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I beseech you therefore, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and the perfect will of God. For I say, through the grace given you, not to think of yourself more highly than you ought to think, but to think soberly, as God has dealt to each one a measure of faith. For as we have many members in one body (the body of Christ, the church), but all members do not have the same function, so we being many, are one body in Christ, and individually members of one another. Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, let us use them!
1 Corinthians 3:16
Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?
Our Bodies Can Do Many Things Circle Activity: (Need
Have children sit in a circle.
Ask: What are some things our bodies can do? We have eyes, ears, mouth, hands, feet, etc. What can we do with them? Give them an example, such as, "our bodies can run." Toss the ball to a child and let them answer, then toss the ball back to you, or to another child. Continue till they’ve all had a turn or run out of answers.
Ask: What can our bodies do for our church? Repeat game
activity. (Examples include: singing in the choir, visiting, cleaning up,
helping others achieve, etc.)
I Have a Wonderful Body Activity
Have the children stand and do the activity with you.
I have a wonderful body (touch hands to chest)
that our Heavenly Father planned for me.
He gave me ears so I might hear (cup hand around ear)
and eyes that I might see (point to eyes).
I have two hands that I can clap (clap hands)
Two feet that turn around (turn around)
When I want to, I can touch
my toes down on the ground (bend over and touch toes).
When I think about my body (put finger to head),
the best part of it is (sit down quietly)
that our Heavenly Father planned it
to look very much like His.
Let the children take turns drawing pictures out of a bag and hold them up.
Have them decide whether the picture shows something that is good for us, or
something bad for us that we should put in the trash. If they decide it goes in
the trash, let them put it in the trashcan. For example: Alcohol, cigarettes, etc.
Other Ways We Take Care of Our Bodies
Let children take turns choosing items out of a box. Discuss each item and how it
is important in taking care of our bodies, or you can give hints to see if they
can guess each item.
Hand Soap – For washing our hands to keep them clean
Washcloth/soap– For washing our bodies and keeping them clean
Toothbrush– For keeping our teeth clean and healthy
Blanket– We need to sleep so our bodies will rest and we’ll have more energy
Ball– When we play active games like ball, we help strengthen our bodies.
Shampoo– For washing our hair and keeping it clean.
Brush – For keeping our hair neat.
Fingernail clippers –For keeping our nails trimmed nicely.
Bear Your Testimony of the blessing it is to have a body. Remind the children
how important it is to eat things that are good for them, to exercise, and keep
their bodies clean.
Coloring Activity: Have the children draw pictures of healthy foods, or a
picture of something that helps keep our body healthy.
Dance/Exercise: If the kids have lots of energy to burn, turn on the music and
dance to get some exercise! Or, have them do some easy exercises, such as
jumping jacks, toe touches, windmills, etc.
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