I will follow the prophet
Friend March 2006, suggestion # 3

Using simple costumes or signs, have five children represent

  1. Moses,
  2. John the Baptist,
  3. Abinadi,
  4. Joseph Smith,
  5. President Gordon B. Hinckley.

Have them read one of the following statements and ask the children to guess which prophet each is.
After they correctly guess, ask: What did the Lord teach and promise through this prophet?"

Moses: "I lived during Old Testament times. The Lord told me to lead my people out of bondage. I went to Mount Sinai where the Lord spoke to me and gave the Ten Commandments. Who am I?"

John the Baptist: "I was born just before Jesus Christ. I was sent to prepare the way for the Messiah and help the people prepare to receive Him. I baptized Jesus Christ. I also conferred the Aaronic Priesthood upon Joseph Smith. Who am I?"

Abinadi: "I lived about 150 years before Christ was born. I prophesied to King Noah and his people that Jesus would come to earth and redeem His people by taking upon Himself our sins and being crucified. The people did not believe what I said. I suffered death by fire for my testimony. Who am I?"

Joseph Smith: "I wanted to know which church I should join. I read in the scriptures that 'if any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him' (James 1:5). I prayed and was visited by God the Father and His Son, Jesus Christ. They told me not to join any of the churches. Who am I?"

President Gordon B. Hinckley: "With the First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, I proclaimed that marriage between a man and a woman is ordained of God and families are central to the Creator's plan. I was also inspired by the Lord to build temples all over the world. Who am I?"

You may have the Primary stand and sing songs to reinforce the teachings from these prophets each time they guess the name of one of the prophets.

Testify that prophets teach truth, both long ago and now