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LOVE ONE ANOTHER

By Mindy Zeigler

PREPARATION: Gather ingredients to make the “Sweet Heart Krispy Treats” (refreshment) including
baggies and yarn to tie. Cut out the heart pocket pieces. Place the heart bottom (with the face) on top of the
regular heart lining up the edges. Staple around the sides to create a pocket for holding the heart cards for the
Love One Another Game. Make enough for everyone in your family. Cut out the heart cards and playing cards
for the game. Cut out the pictures of Jesus Christ. Glue the corresponding story to the back of each picture. This
will be the Love One Another story book. Cut out the heart with the words love. Put a strip of adhesive magnet
on the back. Hang on your fridge after the lesson.

OBJECTIVE: To teach the family that Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ love everyone and taught us to love
others as well.

OPENING SONG: “Jesus Said Love Everyone” CS pg 61


Jesus said love ev’ryone (outstretch arms);
Treat them kindly, too (turn to neighbor and shake hands).
When your heart is filled with love (place hands on heart),
Others will love you (hug self). (From lesson 32: Love One Another,” Primary 2: Choose the Right A, 168)

OPENING PRAYER:

SCRIPTURE: John 13:34-35

ATTENTION ACTIVITY:
Show the top of the magnet while covering up the words with your hand.
Ask-What do you think of when you see a heart? (love)
Ask-Who are some people who love you?
Ask-How do you know they love you?

DISCUSSION:
Read John 13:34-35
Discuss the scripture and what it means.
Jesus Christ set a perfect example of kindness and love. Throughout His earthly ministry, Jesus showed His
love for others by blessing and serving the poor, the sick, and the distressed. He told His disciples, “This is my
commandment, that ye love one another, as I have loved you”

Go through the Love One Another storybook and discuss the stories and ways that Jesus showed his love.

Loving others, even those who may be different from us, is one of the most important ways we can follow the
Savior Jesus Christ.

Ask-What are some ways we can show love for others? -by being kind to them, listening to them, comforting
them, and serving them.

For younger children you may want to get more specific- when you help clean up, when you say “please” and
“thank you,” when you share your toy, when you help someone who is hurt.

For older children read the following quote from Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin (General Conference, October 2007)
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Sometimes the greatest love is not found in the dramatic scenes that poets and writers immortalize. Often, the
greatest manifestations of love are the simple acts of kindness and caring we extend to those we meet along the
path of life.

True love lasts forever. It is eternally patient and forgiving. It believes, hopes, and endures all things. That is
the love our Heavenly Father bears for us.

Point out that when we feel the pure love of Christ, it is strong enough to motivate us to love others even when
it’s hard to do.

STORY: Read the story “A Game of Catch”

Discuss the story.


Ask-what are some ways that we can be kind and love others?

GAME:
Play the Love One Another Game.
How to Play: Pass out a heart holder to each player. They will hold the special heart cards collected during the
game. Place the heart cards in the center of the players face up and place the deck of playing cards in the center
of the players face down. The object of the game is to be the player with the most heart cards. The game is
played by taking turns picking a card from the deck of playing cards. These cards make positive or negative
statements about loving others. The player collects or loses the amount of cards indicated on the playing card
and then his turn ends. After the card has been picked, it is placed face up next to the face down deck. The game
is over when all the cards have been picked and placed face up. The players count their heart cards and
determine the winner.

ACTIVITY:
As a family make the “Sweet Heart Krispy Treats” under the refreshments. Make a card and deliver the treats
to someone to let them know you love them.

FOLLOW UP: Display the magnet on the refrigerator. At dinner each night discuss how each person showed
love that day or had love shown to them.

CLOSING SONG: “I’m Trying to Be Like Jesus” CS pg 78

CLOSING PRAYER:

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REFRESHMENT:
“Sweet Heart Krispy Treats” - FamilyFun.Com

Cooking spray
3 tablespoons margarine
6 cups mini (or 60 regular-size) marshmallows
Red food coloring
9 cups Rice Krispies cereal
Heart-shaped cookie cutter
Plastic bags, yarn

Step 1
To begin, lightly coat a 10- by 15-inch baking sheet with cooking spray and set it aside.

Step 2
Melt the margarine in a large pot over low heat. Add the marshmallows, stirring them continuously until they
melt. Remove the pan from the heat. Stir in drops of red food coloring until the color receives a thumbs-up from
the chef.

Step 3
Add the Rice Krispies, stirring until they are evenly coated with marshmallow. Spoon the mixture onto the
baking sheet.

Step 4
With waxed paper (or lightly buttered hands), smooth out the mixture, spreading it to an even thickness.

Step 5
Cut out hearts with the cookie cutter. Place each heart in a clear plastic bag, tie on a yarn bow, and they're ready
for giving. Makes seven 5-inch hearts.

http://jas.familyfun.go.com/recipefinder/display?id=40795

SOURCES: Your Little Ones: Nursery Manual, (2008), Love Thy Neighbor Finch Family Game, Paul
Horwinski, “A Game of Catch,” Friend, Nov 2006, 10–12

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Paul Horwinski, “A Game of Catch,” Friend, Nov 2006, 10–12

Paul was looking for a book when someone pushed him into the shelf. The shelf wobbled, and several of the
books almost fell. He turned around. Danny stood a few feet away, pretending to look for a book. He had his
softball glove under his arm.

“Why did you do that?” Paul asked angrily.

Danny shrugged and started to walk away.

Paul caught him by the arm. “Why did you push me?”

“Don’t touch me,” Danny said, grabbing Paul’s arm.

Paul tried to pull his arm away, but Danny wouldn’t let go. They pushed and pulled until they both crashed into
the shelf and fell, while books rained down on top of them.

“Paul, Danny, stop that right now,” the teacher said. “Stop fighting and pick up those books!”

“He started it,” Paul said as he stood up.

“Did not,” Danny said, still on the floor. He kicked at Paul’s leg from behind a desk where the teacher could not
see.

“I don’t care how it started,” the teacher replied. “I want it stopped. Clean up that mess and go back to your
desks. If I see you boys fighting again, I’ll send you both to the principal’s office.”

They picked up the books without looking at each other.

Paul sat at his desk with the book he’d picked out open in front of him, but he was too angry to read it. He
looked over at Danny, who sat at his desk, picking at the stitching in his glove. Why was Danny out to get him
all the time? Couldn’t the teacher see what was happening? Why did he have to get in trouble for something
Danny did?

Paul felt miserable. He closed his eyes and whispered a prayer. “Heavenly Father, please bless me that Danny
will get in trouble for bothering me, so he’ll leave me alone.”

He opened his eyes. He still felt miserable. Then he remembered the words to one of the songs he’d sung in
Primary—“ ‘Jesus said love ev’ryone.’ ” *

Paul frowned. He didn’t want to hate Danny. But he didn’t want to love him either.

Recess came and his classmates started a softball game in the field. Paul stayed on a bench at the other end of
the schoolyard. He had his softball glove in his backpack, but he didn’t want to play. Not if Danny was playing.

He looked down the field and noticed Danny wasn’t playing either. He sat at the edge of the field with his
softball glove beside him.

Paul remembered the Primary song again—“ ‘Jesus said love ev’ryone.’ ”

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His stomach twisted itself into a knot. He couldn’t go and talk to Danny. They’d get in another fight, and he’d
be sent to the office. But as he thought of the words, “ ‘Jesus said love ev’ryone; treat them kindly too,’ ” he
knew what he had to do.

Paul got up. He pulled his softball glove out of his backpack. He picked up one of the extra softballs and went
over to Danny.

“Hi,” he said.

“What do you want?” Danny asked.

Paul held up the ball. “Do you want to play catch?”

Danny looked up at him for a moment. Then he picked up his glove. “OK.”

They started to toss the ball back and forth. Paul couldn’t throw very well, and said “sorry” every time he threw
too short or too far to one side.

Danny didn’t complain. He just retrieved the ball and threw it back to him. He threw the ball better than Paul
and didn’t miss as often, but after a while he started saying “sorry” as well whenever he threw it too far.

Paul didn’t feel miserable anymore. He started to relax and enjoy himself. He smiled. He knew that Heavenly
Father had answered his prayer, just not the way he had thought he wanted.

When the bell rang and they had to stop, Paul noticed that Danny was smiling too. Paul hummed the Primary
song to himself on his way back to class— “ ‘Jesus said love ev’ryone; treat them kindly too. When your heart
is filled with love, others will love you.’

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1. “A New Commandment I give unto you, that ye
love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also 6. On a Sabbath day Jesus saw a man who had been
love one another.” born blind. Jesus spat in the dirt and made clay, then
John 13:34 put the clay on the blind man's eyes and sent him to
wash in the pool of Siloam. After doing as Jesus
2. Many people brought their children to be blessed said, the man came away from the pool able to see.
by Jesus. The disciples thought Jesus should not be The man's neighbors were amazed, and he
bothered and sent them away. Jesus told the explained to them how Jesus had healed him. The
disciples to let the little children come to Him. Then Pharisees claimed that Jesus was a sinner for having
He taught that only those with the faith of a little healed someone on the Sabbath. When the man who
child can enter God's kingdom. Jesus welcomed the had been blind was asked what he thought about
little children into His arms and blessed them. Jesus, he said Jesus was a prophet. Later, Jesus
found the man and revealed that He was the Son of
3. Jesus was taken to a place called Calvary. God. The healed man believed and worshiped Jesus.
Roman soldiers nailed His hands and feet to a cross
and raised it between two thieves. Having mercy for 7. Jesus came to John the Baptist to be baptized in
the soldiers, Jesus asked Heavenly Father to forgive the Jordan River. John knew that Jesus was without
them. Jesus hung, suffering pain, thirst, and ridicule. sin, and so he thought Jesus did not need baptism.
One of the thieves taunted Jesus, but the other When Jesus explained that even the Savior must be
defended Him. When Jesus saw that His mother, baptized, John went down into the water and
Mary, had come to Calvary, He asked the Apostle baptized Him. When Jesus came out of the water,
John to care for her. Later, as Jesus continued John saw the Holy Ghost come to the Savior and
to suffer, He cried out to Heavenly Father, asking heard Heavenly Father's voice bearing witness of
why the Father had forsaken Him. This great His Beloved Son.
anguish was part of the Savior's suffering to pay for
our sins. When His mission had been fulfilled, 8. Following the Last Supper, Jesus and His
Jesus gave up His life. Apostles went to the Garden of Gethsemane. Jesus
went off by Himself to pray. He knew that the time
4. Sitting on a mountainside, Jesus gave what is had come for Him to suffer for the sins of the world.
known as the Sermon on the Mount. Included in this He prayed that He might not have to experience
sermon were the Beatitudes, special blessings that such suffering but told Heavenly Father that He
Jesus promised for righteous living. He also asked would do the Father's will. Jesus prayed more
His followers to be good examples and to love their earnestly, and He sweat great drops of blood as He
enemies. Jesus taught them how to pray and atoned for our sins. Jesus had asked Peter, James,
encouraged them to repent of their sins and not and John to wait nearby and watch while He prayed,
judge others. He taught that those who obey His but they were unable to stay awake. When Jesus
words have a strong foundation for their lives. finished praying, He came to them and told them
Those who heard Jesus were astonished, for He that He was about to be taken away by wicked men.
taught with the power of God.

5. After eating the Last Supper, Jesus poured water


into a basin. He then washed the Apostles' feet and
dried them with a towel. Jesus explained that He
had done this to teach them that they were to serve
others.

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