Four "Station" Activities
Station 1: Music
Children will learn song of the month: "I’ll Follow Him in Faith."
Activities to learn the song will be planned by music leader.
Station 2: I can pray anytime, anywhere
1. Have children name some times when they can pray.
Discuss obvious answers (morning, night, meal times, church meetings; alone or with families).
Discuss other options (when scared, sick, hurt, or in trouble, no matter what the location).
2. Read (or have a child read) 3 Nephi 18:15, 18. Why does Jesus want us to pray always? (So we can have the Holy Ghost with us, and so we won’t be tempted by Satan.)
3. Read (or have a child read) Alma 13:28.
Explain that this is similar to the last scripture; it tells us to pray always.
Have children try to memorize all or part of Alma 13:28.
i. Junior: repeat phrases over and over.
ii. Senior: erase words from white board as children learn.
Station 3: Steps of Prayer
1. Discuss steps of prayer:
Bow head, fold arms, use reverent words (thee, thou, etc.).
Begin with "Dear Heavenly Father" (or variation).
Thank Him for blessings.
Ask for blessings.
Close in the name of Jesus Christ.
2. Hand out word strips (make up phrases) to
children, then have them decide whether item is a
"we thank thee" or "we ask thee" item.
3. Color prayer picture.
4. If additional activities are needed, have children list (out loud) or write down things they are thankful for.
Station 4: I can receive answers to my prayers
1. Tell stories:
John A. Widtsoe and his lost gold coin
Daniel and the lion’s den (use pictures)
2. Discuss the blessings John and Daniel
received when they prayed (John: finding the lost coin;
Daniel: safety in a dangerous place).
3. Have the children guess how some prayers are answered by listening to the riddle below. Have them raise their hands when they know the answer.
I am not a person, place, or object.
I can be so quiet that no one else can hear, or loud enough that everyone in the room can hear.
I can be used when you are alone or in a group.
I am used any time, any place, in any situation.
I am used for gratitude, guidance, comfort, forgiveness, protection, help, good health, or for any other blessing you need for yourself or for someone else.
You use me to talk with Heavenly Father.
What am I?
4. Explain that sometimes answers to our prayers come through the Holy Ghost (answer to riddle), also called the "still small voice."
After praying, we must be very quiet inside to get answers from the Holy Ghost.
We can feel promptings from the Holy Ghost by having a warm feeling inside, a thought come to our mind, or by feeling peace or comfort.