The First Vision
(Friend, Feb. 2003, suggestion # 1)

To help the children learn about the blessings of the Restoration, review some of the events recounted in Joseph Smith - History.

Invite four people dressed in simple costumes to come prepared as Joseph Smiths friends or family members and tell about an event as if Joseph had told them, using parts of the scripture as appropriate. Divide the children into four groups and, using stations (TNGC, p. 179), have the groups rotate and listen to each visitor testify about the truths that were revealed because of this event:

The First Vision / JSH 1:14-17;
The need for the Restoration / JSH 1:18-19;
Receiving and translating the Book of Mormon / JSH 1:59-60;
The restoration of the priesthood / JSH 1:68-72.

Sing songs about the First Vision, the Book of Mormon, and the priesthood.