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52 Weeks of New Testament Activities: Weeks 21-24

Week 21 The Second Coming

Matthew 1; Matthew 24-25; Mark 12-13; Luke 21 “The Son of Man Shall Come”

Song: “When He Comes Again” or “I Hope They Call Me on a Mission

Church Videos:
The Widow’s Mite: A Bible Story for Children
I’ll Go Where You Want Me to Go
Ye Have Done It Unto Me
Jesus Christ and the Parable of the Talents
Parable of the Talents
The Ten Virgins Video (explains ways we can fill our lamps with oil)
General Conference Talk by Elder Christofferson: Preparing for the Lord’s Return

More Stuff:
Oil Lamp/Preparing for Second Coming Balloon Games
The Field Trip A Parable About the Second Coming of Jesus Christ from Latter Day Kids
The Parable of the Talents from Latter Day Kids

From the Manual:
Matthew 25:1–13 You could use the picture of the ten virgins that accompanies this outline to discuss Matthew 25:1–13. What details do we see in the picture that are described in these verses? You might cut paper in the shape of drops of oil and hide the drops around your home. You could attach the drops to objects like the scriptures or a picture of the temple. When family members find the drops, you could discuss how these things help us prepare for the Second Coming.

From the Friend:
The Ten Virgins
The Second Coming
Story: Jesus Christ said that before He comes again, the gospel will be preached to all the world (see Joseph Smith—Matthew 1:31). We can help get ready for the Second Coming by sharing the gospel with others.
Activity: Make your own missionary name tag! Write your name on a piece of paper and cut it out. On the back, write one thing you can do to share the gospel now. Pin or tape your name tag to your shirt.

Free Printable Missionary Tags:

Have some kind of celebration, however simple or big you want it to be (punch, treats, milk and cookies, family game/movie with popcorn, pinata if you want to go all out, etc.). Set a picture of Jesus out and remind them that when He comes again, it will be a happy time for us if we’re prepared. Testify of the importance of preparing for Jesus to come again and remind them of how much He loves us all.

Week 22 Christ’s Last Days

Matthew 26; Mark 14; John 13 “In Remembrance”

Song: “Love One Another

Church Videos:
Sacrament: A Bible Story for Children
Chapter 49: The First Sacrament
Jesus Gave Sacrament – New Testament Stories for Kids
Always Remember Him
Remember Jesus
Christlike Attributes
Love One Another
Preparation of Thomas S. Monson: He Learned Compassion in His Youth
Serving in the Savior’s Way 6-minute cartoon

From the Manual:
Gospel Topics: Sacrament
Matthew 26:26–29Mark 14:22–25 What is your family’s experience like during the sacrament each week? Reading about the first sacrament could inspire a discussion about the importance of the sacrament and ways to improve your experience. Consider displaying the picture Passing the Sacrament (Gospel Art Book, no. 108) and sharing ideas about what you can do before, during, and after the sacrament.

From the Friend:
A Tiny Piece of Bread

From the Manual: John 13:1–17 The Savior is our example of humbly serving others. In Jesus’s time, washing another person’s feet was a task for servants, not leaders. But Jesus wanted His disciples to think differently about what it means to lead and to serve. What messages do you find in the Savior’s words and actions in John 13:1–17? In your culture, washing others’ feet may not be a customary way to serve. But consider what you can do to follow the Savior’s example of humble service.

Choose some ways to serve others around you, such as making/taking treats to others. Stayinghomesawyer and ChickenScratchNSniff have some fun ideas that incorporate treats:

Printable Color Copies for Week 22:

Week 23 Holy Ghost Gift Box

John 14-17 “Continue Ye in My Love”

Note: You will need a battery-powered tealight for this week’s activity from 52 Weeks of New Testament Activities.

Song: “The Holy Ghost

Church Videos:
Friend to Friend Sister Johnson Talks About the Holy Ghost
How Does the Holy Spirit Guide?
What Does the Holy Ghost Feel Like? Asks Sister Jones (responses from kids)

25-minute video for parents: How to Teach Your Child How the Spirit Speaks to Them

More Videos:
Tuning Into the Holy Ghost from Latter Day Kids
Olivia the Owl A Story About the Still Small Voice from Latter Day Kids

From the Manual:
John 14:26–27. How is Jesus’s peace different from the kind “the world giveth”? Family members could share ways they have found peace and comfort through the Holy Ghost.

From The Friend:
Can You Hear Me? Paper Cup Telephone Holy Ghost Activity
The Holy Ghost Is…
Stories About the Holy Ghost

Eat fruit snacks or if you want to get fancy, make a fruit pizza (like the one below from Cooking Classy) while discussing this section from the manual:
John 15:1–8 As I abide in Christ, I will bring forth good fruit. What do you think it means to “abide in [Christ]”? (John 15:4). What is your “fruit” that shows that you are attached to the vine, which represents Jesus Christ?

Week 24 Help From Christ and Angels

Luke 22; John 18 “Not My Will, But Thine, Be Done”

Song:I Stand All Amazed” or “Gethsemane

Church Videos:
Chapter 51: Jesus Suffers in the Garden of Gethsemane
The Savior Suffers in Gethsemane (8 and a half minutes long)
Jesus is Tried by Caiaphas, Peter Denies Knowing Him

From the Manual:
Pass around a picture of the Savior in Gethsemane (such as the one in this week’s outline in Come, Follow Me—For Individuals and Families). As each child holds the picture, say, “Jesus suffered because He loves [child’s name].” Invite the children to repeat these words with you.

Give a child a stick that is longer than the width of the classroom doorway, and ask him or her to hold it horizontally and try to walk through the door. Explain that the stick represents our sins, which keep us from entering God’s kingdom. Take the stick away to demonstrate that Jesus took upon Himself our sins so that we can be forgiven when we repent.

Angel Food Cake – While making/eating angel food cake, discuss how an angel strengthened Jesus Christ in Gethsemane (Luke 22:41–43) and remind them that angels can help strengthen us in our lives too.

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