by Lara Goold
Teach family members what it means to be reverent and why we show reverence.
Be still and know that I am God
Children’s Songbook page
The Chapel Door
Children’s Songbook, page
When I Go to Church
Hymns, page 157
Opening song and prayer:
Why Animals Can
t Go to Primary
story with visuals
Read or retell this cute and silly story aboutreverence using the enclosed flannel board figures.
Moses with picture and summary:
Using the picture and summary included (or your own words), teachyour family about Moses and the burning bush and what we can learn about reverence from this story.
Reverence is a feeling of awe or honor when we respect something. We want to treat the personor place gently, politely, and with humility. One way to show reverence is by controlling our body andthoughts.
Body Part Puzzles:
Show the chest of the body and have the children take turns adding other parts to itpiece by piece. As they add each piece, discuss with them how that part of the body can show reverence.
Hands and arms
: Fold during prayer, keep quiet in lap, don
t poke or bother others
Feet and legs
: Walk quietly, keep still, keeping yourself away from bad places
Listening carefully to talks, listening to parents
: Bow during prayers, keep sacred thoughts, think of ways to show respect and reverence
Watch the teacher, bishop, or anyone who is speaking, close them during prayer
: Speak quietly, smile, sing songs, pray, staying quiet while others are praying or teaching
Our meetinghouses belong to Heavenly Father and they, too, are holy places. We are not askedto take off our shoes like Moses was when we enter our church buildings, but we should dressappropriately by not wearing immodest clothing. In addition we should sing and pray reverently, think of Jesus
love for us during the sacrament, and listen quietly to the speakers and our teachers. If we behaveirreverently by running, talking loudly, littering or distracting others, we will not be able to feel thepromptings of the Holy Ghost. When people behave irreverently they also keep others from being able tofeel His spirit. When we are reverent at church, the Holy Ghost will help us know and feel the things thatthe Savior wants to teach us. The scriptures tell us that we should,
be still, and know that I am God
Reverence Matching Game:
Turn all the cards face down and play memory. When people find a match they canremind everyone how they can keep that part of their body reverent.
Closing song and prayer: