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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?

WOW! THAT IS A LOT OF QUESTIONS ABOUT 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

Materials:

  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

Instructions:

  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.
Say prayers and memorize

ANYONE WOULD LIKE TO SAY A PRAYER?

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

REMEMBER, WE ARE MEMORIZING THE PRAYER “O GOD GUIDE ME”

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.

Bahá’u’lláh

Listen

Meaning of Words in this Quote:

NAUGHT = NOTHING

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.

LESSON 3 STORY

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!

GAME SUGGESTION: The Bridge

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.

SALT DOUGH HEARTS

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

Make A Paper Rose

Download template here

Make a heart-woven basket

Template and instructions 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.

Based On The Story

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

or

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

Google Drive Downloadable Crafts

Crafts and activities to choose from here

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

Here is a link to another site for more ideas