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 HANDOUTS:

alt You could give out "fireballs" and with a note attached saying, "You may be constantly under 'fire'....however, you are most 'cool' when you stay true to yourself and your values."

JOKES:

alt Primitive Peer Pressure

NEW ERA POSTERS: 

alt Popularity - It's overrated, September 2006 New Era
alt Stand Out, November 2003 New Era

OBJECT LESSONS:

alt Destiny Dice- Using a single dice, sit in a big circle. We went around the circle each asking a yes or no question to the Destiny Dice. Then the person asking the question would roll the dice. If it was an odd number, the answer was no. If it was an even number, the answer was yes. We had some surprising and interesting questions...ranging from "Will I ever visit the country of Canada?" to "Should I have pre-marital sex". The answer to that one from Destiny Dice was yes! Anyway...after each person had a chance to play, I told them that life doesn't have to be a "roll of the dice". We have prophets, the scriptures, personal revelation, priesthood leader, parents, etc to lead and guide us. And especially if Destiny Dice (or the world) tells us something like pre-marital sex is okay, we can know through the things listed above the way the Lord truly wants us to go. I am sure you get my drift. It was an enjoyable and yet effective teaching tool. (Terisa in Wyoming)
alt I don't remember where I got this one, but I used it in my Young Women's group and it got the message across very well. At the beginning of the lesson I asked the girls who had brought their scriptures. The ones who didn't raise their hands, I started to give little candy bars. You should have seen the looks on the faces of the girls who brought their scriptures! One even raised her hand and told me I had made a mistake. I assured her that I knew exactly what I was doing. I then went on to my lesson from the book about peer pressure. At the end of the lesson I asked the girls again who had brought their scriptures. The ones who raised their hands this time were rewarded with the king size version of the candy bars. I told them that the candy bars were a lot like peer pressure. If you do what the world wants and follow the path they set for you, you may get rewards here and there. But if you do what God wants, the reward is always better than you ever dreamed of. You may have to wait longer to see it, but it is always worth the wait. (Idea shared by Bonny / ga05232007)

OTHER:

alt Learning to cope with Peer Pressure, by Adina Wixom Lloyd

QUOTES: 

alt One Liners

STORIES:

alt God's Embroidery
alt The Banana and Monkey Story by President Kimball
alt Tragedy at Rayad (excellent teaching story and parable shared by Ardeth G. Kapp)




 

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