LDS object lesson ideas are awesome. I love using an object lesson and visual aids when I teach. It always grabs the audience’s attention and illustrates a gospel lesson in an easy-to-understand way using everyday objects. So, here’s a round up list of 21 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. Instead of listing scripture references and lecturing, object lessons were a great way to engage my students. I would get a lot of positive feedback at the end of the lesson. So, here’s a list that will hopefully help you as well.
This cute object lesson teaches us that we can all have a bad day sometimes and that’s okay. Opposition teaches us to appreciate the good when we have the bad.
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 is one of my favorite object lessons because it teaches with everyday object what are good things that we can do on a Sunday using an actual “sundae”.
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.
Using salt, an egg and a glass of water, you can teach your students about righteous choices and how it can invite the presence of God in their lives.
Peer pressure and making good friends are real issues our teenagers face, so is one of the best LDS object lesson ideas all you need is a balloon and some pepper to help demonstrate this idea.
This is a great object lesson that illustrates the need for apostles and prophets.
To teach about the Book of Mormon, I made this replica of the gold plates so that the young women in our ward could see what they might have looked like. Then, I also filled a duffle bag full of books that weighed 40 pounds so everyone could feel how heavy the plates actually were and appreciate all that Joseph Smith did.
Wise Man and Foolish Man
Although this is one of the familiar Bible object lessons, it’s a great way to illustrate preparation towards eternal life and the Celestial Kingdom. Grab pitcher of water and pour it over a small popsicle stick house placed on sand and then the same for a house place on a rock. This is perfect for kids as well.
This is a great lesson that illustrates how sincere someone’s heart is and that you can’t fool God. All you need is a real dollar bill and a Monopoly game dollar bill.
I hope LDS object lesson ideas will help you with some family night fun and teach gospel principles and Heavenly Father’s plan to younger children and older children in a fun way. What other ideas do you have for an object lesson? Leave your comments below.
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