Search, ponder and pray (CS 109)
CSMP-booklet 2011 pg. 3
Encourage understanding (singing a song):
Bring one or more objects that the children can learn about using some of their five senses.
For example, you could bring a fruit or a flower, or you could play some music.
Give a few children a chance to see, smell, touch, taste, or hear what you have brought. (Consider doing this activity in small groups so every child has the opportunity to participate.)
Demonstrate that we can also see, touch, smell, and hear the scriptures, but to gain a testimony of them we need to receive a witness through the Spirit.
Invite the children to sing “Search, Ponder, and Pray” ( CS, 109). Ask them to listen, as they sing, for three things we can do to invite the Spirit to testify that the scriptures are true.
Invite the children to create hand actions for the words search, ponder, and pray.
Repeat the song, using the actions in place of these words.
Encourage application (sharing
Display a picture of Moroni, and read Moroni 10:4–5.
Invite several children to share their feelings about the scriptures. They could also share what they have been doing to read the scriptures at home. (Ask a few children in advance so they have time to prepare.)
Encourage the children to share their testimonies of the scriptures with their parents at home.