Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Choose and Review - Example of Prophets

This singing time uses stories in the scriptures of prophets who set a good example for us by the things they did. Prepare word strips with the following scriptures and put the strips in a can or basket to draw from. Prepare separate word cards with the following words to post on the chalkboard: OBEDIENCE, PRAYER, WORK, FAITH, REPENTANCE, COURAGE, TITHING, REVERENCE, TEMPTATION, SCRIPTURES. Choose an appropriate review song to sing that reinforces the principle on each card.

For singing time, invite a child to choose a scripture word strip and read it. Have the group identify the principle lived by the prophet and choose the matching word card. Sing the song on the card. Testify that we can follow the example of these prophet and live these principles in our own lives.

Genesis 7:5 “And Noah did according unto all that the Lord commanded him.”

Genesis 28:20-22 “And Jacob vowed a vow, saying if God will be with me, and will keep me in this way that I go, and will give me bread to eat, and raiment to put on, So that I come again to my father’s house in peace; then shall the Lord be my God...and of all that thou shalt give me I will surely give the tenth unto thee.”

Exodus 3:5 “...God called unto [Moses] out of the midst of the bush...And he said, Draw not nigh hither; put off thy shoes from off they feet, for the place whereon thous standest is holy ground.”

Enos 1:4 “And my soul hungered; and I kneeled down before my Maker, and I cried unto him in mighty prayer and supplication for mine own soul; and all the day long did I cry unto him; yea, and when the night came I did still raise my voice high that it reach the heavens.”

Mosiah 2:14 “And even I, myself, have labored with mine own hands that I might serve you, and that ye should not be laden with taxes, and that there would nothing come upon you which was grievous to be borne...”

Daniel 1:8 “But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king’s meat, nor with the wine which he drank; therefore he requested of the prince of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself.”

Joseph Smith History 1:13 “At length I came to the conclusion that I must either remain in darkness and confusion, or else I must do as James directs, that is, ask of God.”

Mormon 6:6 “I, Mormon, began to be old..., and having been commanded of the Lord...therefore I made this record out of the plates of Nephi, and hid up in the hill Cumorah all the records which had been entrusted to me by the hand of the Lord.”


Ryan and Brooke Ross said...

What songs did you choose to do for this activity? I am having a little trouble coming up with a song for some of the topics. Thank you! randbross@yahoo.com

Kathleen said...

These are the songs I used: OBEDIENCE="Quickly I Obey",(use the phrase, "...when the prophet calls me..." PRAYER="I Pray in Faith," WORK="When We're Helping," and "I Will Be Vailiant," FAITH="Faith," REPENTANCE="Repentance," COURAGE="Stand for the Right," TITHING="Keep the Commandments," REVERENCE=," TEMPTATION="Dare to Do Right," SCRIPTURES="Search, Ponder and Pray."

Kathleen said...

Woops, I missed Reverence="Father, I will Reverent Be."

Kathleen said...

Even as I put up the list of the songs I used, I realize that these may not be songs that your children can sing. When I designed the activity, I chose prophets and character traits that I knew I had songs for. So, I could suggest that you think about this backwards. Think first of some of the songs that your kids know or ones that you might like to review and then think about how a prophet may have shown an example of this. Other thoughts that come to me would be President Hinckley's focus on temples and singing "I love to see the temple." Or how Enoch was worried about preaching the gospel, but did it anyway and was made effective in his service, singing "I hope they call me on a mission." Maybe that will help ;o)

Susan said...

This is a great idea. I can't wait to use it for review.

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