“Men Are That They Might Have Joy.”

Image                                                Yes, we’re here to learn. We’re here to learn to find JOY! (2 Nephi 2:25)

Since we talked about Affliction, the what’s and why’s, last week in Family Night, we decided to cover the topic of Joy and Gratitude this week.

Here is the puzzle I made for the kids, Thank you Heavenly Father Puzzle The puzzle pieces have scriptures that talk about Joy, both how we can obtain it and how we can have it even amidst trials. Then on the other side is a picture of a little girl praying, on which I wrote “Thank you Heavenly Father” on ours. We cut out the puzzle first, then found the scriptures and talked about joy. After that we put the puzzle together with the little girl showing and talked about one of the greatest ways to find joy is to look for and thank our Heavenly Father for all of our blessings.

It was really a simple lesson, but the kids liked the puzzle and I feel like they understood the point…which is always a good thing;)

What are ways you have used to teach about Affliction and Joy?

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4 thoughts on ““Men Are That They Might Have Joy.”

  1. What a wonderful thing to teach children! It’s hard for us, adults, to handle affliction and find true joy in the midst of it. As much as we want to shield our children from facing hardship, it is better to point them to the One who will give them joy and strength when they are in a trial.

    1. The hard part is following through with the example portion of the teaching process;) You’re totally right, only One source will give them and us what we need to get through whatever we face.

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