Come Follow Me 2020, Aug 24-30, Helaman 7-12, LDS free primary lesson helps
Updated: Aug 23
Ask the children what they know about the prophet Nephi, the son of Helaman (see Helaman 7-12). If needed, explain the difference between this prophet named Nephi and the prophet named Nephi at the beginning of the Book of Mormon.
I loved the review and all that I learn when I make activities like this.
You get to do some sorting, hopefully you enjoying opening the scriptures and reading at least a couple verses to your children so they get used to the sounds and words of the scriptures.
Come Follow Me- For Primary page 133 “The prophet Nephi wanted them to remember God. Bring pictures in a bag that represent ways the children can remember Heavenly Father and Jesus. Let the children take turns choosing a picture and sharing how we can remember God every day.”
You can find more ideas with this activity and other ideas from Mitzi at comefollowmekid.com
Show a picture of Jesus Christ, and tell the children that prophets like Nephi invite us to follow Jesus. Read the following words about prophets from Helaman 8:22: "They have testified of the coming of Christ, and have looked forward, and have rejoiced in his day." Share with the children something our living prophet has said about the Savior.
A simple puzzle, with President Nelson's teachings from the last conference about the second coming. You may have to explain what those words mean to smaller children. Or simplify for young minds.
You can use this as the picture that the children walk to with the footsteps (later in the lesson), so you don't have to print off so much.
Sing together a song about prophets, such as "Follow the prophet"
Here is a recycled interactive song:
You can find this Here
Pick a key phrase from the song, and write one word from the phrase on each of several paper footprints. Lay the footprints on the floor leading to a picture of the Savior. Invite the children to follow the path of the footprints, and help them read the words.
Come follow Me- For Primary page 134 “Read Helaman 10:2,11-12, Help them see that Nephi wanted to obey the Lord even though he had to do something difficult. Some times Heavenly Father wants us to do something that is different from what we want to do, but we can obey him like Nephi did. Share statements like ”Sometimes I want to get angry, but Heavenly Father wants me to be.....,” and let the children finish the statements. Encourage the children to remember to stop and think about what Heavenly Father wants them to do and then to do it.”
I will be spiritually safe as I follow the prophet.
The primary manual recommends watching:
Come Follow Me- For primary page 134 “Invite the children to make a list on the board of things a prophet does (see ”prophet” guide to the scriptures, church of Jesuschrist.org)
Here is a print out, so your Senior primary child/children can high light or just have it more accessible.
Here is another one for younger kids.
Read together Helaman 7:20-21, and ask the children what they think it means to forget God. Explain that the word forget can also mean “to neglect” or “ignore.” Dispaly a picture of the Savior, and invite the children to draw things they might spend too much time doing that could cause them to forget the Lord. Put their drawings in front of the picture of Jesus. Ask the children to think of things they can do each day to remember Heavenly Father and Jesus. As they share their thoughts, take away the drawings one by one until the picture of the Savior is revealed.
Lean juntos Helamán 7:20-21 y pregunten a los niños qué piensan que significa olvidar a Dios. Explique que la palabra olvidar también puede significar "descuidar" o "ignorar". Desagradamente una lámina del Salvador e invite a los niños a dibujar cosas que podrían dedicar demasiado tiempo a hacer que podrían hacer que puedan hacer que olviden al Señor. Pongan sus dibujos frente a la lámina de Jesús. Pida a los niños que piensen en las cosas que pueden hacer cada día para recordar a nuestro Padre Celestial y a Jesús. A medida que comparten sus pensamientos, los dibujos uno por uno hasta que se revele la lámina del Salvador.
Si no tienes una foto de Jesús, puedes imprimir una arriba en la sección en inglés.