Jesus Christ was chosen to be the Savior. He atoned for my sins
(Friend March 2004, suggestion # 1)

Prepare four large question marks with questions attached to the back (see below).
Draw a larger question mark on the board and write the following question above it: Why did Heavenly Father send His Beloved Son, Jesus Christ, to the world?
Show the children the four large question marks and tell them that when we discover the answers to these questions, we will know the answer to the big question.

Choose a child to leave the room. Place a "helper" sign on another child and ask him to hide question #1.
Have the first child return to the room. Tell him he is to find the question.
He can ask yes or no questions of the Primary children, who represent the world and can choose to tell the truth or not, or ask the "helper," who knows where it is and will always tell him the truth.
Once the question is found, have the child read and answer it.
Sing the corresponding song and have the children listen for the answer in the song. (If the child needs help answering, sing the song first and let him listen for the answer.)

Questions, Answers, and Corresponding Songs:

  1. Who volunteered and was chosen in the premortal life to help with Heavenly Father's plan? (Jesus Christ), "I Lived in Heaven" (p. 4)

  2. What does our Heavenly Father want for us as His children? (To be happy and choose the right), "I Need My Heavenly Father" (p. 18);

  3. What did Jesus Christ do for us? (Suffered and died for us), "To Think about Jesus" (p. 71);

  4. How will we be saved from our sins? (Through the Atonement of Christ), "The Third Article of Faith" (p. 123).

As the children sing "He Sent His Son" (pp. 3435), ask them to stand when they sing the answer to the big question.
Answer: "To die for us and rise with living breath" (that we might live again).

Review with the children the analogy of the Primary children (representing the world) and the helper (representing our parents, prophets, and teachers).

Bear testimony that the Savior makes it possible and helps us return to our Father in Heaven.