Ask: Who's house could this belong to? (try get get answers like this: own, neighbor, friends, grandparents)
Ask: How do you act in these different types of houses?
"Homes are different for different people. Some children live in houses made of brick, others in houses made of wood. Homes can be apartments, simple huts, even boats.
Whatever your home looks like, the most important thing about it is what is found inside. If a house if filled with love and kindness, it is a beautiful place.
Have you ever wondered what Heavenly Father’s house in heaven looks like? We can only imagine how wonderful it is.Heavenly Father also wants to have a beautiful house here upon the earth where we can visit and feel His love. He has commanded us to build houses for Him where we can hear His messages and receive important blessings. These houses are called temples. It is in God’s temple that we may best worship and make important covenants, or promises, with Him."
Show a picture of the Temple. (Any will do, but I find the temple that is closest to you, the children recognize and means more to them.)
Ask: Who's house does this belong too?
Ask: How do we act in this house?
Let's learn more about the Temple.
Because each temple is a holy place, those who enter the temple must be worthy. They must keep Heavenly Father’s commandments. In this way love, beauty, and holiness will continue to be found there.
What is a Temple: Make word strips to place round the temple.
For Sr. Primary have them read scriptures to find the answers.
- House of Prayer Scripture - Acts 3:1
- House of God Scripture - 2 Chronicles 2:1,4-5
- House of Learning Scripture - Acts 5:42
- House of Love and Beauty Scriptures: Psalms 26:8 (love) Psalms 27:4 (beauty)
- Holy Place Scripture: Doctrine and Covenants 109:13
- House of Order Scripture: Doctrine and Covenants 132:8
- House of Faith Scripture: Doctrine and Covenants 88:119
- House of Fasting Scripture: Doctrine and Covenants 88:119
- House of Glory Scripture: 2 Chronicles 7:1-3
For the younger children you can make these little booklets for them to take home as a reminder to strive to be able to go to the temple one day themselves. (found in the Jan. 1993 Friend Sharing Time, link below).