Scripture Treasure Hunt Paul taught that scriptures bless us with wisdom, doctrine, correction, instruction, and faith. On separate pieces of paper, write “wisdom (Acts 18:28)”; “doctrine (Titus 1:9)”; “correction (Matthew 4:3–10)”; “instruction (Acts 17:2–3)”; and “faith (Romans 10:17).” Send everyone out of the room. Hide the five papers in the following locations: table, window, door, pillow, book. Invite everyone back. Have them read these scriptures to identify the keyword clue to find each hidden paper. (John 18:16=door; Mark 4:38=pillow; Revelation 22:7=book; Acts 20:9=window; Luke 22:21=table.) Read aloud the scripture on each found paper and discuss how it’s an example of that blessing. Discussion: What can we do to improve our personal and family scripture study?
Friend January 2019 “For Parents of Little Ones” Ideas for family scripture study with small children.
Friend November 2018 “For Parents of Little Ones” Ideas for teaching scripture stories to young children.
Ensign April 2017 “Done!” Friends help each other by texting each other each day the word “done” after they have read their scriptures.
Friend May 2019 “Conference Notes” Elder Stevenson spoke about “playbooks” that sports teams use to make plans for their games. He said that the scriptures and words of the prophets can be like a playbook for our life. They help us know what to do in different situations.
Friend May 2017 “Friends By Mail” Family has tradition of reading one story from the scriptures and one story from the Friend every morning before school.
Friend November 2019 “Conference News” “Read and study the Book of Mormon every day, every day, every day.”
Come Follow Me
Book of Mormon and Bible
Many Plain and Precious Things Removed from Bible 1 Nephi 13:26–29, 35–36, 40
Draw a picture on the board, and invite the children to change or remove parts of the picture to make it look different. Help them understand that, like this picture, some things in the Bible were changed and taken out over time. Read parts of 1 Nephi 13:40 that teach how the Book of Mormon (which Nephi calls “these last records”) helps us understand the “plain and precious things” that were lost from the Bible.
Hide around the room pictures representing gospel truths that are clarified in the Book of Mormon, such as baptism, the sacrament, and resurrection. Invite the children to find these pictures. Explain that the Book of Mormon brought back gospel truths that had been lost. Come, Follow Me—For Primary: Book of Mormon 2020
- Why is it helpful to have more than one witness? Draw a dot on the board, label it Bible, and invite each child to draw a different straight line passing through the dot to illustrate that teachings in the Bible can be interpreted many ways when the Bible stands alone. Erase the lines, and draw a second dot labeled Book of Mormon. Invite a child to draw a straight line that passes through both dots to show that there is only one way to interpret the gospel when the Bible and Book of Mormon are used together.