Saturday, January 17, 2009

Plan of Salvation - according to 3 yr olds :)

I know you can't see this picture too well, but wait - read first, then smile with delight as you look back!

I have the attention span of a 3 yr old, especially during some periods of church-anyone who says they haven't experienced this sensation is either lying or trying to sell you something, like Living Scripture action figures/videos/etc. My co-teacher Kat and I got reassigned to teach the 3 yr old Sunbeams and there are 8 of them. OH HANNAH. What in the world are we going to do? Well, so far we've laughed so hard we've almost cried, yet the laughing was to keep from crying...hmm. I'll have to re-think this.

Anyway, tomorrow's lesson is about Heavenly Father's Plan for Me - how do you teach the plan of salvation to those little kids? Well, we're going to talk about our spirits in the premortal existence, coming to earth to receive a body, and then returning to our Father in Heaven once more. This lesson is going to involve masking tape on the floor from a set of chairs representing the Premortal Existence, then you'll have to hop off of the chairs (holding a clear, plastic spoon equipt with eyes, a little nose and a big smile!), onto the masking tape, leading to earth (middle of the classroom) where you'll get an outfit to color and put onto your spoon :) then you'll dance around the earth, hop back on the path that God has for you (masking tape on floor as a 'path') and you'll remove the clothes in the process (death), then go to the other side to sit on another bunch of chairs - when the resurrection comes, you'll put your little clothes back onto your spoon and we'll party :)

This post is a little rough, but that's because I'm too excited to explain it all - I got caught up in making these little spoon people and they are so cute! I know, I'm a science nerd that is still a child. And I'm loving it. We're going to sing, play Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes, learn the plan of salvation, and have a marvelous time - hopefully without any crying or "Where's my daddy?" Wish me luck - and the picture is funny because I took it off my computer and just snapped it from where I was sitting-thank heavens for the mac :)

Hope you have a marvelous Sunday - Tyler and I are speaking in Sacrament Meeting as well...this Sunday is going to be wonderful!!!!! (I love teaching the doctrine!)

7 comments:

Callie, Shawn and Braxton said...

Can I come to your class instead of teaching my primary children? Yours sounds a lot more exciting than mine will be. I love you Krista. You're the best. I'm sure the kids love you as much as you do them. GOod luck with the talk and the teaching. You'll do great.

justified said...

yeah me too, i'd rather come to your class then go to mine. haha. hope class went well and im sure the talks were great!!

Katy said...

I totally love you Krista!!!! You got ME all excited and jumping up and down (poor computer desk/chair) your class is So Lucky!!!! Have fun and you'll do amazing in sacrament too!

The Cranes said...

I would love to come to your class over ours too! :) Kendall and I teach the CTR 8 class and we have 10 kids! Ahhh, it gets a little crazy sometimes. I love teaching primary though its been fun so I can see why you like it! I love seeing the younger kids in sharing time, they just are so funny! Our sunbeams girls like to get up and twirl when we have music and singing time!

Maribeth said...

that is awesome! I am the primary chorister and I always feel like my creativity is lacking. I love this!

The Famous Joel and Jessica Alba said...

I love teaching the sunbeams!! They are the best EVER! Last year I had 15 of them!! oh dear...but they are the sweetest spirits and I miss mine :( I only have 4 active ones this year, and I love them already! Sunbeams are the best!

Rach and Chad said...

how'd it go? I can only imagine.

we are in nursery. I wont lie, i laugh the whole time.