Friday, June 11, 2010

Modesty

Family Home Evening Lesson

Modesty


Opening Song: "I will follow God's Plan" Children's SongBook # 164


Opening Prayer : Child


Lesson: Mom

This lesson based on Modesty article page 8-10 in May 2010 Friend Magazine

Have some clothes out to do the Modesty Checklist on. Page 10 has a checklist for making sure you look good and clean. Look at items and get children to say yes or no to the checklist questions below

My shoulders are covered, My shirt covers my stomach, My shorts or skirt go to my knees. My shirt is not low cut. My clothes are not too tight, I don't look sloppy, My hair is combed, My clothes are not saggy, torn or holey, Labels or words on my clothes are respectful and not rude or offensive.

Talk about how do we respect our bodies? (healthy food, exercise, modest clothes, dont put anything harmful into our bodies)


For greater enforcement  if needed share The Strength of Youth Pamphlet
This page teaches why dress standards must be followed, and also offers guidelines for appropriate dress. These guidelines include:



•No short shorts or skirts
•No tight clothing
•No bare midriff
• No revealing attire
•No clothing that is low-cut in the front or the back.
•No extremes



Activity:

Read the story Modesty at Any Age  on page 8 of May 2010 Friend.

Modest Body Collage - Trace around childrens body, use scraps of fabric, paper to create modest clothes for the body outline.  The same could be done  in a smaller size on paper dolls too.

Sing/speak this modesty song/poem found at Sugar Doodle

It's sung to the tune of “I love to see the temple” (page #95):



My body is a temple;
I treat it with respect.
I live the Word of Wisdom.
I’m modest in my dress.

For my body is a gift from God,
He wants me to protect it.
My mouth speaks clean* words,
My thoughts are pure.
This keeps my temple holy.

*or “kind”



Closing Song: "I'm Trying to Be Like Jesus" Children's SongBook #78



Closing Prayer: Child


Treat:

2 comments:

Scrappy Gifts said...

what a great lesson! I wish this was taught more and had greater importance.

Mormon Share said...

Fantastic lesson! Older teenagers might appreciate modesty information from http://jenmagazine.com. And I posted a bunch of quotes and videos on my site at http://mormonshare.com/young-women/mormon-modesty.php

Your site is wonderful and just in time for a dress appropriately for summer reminder.