When I am baptized, I am following the example of Jesus 
Friend July 2005, suggestion # 2

Show GAK 208 (John the Baptist Baptizing Jesus) and teach the story of Christ's baptism from Matthew 3:1317.

Sing "Baptism" (pp. 100101).

Teach that when we are baptized, we are following the example of Jesus. (Refer to 2 Nephi 31:413.)

Show GAK 601 (Baptism) and ask the children what happens when you are baptized.
Take responses.
Explain the following steps of baptism using some of the suggested activities:

  1. You must be at least eight years old. Sing the first verse of "I Like My Birthdays" (p. 104).
  2. You will have an interview with the bishop. Invite a member of the bishopric to teach the children about the interview.
  3. You will wear white clothing. If possible, have some baptismal clothing to show the children.
  4. The baptism must be performed by a worthy priest or Melchizedek Priesthood holder. (See activity for #5.)
  5. Baptism is by immersion, so you will be completely covered with water. Referring to GAK 601, explain how a baptism is performed. Invite a priest or returned missionary to bear testimony of the gift of the priesthood and the joy that comes from participating in a baptism.Encourage the older boys to look forward to performing priesthood ordinances.
  6. Baptism is for the remission of sins and confirmation gives you the gift of the Holy Ghost.
    Practice the song for this month, "When I Am Baptized" (p. 103).
  7. You will also be confirmed a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Invite two or three older Primary children to tell about the day they were baptized. Sing "The Church of Jesus Christ" (p. 77).