“And I have sent forth the fulness of my gospel by the hand of my servant Joseph”
D&C 35:17
Friend March 2005, suggestion # 1

Fasten a large sheet of black paper and a large sheet of yellow paper to the wall or chalkboard.

On the black paper post the pictures

Attach the following pictures to the bottoms of six chairs:

Invite an adult ward member to come to Primary dressed in a simple costume representing New Testament times.


Sing "The Sixth Article of Faith" (p. 126).

As the New Testament visitor teaches the children about the Church in New Testament times and the Apostasy (see Gospel Principles, chap. 16), remove the pictures one by one.

Just as the paper is left black, so was the world left in spiritual darkness.

Invite a returned missionary to tell the children about the First Vision and bear testimony of Joseph Smith.

Sing "Joseph Smith's First Prayer" (Hymns, no. 26) or "The Sacred Grove" (p. 87).


On the yellow:

Invite the children to find the GAK pictures attached to their chairs.

Have them read the story on the back of the picture and decide what principle or ordinance was restored. Post the pictures on the yellow paper.

The Restoration, represented by the yellow paper, brought great light into the world. Bear your testimony of the Restoration and sing "The Church of Jesus Christ" (p. 77).