I am SOOOOOO pregnant right now. For the record, I do not recommend homeschooling while pregnant during a pandemic and then selling your house on top of that. But here we are!!!! Baby is coming super soon, really tired, and to be frank, very grumpy. So, this month’s ideas are going to be much simpler than others, but I figured I needed a plan or else it won’t happen so I’m getting something together and sharing it.
All the good birthing thoughts, prayers, and vibes would be much appreciated!
May 4-10 A Light that Can Never Be Darkened
Use the 10 Commandments printable to go over and teach these concepts. You could cut out big heart shaped tablets to glue them on so we can keep the commandments in our hearts.
I used a picture of fighting for “thou shalt not kill” because on a kid level they need to understand more that we don’t use our bodies to hurt other people.
To explain “thou shalt not commit adultery” go back and review the concepts from the law of chastity lesson– we don’t keep secrets; if someone touches you in a private place tell them to stop, get away, and tell an adult right away; grown ups who are married may share their private places only with each other.
May 11-17 We Have Entered into a Covenant with Him
Sing a few of the baptism songs from the Children’s Songbook. Use the Baptismal Covenants printable to discuss the covenants we make when we are baptized and how they can start preparing now.
May 18-24 They Were Called the People of God
Probably just going to watch the video on Living Scriptures. Could be fun to pull out some makeshift costumes and act it out after watching the video or reading the story.
May 25-31 They Were Steadfast and Immovable
Use the activity page at the end of the Come Follow Me for Primary lesson for this week- but cut out and discard the distractors. For young kids, well, they’ll just be distracting, especially for toddlers and preschoolers it’s better to just focus on the right things to do. Have them pick a few that they want to include and color and paste them on a paper. Have them practice talking about them in their own words and make plans for them to share at a family testimony meeting for the upcoming Fast Sunday.
This activity is a good example of something that works really well for multiple age groups. For your emerging talkers, they could just identify the pictures. For your toddlers they can give one liners. Preschool and early elementary could explain a little in their own words. Upper elementary could differentiate what does and does not belong in a testimony and then write theirs out a little more. Teenagers could write out their own.