Book of Mormon adventure
BOOK OF MORMON ADVENTURE
Cardston 1st Ward
Primary Activity, June 2004
Children, in Book of Mormon
attire, gather in the Primary Room and will be organized into 4 'families' with
2 or 3 teachers in each group.
Primary Room: represents Jerusalem
Sing: Book of Mormon Stories p. 118 (all verses)
Lehi & Sariah:
Lehi introduces who he and his wife are and their 4 sons.
Lehi speaks to the 'family' and tells them of his vision that they are to leave Jerusalem.
Lehi & Sariah lead the 'family' into the wilderness: along the hall towards the multi-purpose room down to the front door, back into the multi purpose room. (Laman & Lemuel complain off and on & Nephi & Sam try to encourage them.)
Multi Purpose Room:
Lehi tells the 'family' that they will camp here for a season. A tent will be set up for Lehi & Sariah to sit in front of. The rest will sit around on the floor.
EAT: mini pitas with honey butter in them, grapes, 'Fruit to Go", water.....
-After all have finished eating Lehi will call their attention to a strange object that he has found in front of his tent - the LIAHONA.
He tells them of the great
blessing that has come to them from the Lord to lead and guide them in the
wilderness and that in order for it to work they must remain righteous.
Lehi gathers them together and they follow the Liahona into the wilderness: go back towards the Primary Room and around to the west side and enter into the dark overflow area.
Lehi asks them to follow him into the darkness and to hold on to the iron rod.
Overflow Area: Dark- iron rod leading to the tree of life (white lights on it)
as they hold on to the iron rod Sam & Nephi & Lehi & Sariah encourage them to hang on and follow
Laman & Lemuel ridicule them and try to get them to let go and come and have fun with them.
People in spacious building stretch forth their arms and mock and make fun of them for following Lehi
When Lehi reaches the end the tree of life lights up and Lehi bids his 'family' to come and join him.
Laman & Lemuel never do (and maybe some of the others).(They leave the overflow out the door they came in)
He has them all sit down and he explains his vision of the Tree of Life and what it means.
He explains to them that this is the only way they can be a Family Forever.
Nephi's Courage (2 verses) p. 120 (Nephi and his brothers act out the
first 2 verses)
Then Nephi and his brothers go get the boat ready.
Lehi leads the rest into
the cultural hall.
Activity: Nephi explains that they need to get provisions into the ship as they will be sailing to the Promise Land soon.
The children are in 4 families- and their team leaders will be Laman, Lemuel, Sam & Nephi
They do a relay with their
1st- Bow and arrows (suctions ends) to kill their meat
2nd- relay- loading: seeds, bean bags, rice, burlap...
When the relay is finished they sit in front of boat SING: Books of the Book of Mormon p. 119
Lehi & Sariah lead the 'family'
onto the boat: up the stairs onto the stage, then down the west side and into
the Scout Room.
Scout Room: set up like Hill Cumorah
Nephi: pretends to be engraving on the Golden Plates
Deb French sings: The Golden Plates
Bears testimony of the importance of the Golden Plates. Testifies of what he saw in visions: much wickedness, devastations at Christ's death, the glorious appearance of Jesus Christ to the Nephites.
Short Video: Christ appearing to the Nephites
Appears and introduces himself as the last prophet to write on the Golden Plates - another testament of Jesus Christ. He tells of the destruction of the Nephites and Lamanites and how he was commanded to bury the plates to preserve them for the last days. He tells them that the time came to bring forth this important record and that the Prophet Joseph Smith has been chosen for this purpose.
Joseph Smith comes out and the Angel Moroni (calling him by name) explains to him that he needs to guard these plates with his life and translate them. That the Lord will guide and bless him in this great work.
Joseph Smith: tells the children that he was blessed to translate the golden plates into the Book of Mormon (holding up a Book of Mormon). He tells them that he restored the true church on the earth and that this true church is the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Bears testimony of the Lord Jesus Christ, that He did live upon this earth. That He is our Savior and Elder Brother. That He loves us and that through him we can Be Families Forever....
Sing: "We'll Bring the World His Truth: (1 verse- do chorus twice) p. 172
Present each child with their own Book of Mormon. Encourage them to read the Book of Mormon with their families. To write their testimony in this Book of Mormon and give it to someone who is not a member of the Church. The little ones can keep it and bring it with them to Primary. (Have a note for parents in each Book of Mormon)