Work

Needed:
These printouts: Printout 1, Printout 2, (1,2 is for younger children) Printout 3 (printout 3 is for teens. Print as many as needed)
Tape

Cut out all the pictures on each page.

Lesson:
What is work?

Why is work important?

Read and talk about each line of the song "Put your Shoulder to the Wheel"

The world has need of willing men
Who wear the workers seal
Come, help the good work move along
Put you shoulder to the wheel

Put your shoulder to the wheel push along.
Do your duty with a heart full of song.
We all have work, let no one shirk
Put your shoulder to the wheel.

Younger children:
Memorize the song "Put your Shoulder to the Wheel" Put tape on the back of the visual aids and tape them on the wall as needed.

The world has need of willing men (Blue suited worker)
Who wear the workers seal (tape seal on workers shirt)
Come, help the good work move along (man yelling HELP!)
Put you shoulder to the wheel (put shoulder on wheel)

Put your shoulder to the wheel push along. (point at shoulder on wheel, then put up people pushing boulder)
Do your duty with a heart full of song. (heart with music)
We all have work, let no one shirk (two hands working, kid watching T.V.)
Put your shoulder to the wheel. (point to shoulder and wheel again)

Teens:
Talk about, then memorize this poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow give out them peops for them to keep.

FAME

The heights of great men reached and kept
Were not attained by sudden flight
But they, while their companions slept,
 Were toiling upward in the night.

--Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
 

Bare your testimony about the joys of working. Talk about how we can succeed and are blessed through our work.