Sabbath Day: Lesson Item 7

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“Sunday Morning Problem”

Friend March 1998 pg. 31

Written by Adrianne Pearson Coleman

Illustrated by Julie F. Young


  • Download this PowerPoint presentation of the story. Read the story out loud, or listen to it being read by clicking on the audio icon on each slide.
  • Or print the story pages. Cut the pictures and the words apart at the dotted lines. Glue each page of words onto the back of its coinciding picture.
  • Items needed: Paper and a pen or marker


  • Have you ever felt like Sunday mornings are chaotic and stressful instead of peaceful and holy?

As you listen to this story see if you can think of some ways to help make Sunday the holy day it should be. (Going in numerical order, show the pictures and read the back story captions to the family.)

After Story Discussion:

  •  Why was Kelly’s mom unhappy at the beginning of the story?
  •  Has anyone in the family ever felt the same way Kelly’s mom felt on Sunday mornings?
  • What do you think Heavenly Father and Jesus want our Sunday mornings to be like?
  • What did Kelly do to help Sundays be a happy, peaceful day?
  • How can you help make Sunday a happy, peaceful, holy day? (Make a list of things the family members mention. Post the list in a place where the family members will see it and be reminded to do the things on it.)

Sabbath Day: Lesson Item 6

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Story Match-Up

“Choosing to Keep the Sabbath Day Holy”


  • Items needed: Two different colors of good quality construction paper – three pages of each color, a display board, and a glue stick.
  • Print the story activity pages. Cut each page in half at the dotted lines. Cut the construction papers in half. Glue each of the story pages to one color of construction paper and each of the picture pages to another color.
  • Before the lesson, post the pictures and stories face down on a display board using sticky tack or some other removable adhesive method.


Explain that on the display board are stories of children choosing to keep the Sabbath Day Holy. Have a family member choose a story card and a picture card from the board. Explain that the object of the game is to find a story card and its matching picture. Have the family member read the story card out loud, or if the story has already been read, have them tell the story again in their own words. If the family member makes a match, then the cards are removed. If a match is not made, the cards are place back into their original position. Continue in this manner, with family members taking turns choosing cards and trying to find matches, until all the matches have been made,

(The stories are from the “Trying to Be Like Jesus” pages of the Friend Magazine.)

Pioneer: Stories

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Celebrating Pioneer Day

Friend July 2017 “Pioneer Night” A family celebrates Pioneer Day for Family Home Evening.

Pioneer Courage

Friend July 2017 “Road to Zion” After Mary’s father has a stroke, Mary gets her family to Utah traveling alone in their wagon.

Pioneer Trek









Friend January 1986 “Ellen Pucell Unthank” While crossing the plains in handcarts, Nellie’s parents died and Nellie’s feet froze and had to be amputated, but she remained faithful and thankful.

Friend June 1988 “The Scent of Lilacs”  Becky and her brothers and sisters lose both their mother and their father as they travel to the salt lake valley.



Friend June 1987 “Jacob Hamblin” Jacob has a reputation for being honest with the Indians, which his son finds out.


Friend July 1987 A little boy went missing from a handcart company. The father was to use a shawl to signal the mother if he found the boy alive.







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Modern Day Pioneers

A pioneer is someone who goes before others and prepares the way for them.

Friend July 2016 “A Priceless Heritage” When President Eyring’s great grandfather joined the church he left a priceless heritage for his descendants.

A Different Kind of Pioneer” – Friend July 1984 – Girl gives a Primary talk about her family joining the church.


Service: Lesson Ideas

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How Can We Help

Friend January 2018 “Family Night Fun” Hide slips of paper with difficulties someone may be enduring written on them. When someone finds a paper, have them say how they would help that person.

Never too Young to Serve

Friend November 2017 Sarah helps her little sister when her mom is sick.

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Friend August 2016 “For Parents of Little Ones” Letting children help when they ask to help teaches them to serve others.

Friend March 2016 Ideas on what to talk about when visiting patients at hospitals or nursing homes.

“Cheer up a Friend” – Ideas of things to make and do for a friend who is sick. Friend February 1984

Friend January 2016 - Our Father lifts us and we can lift and help others.

Friend January 2016 – Our Father lifts us and we can lift and help others.

Friend May 2016  Ideas on how to help family member who is grieving the loss of a loved one

Service Ideas

Friend February 2018 “Show and Tell” I like to serve the sisters in our ward by playing with their children. I love the happy feeling I get from serving! Masha K., age 11, Central Federal District, Russia

Friend January 2018 “Show and Tell” (Click on link to show pictures of the following children.)

We made a paper kindness garden and put a flower or bug sticker on it every time we served or were kind to others. At Christmas, we sent it as a gift to our grandparents who live very far away. Adding stickers reminded us how much we love them! Deltree and Calan A., ages 10 and 8, Victoria, Australia

I fasted for my brother-in-law so he could get a good job. A week later, he got a job! Caden J., age 8, Ohio, USA

At school, I help a friend understand the assignments. Serving my friend helps me feel the love of my Heavenly Father. Allison M., age 9, Santa Ana, El Salvador

I like to play soccer with younger kids and teach them new skills. It is one way I like to serve! Sasha K., age 11, Moscow, Russia

Secret Service

Print the following secret service slips and put them in a jar. Have the children draw one out a day or week to do.

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Book of Mormon: Stories

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Coming Forth of the Book of Mormon

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Read one scripture each day. Match the highlighted scriptures to the correct picture.. Ezekiel 37:15-20, 2 Nephi 3:12; 29:8, Psalm 85:11& Mormon 8:16, Moses 7:62 & Isaiah 29:4, 2 Nephi 26:14-17, Ether1:1 & 2:11, Enos 1:15-16, Mormon 5:12-14, Revelation 14:6, 1 Nephi 1:1 & 9:5, Omni 1:8-9, Introduction to Helaman, 3 Nephi 23:4-5, 3 Nephi 23:6-14, Words of Mormon 1:1-2, Mormon 8:1 & Moroni 10:1-2, Joseph Smith History 1:30-35,  D&C 27:5 & 128:20, Joseph Smith History 1:44-47Joseph Smith History 1:48-50, Joseph Smith History 1:51-52, Joseph Smith History 1:53-54, Joseph Smith History 1:59Joseph Smith History 1:62, Joseph Smith History 1:67 & D&C 3:preface, D&C 25:1&5-6, Isaiah 29:11, Joseph Smith History 1:61 & 63-65, 2 Corinthians 13:1 & D&C 5:4 &11&13, D&C 19:preface & 26 & 34-35, Joseph Smith History 1:60

 Reading the Book of Mormon

Friend April 2015 “The Book of Mormon Challenge”   Blake had just finished reading the Book of Mormon when the stake president challenged everyone to read it again because of the many benefits it brings into the people’s lives.

Friend June 2017 “Book of Mormon Club” Sydney starts a Book of Mormon club where she and her friends discuss what they have learned.





Friend March 2018 “Book of Mormon Reading Club” Children read the Book of Mormon and testify that it is  true.

Friend January 2017 “The Book on the Shelf” When Walter reads the Book of Mormon he knows it’s words are true, and he learns that it contains answers to problems in life.

Friend June 2016 “Jason’s Study Buddy” Jason reads the entire Book of Mormon before his baptism. His testimony grows.


Friend April 2016 A family reads the Book of Mormon and then prays to get a testimony of its truth

Friend April 2016 A family reads the Book of Mormon and then prays to get a testimony of its truth


Lehi–Man of Vision Friend October 1987

Brass Plates

Mini Book Created by Kevin Merrell. Images are from the Scripture Readers. Great handout or teaching idea.



Friend September 1988 “Scriptural Giants: Nephi Man of Faith” Nephi’s brothers become angry with him on their way back from getting Ishmael’s family, and they tie him up.

Journey to Promised Land

Lehi–Man of Vision (part two) Friend November 1987



Friend January 2016 “Journey to the Promised Land” We can be obedient like Nephi.







Friend May 2000 “Sharing Time: Keeping Promises” The Liahona is like the Holy Ghost.


Friend February 2016 “Nephi’s Family Crosses the Ocean”.








Promised Land

Friend July 1988 Nephi helps his people build buildings, a temple, and swords to defend themselves.

Enos Prays

Friend January 1988 “Scriptural Giants: Enos Prays”

Friend May 1988 “Sharing Time: Seeking Guidance through Prayer”



King Benjamin

Friend March 2018 “Pitch Your Tent” Cutout to build a Nephite tent. Can put strips of paper in the tent of things learned in the lesson

Friend June 1988 “Benjamin: the Prophet King”

Friend March 2016 “King Benjamin Teaches His People”



Abinadi & King Noah

Friend March 1982 “Abinidi and King Noah”





























Friend July 1988 “Scriptural Giants: Gideon” part one

Friend August 1988 “Scriptural Giants: Gideon” part two

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Alma Baptizes at Waters of Mormon












 Ammon: A Mighty Missionary

Friend February 1988 “Abish, Lamanite Woman of God”










Friend November 2016  “Abish and Abby” Abby, like Abish, knows when it is time to share the gospel with her neighbors.






Alma and the Zoramites


Friend June 2016


 Captain Moroni





Friend March 1988 “Scriptural Giants” Lachoneus and Gidggidoni

Friend May 1988 “Scriptural Giants: Teancum, Fighter for Freedom”

Friend July 1988 “Follow Righteous Leaders”


Samuel the Lamanite



Jesus Visits the Nephites

Friend September 2016 “Jesus Visits the Nephites”


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Brother of Jared & the Jaredites

Friend November 1988 “Scriptural Giants: The Brother of Jared”

Friend November 1988 “Annette’s Very Own Scriptures” A teacher tells the story of the brother of Jared using some fun ideas









Friend October 2016 “Traveling to the Promised Land”


Friend November 1988


Friend October 1988 “Scriptural Giants: Mormon and the Book of Mormon”





Friend November 2016 “Mormon Writes on the Golden Plates”

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Friend December 2016 “Moroni’s Special Promise”



Child of God: Stories & Poems

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God is Our Father

Friend January 2017 “Kylie’s Parents” Kylie is like her earthly parents, and she is also like her Heavenly Parents. PDF version



Heavenly Family

Friend July 2016 “No Matter Who You Are” Andi worries because her family aren’t members and they haven’t been sealed in the temple, but her teacher reminds her she is also a child of God.






Heavenly Father Loves All His Children

Friend January 2018 “Am I a Child of God?” Chloe hears the song “I am a Child of God”in Primary and wonders why she wasn’t born to “parents kind and dear,” and wonders whether or not she’s is a child of God. She was adopted out because her original parents weren’t kind.

We Feel His Love When We Pray

Friend February 2017 “Explorer Everett” Everett knows Heavenly Father loves him because He answers Everett’s prayers. Activity: Find the things in the picture that show Heavenly Father and Jesus’s love.

Temple: Stories

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Temples Around the World

Friend October 2017 “From Paris to Sapporo” Two children tell of their excitement to get a temple near them.

Temple Dedications

Friend October 2017 “The Temple Dedication” At his first temple dedication, CJ’s heart was filled with peace and the Spirit, and he knew that what the Apostles were saying was true.

Preparing to Go to the Temple

Friend April 2017 “Prepare for the Temple Every Day” Sister Joy Jones prepared all her life to go to the temple.


Friend October 2017 “Worthiness Worries” Matthew can’t get the image of an immodestly dressed woman out of his head that he saw on an advertisement. He worries that he isn’t worthy to receive the priesthood (story could apply to temple worthiness worries too).

Baptisms for the Dead

Friend October 2017 “Finding Lydia” Lydia isn’t excited to be graduating from Primary and going to Young Women’s, but she becomes more excited when her mother finds some family names for her to do baptisms for in the temple, and one is named Lydia.

Friend July 2016 “Abraham Abraham” A boy does baptisms at the temple for the first time and learns its importance.

Temple Sealings

Friend July 2016 “Forever Brothers” Markus is sealed to his adoptive family.


Friend February 1987 Family sacrifes much to attend the temple and be sealed together.


Friend February 1987 Family is sealed together, including their baby brother who had died.
>Friend July 2016 “No Matter Who You Are” Andi worries because her family aren’t members and they haven’t been sealed in the temple, but her teacher reminds her she is also a child of God.


Friend July 2015 "Temple Time"

Friend July 2015 – Boy helps with family history on computer so his parents can do the work at the temple.


Friend July 2015 "Matt & Mandy"

Friend July 2015  – Can feel the Holy Ghost in the temple.