(CSMP 2005 September, suggestion # 1)
Select several scripture stories of the Lord directing His followers as they prayed or read the scriptures, such as:
Lehi going into the wilderness (1 Nephi 1:5–6; 2:1–5),
Nephi and the broken bow (1 Nephi 16:17–31), or Joseph
Smith and the First Vision ( Joseph Smith—History 1:5–20).
Write the following questions on papers and tape them to the floor:
“Who was the story about?”
“What did he do to find out what Heavenly Father wanted him to do?”
“What did Heavenly Father want him to do?”
“What happened because of his obedience?”
“What can I learn from this story?”
Read or tell one of the scripture stories.
Then have children take turns throwing a bean bag onto one of the papers on the floor and answering the question.
Sing “Search, Ponder, and Pray” (CS, 109).
Explain that just as the Lord’s followers before us have done, we can learn what Heavenly Father wants us to do when we pray and study the scriptures.