WELCOME WARRIORS!

I’m very excited to introduce the warrior attribute you will be developing this week: PEACEMAKING!

In God’s Mighty Army, it is required that you learn how to be a skilled peacemaker. In fact, the greatest person I know, Jesus Christ, is a perfect example of being a peacemaker. Cool fact: we can learn almost everything we need to know from our brother Jesus! Isn’t that amazing?

A NOTE FROM SISTER GARRETT: Due to the upcoming holiday, all of these activities I’ve planned will be optional. You and your parents will need to decide which activities are achievable this week. However, I have carefully selected activities that will enrich your life and bless your family, so it is my hope that you do your very best to complete as many as possible.

FIRST ACTIVITY:

What does it mean to be a peacemaker, and what did Jesus teach us about making peace? I would like you to talk to a parent and discuss these questions together. Perhaps it might be helpful to think about the stories of the woman caught in adultery, Jesus healing the blind man, or how Jesus responded to being scourged and crucified.

SECOND ACTIVITY:

Before you can make peace in your family or in the world, you must make peace inside your own body and mind. Click here to learn about how a superhero finds peace when he feels sad, mad, or scared. Then you will create a magical calm down capsule of your own! You will need:

  • An empty plastic water bottle
  • Very small rocks (or beads)
  • Baby Oil (If you don’t have this, you can experiment with a different kind of oil to see if it works)
  • Food Coloring
  • Glue
  • Optional: Glitter, if you want to be really fancy.

Over the next few days, I want you to practice shaking your bottle, then taking deep slow breathes until all of the bubbles pop. Print this paper to keep track of how many times you use your capsule. You’ll get an extra Vanbuck if you can use it 8 times before class on Thursday. Plan to bring your bottle to show the class.

THIRD ACTIVITY:

Meditation can be a powerful tool for warriors! Even the youngest warriors can learn amazing skills through meditation. I would like you to go to a quiet place in your home and listen to a meditation I selected for you. If you have headphones, you might really like using them for this activity. Please listen to this meditation about creating love and peace at least twice this week! Repetition is a great way to learn.

FOURTH ACTIVITY

This activity is all about becoming a peacemaker with your family and friends. Follow these steps:

  1. Ask an older sibling or a parent to teach you what they know about personal revelation (this is a fancy way to say “listening to God”). Here are some questions you might ask them: Can you show me how you pray when you have a question to ask Heavenly Father? What does the Holy Ghost do when I pray? How will I know when I am getting an answer to my prayer? How important is it to listen quietly after I pray? Can kids my age get their own answers from Heavenly Father? Can you tell me a story of when you prayed as a child and got an answer to your prayer?
  2. Now it’s your turn! First, print this personal revelation page. Go to a quiet place and clear your mind. I love to use this strategy to clear my mind before talking with my Heavenly Father. It helps me focus and pay close attention. Give it a try, if you’d like! After your mind is clear, ask Heavenly Father to give you a few ways you can be a peacemaker in your home.

Here is your printable checklist. I can’t wait to see you all Thursday! -Sister Garrett

Book Club: Polar Bears Past Bedtime

NameAssignment
MelodySong
JohnPrayer
JoshuaSpiritual Thought
McKadePledge and Joke of the Day
JayneShow and Tell
JamesTreasurer and Snack

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