Come Follow Me 2020, Aug 3-9, Free LDS Primary lesson helps for Alma 43-52
Updated: Jul 31
Tell the children a little about the war between the Nephites and the Lamanites (see Alma 43), emphasizing that the Nephites wore armor to protect themselves. You could use :
Read Alma 43:19, and invite the children to point to parts of their bodies as they hear them in the scripture.
Explain that just as the Nephites were in a physical war, we are in a spiritual war against Satan, who doesn't want us to keep God's commandments. Draw a child on the board, and help the children think of things that protect us spiritually as armor protects our bodies(for example prayer, scripture reading, or keeping the commandments. Each time something is mentioned, draw a piece of armor on the child on the board.
You can just print things child off in black and white and have your kids draw the armor on him during your discussion, or you can add the armor on the second page.
There is this smaller version, that fits all on one page.
If you are feeling ambitious and would like a "life like" model. You can print off armor that will fit on a child. You may just have to put a different label of the words, because it is recycled from the Armor of God.
I can be faithful like Captain Moroni.
Alma 46:11-16; 48:11-13, 16-17
Tell the children about the title of liberty and what was written on it, using phrases from Alma 46:11-16. You could refer to "Chapter 32: Captain Moroni and the Title of Liberty."
Point out that Moroni used the Title of Liberty to help the Nephites remember what was important to them.
Help the children create a title of liberty for themselves...Begin by helping them think of things they believe in or things Heavenly Father wants them to remember. Let them draw pictures of these things on a large piece of paper, or you could bring pictures for them to attach to the paper.
Come Follow Me- For Primary page 122 “Read Alma 48:11-13 that describe Moroni, and invite them to guess who these words are describing. Show a picture of Moroni, and talk about ways we can be like him.”
Kind of neat, I was thinking about how my husband is a lot like Captain Moroni, while I made this.
For older children a study sheet:
Satan tempts and deceives us little by little.
Here is a printable to help tell the story of Amalickiah and Lehonti.
Here is a youtube, incase you want help teaching it.
Children need to know that Satan will try to tempt us to commit small sins so that he can lead us into greater sin.
In addition to the manual I'm going to have my kids watch "Spiritual Crocodiles." I know that might be scary for some children, so I don't recommend it to all families.
Here is that link..if you are "one of those" parents like me(:
An object lesson:
Tell your children to pretend that Chocolate was a bad thing, that Satan wanted to get us to eat. We are very careful not to eat it. Try putting different things in front of your child, if you don't have the food, you can use these pictures.
Look at these foods, they are actually healthy, with just a little bit of Chocolate. Don't they look good? You are so smart, you could probably just eat it once and then never do it again.
Look, you ate those and it didn't even hurt you. Now you've got to try something really amazing. And there is only pieces of chocolate in them.
Wasn't that good? And it didn't hurt you, you can stop anytime, but before you do you should really try this:
Before you know it you are eating a milk chocolate candy bar.
Like Elder Robert D. Hales says "By arguments and accusations, some people bait us to leave the high ground, The high ground is where the light is ....it is the safe ground"
Then eat chocolate chip cookies together and be glad that it isn't against the Word of Wisdom(:
Also Mitzi at Comefollowmekid.com always has some fantastic ideas.