(Friend Nov 2003, suggestion # 5)
To help the children practice following the prophet, play "Who's the Leader?"
Have the children sit in a circle.
Choose one child to be It and leave the room; choose another child to be the leader in the circle.
The leader does actions like tapping the knees, patting the head, and raising an arm.
The rest of the children follow the leader's actions.
Have "It" return and go to the center of the circle and try to discover who the leader is by watching the children follow him or her.
After a correct guess is made, choose two other children to be It and the leader.
Play several times.
Discuss who the leader of the Church is. How can we follow him?
Review some of the principles the prophet gave in his messages during general conference.
Have the children make up actions to help them remember his counsel—e.g., put their hands to their ears (listen to your parents), fold their arms (say your prayers), put their hands to their mouths (say kind things).
Sing songs such as "Quickly I'll Obey" (p. 197), "We Bow Our Heads" (p. 25), "Kindness Begins with Me" (p. 145).
Play the game again and have the leader use the actions from the prophet's message.
Sing "Stand for the Right" (p. 159).
Express gratitude for the prophet and tell how following his counsel has blessed your life.