Continuing the subject of Reverence…
I printed out the instructions to make a felt Mr Potato here: http://www.sewdangcutecrafts.com/2010/02/felt-mr-potato-head.html. Combine it with this idea found on Sugar Doodle:
From Barbara Dolman 24th September 2011
For Junior Primary: Materials Needed:
Potato Head with arms, feet, ears, hat, eyes, & lips
Help your children understand that we show our love for Heavenly Father and Jesus by using our hands, arms, feet, eyes, lips, and heads in a reverent way when we are in sacred places and when we pray. It is easier to think loving, reverent thoughts when we are quiet.
Have a child come up and pick a part off the potato head & explain:
Hands and arms-Fold during prayer, keep quiet in our laps, raise to take part.
Feet and legs-Walk quietly, remain still.
Ears-Listen to what is said, listen to the sacred music.
Heads-Bow when prayers are being said and think about Heavenly Father and Jesus.
Eyes-Watch the teacher, bishop, or anyone who is speaking.
Lips-Speak quietly, smile, sing songs, pray, remain closed when someone else is praying.
Source: Family Home Evening Resource Book, Lesson Ideas, Reverence, 216
Have some quiet songs that go with each Mr Potato ‘part’.
(Note: Mini Mr and Mrs Potato Heads are available at KMart for $5 each- Australian dollars, that is.)
We could sing:-
- To Think About Jesus (CS 71)
- Reverence is Love (CS 31)
- Kindness Begins with Me (CS 145)
- I’ll Walk With You (CS 140-141)