Saturday, March 17, 2012

Lucky vs. Blessed

Have you ever caught yourself saying how lucky you are?  I do all the time.  I think sometimes I (we) give more credit to luck than we do to the tender mercies and blessings of our Heavenly Father.  So, with that in mind, I think it would be fun to use the idea of luck vs. blessings.

If you want, bring a few lucky charms...fortune cookie, rabbit's foot, horseshoe, socks, 4-leaf clover, penny, box of Lucky Charms cereal, etc.  Explain that some people think that these items can bring luck.  Assign each lucky charm one of the following "luckys."

Attach a word strip to each lucky charm with the following statements and songs.  If you would like, also create a larger word strip that replaces the word lucky with the word blessed.  (i.e. We are blessed to have agency.)

We are lucky to be alive.                                
I Will Follow God's Plan #164

We are lucky to live in a beautiful world.        
My Heavenly Father Loves Me #228

We are lucky to be members of the Church.  
I Belong to the Church of Jesus Christ #77

We are lucky to have bodies.                        
Head, Shoulders, Knees & Toes #275

We are lucky that summer is coming!            
Oh, What Do You Do in the Summertime #245

We are lucky to have a prophet.                    
We Thank Thee, O God, For a Prophet Hymn #19

We are lucky to have families.                        
Families Can Be Together Forever #188

We are lucky to have temples.                        
I Love to See the Temple #95

We are lucky to have missionaries.                  
I Hope They Call Me on a Mission #169

We are lucky to have agency.                          
Choose the Right

We are lucky to have the scriptures.                
Scripture Power

Have a child pick a lucky charm and sing the attached song.  At the end of the song, explain that Heavenly Father intentionally blessed us with our bodies, our families, our temples, etc.  Attach the word strip to the board that says "We are blessed ..."  At the end of singing time, bear testimony that Heavenly Father has blessed us and continues to bless us every day.

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  1. Wonderful idea! I've been wracking my brain on how to tie St. Patrick's Day into Singing Time tomorrow & haven't come up with anything conclusive. Thanks for posting this in time for me to see:) I struggle with posting my ideas on time for others to really make much use out of. Have a great weekend!

  2. Thank you Thank you again. I'm so glad you are still devoted to this blog even though you are serving elsewhere. I check you blog every week, and I love all your ideas! I love music, but teaching is well... I guess that's the part I'm suppose to learn. Your ideas are so helpful and everything I do from your blog the kids absolutely love! I am -blessed- not lucky to have found you!

  3. I used your idea today and the kids and leaders loved it. Thanks for posting this! :)

  4. I used this idea yesterday and everyone loved it. It was a great help! Thanks for posting great ideas.

  5. This is BEAUTIFUL! I cannot WAIT to use it! It's especially neat since this year (2013) St. Patrick's day will be on a Sunday. A very inspired idea. I was afraid I would not find a gospel centered idea - and here it is! Thanks so much again!!!!!

  6. AND someone on the facebook chorister's page asked about a St. Pat's idea that wasn't too secular, so I was SO happy that I could share it there!!!!!!

  7. I'll plan to use this too! Thanks for the great idea Brittney. (Thanks for pointing me in the right direction Henckel/Would you sing!)

  8. This is such a wonderful fun idea thanks so much!

  9. Brittney,
    You are amazing!!! Thank you so much for everything:)

    1. You're welcome, Julie :) See you guys tomorrow (happily, I hope!)


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