Monday, July 27, 2009

Scripture of the Week: Exodus 20:8

“Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.”
Exodus 20:8

This scripture was chosen to go with a Family Home Evening lesson on keeping the Sabbath day holy. I used this suggestion from the 2009 Outline for Sharing Time and the CSMP (July, #4).

"Display a large weekly calendar that has Sunday marked or highlighted. Ask the children why Sunday is special. Discuss the history and importance of the Sabbath day. Help the children memorize Exodus 20:8 (see “Memorization,” TNGC, 171–72). Play a sorting game. Prepare a list of Sabbath activities and then add a few other activities that would not be suitable for the Sabbath. Invite a child to read one idea and place it on an appropriate day on the calendar. If the activity honors the Sabbath, be sure that it is placed on Sunday. Repeat for each activity. Testify of the blessings of keeping the Sabbath day holy."
I used the visual aids found here for the sorting game, and the activity went well.