Friend July 2020 “What’s on Your Mind” A child writes the Friend and asks, “I’ve never done anything really bad. Do I still need to repent?” See the link for the Friends response.
Object lesson: Because of Jesus Christ’s Atonement, we can repent.
Ensign February 2019 “Ten Tips for Teaching Repentance” Teaching children about repentance.
Friend November 2018 “For Older Kids” Quiz question about the scripture that says sins can go from scarlett to white.
Friend August 2017 “For Parents of Little Ones” Teaching little ones empathy and how to apologize and make things right after they have hurt a someone.
- Sit in a circle and give each family member three index cards.
- On two of the cards, write good choices. On the third card, write a bad choice.
- Turn the cards face down and mix them up in the middle of the circle.
- Take turns flipping over one card at a time. When someone reads a good choice, give the person a high-five (or another gesture that means “Good job!” in your culture).
- When someone reads a bad choice, the person shares something they could do to repent and serve God instead.
Discussion: Testify that Jesus Christ makes it possible for us to change and become better people. How can we use our time this week to follow Him and serve God?
More Repentance teaching ideas.
Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ can help me correct my mistakes.
Ask the children to share an experience when they got hurt. What did they do to help their injury heal? Explain that sin injures our spirits, but the Savior can heal us when we repent.