Friend Jan 2006, suggestion # 5
Teach the song "Scripture Power" (see Friend, Oct. 1987, 10–11, or the 2006 Outline for Sharing Time and the Children's Sacrament Meeting Presentation).
Hold up a picture of the Savior, and ask the children to
listen for two things that will help us be like Him.
Sing, "Because I want to be like the Savior, and I can, I'm reading His instructions, I'm following His plan."
Holding up your scriptures, ask where we read His
instructions and where we find His plan.
While helpers hold the picture and scriptures, sing those lines again.
Ask them to listen for what "His word will give to me."
Then sing the whole line, holding up your scriptures with two hands.
Explain that His words will give us power!
Sing the song to that point, and when you sing the word power, hold up your scriptures with both hands.
Tell the children, "Because I want the power of the
scriptures in my life, I'm changing two things.
Listen and tell me what they are."
Sing, "I'm changing how I'll live, I'm changing what I'll be."
Take answers; then sing the lines together.
Lead children in the whole verse.
Ask them to count on their fingers how many times they hear the word power as you sing the chorus.
Tell them to alternate singing words of the chorus with
you: for example, they sing, "scripture power"; you sing, "keeps me safe from
Then have half the Primary sing with you as you continue to alternate.
Bear your testimony of the scriptures.