Come follow Me 2020, Aug. 31-Sept. 6, Helaman 13-16. Free Primary lesson helps for LDS children
Updated: Aug 31
Come Follow Me- For Primary page 137 "Show a picture of Samuel the Lamanite."
Here is a coloring page.
When Samuel the Lamanite was commanded to preach to the Nephites, Heavenly Father helped him know in his heart what he should say.
Teach the children that while we speak to each other using words, the holy ghost can communicate through feelings in our hearts. Invite them to hold their hands over their hearts each time you read the word "heart" in Helaman 13:2-5, Help them decorate heart-shaped pieces of paper that say, "The Spirit speaks to me in my heart."
The Primary manual recommends this movie:
Sing together...the 7th verse of "Book of Mormon stories". Share something you admire about Samuel, and let the children share what they like about his story.
Hide pictures around the room that represent the signs that Samuel prophesied of in Helaman 14:2-7 and 20-25. Read a phrase that describes one of the signs, and ask the children to find the picture of that sign. Explain that these signs helped the Nephites know about Jesus Christ. Testify that, like Samuel, all prophets testify of Jesus Christ.
Mitzi at Comefollowmekid.com has additional teaching ideas to do with this activity. Go check out her lesson plans.
Come Follow Me- For Primary page 139 “Display a picture of the Savior, and ask a child to represent the prophet and lead the other children around the room while they sing a few verses of “Follow the Prophet”. Then ask the child representing the prophet to lead the children to the picture of the Savior. Testify that if we follow the prophet, he will lead us to Jesus Christ.”
Here is a fun mask for the child representing the prophet.
Show a picture of the living prophet speaking in general conference. Tell the children that God tells the prophet what to say to us, just as he told Samuel what to say to the Nephites.
Here is a no number dot-to-dot, with a journaling page.
Invite half of the children to read Helaman 14:2-6 and draw pictures of the signs of Jesus's birth. Invite the other half of the class to read of Jesus's Death. Then ask each group to share what they drew. Read together Helaman 14:11-12. and ask the children to listen for why Samuel prophesied about these signs.
Since we don't have church, I thought it would be good to have all they kids draw as we read and share what they drew. It will also be great for teachers sending this out to primary classes.
Come follow me- for Primary page 139 “Explain that just as Samuel the Lamanite taught about Jesus Christ, living prophets do the same today. Share a statement from a recent conference message in which the living prophet testified of Christ.”