Grade 1 Lesson 11


Grade 1    Lesson 11:  Forgiveness


Prayer
You begin the lesson in the usual way and then help the children to continue memorizing the prayer introduced in the last lesson.


Here you will find the prayer "Blessed is the Spot" done in pictures and can be used in different ways to memorize this prayer.


Music / Song
Moving on to the next activity, the children can learn to sing the following song and review the songs they have learned in previous lessons:  
Link to  Music sheet

Forgive Each Other - listen HERE
INTERLUDE: 
Forgive each other and be kind 
This thought we’ll always keep in mind 
CHORUS: 
Forgive each other, be merciful 
And even to your enemies be kind 
We’ll try to find the good in each and everyone 
With forgiveness we’ll feel wonderful inside 
Forgiving eyes will cover faults 
Overlook that which is bad 
When we’re forgiven by someone 
We, too, will feel so glad 
“Let your adorning be forgiveness” 
States Bahá’u’lláh
Forgive Each Other 
INTERLUDE: 
Forgive each other and be kind 
This thought we’ll always keep in mind 
CHORUS
Forgiving eyes will cover faults 
Overlook that which is bad 
When we’re forgiven by someone 
We, too, will feel so glad 
“Let your adorning be forgiveness” 
States Bahá’u’lláhAnd mercy then will cheer “the hearts 
Of the well-favored of God” 
CHORUS 
It’s a human thing to make mistakes 
Kids make ’em, adults too 
We gotta make an effort to 
Forgive what others do 
“Let your adorning be forgiveness” 
States Bahá’u’lláh 
And mercy then will cheer “the hearts 
Of the well-favored of God” 
And mercy then will cheer “the hearts 
Of the well-favored of God” 
INTERLUDE 
CHORUS (with last line repeated) 
INTERLUDE


Alternative Song:     

Memorization of Quotation
The next activity is to memorize a quotation from the Baha'i Holy Writings. 

It is suggested that you present today’s quotation to the children by sharing with them the following ideas: 

Forgiveness is one of the attributes of God. ‘Abdu’l-Bahá always told the friends to be forgiving with one another. We should see with eyes of forgiveness and not look at one anothers’ faults. If we follow ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s example, we will show forgiveness not only to our friends when they make mistakes but also to those who are unkind to us. To help us in our efforts to be forgiving, let us memorize the following quotation: 

[Forgiveness means letting go of hard feelings like anger, sadness, or frustration that happen when you or someone else makes a mistake. It’s saying “Thank you” or “That’s okay” when someone apologizes and not staying upset about what they did. It’s having patience with yourself and others, and recognizing that no one is perfect—everyone makes mistakes.  It’s letting go of hurt feelings, and moving ahead, ready to do things.It doesn’t mean that all of a sudden what someone did doesn’t hurt or isn’t wrong. It means that you find it in your heart to give the person another chance.]


“. . . let your adorning be forgiveness and mercy and that which cheereth the hearts of the well-favored of God.”     listen HERE


Picture Cards used for Memorization of Quotes & Prayers for Grade 1 lessons  Link to Download here


Story
You can now tell the children the following story, which will illustrate the virtue of Forgiveness.

Here is the story about Forgiveness which is used in the Lesson. You can choose to download  HERE
Here is a link to a pdf file with all the stories in Grade 1 Illustrated.   Link to Illustrated Stories for Grade 1 
There are many ways to make the story come alive.  It's always nice to act this story out with props - Having pictures as you go through the story.
Having the class act out or tell the story.  Use puppets.


Game  Now you can play the "People to People" game which is in the lesson.

Colouring 

HERE is a Pdf with all the colouring sheets for each lesson  

List of Grade 1 Themes & pictures  Download here
Here you will find all the colouring-in images with quotes for the New Grade 1.  On each A4 sheet there is 2 pictures.
It has been found that an A4 size colouring often takes longer than what we had time for, hence has halved time & 
your have less photo copies to do.


Extra ideas Link for Lesson 11
Have a look at Rebecca's great Children's class ideas for Lesson 11   HERE

Closing Prayer