I've thought a lot about this lesson, as it introduces my favorite Gospel, the Gospel of John. John takes his readers on a theological journey detailing, not just what Jesus did, but why what Jesus did matters to us. I had a hard time wrapping my head around how to present this lesson to young children, but the more I've thought about the idea of the incarnation that is present in John 1 (the idea that Jesus became flesh and dwelt among us) the more it seemed that a dance lesson would be the perfect fit.
I will be taking a lot of inspiration from Emily Caruso Parnell's dance lesson on the teaching channel, so if you need more clarification on anything I'm discussing, it might be helpful to watch it.
I will start out the lesson by telling the students that before the Earth was created we all lived in Heaven with our Heavenly Father and Heavenly Mother. Jesus helped to create the Earth. In the Gospel of John Jesus is called "The Word". Then I will tell them that I am going to read them some of the things the scriptures tell us about our lives in Heaven before the world was made, but first, I am going to write down some of the words they will hear. I will then list the following words: