Sunday, January 28, 2024

Come Follow Me: 1 Nephi 16-22

* originally posted in 2020

I'm excited to share a few ideas with you today.  We are going to cover the Liahona, Nephi's broken bow, and Nephi building a boat from 1 Nephi 17-22.  This ideas are great for families and primary classes.  You can find all of the printables in a free download at the end of this post.

This first idea comes from the Individual and Family manual.   I loved the introduction and the idea of comparing Nephi's response to hard things and to the other peoples reactions.  We can learn so much for him as we face challenges.

Next is an object lesson I came up with to teach about the Liahona and compare it with the ways Heavenly Father guides us.

The next several activites go along with some of the ideas I found in the primary manual.  I couldn't pick just one so I made a few printables and lesson helps to add to your lesson.  These can always be used at home as well.  I love to teach my kids from the primary book during the week to prepare them to participate more on Sunday. 

the first idea are these pick a story cards.  You can use them in a few different ways.  I am going to put them in a basket and pick one each day to discuss.  You can do all at once and use them as a visual.  You can have your kids pick a card and they can tell or act out the story.  You can also use them with some of the activities below.
 As you tell the story let your kids draw a scene from the story.
 The clue cards go with the idea in the primary manual under the first topic (2nd idea).  I did not fill these out because every building is different OR you may want to use these at home.  I would write out the clues in a treasure hunt way so one clue leads to the next.  Maybe ask  situation question like "what would you do if your sister broke your favorite toy?"  If they answer in a way that is a good choice they earn the next clue.  You may even want to place some of the story cards from above along the way and talk about ways Nephi did the right thing in these situations.  Then have the final clue lead to a treat :) 

The puppets and drawing page go with the category  I can be a good example to my family.  Instead of drawing their own faces I included puppets for them to color.  Then on the paper they can draw something they can do this week to help make their family happy.  

 Here are a few more ideas to go with this topic.  I this quote and some stories in an old primary manual and thought it was such a cute way to teach about being an example.  I included a free printable.

Sunshine match game.  Each one has a way we can be an example to our family.  After a match is found you can share the little story that goes along with that topic.
 Last is a coloring page with the sunshine theme. There are a couple of different options and they can write a way they can be an example.
 This idea goes along with one of the suggestions in the teaching older kids under  "When I keep the commandments, the Lord guides me." (2nd idea) The idea is to have one person pretend to have traveled with Nephi and the other to interview that person.  There are a few question ideas listed.  I decided to add to this idea but assigning the kids to be news reporters and write up a news article for a newspaper.  There is an assignment page to get them thinking and then a blank newspaper page (sample is included).  I'm hoping this will get them to think a little more deeply about the story.  There is space for them to write some thoughts and draw pictures.  For younger ones they can use the boxes to draw different parts of the story.

This snapshot craft was one of my favorite things we did last year.  I included it this week with an updated title.  Its just a little bit of a different way to do the newspaper activities.  On this one they pick one part of the story that stood out to them and write/draw about it.

Additional ideas to go with Nephi building a boat and crossing the sea:
Build a boat with blankets, boxes, pillows, etc.  Sit in the boat while you tell the story or watch watch one of the movies found here.  We've done this a couple of times and its a favorite!

This rocking boat craft from Red Ted Art would be awesome to make. (found here)

or this paper plate boat found here

or this cool floating boat found here

That's is all I have for you this week.  I hope there is something that will work for your family or primary class.  As always if you have any questions or trouble with the download please let me know!  Thank you so much for stopping by :)


  1. Thank you for your insight and your imagination and your talent. These are so helpful. Thank you

  2. Bless you for the free resources! You are a lifesaver. Everything is adorable!

  3. My sister recommended your website to me and I am so glad she did! This will make such a big difference for my primary class. Thank you!

  4. Thank you so much for sharing all of this. My family and I are truly blessed to be able to make this a part of our Come Follow Me. <3

  5. We had a great time with the newspaper activity! We love your activities. Thank you for sharing with us!