Come Follow Me-For Primary page 1 "Hold up a copy of the Book of Mormon, and point out the subtitle, Another Testament of Jesus Christ. Let the children take turns saying, "Another testament of Jesus Christ."
"Tell a story from the Book of Mormon that teaches about Jesus Christ, such as the account of Samuel the Lamanite (Helaman 14-16), the Savior blessing children (3 Nephi 17), or the Brother of Jared seeing Jesus Christ (Ether 2-3)..."
"Sing a song about the Book of Mormon, such as "Book of Mormon Stories"
This idea is from Mitzi @
This quote was taken from the Primary manual, I really loved it so I made a visual.
Come Follow Me For Primary page 2 "Briefly tell the children the story of the coming forth of the Book of Mormon as described in "The testimony of the Prophet Joesph Smith." You might also use:
Help the children act out the story a few times as you retell it. "
Here are some acting props:
For older children:
Come Follow Me-For Primary page 3 “Invite the children to describe something they have seen, that no one else in the class has seen.”
This is a super cute idea from Katie Flaniken:
My family did this activity yesterday to help illustrate the Testimony of the 3 and 8 Witnesses. I brought out a box that I'd put one of their stuffed toy elephants inside. After we'd read the testimonies, I brought out the box and excitedly told the kids (ages 3 and 4) that I had an elephant in the box. As I'd hoped, they didn't believe that I had a great big elephant in this little box. So I let grandma look in the box. She bore her "witness" that there was, indeed, an elephant in the box. I asked them again if they believed that there was an elephant in the box now that two of us had seen it. This time they said yes!!
We explained how this was just like the golden plates. We haven't seen them, but because of the testimonies of these men, we have greater trust that they are indeed real. That's why we have these testimonies and why they are important.
As expected, the kids were begging to see in the box for themselves. This allowed me to teach about faith and that we believe in things we cannot see. Throughout the rest of the night, each time they asked to see inside the box, I asked them if they still believed that the elephant was inside. They did. So just before bedtime I asked one more time if they believed. Once again they said yes. I explained that sometimes we don't see evidence of something until after the trial of our faith. And them being patient enough to see inside for themselves was a trial of faith. They laughed when they saw the toy elephant inside.
This simple lesson turned into multiple teaching opportunities for our family and was so easy to prepare.
It's that fun! Thanks For sharing Katie.
When I read "Remember that your purpose in teaching the children about the Book of Mormon is to build their faith in the Savior." -in the manual I thought of Elder Hollands Oct 2019 conference talk, andI feel like it would be appropriate to share with older children before you discuss the stories in the Book of Mormon.
Here is the talk on Youtube:
I really, really love this talk so I made a printable of a phrase from it, that applies most to the Book of Mormon study.
Here is a conference talk that focuses on the testimony of the Book of Mormon, it is a great story to tell before leading into inviting the children to read the book of mormon.
Come Follow Me-For Primary page 3 "Invite each child to read the Book of Mormon this year..."
Here are some reading charts I made:
You can print these reading charts here
Hope you have a great Week!