Joseph Smith is the prophet of the Restoration
CSMP-booklet 2011 pg. 10-11
Encourage understanding (sharing pictures
and stories from scriptures):
Gather pictures of events from the Restoration of the Church. Divide the sentence “Joseph Smith is the prophet of the Restoration” into as many sections as you have pictures, and prepare a wordstrip for each word or phrase.
Divide the children into groups, and give each group one of the wordstrips, a picture, and a scripture reference that describes what is happening in the picture.
Ask the children to read the scriptures and discuss what is happening in the picture.
Then have each group share their story with the rest of the Primary. Discuss Joseph Smith’s role in each event, and have the children think about how the event has affected or can affect their lives.
Place each picture and wordstrip on the board in order. After all of the wordstrips are on the board, read the sentence together.