The Golden Plates
by Cindee & Katie
We had a stake activity this year where they taught
the golden plates.
The stake music director had 4 pictures/visual aids:
- The Golden Plates
- Joseph Smith
- The Book of Mormon
She explained why each picture was included and told
- "The Golden Plates lay hidden deep in a
mountain side" when Moroni buried the golden plates, they were in a
mountain, so we sing, the golden plates lay hidden...
In reviewing it, she asked the kids to put the
pictures in the right order.
I think it would be fun to act this one out to help
reinforce the meaning of the song.
Reference GAK pictures:
- #304/Moroni hides the plates
- #404/Angle Moroni appears to Joseph Smith.
The first line:
Start by dressing up a child as Moroni and have the child bury the
golden plates (a picture would work or if you felt ambitious you could make
plates using cardboard and gold spray paint).
Have that same child stand on a chair and wrap him in a white sheet. Ask
another child to be Joseph Smith. Talk about how the Lord instructed Angle
Moroni to appear to Joseph and reveal the location of the golden plates. Then
have Joseph, un-bury the plates.
After you act out the song and sing through it a few
times you could then let the children play a hot/cold game.
Have one child (Joseph Smith) go out of the room.
As another child (Angel Moroni) hide the plates.
Have Joseph come back in and find the plates while the children sing louder
or softer depending on the location.
This would be a good way to practice the song over and over again.
Cindee in Utah