To strengthen each child's desire to keep the Sabbath day holy, write the following scripture references on the board:
Assign each reference to a group of children and invite them to listen for a common word (Sabbath) in all of the scriptures as each group reads their reference together out loud.
Point out that the commandment to keep the Sabbath day holy is found in both the Bible and the Book of Mormon and has always been part of the gospel.
In our day we have also been commanded to keep the Sabbath day holy.
Read and discuss D&C 59:9–19, 23.
Ask the children to identify what is being asked of them and what blessings are promised in return.
What are we asked to do? (See verses 9–15.)
What temporal blessings are promised? (See verses 16–19.)
What spiritual blessings are promised? (See verses 9 and 23.)
As we keep ourselves unspotted from the world by keeping this commandment, we can become more like Jesus Christ and become worthy to have the companionship of the Holy Ghost.
Place a picture of the Savior on the right side of the board and a paper cutout of a child on the left.
Post pictures of appropriate Sunday activities around the room.
Have the children count off days of the week one by one, starting with Monday.
Continue until you reach the child who says Sunday.
Have the child stand and suggest an appropriate activity for the Sabbath or choose an activity from the pictures.
Move the paper child one step closer to the Savior.
Repeat until the child cutout is next to the Savior.
Testify that keeping the Sabbath day holy will bring us closer to Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ.