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To Be Thankful Grade 1 Lesson 10

Lesson 10 Grade 1 Ruhi book 3


  • What is Thankfulness?
  • How do we know we are being Thankful?
  • Why should we practice the virtue of Thankfulness?
  • When do we practice the virtue of Thankfulness? 

When we receive even the smallest of gifts, we thank the person who gave them to us. ‘Abdu’l-Bahá tells us that we should be thankful to God for having given us so many gifts- including the gift of life itself- and for having caused our hearts to overflowing with His love. We must be thankful to God at all times, even in times of difficulty. Giving thanks to God helps us to be open to receiving even more of His limitless bounties. Thankfulness is realizing how much you have to be grateful for and not taking even little things for granted.

L9G1 Prayer
Lesson 10 Grade 1 Ruhi book 3

We are Memorizing The Prayer: Blessed is the spot

Blessed is the spot, and the house,

and the place, and the city,

and the heart, and the mountain,

and the refuge, and the cave,

and the valley, and the land,

and the sea, and the island,

and the meadow where mention

of God hath been made,

and His praise glorified


Send a Postcard

Postcard Blessed Is The Spot
Lesson 10 Grade 1 Ruhi book 3


Be thou happy and well pleased and arise to offer thanks to God, in order that thanksgiving may conduce to the increase of bounty

Meaning Of Words


1. Nadia is always clean. She knows that cleanliness is important for spiritual growth. Cleanliness conduces to spirituality.

2. Seff’s family talks regularly about important family matters. Because they consult together, they live in harmony. Consultation conduces to harmony.

Lesson 10 Grade 1 Ruhi book 3
I Thank And Praise Thee Lord
Arise To Offer Thanks To God
Lesson 10 Grade 1 Ruhi book 3

There was once a girl called Maya, who lived in a place that was very cold in the winter. Maya had used the same coat every winter for many years, and it was worn out and too small. Everyone could see that Maya needed a new coat before the winter came again, but her family did not have enough money to buy one. A farmer who lived down the road from Maya’s home told her she could have some wool from his sheep to make a new coat. He said she would have to wait until the spring when the wool would be thick and ready to shear. Maya wanted to show her thankfulness, so, as she waited for the spring, she helped the farmer by happily tending the sheep for a while each day. She fed them hay and fruits, patted them and even sang to them! In the spring, the farmer sheared the wool and gave it to Maya. He showed her how to make it smooth and ready for spinning. Maya thanked him and began to walk home. An old woman who lived next door saw Maya with the wool and offered to spin it into thread for her. Maya was very grateful and wanted to find a way to thank the old woman. She could see many vegetables growing in the old woman’s garden, so all through the summer, she picked the vegetables and washed them and made them ready for the old woman to cook. When the thread was ready, Maya picked some red berries and dyed it all red. Then she visited the weaver and explained that she needed help to make the thread into cloth. The kind weaver was happy to make the cloth. To show her thankfulness, while the weaver was busy making a lovely red cloth from the thread, each afternoon Maya cleaned and tidied the weaver’s workshop.

When the cloth was ready, Maya visited the tailor, and explained that winter was coming and she needed a new coat. She showed him the cloth, and he said he would make it into a coat for her. Maya wanted to thank him, so every day while he worked she swept the autumn leaves from the path to his shop. The tailor measured, cut, pinned and sewed until the coat was done. Maya was very pleased. She thanked the tailor and put on the coat – it was perfect! When Maya arrived home, her family was as pleased as she was with her new coat. They decided to invite all the people who had helped to make it to share a simple meal with them. So the farmer, the old woman, the weaver and the tailor all came to Maya’s home. They were all happy to know that Maya had the new coat she needed for the winter. But Maya’s ‘thank yous’ were still not finished. The next morning, Maya put on her coat and went to visit the sheep. “Thank you, sheep!” she said, “Thank you, thank you, for this lovely warm coat!” “Baa!” answered the sheep, and it seemed as if they were smiling back at her.

Lesson 10 Grade 1 Ruhi book 3

Quick Impulse 

Ask the students to form a circle holding hands. The children must send a pulse signal through the group. One child begins by quickly squeezing the hand of the child to his or her side, who passes on the signal to the next child, and so on, until it returns to the first child. The children should be timed and challenged to go faster and faster. Once the children have learned the basic game, you can ask them to send the pulse in the opposite direction or to increase the number of squeezes per pulse.

How do You show Thankfulness?

  • You feel sad because you did not get a good grade
  • You wish you were more popular
  • You see something beautiful?
  • You receive a gift?
  • Your family is having a difficult time with money / job/ food.
  • Your Family is doing very well.

It’s easy to be thankful when you’re having fun with your friends and you’re happy.  How about at other times? How do you feel when someone shows thankfulness to you?

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Based on the story: 

Say Thank You!

Make a thank you card to send to someone. You can be thankful for anything, a gift, that they are your friend, family, neighbor…

A Wooble Card is a fun and easy card to make. You can purchase the wobble component from craft stores or Amazon. Put any image on the wobble and when touched, it “vibrates” See the example below

Make your own Wobble Spring

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Humility Grade 1 Lesson 9


Today we will start to memorize a new prayer and the topic is on Humility OR BEING HUMBLE

  • What is Humility?
  • How do we know we are being Humble?
  • Why should we practice the virtue of Humility?
  • When do we practice the virtue of Humility? 

When you are humble, you don’t consider yourself more important than other people. You are happy to serve others and think other people’s needs are important.

Humble means doing your best without attracting too much attention to yourself.

1.You are not afraid to ask for help

2.Don’t pay lots of attention what people say about you GOOD OR BAD

3. Don’t spend energy trying to impress others

4. Don’t worry about mistakes, be eager to learn
 Being humble is about taking on an attitude of learning. 


L9G1 Prayer
Lesson 9 Grade 1 Ruhi Book 3

Blessed is the spot

Blessed is the spot, and the house,

and the place, and the city,

and the heart, and the mountain,

and the refuge, and the cave,

and the valley, and the land,

and the sea, and the island,

and the meadow where mention

of God hath been made,

and His praise glorified.

Send a Postcard

Postcard Blessed Is the Spot


See the earth 
It’s so humble 
Has all God’s wealth to give 
Everything we need to live 
Lets us walk on it every day 
But have you ever heard it say 
“I am richer 
Greater than you” 
See the tree 
It’s so humble 
The more its fruits abound 
It bows closer to the ground 
And shares the fruit that way 
But have you ever heard it say 
“I am richer 
Greater than you” 

Be like the earth 
Be like the tree 
Rise to the heaven of glory 
On the wings of humility 
Rise to the heaven of glory 
On the wings of humility

O Son of Man! Humble thyself before Me, that I may graciously visit thee.


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Zinab works diligently on her math assignments and always does well. She is humble and never boasts about her achievements. 
The children in Yong Fu’s neighborhood are eager to learn, and he was asked to form a small class for them. Even though he has little experience and considers himself unworthy, he puts his trust in God and does his best. He approaches the task with humility.

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Lesson 9 Grade 1 Ruhi Book 3


Humility was one of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s most notable qualities.  Many people wanted to give Him great titles, but He only wanted to be called “‘Abdu’l-Bahá”, which means “Servant of the Glory”.  His most ardent desire was to serve.  One time some wealthy visitors made an elaborate plan for Him to wash His hands before a meal. They arranged for a specially dressed boy to carry a fancy bowl with “crystal water”, and they also had a perfumed towel waiting for Him. When the Master saw the group of friends approaching from across the lawn – with the little boy, the bowl, and the towel  – He knew their purpose. He hurriedly found some water nearby, washed His hands, and dried them with a piece of cloth the gardener had. Radiantly, He turned to greet the group.  And then, bestowing on His guests, the very honor that was meant for Him, He lovingly offered them water and a perfumed towel!


Humility and Thankfulness attract God’s blessings

“Attract” a stream of water without even touching it.

What to Do

This works best on a dry day.

Set the tap running gently so that it has a steady but thin stream of water coming out. Move an inflated balloon near the stream of water. It should not affect the water at all. Now rub the balloon on your hair.

Now move the balloon near the stream of water. The water will be attracted to the balloon, and the closer you move the balloon, the more the water will bend.



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Present children with a series of scenarios where they can choose to be boastful or humble, such as winning a game, getting an A on a test, or giving someone a gift. Have children give a boastful response and a humble response to the scenario. For example, a child could pretend to brag about winning the game to demonstrate boastful behavior and say “good game” to the other players to demonstrate humility. Talk about how everyone involved would feel for each scenario to emphasize why choosing to be humble is the better option.

Games to Illustrate the virtue of Humility

from The New World Order Games Manual, by Linden Qualls

This game was created for our lesson on humility.  I explained that egos and lower selves can become too large and inflated, like a balloon.  We need to keep them “under control” and “inline”.  So for this game, 2 teams would each be given an equal sized blown up balloon.  Each team lined up across from the other.  The goal was to be the first team to get the balloon down their own line without it hitting the floor or going out of reach.  It is hard to control the lower self and the ego, so to make it hard to control the balloon, the team members could only use their heads and feet to maneuver the balloon.  Each team member could touch the balloon with their head or feet as many times as needed to get it to the next person.  No one is to be skipped.  If hands or arms were used, or the balloon hit the floor or went out of reach, it was brought back to the start. Youngest ones can be placed at the very beginning and end of the line, since the first one begins the race and the last one catches it, these are the easiest spots to be in.

Please note that the age and number of the children and the size of the balloon will greatly influence control. The less air, the faster it will fall. Teams should have different colored balloons so they never get mixed up. Encourage the winning 1agamesrules.doc 103 28-Apr-15 team to show humility by not boasting. You can also completely dispense with the race idea, and just make the control of the balloon the only challenge.


The same rules apply—if the balloon goes out of reach or hits the ground, it goes back to the beginning.

Team members sat down on the floor and could use their hands and feet. They could slide about in their efforts to control the balloon. (Older groups may be able to use only feet for this version and the one below.)

They then did the same as above but had to be on their backs, with their legs in the air. They could also scoot if necessary.

Team members lay on their stomachs, and could use only their hands. They could slide on their stomachs if needed to.

Team members stood in their lines and were allowed to use their hands—but each could only bat the balloon once. No child was to be missed. If this proves too hard, let them hit it twice.

Team members stood up and had to pass the balloon down the line by squeezing it between their stomachs. No hands or feet could be used.

Team members stood up and had to pass the balloon down the line by squeezing it between their knees. No hands or feet could be used.

Spread team members out down the line. Members have to hold balloons between their knees and hop to the next person in line. Or they can hold it between their ankles and hop. You can also try it as a relay race across a distance.

Do the same as above, but no hopping is allowed. Team members must therefore waddle, and it looks really funny. You can also try this one as a relay race across a distance.

Team members sit down (girls with skirts or dresses can’t do this one) in a line, as you would on a toboggan sled. Then kids scoot a little to create some distance from each other and they lay on their backs and put their feet and legs up in the air. I then placed the balloon in between the feet of the first person in line, and the goal is to pass the balloon all the way down the line to the

last person just using the feet. One always passes to the person behind them and they rock on their back (no touching the balloon with hands) and try to place the balloon between the feet of the person behind them. (If you want to continue and go the opposite direction, just have everybody rotate direction, and start with the person who was originally last.)

Students were divided up into groups of 2 or 3. They stood facing each other very close, with arms around each other. The balloon was placed at the bottom of their feet between them, enclosed by their bodies. No hands or forearms were to be used. The goal was to squirm and wiggle it up so that it was between their faces. Taller kids just bent lower at the endpoint. If the balloon escaped, they had to start over.

One day, there were only 3 kids, so we improvised. I also played, to make 4. We spread out and had to get the balloon down the line, then back up again to the first person. There was no race, but keeping the balloon under control was challenging enough.

The ego is the animal in us, the heritage of the flesh which is full of selfish desires. By obeying the laws of God, seeking to live the life laid down in our teachings, and praying and struggling, we can subdue our egos. We call people ‘Saints’ who have achieved the highest degree of mastery over their ego. (From a letter written on behalf of Shoghi Effendi to an individual believer, January 8, 1949)

…….the ego can and should be ever-increasingly subordinated to the enlightened soul of man. This is what spiritual progress implies. (From a letter dated 14 December 1941 written on behalf of Shoghi Effendi to an individual believer)

 Game: “Sometimes I am Tall” 

  • One person is blindfolded.  Everyone else stands around them in a circle

The people in the circle say together:

  •  “I am very tall.” (They stand on their toes and stretch as tall as they can.) 
  • “I am very short.” (They squat down and make themselves as short as they can.) 
  • “Sometimes I am tall.” (They stretch up again.) 
  • “Sometimes I am short.” (They squat down again.) 

The teacher points up/down and everyone stands/squats.  Then everyone says:

  •  “Guess what we are now!” 

The blindfolded child tries to guess by the level of their voice whether they are “short” or “tall”. Each child should take a turn at being blindfolded. 

Based on the story A Puppet Show:

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Cover empty cardboard toilet paper rolls with decorative paper or fabric to make cute bracelets. First, cut straight across the length of the cardboard roll. Once you’ve made that cut you can cut around the roll making individual bracelets of various widths. Older kids can do this themselves; younger kids will probably need help. Cut paper or fabric rectangles that will cover the bracelet with a small border around each edge. Cover the back of the fabric or paper rectangle with a thin layer of tacky glue and carefully press it onto the bracelet smoothing out any wrinkles. Tuck all the overlaying edges to the underside. If the bracelet has lost some of its ability to spring back into shape roll it into a smaller roll and hold it in shape with a rubber band while the glue dries. For smaller wrists roll them into smaller rounds. If you’ve planned ahead you could invite the kids to bring paper or fabric they like.

Humble Potato Prints

Cut potatoes into thick slices. Outline and cut out the letters H-U-M-I-L-T-Y. Put a thin layer of seven paint colors on seven 7 small plates. Put one letter stamp on each plate. You’ll be using the I stamp twice. Let the children stamp the word HUMILITY onto fingerpaint paper. They can embellish around the word-painting things that remind them of humility. It’s also fun to use cookie cutters and cut out other shape potato stamps as well. This can get messy so it’s a good outside project. And it’s helpful if there’s a garden hose, or at least a bucket of water, for washing hands.

Based on Prayer Blessed is the spot mini book

Print the prayer for the children to color.

Print and cut the second section here and fold on dashed lines like as accordian. glue the prayer images in order. fold up and glue the prayer name “Blessed is the Spot” to the front.( it is the first section with no image only the words) The last piece can be glued to the note book or in to a small box. You can also attach string to the accordian book to tie it up.

A COLLAGE based on the song


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Sincerity Grade 1 Lesson 8

Lesson 8 Grade 1 Ruhi Bk 3 Sincerity

Lesson 8 this week is about Sincerity

  • What is Sincerity?
  • How do we know we are being Sincere (Real or Fake)?
  • Why should we practice the virtue of Sincerity?
  • When do we practice the virtue of Sincerity?

As we learn about Sincerity, memorize quote, listen to songs, and stories, let us try to think about how we can practice Sincerity every day.

For lessons 4 to 8, the Prayer to memorize is “O Thou kind Lord! I am a little child”. We will continue practicing the ones we already know.

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Say prayers and memorize



O Thou Kind Lord I Am A Child

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Lesson 8 Grade 1 Ruhi Book 3 PRAYER O Thou Kind Lord I am a Child


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Lesson 8 Grade 1 Ruhi book 3 SONG

Yes I Believe You

Yes I Believe You

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Lesson 8 Quote

We should at all times manifest our truthfulness and sincerity.


Meaning Of Words


Asha cleaned the mud off the seashell that he found at the beach and polished it until it was smooth and shiny. When he was finished, the shell’s true beauty became manifest.
As the sun rose and the morning fog lifted, the splendour of the mountains became manifest.


Leo’s classmates often play games instead of studying. Leo is worried that they will not do well in school, so he suggests that they all study together and tries to think of ways that they can help each other learn. Leo’s concern for his classmates is sincere.

Rosa promised her mother that she would do her homework every day. When her parents are away, Rosa diligently works on her homework assignments. Rose was sincere in her promise.

Send A Postcard

Every lesson online has the quote or prayer in a postcard layout that can be printed to mail to a friend or neighbor. 

Grade 1 Lesson 8 Quote for Sincerity
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LESSON 8 Grade 1 Ruhi Book 3 STORY

When introducing today’s story, you may wish to explain to the children that, sometimes, we can better understand what it means to possess a quality by listening to a story that shows when it is lacking.

For many years a large tree stood behind a house that belonged to a husband and wife with several children. As the tree grew, its branches reached up and out, shading the back of the family’s home. One winter morning, the father was passing under the tree when he met a neighbour. They spoke briefly of the comings and goings in the village. After a while, the neighbour, taking notice of the large tree, said to the man, “You know, it really is time for you to cut that enormous tree down. It is sprawling and unruly. What if one of the branches were to break off and fall onto your roof—or worse yet, hit one of your children while they play in the shade?” When the two had parted, the man considered his neighbour’s advice. The tree had stood in this place since before he could remember, and no harm had come of it. It gave good shade in the summer and shielded the house from the bitter winds of winter. It seemed sturdy and strong. “Still, perhaps my neighbour has a point,” the man said to himself. “Appearances can sometimes be deceiving. What if the tree is not as sturdy as it seems?” And so he decided to cut it down.

It was a difficult job, for the tree was very big, indeed, and had many limbs and branches, some of them quite high. Just as the man finished, his neighbour returned, this time accompanied by his two sons and a cart. “I see you decided to take down the tree,” the neighbour said, looking at the many stacks of wood. “I suppose you’ll need someone to take those piles away. Perhaps we can help you. I have brought my cart and my two sons, and we will be happy to remove all this from your yard.” Without waiting for an answer, the sons began loading the wood into the waiting cart. As they pulled away, the man sat down on the stump of the tree that had sheltered his home for so long. It was then that he realized that his neighbour had not been concerned for his family’s safety after all, but for the supply of firewood that would keep him warm through the winter months. “Appearances can, indeed, sometimes be deceiving,” he said with a sigh.

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Grade 1 Lesson 8 Ruhi Book 3 Sincerity


Begin by instructing one of the children to leave the room or to go some distance from the area where the class is being held. The others hide a small object e.g. pencil, and the child is asked to come back into the classroom and to find that small object.  The others help by clapping louder and louder/saying warm/warmer as the child comes closer to the object, and clapping more quietly or saying colder/cold as the child moves away.  The children should be careful not to mislead the friend who is searching for the hidden object; otherwise he or she will lose trust in the others, and the game will be futile.

Grade 1 Lesson 8 Ruhi Book 3 Sincerity

Can You Tell Real from Fake?

Colour Page: Download Here

Cut and Paste Activity: Real Vs Fantasy

Cut and Paste Activity REAL VS CARTOON

Brilliant Star Activity: Here

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Joyfulness Grade 1 Lesson 7

Lesson 7 Grade 1 Ruhi Bk 3 Joyfulness.

Lesson 7 this week is about Joyfulness

  • What is Joyfulness?
  • How do we know we are being Joyfulness?
  • Why should we practice the virtue of Joyfulness?
  • When do we practice the virtue of Joyfulness?

As we learn about Joyfulness, memorize the quote, listen to the songs and stories, let us try to think about how we can practice Joyfulness every day.

For lessons 4 to 8, the Prayer to memorize is “O Thou kind Lord! I am a little child”. We will continue practicing the ones we already know.

Remember to Check Out the free online class for grades 1 to 4

Did you know that Abdu’l- Baha tells us that happiness helps our spiritual progress- our spiritual growth, and that joy gives us wings?  When we are joyful, we are stronger, and when we are happy we are able to more quickly understand things?

Joyfulness is one of the spiritual qualities that God has given us.  A being full of joy attracts the blessings of God.  We need to try to be happy and joyful under all conditions.  We are joyful when we trust that God is guiding us and we look for the gifts He sends us each day.

Deep feelings of joy come from things that last- like the feeling of joy in serving others, the love our parents have for us, and knowing right from wrong and choosing to do the right thing.  We must try to be like brilliant lamps shedding joy everywhere! 

Joyfulness was very important to ‘Abdu’l Bahá.  He would often ask, “Are you happy?” and would encourage people to be happy. In New York, ‘Abdu’l Bahá said, “May everyone point to you and ask, ‘Why are these people so happy?’ I want to be happy…to laugh, to smile, and rejoice in order that others may be made happy by you.’”

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Say prayers and memorize



O Thou Kind Lord I Am A Child

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Lesson 7 Grade 1 Ruhi Book 3 PRAYER O Thou Kind Lord I am a Child


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Lesson 7 Grade 1 Ruhi book 3 SONG
Rejoice in The Gladness
I Want To Be Happy
Joy Gives Us Wings
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Lesson 7 Quote

(O Son of Man!) Rejoice in the gladness of thine heart, that thou mayest be worthy to meet me and to mirror forth My beauty.

Meaning Of Words


Jasmine lived far away from her grandparents.  When she heard that she would be visiting them during the school holidays, she became very happy!  Her heart rejoiced!

John had studied hard in school.  His heart rejoiced when he saw the results of the test he took. 


Sjona studied very hard and received excellent grades.  The teacher praised her for her hard work. Sjona was worthy of her teacher’s praise.

David always took good care of his brothers and sisters. His parents knew that they could trust him with the children.  David was worthy of his parents’ trust.

What does it mean to you when it says to mirror forth His beauty? 

Whose beauty? 

How can we do this?

Send A Postcard

Every lesson online has the quote or prayer in a postcard layout that can be printed to mail to a friend or neighbor. 

Send a postcard to a friend or neighbour
Grade 1 Lesson 7 Postcard On Selflessness
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LESSON 7 Grade 1 Ruhi Book 3 STORY


Powerpoint Here

Leroy Ioas was an outstanding Bahai who lived a life of service to others.  In 1912 when Abdu’l-Baha visited America, he was a young boy.  Can you imagine the excitement of this spiritual child at having the opportunity to be meet Abdu’l-Baha? 

One day, in Chicago, when he and his father were on their way to the hotel where Abdu’l-Baha was staying, Leroy had an idea: He decided that he wanted to take Abdu’l-Baha some flowers.  With the little money he had, he managed to buy a beautiful bouquet of white carnations.  But, by the time they reached the hotel, he had changed his mind. 

He decided that he did not want to give anything MATERIAL to Abdul-Baha, not even beautiful flowers.  He would offer Him his heart.  That was the most important thing he had to offer.  So, Leroy’s father presented the flowers to Abdul-Baha without mentioning who had brought them. 

Abdu’l-Baha then gave a talk to all the friend who had gathered at the hotel to meet Him.  During His talk, Leroy sat quietly at His feet and listened to His wise and loving words.  Afterwards, Abdul-Baha stood up and shook hands with the guests, giving each one a white carnation as a token of His love.

 Leroy was now standing behind Abdu’l-Baha.  “Oh!  I wish He would turn around and give me one of those flowers,” thought the young boy.  Maybe, secretly in his heart, he wanted the Master to know who had really brought Him the beautiful flowers.  But, one by one, the white carnations were being given to other people, and it seemed unlikely that Leroy was going to get one. 

Then, suddenly, Abdu’l-Baha turned around and fixed His gaze on Leroy Ioas.  His face radiated love and His eyes were full of kindness.  And did He hand him a white carnation?  No.  Abdu’l-Baha gave Leroy something even more precious.  He was wearing a beautiful red rose on His coat.  He pulled it off and presented it to the young boy.  Leroy’s heart leaped with joy!  Abdul-Baha DID know who had brought Him the white carnations after all!

God knows what is in our hearts, and when we feel that God is guiding us, and we see that He is working in our lives in special ways, helping us to grow and serve and love, we are happy!

Science Experiment

When two friends meet, their joy bubbles over!

  1. Clear glass
  2. Two tablespoons of vinegar in the glass
  3. 1 teaspoon baking powder

Ask the children,

  • Do any of you have a friend?
  • Do you feel happy and excited when you know you are going to see your friend, or when your friend is planning to come over to visit?  
  • When your friend arrives, the joy in your heart feels like it is going to bubble over.

So I am going to show you what that looks like. 

“Friend vinegar (hold up the glass with vinegar) is just about to meet Friend Baking Soda (hold up the teaspoon full of baking soda), and look what happens.”

Dump the baking soda quickly into the glass of vinegar.

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Grade 1 Lesson 7 Ruhi Book 3 Joyfulness


The Ha Game

One student lies down on the floor. The next student puts their head on the first one’s stomach. A third student lies down and puts their head on the second student’s stomach. This continues in a zig zag pattern until all students are in place. Then the first student says “Ha”. The second student says “Ha ha”. The third says “Ha ha ha”. This continues until the end or until someone laughs and then you have to start over.

Dragon’s Tail

Begin by asking the children to stand in a row, placing their hands on the shoulders of the one in front of them.  The first child in the row is the dragon’s head.  The last in the row is the dragon’s tail, eager to lash to the right and left in order to escape the head.  Until the signal “go” is given, the dragon must be in a straight line.  One child counts “one, two, three, go!”.  On the signal “go”, the head runs around toward the tail and tries to catch it.  The whole body must move with the head and remain unbroken.  If the head succeeds in touching the tail, the child in the front can continue to the head.  If the body breaks before he or she catches the tail, the head becomes the tail, and the next in line becomes the head.  The game continues in this way until every child has had a chance to be the head and the tail at least once.

Grade 1 Lesson 7 Ruhi Book 3 Joyfulness

Paper Rose

Make a paper rose. This site has instructions

Create A Comic Strip Story

You can Use The Template to make it a comic strip story on Joyfulness

Easy Butterfly Craft

Use the craft with the phrase ” “Joy Gives Us Wings”

Make a butterfly that flaps its wings from the site

Make this super easy Butterfly craft. Template circles here

Here is a craft on another site of a butterfly. Use it and add the phrase “Joy Gives Us Wings”

Here is my simple butterfly template. Cut and glue together. It even has the quote on the butterfly already!

Here is another site with a butterfly template

Mirror Craft

Based On The Quote: Use a mirror. Glue the quote

(O Son of Man!) Rejoice in the gladness of thine heart, that thou mayest be worthy to meet me and to mirror forth My beauty.

on the mirror. Heart stickers can also be added.

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Selflessness: What Does It Mean? Lesson 6 Grade 1

Lesson 6 Grade 1 Ruhi Bk 3 Selflessness.

Lesson 6 this week is about Selflessness.

  • What is Selflessness?
  • How do we know we are being Selflessness?
  • Why should we practice the virtue of Selflessness?
  • When do we practice the virtue of Selflessness?

As we learn about Selflessness, memorize the quote, listen to the songs and stories, let us try to think about how we can practice Selflessness.

For lessons 4 to 8, the Prayer to memorize is “O Thou kind Lord! I am a little child”. We will continue practicing the ones we already know.

Remember to Check Out the free online class for grades 1 to 4

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Say prayers and memorize



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Lesson 6 Grade 1 Ruhi book 3 PRAYER O Thou Kind Lord I am a Child


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Lesson 6 Grade 1 Ruhi book 3 SONG


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Lesson 6 Quote

Blessed is he who preferreth his brother before himself.



Meaning Of Words


There is a well and a bucket, but no way to use the bucket to get water. Amelia, using her intelligence, finds a rope to tie to the bucket, lowers the bucket, and gets water. Amelia’s intelligence is a gift of God. God has blessed Amelia with intelligence. 

Victor’s family says prayers every morning in the living room of their home. The home of Victor’s family is blessed. 


John likes to eat chocolate and vanilla ice cream, but when he has to choose, he chooses vanilla. He prefers vanilla. 
Anindo can go out and play, or go help her father in the garden. She decides to help her father in the garden. Anindo prefers to help her father. 

Send A Postcard

Every lesson online has a quote or prayer in a postcard layout that can be printed to mail to a friend or neighbor. 

Grade 1 Lesson 6 postcard on Selflessness
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Selflessness: ‘Abdu’l-Bahá and the new coat

Watch On Youtube

The story below illustrates how, through both His words and deeds, ‘Abdu’l-Bahá shows us the ways of selflessness.

‘Abdu’l-Bahá preferred inexpensive clothes for Himself. When He had extra clothes He always gave them away to others. One day He was going to entertain the Governor of ‘Akká. His wife felt that His coat was not good enough for the occasion. Well ahead of time she went to the tailor and ordered a fine coat for ‘Abdu’l-Bahá. She thought He surely would not notice that His old coat had been replaced; He desired, after all, only to be scrupulously clean. When the day of the Governor’s visit arrived, the new coat was laid out for ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, but He went searching for His old one. He asked for His old coat, saying that the one laid out could not be His. His wife attempted to explain that because of the occasion she had bought Him a new coat, but He would not accept it. He told her that for the price of this one coat they could buy five simple ones like He normally wore. He told her that there was no reason to spend so much money on a coat just for Him. If He needed a new one, they could send the expensive coat back to the tailor and order five ordinary coats for the same amount of money. “Then, you see, I shall not only have a new one, but I shall also have four to give to others!”

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Grade 1 Lesson 6 Ruhi Book 3 Selflessness


Ask the children to line up and hold hands, and then have the children at one end of the line stand in place, while the others begin to walk around them. Little by little, they wind themselves into a spiral to form a snail. 
a. Tell the children to stand in line again and hold hands. Then ask those at one end to begin to turn in a circle, slowly winding the others up around them. Make sure they are careful not to step on one another’s feet when doing so. 
b. Once the children have formed a snail, tell those in the middle to squat down and the one at the center to go under the legs of a child next to him or her, continuing through the legs of others until he or she has emerged out of the snail. The other children, while continuing to hold hands, follow him or her through one another’s legs until they all have emerged and formed a line once again. To do this some children will be going under one another’s legs, while others are stepping over them. 

Grade 1 Lesson 6 Selflessness

Based on the story of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá

Decorate the Coat. You can use the template to make it the expensive coat or the plain coat.

Here is the template for a more detailed craft. Glue the expensive coat to the mannequin in the store window. Decorate the other coats and give them to other people

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To Be Generous Lesson 5 Grade 1

Lesson 5 Grade 1 Ruhi Bk 3 Generosity

Lesson 5 this week is about Generosity

What is Generosity?

  • What is Generosity
  • How do we know we are being generous?
  • Why should we practice the virtue of Generosity?
  • When do we practice the virtue of Generosity?

As we learn about Generosity, memorize the quote, and listen to the songs and stories, let us try to think about how we can practice Generosity.

For lessons 4 to 8, the Prayer to memorize is “O Thou kind Lord! I am a little child”. We will continue practicing the ones we already know.

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Say prayers and memorize



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Lesson 5 Grade 1 Ruhi book 3 PRAYER O Thou Kind Lord I am a Child

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Lesson 5 Grade 1 Ruhi book 3 song
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Lesson 5 Quote

To give and to be generous are attributes of Mine; well is it with him that adorneth himself with My virtues.



To give and be generous

Send A Postcard

Lesson 4 postcard on Generosity
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One day, Bahá’u’lláh sent His son, ‘Abdu’l-Bahá to inspect the work of the shepherds who were taking care of His sheep. ‘Abdu’l-Bahá was a small child at the time, and a man was sent with Him to accompany Him. After the inspection, the man said to ‘Abdu’lBaha: “It is your father’s custom to leave a gift for each shepherd.” ‘Abdu’l-Bahá became silent for a while because He did not have anything to give them. The man, however, insisted that the shepherds were expecting something and would be disappointed if ‘Abdu’l-Bahá did not give them something. Then, ‘Abdu’l-Bahá had an idea; He would give the shepherds a few of the sheep from the flock they were tending. Bahá’u’lláh was greatly pleased when He heard about ‘Abdu’l-Bahá‘s generous thoughts towards the shepherds. He made a little joke, saying that everyone had better take good care of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá because someday He would give Himself away. And, of course, that is exactly what ‘Abdu’l-Bahá did for the rest of His life. He gave everything He had, each and every moment of His life, to humanity, to unite us and bring us true happiness.

Powerpoint Slides
Another story on Generosity
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GAME SUGGESTIONS: The Twins or Giving

The Twins

  • Ask two children to stand back to back and squat down. Then, tell them to hook their elbows and stand up. To be successful, both children have to have “give  and take”  in their movements


  • A trading-card game in which all players start with random cards, each representing a particular human need (such as food, clothing, shelter, education, etc). The children must give away what they have to others who are in need until everyone’s basic needs are met.
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Generosity Sheep Craft

Download the PDF to print, cut out and glue.

Another Sheep craft: sheep moving back and forth

This template is easy to cut and stick the sheep on. when the lever is moved side to side, the sheep also moves.

Template PDF Here


This amazing site offers many free templates and if it is not free, when you sign in as a free member, the site is always sending free downloads of your choice links. Use it to get this or any other resource free.

For other lessons on this blog, check out the Ruhi Book 3 Page

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Truthfulness Is The Foundation Lesson 4 Grade 1

Lesson 4 Grade 1 Ruhi Bk 3 Truthfulness

The lesson this week is about Truthfulness

What is Truthfulness?

  • What is Truthfulness 
  • How do we know we are being truthful?
  • Why should we practice the virtue of Truthfulness?
  • When do we practice the virtue of Truthfulness?

As we learn about Truthfulness, memorize the quote, and listen to the songs and stories, let us try to think about how we can practice Truthfulness.

For lessons 4 to 8, the Prayer to memorize is “O Thou kind Lord! I am a little child”. We will continue practicing the ones we already know.

Remember to Check Out the free online class for grades 1 to 4

Say prayers and memorize



Lesson 4 PRAYER O Thou Kind Lord I am a Child
Lesson 4 song

Lesson 4 Quote “Truthfulness is the foundation of all human virtues.


Meaning of Words in this Quote:


Lily dropped a glass and broke it. When her mother asked her what had happened, she told her the truth and did not lie. Lily showed the virtue of truthfulness.

A friend wanted to play outside with Debra but Debra knew she should not because of the COVID-19 Virus. her mother made her promise not to play outside. Debra told her friend she could not play outside even though she really wanted to. Debra was obedient and truthful.


Before you learn to read and write you have to know the sounds of the letters. Learning the sounds of the letters is a foundation for learning to read and write.

Did you know that your house needs to be built with a good foundation? If the foundation of the house is not strong, the entire house may fall down.


Aubre is friendly, kind, and joyful. Aubre possesses many virtues.

Our teacher tells us about fairness, generosity, kindness, and honesty. These are some of the virtues everyone should have.

Send A Postcard

Lesson 4 postcard on Truthfulness

Memorization Aid

Pictures to remember the quote: Download here


The Empty Pot

GAME SUGGESTION: Broken Telephone

Sit in a circle and the teacher whispers a message into the ear, “I try to be truthful.” When the last person receives the message, they tell everyone what they heard.  We then introduce truthfulness and to always check their understanding before accepting things as truth.  Can also talk about talking directly to a person rather than spreading things through backbiting- story changes!

Virtues House

Note that the picture of the house of virtues is missing the title VIRTUE HOUSE – you can write this if you like.

Also, this was glued down by one of the kids. The virtues can be stuck under the roof and the roof is stuck only on the top so that it opens like a flap the foundation should be glued so the word foundation is on top. As you can see, it does not really matter as long as the kids enjoy it!

Download the PDF to print, cut out and glue.

For other lessons on this blog, check out the Ruhi Book 3 Page

Picture Frame with quote

Download the template to cut out with a photo frame and quote

Frame and quote

Truthfulness Badge

Download the badge to assemble for each child

Grow your plant

In the story, the children were given seeds that were cooked, which means they could not grow! Now that the new Emperor is chosen, everyone can grow their flowers!

Use the template to make an easy flower and pot


Word document with song suggestions

PowerPoint lesson

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The Rose Of Love: Lesson 3 Grade 1

Lesson 3 Grade 1 Ruhi Bk 3 Love

The lesson this week is about Love

What is Love?

  • Who shows Love? 
  • How do we know we are showing LOVE?
  • How do we know when someone/ God  LOVES us?
  • Why should we practice the virtue of Love?
  • Why does God Show us, Love?
  • When do we practice the virtue of Love?
  • When does God show us, love?
  • When you are loving, how does it make others feel?
  • How does it feel without love?


As we learn about love and memorize the quote this week, listen to the songs and stories, and let us try to think about how love can help build world peace!

We will continue to memorize the prayer “O God Guide Me..”

The quote this week is “O friend in the garden of thy heart….”

Science Experiment 1


  1. Clear drinking glass filled with 1 cup of water
  2. 1 fresh egg
  3. 1/4 cup salt
  4. Tablespoon
  5. Permanent felt-tip marker


  1. Draw a face on one side of the egg with the permanent felt-tip marker. 
  2. Carefully place the egg in the glass of water and observe that it sinks to the bottom. 
  3. Explain that the egg represents someone who is not receiving love or acceptance from those around them.  Sinking to the bottom represents how someone who is not loved.
  4. Remove the egg from the water with the spoon, and set it aside. 
  5. One tablespoon at a time, add salt to the water.  As you stir in each spoonful, explain that the salt represents different ways to make someone feel loved and accepted. 
  6. Name an act of love with each spoonful of salt with examples that are relevant to the child’s life, such as offering to each lunch with a new child at school, bringing cookies to a new family in the neighborhood, helping someone who has fallen off her bike, sharing a special toy with a friend. 
  7. Have the children come up with ideas that are acts of loving kindness. 
  8. After you have added all the salt, replace the egg to show how it is now supported with “love” and “held up” by the encouragement and acceptance of others.

Science Experiment 2

“Science” activity that illustrates the virtue of Love

A Spoonful of Sugar from 10-Minute Life Lesson for Kids by Miiller, p101

Group size:     2 or more

Ages:               4 and older

Materials Needed:

  1. A bowl of water, a white soup bowl works well
  2. Pepper
  3. Bar or small sliver of soap or liquid dish soap
  4. Sugar
  5. Small teaspoon for pouring in the sugar

The discussion in the paragraphs below is very important.  The children want to get right to the “experiment” but they need to relate it to the lesson.  Don’t skimp on the explanation!  Before giving each child their materials, the teacher can explain and demonstrate, as described below.  Then allow each child, one by one with their own bowl, to see the pepper scattered, touch the soap to the center of the bowl (and remind the child what the soap represents unkind words or actions), let the child take a taste of the sugar, then pour the sugar slowly in a thin stream in the center of the bowl, again reminding them what the sugar represents.

Sprinkle pepper liberally on the water.  Tell the children that the pepper represents the people around her — her friends, brothers and sisters, parents and teachers.  You can name names, and talk about how she interacts with those people in real live.  Discuss the fact that how we get along with those people is largely determined by how we treat them and speak to them.  Words can be very powerful tools, either for good or for bad, and it is important to learn positive and kind ways of speaking to our friends.  If the children are old enough, talk with them about the meaning of the saying, “Sticks and stones can break my bones, but words will break my heart.”

Now talk about an example of someone who does not use kind words when speaking to others.  Tell the children that the bar of soap represents negative, harsh language.  Have the child touch the soap to the center of the water.  The soap will repel the pepper and will cause it to be dispersed to the sides of the bowl.  Make the comparison that when we speak unkindly to others, they will not want to be around us, and will want to scatter.

Take a teaspoon of sugar, and pour the sugar in a thin stream from the spoon into the center of the water, comparing the sugar to the sweetness of kind and thoughtful words.  The pepper will be drawn into the sugar.  Talk about how being loving toward other people usually causes them to be drawn to us, and makes them want to be our friends.

Science Experiment 3


  1. Balloon
  2. Bits of foil
  3. Bits of glitter
  4. Bits of sand
  1. Blow up the balloon
  2. Rub on your sleeve to create static electricity
  3. Demonstrate how the balloon attracts glitter, pieces of foil, sand etc. 


What happens?

What is attracted?

What do we learn from this?

Say prayers and memorize


Suggested Prayer:

O my Lord!  Make Thy beauty to be my food, and Thy presence my drink, and Thy pleasure my hope, and praise of Thee my action, and remembrance of Thee my companion, and the power of Thy sovereignty my succorer, and Thy habitation my home, and my dwelling-place the seat Thou hast sanctified from the limitations imposed upon them who are shut out as by a veil from Thee. Thou art, verily, the Almighty, the All-Glorious, the Most Powerful. – Bahá’u’lláh


Listen and view on YOUTUBE

Los Nice Guys:

Memorization aid: IMAGES HERE

O, FRIEND! In the garden of thy heart plant naught but the rose of love, and from the nightingale of affection and desire loosen not thy hold. Treasure the companionship of the righteous and eschew all fellowship with the ungodly.



Meaning of Words in this Quote:


Memorization aid 

Spiritual Cookies #3 meaning of words

Send A Postcard

Every lesson online has a quote or prayer in a postcard layout that can be printed to mail to a friend or neighbor. Here is the one for this lesson.


The Samovar

TAKEN FROM: The Australian Peace Pack Book 2 page 40. Craft is also available.

Bahíyyih and her brother Abdu’l-Bahá did everything they could to help their mother with the hard work of looking after the household. Although she was now only seven years old, Bahíyyih would stand for hours at the side of the well, pulling up heavy buckets of water with a thick rope, which hurt her fingers.

One day, a lady came to visit the family, and Bahíyyih made her welcome. Although her arms were not very strong, Bahíyyih carried a samovar upstairs to the room where the family and their guest were sitting. Then, when the water boiled, she made the tea and served it in tiny, crystal glasses.

Later, when the guest had left, Bahá’u’lláh smiled at His little daughter. He said that the lady had become Bahá’i because of Bahíyyih service at the samovar!








A game called “The Bridge” follows the story.  Using benches, boards, bricks, or tiles, make a line on the ground called “the bridge”.  Two groups of children have to cross the bridge at the same time, going in opposite directions, without letting anyone fall off the bridge.  The children have to help each other change places, passing each other one by one.

The Love Game for Kids

This template and instructions came from the site making life Enjoy.

Alternative Game

Love, List & Listen Game 
Using a timer have each child tell the group as many things as they can that they love in 15-20 seconds. 

After everyone has had a turn to share their love go around and ask how many things the group can remember what each one said. 

Don’t tell the children ahead of time that you’ll be going back to ask them what they remember from their friends lists. 

This is a great way for the kids to learn more about each other.

Based On The Story

Make a teapot card and insert a tea bag to give to a friend. Download here


Cut the Samovar image out and make a card to send with a tea bag


This website has a video and instructions to make salt dough hearts.

Make this ahead of class

Download the PDF to print the quote for the back or inside the heart.


Pop Up Card

Download the template to make a pop-up card. this template can be modified and used for any quote in the Grade 1 lesson

Paper Rose

Download template here

Make A Paper Rose

  1. Cut out the template for rose and leaves
  2. Grab the outer end of the spiral and roll it up towards the middle.(roll around your finger or pencil)
  3. Use some glue/hot glue to attach the two leaves to the bottom
  4. make a few and glue in a heart shape on a piece of paper.

Make a heart-woven basket

Template and instructions here

Make a rose from a piece of felt and a pipe cleaner or straw

The website with explanation here

Heart Garden

On a heart-shaped material: paper, felt, etc, glue on flowers. These can be flowers made from paper, purchased from a dollar store, or can be stickers.


From Australian Peace Pack, Book 2, Lesson 8 

  1. print the template, and colour
  2. cut out the 3 circles (red lines)
  3. double the length of a piece of twine, have the loop end on top
  4. tape each circle on to the twine


In My Heart Painting or Drawing   

Cut large paper hearts and have the kids paint or draw pictures of things/people they love in their hearts.

A world made of love posters   

Cut out a large pile of various colored little hearts. Have the kids use all the little hearts to make collage pictures.

Flower Pots

Plant some seeds in plastic cups or little terra-cotta flower pots.  You can decorate the pots first before filling with potting mix.  You could plant a sunflower of other seed options.

Paper Roses  Make roses out of tissue paper and pipe cleaners.  Bring rosewater to scent. 

Paper Roses in a Heart  

A Craft Idea from Ruhi Crafts Link Here

Fun Toys to Make  Anyone’s Heart Happy

The Toy Maker

Here is a link to another site for more ideas

Google Drive Downloadable Crafts

Crafts and activities to choose from here

For other lessons on this blog, check out the Ruhi Book 3 page

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A Quick Look At Justice. Lesson 2 Grade 1

Lesson 2 Grade 1 Rubhi Bk 3 Justice

The lesson this week is about justice

What is Justice?

  • How do we know that we are acting with Justice?
  • How can we tell if someone is using Justice when dealing with us?

As we learn the quote this week, listen to the songs and story let us see if we can answer some of these questions.

We will continue to memorize the prayer “O God Guide Me..”

The quote this week is “Tread Ye the path of Justice”

Say prayers and memorize

Suggested Prayer:

O God! Rear this little babe in the bosom of Thy love and give it milk from the breast of Thy Providence. Cultivate this fresh plant in the rose garden of Thy love and aid it to grow through the showers of Thy bounty. Make it a child of the kingdom, and lead it to Thy heavenly realm. Thou art powerful and kind, and Thou art the Bestower, the Generous, the Lord of surpassing bounty.
O God Rear this little babe



Los Nice Guys:

Memorization aid: IMAGES HERE

Radiant Heart Sung By Earl Gaston Master
A Nobel Way

Tread ye the path of justice, for this, verily, is the straight path.

Gleanings From the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh
Listen and View on Youtube

Meaning of Words in This Quote:


  1. Many leaves have fallen from the trees in the forest, covering the path. Fumiko walks through the forest. She treads the leaf-covered path.
  2. Pedro likes to help all his friends play happily together. Pedro and his friends are very unified. Pedro treads the path of unity.


1. Luis has a donkey. He took it to graze in a meadow and left it alone. The donkey found the path home by itself.

2. There are two ways to go to school.  Millie always likes to take the path that goes by her grandmother’s house.


  1. Carlos was given crayons to hand out during class. There were ten crayons and five children. Carlos gave two crayons to each child. Carlos acted with justice in handing out the crayons.
  2. Anna has lots of water in the well in her yard, but sometimes her neighbor’s well runs dry. Anna never allows this neighbor to suffer and always makes her feel welcome to take water. Anna loves justice.

Memorization aids

Spiritual Cookies #2 Justice

The following story about ‘Abdu’l-Bahá illustrates how just He was. In recounting the story, you can emphasize the actions of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá that show His concern for justice and help the children see how they could follow His example. As always, if you keep the different parts of the story clearly in mind and tell it with joy and sincerity, the children will understand it better.

One day, ‘Abdu’l-Baha wanted to go from ‘Akka to Haifa. He went to take an inexpensive seat in a regular coach. The driver was surprised and must have asked himself why ‘Abdu’l-Baha was so frugal as to ride in this cheap coach. “Surely, Your Excellency would prefer to travel in a private carriage,” he exclaimed. “No,” replied the Master and He traveled in the crowded coach all the way to Haifa. As He stepped down from the coach in Haifa, a distressed fisherwoman came to Him and asked for His help. All day she had caught nothing and now had to return home to her hungry family. ‘Abdu’l-Baha gave her a good sum of money, turned to the driver, and said, “Why should I ride in luxury while so many are starving?

Video this story


The goal is to show that the straight path is the better path to take.

Create an obstacle course but as a path going in circles all over the place. The aim is for the children to get from point A to point B. Make it as convoluted as your space allows.

Make a second path with no obstacles, make it straight from point A to point B

Let the children see who can get to the end of their path first.

Below is an example of an obstacle course.


Just or Not Just 

Making little signs that say “just” and “not just” on either side.  You can tell the children a story, or just give them scenarios – and they have to hold up their sign and tell if it’s “just!” or “not just”.  The children can give their own examples.  E.g.: – (J) Sharing crayons with others 
 – (J) Following the rules when playing a game. 
 – Taking away someone’s toy without asking to use it. 
 – (J) Making sure everyone gets a slice of cake. 
 – Cutting in front of others in line without permission. 
 – (J) Taking equal turns on the swing. 
 – (J) Finding a game everyone can enjoy. 
 – Taking someone’s candy if they were mean to you.   

The “Sharing” game 

One good way to do this activity is to have a sheet that all of the children stand on.  Fold the sheet in half for the second attempt.   And keep folding the sheet in half, and see how small you can get it with everyone still being able to fit on it.  


Justice Puzzles 

Material Needed

  1. PDF template PRINTED OR pre-cut jigsaw puzzle (from the dollar store)
  2. Pencil colors
  3. Imagination


  1. Each child gets a pre-cut jigsaw puzzle  to draw their interpretation of the path of justice or
  2. The picture to color and cut out

Make a Path of Justice 

The Path Of Justice


  1. Get a long piece of paper
  2. Pencil


  1. Draw a straight pathway on the paper
  2. Children then trace their feet walking on the pathway and make footprints along the ‘Class Justice Path’.  
  3. Once they have done this they can decorate the outside of the pathway with many flowers & leaves from the garden that grows abundantly when there is justice.

Note: the children can also draw in their notebooks the straight path and decorate around it. You can also print the quote and add it to the drawing.

Another activity for the Path Of Justice.

Thank you to Jaleh Sanii for sharing this craft!

The Materials Needed:

  • Markers
  • The quote “Tread Ye The Path Of Justice….”
  • The footsteps
  • The path (paper or cardstock or notebooks)


Have the quote printed so that the children can copy it onto their sheets of paper. Option to have the quote ready for kids to stick on the paper.

Have footsteps cut out or have the children cut out the footsteps themselves and glue them to the paper.

Option to have the definition of the words written on the side.

Color page free from Teachers Pay Teachers

Download here

Unity and Justice coloring pages from Teachers Pay Teachers

Download Here

Other Lessons on Justice

The online platform has other resources and links to other blogs. Here is one of my favorites for the lesson on Justice

Download all lesson 1 material on Google Drive here

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A Quick look at Purity Lesson 1 Grade 1

Discussion: A Pure Kindly & Radiant Heart

How Do You Practice it?
You practice kindness by noticing when someone or something needs care.  You have become sensitive to the world around you.  Use your imagination to think of things that give others happiness – your parents, your friends, your teachers, your brothers and sisters, and even people you don’t know very well.  Find out what habits harm or help the environment and choose kinder ways.
When tempted to be cruel, to criticize, or tease, you decide not to do it You accept people who are different or handicapped instead of ignoring them or teasing them.  When you are practicing kindness, you take really good care of your pets.

What would kindness look like if:

  1. A new child comes into your class and she looks lonely.
  2. You start teasing your brother/ sister and they are getting upset?
  3. Some kids you have been playing with start ridiculing a boy who has big ears.
  4. Your pet got some dirt on them?
  5. Your mother seems tired lately.  

Signs of Success

Congratulations! You are practicing kindness when you…
Give tender attention to someone who is sad or needs help. Do things that give others happiness. Practice habits that help the earth (reduce, reuse, recycle) Resist the temptation to be cruel in your words and actions. Accept people who are different. Take good care of animals. Remember your connection to all creation.
Keep trying! You need more practice when you…
Always put yourself first. Don’t pay attention to the needs of others. Don’t think about how you can help the environment. Tease and play tricks on others. Ignore or ridicule someone who is different. Hurt animals. Neglect your pets. Forget that you are part of God’s creation and that all of it deserves to be cared for with kindness.
taken from this site

I am kind.  I look for ways to help others.  I show kindness to any person or animal I see.  I do all I can to take care of the earth.  I remember my connection to all creation.

Note: All of the 24 lessons for grade 1 can be found here: Grade 1

Some of the activities may be around being clean and tidy in our life. This is not the main theme, (its PURITY OF HEART ) but general cleanliness can be used if the class is of mixed ages.


Watch the video with the class or prepare your own demonstration for the class.

science experiment

THE WATER GOES FROM: PureThen impure Then pure again (symbolizes purifying our heart. ) 

You need: 2 clear cups (one labeled “sin” and one labeled with a cross), food coloring, bleach, baking soda, and water

How you do it: 

  • Fill one glass about 3/4 full of water
  • Stir in 1 tsp of baking soda
  • Add food coloring
  • Next pour about 1/4 cup of bleach into the colored water
L1G1 Prayer
lesson 1 grade 1 prayer

To begin, let us attract divine blessings and create a spiritual atmosphere by reciting a prayer.

Prayer To Memorize

Grade 1 Lesson 1

Here is a link with pictures to help memorize the prayer.

Listen to the prayer:

Want to send this prayer as a postcard? Print it from this link and post it to a neighbor or a friend!

There are so many lovely songs to choose from. Here are a few suggestions

O SON OF SPIRIT! My first counsel is this: Possess a pure, kindly, and radiant heart, that thine may be a sovereignty ancient, imperishable, and everlasting.


My First Counsel


1. One day Gerard and Mary were coloring in some drawings.  Gerard needed the yellow crayon, but Mary did not want to give it to him.  The teacher told Mary that she should share.  The teacher gave Mary good counsel.
2. Patricia has to decide whether to spend her money on cookies or on a storybook.  Her parents advised her to buy the storybook.  Her parents give Patricia good counsel.

1. Tinaye likes to read prayers before going to sleep.  She has a small prayer book to read from.  Tinaye possesses a small prayer book.
2. There was a flood and many people lost everything they possessed, but friends came to their aid, and soon they had the things they needed again.

Pure heart
1. Cathy became angry and screamed at Susan.  Susan was sad but quickly forgave Cathy.  Susan possesses a pure heart.
2. Jorge likes to share his cookies with all the children, even with Gustavo, who throws stones at him.  Jorge possesses a pure heart.

Kindly heart
1. When people in need come to her house, Ming Ling always takes care of them.  Ming Ling possesses a kindly heart.
2. Mr. Robertson is very old. Jimmy helps him carry his fruit harvest to the market.  Jimmy possesses a kindly heart.

Radiant heart
1. When I feel sad, my mother always cheers me up and makes me happy.  My mother possesses a radiant heart.
2. Obuya became ill and has to spend all his time in bed.  He says many prayers, does not become sad, and continues to show forth happiness.  Obuya possesses a radiant heart.  

To memorize the quote, try taking out keywords in the sentence. Have the children have to work out together to find which word would best fit that gap.


Access the word document memorization aid here

Before we leave the quote for today, here is one more short video from Spiritual Cookies to help with the meaning of the words



Story of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá –  Purity Of Heart.

‘Abdu’l-Bahá could always tell what was in a person’s heart, and He greatly loved people whose hearts were pure and radiant. There was a lady who had the honor of being the guest of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá at dinner. As she sat listening to His words of wisdom, she looked at a glass of water in front of her and thought, “Oh! If only ‘Abdu’l-Bahá would take my heart and empty it of every earthly desire and then refill it with divine love and understanding, just as you would do with this glass of water.”

This thought passed through her mind quickly, and she did not say anything about it, but soon something happened that made her realize ‘Abdu’l-Bahá had known what she was thinking. While He was in the middle of His talk, He paused to call a servant and said a few words to him in Persian. The servant quietly came to the lady’s place at the table, took her glass, emptied it, and put it back in front of her.

A little later, ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, while continuing to talk, picked up a pitcher of water from the table, and in a most natural way, slowly refilled the lady’s empty glass. No one noticed what had happened, but the lady knew that ‘Abdu’l-Bahá was answering her heart’s desire. She was filled with joy. Now she knew that hearts and minds were like open books to ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Who read them with great love and kindliness.

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  •  Use soap to clean your hands after coming home from outside, and before eating.
  • Make sure to cover your mouth and nose when sneezing (cough into your sleeve or a tissue).
  •  Keep your distance from anyone who is coughing or sneezing Activity Two
  • Clean your room or an area of the house where you spend time so that you can have a clean area to spend your time in. Cleanliness brings us closer to God.
  • Find a mirror in the house and clean one-half of it, then compare the difference between the clean side and the dirty side.


Explain that kids will make a “rainstorm” of kindness. Being kind is contagious (ask them what contagious means). It may start off with one small act of kindness, but soon that one act with spread to someone else, and so on and so on. It will lead to other acts of kindness, and when those all get added together, they create an amazing “storm” of kindness.

Have kids stand in a circle. Tell them to each do what the teacher does when he/she looks at them and nods. Don’t do it until the teacher looks and nods. Starting at one spot in the circle, the teachers will have the children:

  • Rub hands together (sounds like rain starting to drizzle) 
  • Snap (or slap backs of hands, alternating) (bigger drops)
  • Clap out of rhythm (even bigger) 
  • Slap thighs (heavy rain)
  • Stomp feet (very heavy rain/thunder)
  • Then reverse steps, slapping thighs, then clapping, then snapping, then rubbing hands.


Begin with all the children in a circle, on chairs or cushions (can also take off their shoes and use them as markers). Each round begins with the teacher, who is outside the circle, calling out the following phrase: “The west wind blows on everyone who…”, continuing by referring to some characteristic that more than one child shares, such as blue eyes, black hair, blue pants, and so on. All the children who share that characteristic must then get up and switch places with each other. Each child must find a different seat from the one he or she was occupying before the call.

Care should be taken so that children do not push or collide with each other when switching seats. The circle should be wide enough to give all the children space to move when they are called.


Tie sticks to the children’s arms so they cannot bend their elbows, and then tell them to pretend that they are walking in a desert and are very, very thirsty. When they come upon water in cups, they have to find a way to drink it. They will discover that the only way is to help each other, being careful not to get each other wet.

There are many craft and activity suggestions for you to consider. When you choose what you would like to do with the class, make sure all the required supplies are available for the children.

Folded heart with quote


Make a kindness jar

Download here

Add A Kindness Jar activity to your notebook/lapbook

Kindness jar


Use salt dough or premade dough to make fridge magnets. You can also use a material like felt, heave cardboard or even a small wooden heart and attach the quote.


Here is the Google drive link with most of the activities, quotes etc


Here is a link to another blog for this lesson

Here is another site with lesson for grade 1