Book of Mormon: Activities & Games

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Reading Charts

The Book of Mormon Teaches about Jesus Christ

Lehi Leaves Jerusalem

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Game

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Building a Ship

Review of  Nephi Stories

Game Questions to review the stories “Lehi Leaves Jerusalem” through “Crossing the Sea”

Friend November 2000

Friend November 2000

Friend January 1996

Friend January 1996

Jacob

Enos

Omni

King Benjamin

Alma the Younger

Ammon

 

Samuel the Lamanite

 

 

 

 

Title of Liberty

Helaman and the Stripling Warriors

 

Third Nephi

Jesus Visits the Nephites

Jesus Teaches the Beatitudes

Nephites Live in Happiness

Brother of Jared & Jaredites

Mormon

Mormon Abridges the Plates

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Moroni

 

 

Book of Mormon Fathers and Sons

Book of Mormon Heroes

Book of Mormon Review

 

Friend July 1988

Friend July 1988

“Book of Mormon Quiz” Friend November 1981

Missionary: Activities & Games

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Preparing for a Mission

Friend July 1986 Game: Children practice teaching and giving talks.

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Sharing the Gospel Now

Friend Jan 1981

Friend Jan 1981

 

Going on a Mission


Church History: Activities & Games

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See Supplemental Resources for Valiant Lessons at LDS.org. This link has lots of great resources to use in lessons including  visual aids, activities, videos, and games.

Reading Charts

Reformation & Restoration

Friend April 1988

Friend April 1988 Restored Blessings

 

 

 

 

Friend November 2015

Friend November 2015 “Find the Gold Plates” – Activity idea: Ask questions about the restoration at every path crossroads. Correct answer could direct players to right path.

Book of Mormon Printing

 

 

Nauvoo

Friend Aug/Sept 1984

Friend Aug/Sept 1984 “Peaceful Nauvoo”

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Friend Aug/Sept 1984

Friend Aug/Sept 1984

Friend Aug/Sept 1984

 

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Friend Aug/Sept 1984

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Friend October 1984

 

Pioneers or Crossing the Plains

Friend July 1985

Review Activities

By Janet Peterson

Match the important places in church history with the appropriate descriptions.

 

1. Palmyra, New York a. Joseph Smith’s birthplace
2. Cumorah, New York b. Means “beautiful place”
3. Kirtland, Ohio c. Permanent camp along Mormon Trail
4. Fayette, New York d. First temple built by Saints
5. Sharon, Vermont e. Hill in which gold plates were hidden
6. Nauvoo, Illinois f. Church organized in Peter Whitmer’s home April 6, 1830
7. Winter Quarters, Nebraska g. Town’s name means “honeybee”
8. Great Salt Lake Valley, Utah h. Location of Independence, the center of the new Zion
9. Jackson County, Missouri i. Destination of pioneers crossing the plains
10. Carthage, Illinois j. Joseph Smith received the First Vision
11. Deseret, Utah k. Joseph and Hyrum Smith martyred in jail

Answers:

(1) j, (2) e, (3) d, (4) f, (5) a (6) b, (7) c, (8) i, (9) h, (10) k, (11) g.

Primary History

Friend August 1983

Friend August 1983 – Primary

Friend August 1983

Friend August 1983


Book of Mormon: Music & Songs

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Friend January 1988 “The Book of Mormon Teaches Me”

Jesus Visits the Nephites

Friend September 2016 “Had I Been a Child” Video and Music. What it might have been like to have been a child when Jesus appeared to the Nephites and blessed the children.

Samuel the Lamanite

Friend December 2016 “Samuel Tells of the Baby Jesus”  video

Music Game

Friend October 1988 “Sharing Time: Fun with Favorites” print several copies of the Liahono and put a song title and a question about the song on the back. Children can move across the board as they guess the correct song.


Creation: Activities, Stories, & Songs

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  • Creation Lessons

Creation Lesson for Little Ones – Teaching the creation story using flannel figures.

Lesson Ideas

LDS.org Creation Topics. Includes pictures, videos, articles, lessons, songs, etc.

lds.org children’s resources about the creation.

Nursery Manual:

Friend June 2003 “Sharing Time”. Discuss how Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ created the earth and all forms of life. Assign each class a scripture about something the Lord created: Gen. 1:11 (grass, herb, tree), Gen. 1:16 (sun, moon, stars), Gen. 1:21 (everything that lives in water and in air), Gen. 1:25 (animals on the earth, everything that creeps on the earth), Gen. 1:26–27 (man, male and female), Amos 4:13 (mountains, wind), John 1:3 (all things), Mosiah 2:23 (you). Have the children locate the scriptures, then take turns reading them aloud while you list the creations on the chalkboard. (Could do a game were the children name as many things as they can think of under each category, like different animals and insects.)

Weather permitting, and if safety is not an issue, have the children take a walk around the church to look for other creations. Or sing “All Things Bright and Beautiful” (p. 231) or “The World Is So Big” (p. 235).

Give each child paper and a pencil to draw something that the Lord created. Show and discuss the pictures by collecting them from the children and using a pretend fishing pond. Have the children take turns “fishing” out each other’s pictures. As a picture is drawn out, invite the child to tell something that he or she could do to treat that creation with respect. Invite the children to share their drawings with family members and discuss ways they can show respect for all of God’s creations.

 

Friend November 1996 “For Little Friends: Window Picture” (Print the picture of the earth and the picture of Jesus back to back.) Show the picture of the earth and ask who created it. Have the children hold it up to a light or window to check their answer or find the answer. Explain that the earth was created by Jesus under the direction of Heavenly Father. Question: Why did Heavenly Father want the earth created? (See Abraham 3:24-26 – For us to gain a body and be tried and tested to see if we would learn to exercise control over our bodies and keep the commandments.)

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Teaching the Scripture Readers

Teaching the Scripture Readers

 

 

Clipart

Cutouts

Christ Creating the Earth image found in Friend Feb 1999 back cover

 

 

 

 

 

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Creation Story and Poems

Friend September 1999 “The World Jesus Made” Poem about appreciating the wonderful things in the world.

Friend February 1999

Activity & Game Ideas

Pictionary Game: Divide the chalkboard into seven sections and number them 1 through 7. Have the children draw cards labeled with the day number and the creation event that happened on that day. Going in order, have the child with number one draw their item and have the other children guess what it is. Read the scripture to the children after the children guess what it is.

Friend August 1999 “Days of Creation” Trying to pull creation cards from a bag in the right order.

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Nature Walk

Go for a nature walk. Wrap a section of duct tape, inside out, around your child’s wrist. Let her collect little treasures along your walk and stick them to her nature bracelet. At home, you can cut off the bracelet and discuss them further.

Friend July 2016 “A Beautiful World” Go for a walk and fill this booklet with the things you see, touch, smell, and hear.

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Friend May 1986 “Bobby’s Creations” This story has a Family Home Evening idea a child could do.

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Gratitude for Creation

Friend March 2017 “Raining!” Rain makes the earth clean and beautiful. Water helps us in many ways.

Friend August 2017 “My Favorite Tree” Action Rhyme about a favorite tree. (Could be used in Sunbeams Lesson 10: I Am Thankful for Trees, Plants, and Flowers)

Taking Care of the Earth

Ensign March 2004 Read the section “Attendant Responsibilities.” Discuss ways we can care for our beautiful home on earth. Plan an activity, such as cleaning up a nearby park, that helps preserve the earth’s beauty.
3. Have family members take turns describing something in nature while the others try to guess what it is. Example: It falls from the sky and makes plants grow. Answer: Rain. Read and discuss Doctrine and Covenants 59:20–21 [D&C 59:20–21]. How can we show our appreciation for the beauty of nature?

Creation Songs: Teaching Ideas

Ideas: Have children each hold one of the song pictures (in random order). Have the children guess what song it is based on the pictures. Ask: Looking at these pictures, why do you think this song is called “My Heavenly Father Loves Me”?  Play a recording of the song. Afterwards, have the other children place the children holding the pictures in the correct order. Play the recording again and see if they got it right.


Sabbath Day: Activities & Games

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The Sabbath is a Holy Day

Getting Ready for Sunday

Things to do on the Sabbath

Friend August 2017 “Sabbath Day Activities” There are lots of things you can do on the Sabbath. Name five ideas of things to do from looking at these pictures.

 

 

 

 

Friend November 2016 “Happy Sabbath: Ready, Set, Share-ades” Write down words of things that you learned at church. Put them in a jar. Family members act out the word and guess what it is, then you explain what you learned.

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Friend Aug/Sept 1985 – “Family Conference” – A family Sunday activity of classes that each family member prepares.

Friend January 1985

Friend January 1985

Friend January 1985

Friend January 1985

Friend July 2015

Friend July 2015

Friend June 2016 write letters

Friend June 2016 write letters

 

Attending Church on Vacation


Service: Activities & Games

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Service Games &Activities – LDS.org

Friend July 2017 “Prayers and Butterflies: Helping Others” Look for people who are helping others feel better in the hospital. How can you help someone feel better when they are sick or sad?

 

 

 

 

Friend June 2017 “Family Night Fun” Make a candy poster for someone

 

Friend April 2015

Friend April 2015

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Friend March 1982

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friend August 2017  Secret Service: Write a nice note for a friend or family member and leave it where they’ll see it.

Friend May 2017 “Miles of Smiles” A smile can help someone who may be having a bad day. Complete the smile by drawing the rest of the face.

 

 

 

 

Friend Jan 2015 “You Are the Savior’s Hands” – Story and activity idea. A family could make a goal to do a specific amount of helping hands in a certain amount of time, maybe for a special event.

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Friend Dec 2014 – Activity with scriptures about service on links

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Service Projects

Friend June 2016 President Monson wrote letters to military members of his ward. We can write to someone too.

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Friend March 2016 How to make easy fleece blankets and also a sunshine cookie card.

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