Friday, March 11, 2011

Stand for the Right with 6 Be's

I really like this video created by Heather over at The Joys of Our Life:

I especially love the beginning (Examples of Righteousness, from the April 2008 Priesthood Session),where President Monson is saying "...stand for the right..." I am going to go to my ward library and see if they have a DVD of the broadcast to play in primary. If the ward library does not have it, I'll either play the audio from my iPod (you can download it here), or I'll just read this much:

"My young friends, be strong. The philosophies of men surround us. The face of sin today often wears the mask of tolerance. Do not be deceived; behind that facade is heartache, unhappiness, and pain. You know what is right and what is wrong, and no disguise, however appealing, can change that. The character of transgression remains the same. If your so-called friends urge you to do anything you know to be wrong, you be the one to make a stand for right, even if you stand alone. Have the moral courage to be a light for others to follow. There is no friendship more valuable than your own clear conscience, your own moral cleanliness—and what a glorious feeling it is to know that you stand in your appointed place clean and with the confidence that you are worthy to do so."

What you will need:

Open and print this PDF:
Click Here: President Hinckley's 6 B's

This is what it looks like:
Cut out each of the small and large speech bubbles. Attach a handle to each of the large speech bubbles (paint stick, straw, wooden dowel, plastic spoon, stick from a tree...whatever you can find!).


Begin by showing a picture of President Monson, and telling the children, "Our Prophet has some words for you! And these are the words...." Cup your hand to your ear and wait for the children to finish the phrase, " true, be true." Explain that you have some other words from the prophet you would like them to hear, and play the DVD of President Monson mentioned above (or the audio clip, or read the paragraph).

Sing the song, Stand for the Right one time through.

Next, ask the children if they remember who Gordon B. Hinckley was, and show his picture. Put his picture on the whiteboard with magnets or tape.

Explain that President Hinckley also had some "words for you", called the 6 Be's. Hold up your fingers with each "Be" and recite:
  1. Be grateful.
  2. Be smart.
  3. Be clean.
  4. Be true.
  5. Be humble.
  6. Be prayerful.
Show the large quote bubbles with the 6 B's printed in them, one at a time. Give each class one of the speech bubble "Be" to hold, and explain that everyone gets to sing Stand for the Right again and again, singing one of the "6 Be's" replacing the words, "be true, be true".  Put the smaller speech bubbles in a jar and randomly draw one out as everyone begins singing "Our prophet has some words for you..." Show which "Be" bubble you have drawn to everyone as you sing "...and these are the words...". At this point, whichever class has that speech bubble has to sing out the words, for example..."be smart! be smart"...and then everyone joins in to finish the song. After each speech bubble is sung, attach the smaller one (that you drew from the jar) to the white board around President Hinckley's head.

Have fun!


  1. THANK YOU! I was sitting here wondering how on earth to make singing more fun for tomorrow and you shared this! Whew! Thanks a bunch!

  2. Yawn. Great stuff. Thanks for the last minute idea. My wife had a baby recently, and I have had a hard time not procrastinating my chorister duties. This will work nicely. I think that video clip is too long for my group though.

  3. The video clip is wonderful.. but how do I down load it, and use it on my computer? or on a DVD?

    Thank you for taking the time to make it!

  4. Thanks Naomi!

    @Scandell: Thanks, too long for my primary, too. That's why I only used the short paragraph at the beginning. Congrats on the new baby!

    @Becky: Go to the link above the video. The creator, Heather, explains how to download it on her blog. I didn't use the actual video in Primary, I downloaded the MP3 of the talk to my iPod and played the audio. Worked great!

  5. Are you having trouble with the Real Player as well? It used to work great for me but the link hasn't been appearing for me anymore. I was just curious if you were experiencing the same thing cuz I learned about the Real Player from you. By the way, I would pay you to teach me the things you know about Publisher--how did you learn all that?

  6. This is such a wonderful idea! Every week comes and I wonder what I can do to make singing time enjoyable for each child. Thank you!

  7. Great idea--I love being able to talk about President Hinckley to the children that don't remember him!