I love using an object lesson when I teach. It always grabs the audience’s attention and illustrates gospel topics in an easy-to-understand way. So, here’s a round up list of 30 object lesson ideas that cover all kinds of topics. It’s your one-stop LDS resource for your next lesson. Take a gander!
As a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, I teach Sunday school to my local congregation once every month. It was very intimidating at first, but one thing that helped grab everyone’s attention was an object lesson. So, here’s a list that will hopefully help you as well.
I thought of this object lesson when I gave the Relief Society lesson on the priesthood. Show a hollowed out egg to the audience (click here to learn how to hollow out an egg). Ask them what it is and why. They will say that it is an egg because it looks like an egg. Then, crush the egg in your hands. Now ask them what it is. They will say it is a shell, not an egg.
Explain that just like the egg, our church is just a shell without the priesthood. The priesthood is what makes the difference between a shell and an egg.
This was another idea I used for my Gospel Doctrine less on how to avoid hardening your heart. Follow this recipe on how to harden milk using vinegar. Shape the finished product into a heart and allow it to dry.
Present the hardened heart and ask the audience what it is made of. Then tell them it it made of milk and one other ingredient. Have them guess what the second ingredient is. Then tell them it is vinegar. Ask them what ingredient are they adding to their lives that has the potential of hardening their hearts.
This is a simple attention grabber for an object lesson on the Word of Wisdom. Bring a remote controlled car to your lesson. Drive the car around a little bit to demonstrate how the car works. You can let some of the participants drive the car as well. Then tell the class that the remote control car represents our bodies. If we allow substances in our bodies that are addictive, it’s like we’re being controlled by a remote. However, if we choose to eat healthy foods, get plenty of sleep and avoid addictive substances, we will be in the driver’s seat.
What other ideas do you have for an object lesson? Leave your comments below.
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