Monday, September 10, 2012

Lesson 39/Manual 1

If I have a theme for the lesson it really helps me with what kind of direction I go and gives me ideas for handouts. 

My sister taught this lesson a few weeks ago and passed on a great idea. She found some research that had been done on spiders. What they found was pretty amazing. 
They filled a fly with a certain drug like LSD and then waited to see what kind of web they spun. The results spoke for themselves. HERE is a link to one of the sites that had the results. You can also Google "spiders on drugs" to find some more. 

The spider results would be perfect to present at the beginning of Consequences of Drug Abuse

So with that I would use a spider theme with my lesson and since Halloween decor is coming out you shouldn't have any trouble finding spiders. I found a box of 150 spiders in the dollar bins at Target that would be perfect to attach to quotes or scriptures for the girls to read in class. 
I would also use a spider web table runner that I found at HomeGoods or you can make your own. 

HERE are instructions for the how to.

This arrangement would be really fun to have on the table as well.

And these would be the perfect handout. I've seen them at Michaels and Joanns and you can also find them on Amazon HERE. They are little spider web treat boxes & spider cellophane bags which you could fill with anything. 

Here are a few printables for the lesson as well.

download HERE

download HERE

download HERE

If you are unable to download any of these email me (email can be found on the sidebar)
and I'll be happy to send them to you directly.

Have a great lesson!!

*** added 9/13/12
As I was putting some of my kids books away one that came into my hands was "The Spider & the Fly". This lesson then popped in my head and I knew it would be a perfect way to show them how Satan uses subtle ways to get us into his web. How he uses a little flattery and how if we listen we'll keep coming back. If you haven't read this book you really should. 



  1. LOVE that book!!! Beautiful illustrations and one of my favorite poems!! The letter at the end is wonderful :) I used it once in a YW lesson around Halloween and it was perfect! We have the best calling in the world ;) Love your blog BTW, you are an amazing person...I've always thought so!

    1. you are so sweet. LOve that you're in YW too!!! We do have the best calling ever : )
      Hope you're doing great.

  2. This is absolutely fabulous. This is only my second lesson as a Beehive adviser and I cannot tell you how grateful I am for you great people that take the time to write you ideas on here. Thank you!

  3. Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful idea! I LOVE the book! It fits so perfectly into this lesson. What a fantastic way to add a fresh look to an old topic.