Priesthood authority was restored by heavenly messengers
Friend March 2005, suggestion # 3

Before the children come into the Primary room, post a picture of the Savior (GAK 240) on the wall or chalkboard and cover it with a larger piece of paper.

Place the following pictures in a box wrapped as a gift:

Then hide the "gift" somewhere in the room. Prepare five or six written questions, such as:

  1. What do we call the power of God given to man on earth?
  2.  Who may receive the priesthood?
  3. What are the two orders of priesthood? (Look in the Topical Guide under "Priesthood, Qualifying for" for answers.)

On the back of each question, provide a clue that will lead to the next hidden question, with the clue on the last question leading to the gift. For example,

Tell the children that the Lord has restored a precious gift to the earth and that one of them will be going on a treasure hunt to find out what it is.

Have the child who finds the clue under his or her chair read the question out loud.

Sing "The Priesthood Is Restored" (p. 89).

As you open the gift, explain that it will help us discover some of the ways we are blessed by the priesthood. Hold up each picture and encourage the children to share their experiences with each kind of priesthood ordinance or blessing.

Attach the pictures to the paper covering the picture of the Savior. When all of the pictures are attached, ask,

Sing "I Feel My Savior's Love" (pp. 7475).

Bear testimony of the blessings of the priesthood.


For younger children:
Simplify the questions for the treasure hunt with questions such as: