(Friend May 2003, suggestion # 2)
Help the children learn Article of Faith 1:5.
Write each third of it on a different-colored paper.
Cut the words apart. On one wall, randomly attach the words on the paper of one color.
Repeat with the other two colors on two other walls.
Make a list of questions about prophets, like:
"Which Book of Mormon prophet said,
'I will go and do the things which the Lord hath commanded'?"
"Which latter-day prophet is known for his emphasis on the law of tithing?"
"What is a prophet?"
"Name a prophet in the Old Testament."
With the help of the music leader, make a list of songs the children know about prophets, such as:
"Follow the Prophet" (pp. 110–11),
"Book of Mormon Stories" (pp. 118–19),
"Keep the Commandments" (pp. 146–47),
"Latter-day Prophets" (p. 134),
"Stand for the Right" (p. 159),
"Nephi's Courage" (pp. 120–21).
Read Article of Faith 1:5
out loud together.
Place one piece of each color of paper in a container, divide the children into three groups, and have each group choose a paper to determine which third of Article of Faith 1:5 it is to rearrange.
Have the groups take turns answering questions about prophets.
If the answer is correct, the child may switch any two words in his group's section to try to put the words in order.
Alternatively, a child may
choose a song for his or her group to sing.
While the song is being sung, the child rearranges as many words as possible in his group's section.
When a group has the words in the correct order, have them stand and read it aloud. Allow the other groups to complete their sections.
While the Primary sings
Fifth Article of Faith" (p. 125), have some children mix up the words
within each color again.
Assign each group a new color and repeat the process of asking questions and rearranging words to help the children learn all three sections of Article of Faith 1:5.
Bear testimony that the prophet has been called of God. Express gratitude for the priesthood with its power and authority being restored in the latter days.