I’ve created this super simple lesson on service to teach children about serving others. There is a download of the lesson at the bottom of the post.
Show a picture of Jesus Christ. It can be one you have in your home or print one off of the LDS Media Library.
Jesus loved serving others. He was the perfect example of service. During Jesus’s mortal life, He served the poor. He taught the gospel. He fed crowds of hungry people. He washed His disciples’ feet. He healed the sick and even raised the dead. Jesus knew that He came to earth to serve others, not to be served.
What is your favorite story of Jesus helping others? Let your children tell the story in their own simple way.
What are some ways that we can serve others like Jesus did? Let your kids answer. What they come up with might surprise you!
We are going to watch this short video about a man who served other people.
Who did the man hope to see? The Savior.
What did he see instead? Other people who needed help.
The scripture the man read at the end of the video came from the Bible. Jesus is teaching us how we can serve Him, “I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me” (Matthew 25:35–36).
Can we be more observant as we go about our day? Can we do something for others who may seem sad or lonely, hungry or tired? What ideas do you have for helping others today? Let your kids brainstorm ideas. Encourage every idea of service. Write down their suggestions.
Let’s choose one or two of these ideas to do today! Make a plan to serve with your kids based on their ideas.