, so he told her hehad not seen it. How did Ben just make his problem bigger? How was he feeling now? (
Smear more peanut butter 
)
Uh oh! Look at what a mess Ben is. He didn’t really mean to do all those wrong things. What sh
ould he do now?Discuss their answers and relate it back to repentance.What can Ben do to repent for disobeying his mother? (
discuss and remove some of the peanut butter 
)What can Ben do to repent for being unkind to his brother? (
discuss and remove more peanut butter 
)How can Ben repent for borrowing the scarf without asking? (
discuss and remove more peanut butter 
)What should Ben do to repent for not telling the truth? (
discuss and remove the rest of the peanut butter 
)Wow! Look at him
now. He’s all clean. How do you think he feels inside? How does his spirit look?Use this opportunity to tell your family about what a wonderful gift we’ve been given from our Savior to be able to
repent. Through his atonement we can truly be forg
iven of our sins and help us to be “clean” and happy again.
Expressyour gratitude
for Christ’s atonement and
lead them into learning the proper steps of repentance part of the lesson (thepencil activity).

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So great! My 6 yr old is looking forward to doing this for FHE (he's in charge of the lesson) :)
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