First of all, I am making a big huge chart. On the bottom left corner of the chart I drew some trees and wrote in big letters "Sacred Grove." Then, in the upper right corner I drew a sun with a big cloud and wrote the words "Celestial Kingdom" in the cloud. Then I drew a windy path leading from the sacred grove to the Celestial kingdom. Along the path I put pictures of the 15 latter-day prophets and wrote their name underneath. I then covered them with squares and sticky tack (so they could be removed easily) that were numbered from 1 to 15.
I brought a big box full
of items that represent each prophet and something they stood for. The
children took turns pulling something out of the box and I told them what
it meant (I had them guess the more obvious ones) and then we sang a song
to emphasize it.
Our chorister then taught the "Latter-day Prophets" song with the remainder of the time.
Using all 15 prophets makes it a little long, especially with SR primary because they like to gab about everything.
As each child drew an item
out of the box, we talked about what it represents, then the child tried
to choose which number that prophet belongs (only had SR primary try to
guess the number of the prophet) and then we sang a song. We only sang
one verse to each song for timesake.
|Joseph Smith||GAK #403||translated the Book||"The Golden Plates," p.86|
the pioneers to the Salt Lake Valley
Sang as They Walked," p.214
|John Taylor||GAK||taught that Heavenly Father loves all people everywhere||"God is Watching Over All," p.229 or "Children All Over the World," p.16|
|Wilford Woodruff||encouraged youth to learn the gospel early in their lives||"Seek
the Lord Early," p.108 or "We'll Bring the World His Truth,"
|Taught tithing||"I'm Glad to Pay a Tithing," p.150|
|Joseph F. Smith||family home evening manual||first instituted "family night" for church members||"Families Can Be together Forever," p.188|
|Heber J. Grant||10 commandments movie||urged members to keep the commandments of God||"Keep
|George Albert Smith||paper dolls holding hands||developed
a creed for his life to be a friend to the
friendless and not be an enemy to any living soul
|David O. McKay||missionary nametag||Encouraged
missionary work when he said, "Every member a
|"I Hope They Call Me on a Mission," p.169|
|Joseph Fielding Smith||GAK #608||taught
that the Lord loves us and wants us to receive
the full blessings of the gospel
|"I Know My Father Lives,"|
|Harold B. Lee||framed copy of the Proclamation to the Family||told the Saints to teach their children and protect them from the temptations of the world||"Teach Me to Walk in the Light," p.177|
|Spencer W. Kimball||small gardening rake to represent work||taught us to put our shoulders to the wheel and lengthen our stride||"Go the Second Mile," p.167 or "I Will Be Valiant," p.162|
|Ezra Taft Benson||Book of Mormon||encouraged every member to read the Book of Mormon||"Search, Ponder, and Pray," p.109|
|Howard W. Hunter||book
written by Howard Hunter, "That We Might
|Told us to follow the example of Jesus Christ||"The Church of Jesus Christ,"|
|Gordon B. Hinckley||picture of a temple||Had dedicated more temples than any other General Authority||"I Love to See the Temple," p.95|