Printout 1 (cut out each coat leaving labels on)
For Optional Activity
Either red and Pink construction paper, or white paper with red and pink crayons
(Use the pictures in Printout 1 to tell this story)
The winters were very cold in Salt Lake City, and
Heber had only a thin, worn
coat to keep him warm. He
longed to have a warm coat
but knew that they barely had enough money for food.
Heber was delighted on his
birthday when his mother presented him with a warm winter
coat that she had made for
him. His new coat was his
most prized possession. A few weeks later, as
Heber was hurrying on an
errand, he saw a boy about his size shivering with cold. The boy was wearing a
thin sweater, and Heber
remembered how it felt not to have a warm
Heber took off his new
coat and insisted that the
boy put it on. He told the boy to keep it because he had another
coat at home.
that afternoon Heber's mother saw him wearing his old coat. She asked "What have
you done with your new coat?" Heber didn't know how to tell her. Then he said "I
saw a boy that needed it worse than I did, so I gave it to him." Couldn't you
give him your old one?" she asked.
Heber looked up at her, hoping she would understand, and saw her eyes fill with
tears. He threw his arms around her as she answered her won question "Of course
you couldn't Heber" she said. "Of course you couldn't"
How did Heber J. Grant follow the example of
Jesus and show charity?
How can we show charity in our lives?
Cut out hearts and decorate them, the more the better. Go to someone's house who
might need cheering up and give the a "Heart attack" by quietly decorating there
door with the hearts and Printout 2. You can also write some little signs that
say things like "We love you! Have a great day!, hope you are felling better!,
etc. Try not to get caught. Let it be anonymous.