Saturday, March 21, 2020

Come Follow Me: Enos-Words of Mormon (March 23-29)

First I just want to know how all of you are doing?  It has been a crazy, unpredictable, and at time a little scary.   I hope you and your loved ones are doing well and are healthy. I have a few ideas to help you teach the next chapters/books this week.

We are going to watch one of the following video clips about enos
New Book of Mormon Videos here
Animated version here
Then we are going to talk about prayer.  We have done quite a few lessons on prayer and this time we are going to talk about making our prayers more meaningful by praying for specific things.  You can find more on this in the Ensign's Family Study Fun...this one is my idea I submitted :)

Next we are going to play a little game.  Pass out the paper below (or use a blank one) and a pencil to each family member.  Set a time for 1 minute.  Quickly write as many things as you can think of that you can thank or ask for during your prayers.  You can either share your anwers OR use them to play pictionary or charades.  Take turns picking something from your list and let your family guess what you are drawing or acting out.  Another option is to use these pages as a journal page-little ones can draw their answers.  Black and white options are included.



Next up is a match game for the younger members in your family.  I picked a few things that we pray about.  Once they find a match they can tell you if it is something we thank Heavenly Father for or ask him to bless.  Many can go in both categories.  *You will need to print two copies of this page preferably on cardstock or back with construction paper.
Ideas from the Friend:
Enos craft found here
Enos story and coloring page here

Another thing I wanted to talk about this week was being able to pray when we are scared.  My kids have been asking question and have some fears about things going on around us.  I went looking for some stories in the Friend and found some great ones.
prayers in the attic 

prayers at the market

elevator prayers & chicken coop
a prayer in the night
Just a prayer away
prayer in the storm I decided to focus on this one because it also shows that parents can be scared too.  I love the little girls example and how deciding to pray didn't just comfort her but also her dad.
I made some cute story cards to go along with this one that you can show as you tell the story.  *Print and cut.


For this activity you will print, cut, and hide the airplanes around the room.  Once the airplane is found have them fly it safely to the ground.  Read the phase and discuss a few things you may add to your prayers when you feel that way.

Finally we are going to make prayer rocks.

I can bless others when I listen to the Holy Ghost. (Words of Mormon 1:3–8)



I am going to share this cute story from the Friend.  It's about a little girl that listens to the promptings of the Holy Ghost and bless her family.  You can find it here

The we are going to read Word's of Mormon 1:3-8.  Then use the puppets below to tell the story of the lost 116 pages and how we are blessed because Mormon listened to the Holy Ghost.  (There is a great summary in the Individual and Family manual)
The primary manual suggests singing a song about the Holy ghost a few different ways like slow, loud, soft, etc.  When you sing it soft discuss how the Holy Ghost speaks to us in a soft voice.  I decided to use this song found here.  It may be a new one for you...it will be for a few in my family.  I made some visuals to help remember/learn the words.  We are going to sing it one time through.

Then we will use our song dice and sing the last couple of lines from the 2nd verse in different ways.  When we land on the quiet we will talk about ways the Holy Ghost speaks to us.

Alright that is all I have for this week.  If you have any questions or trouble with the download please let me know!  Also if you have any questions about sharing these files with primary classes or family members please let me know-I've received a few emails about this and know there may be others with questions regarding this :)

16 comments:

  1. Thank you once again for your beautiful and fun resources! I am physically and emotionally exhausted from this first week of social distancing and homeschooling my 4 kids. I appreciate your emphasis on praying for comfort and strength during this time. I hope that all is well in your family as well <3

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    1. You are so welcome and thank you for your kind words. It has been exhausting and I hope this week is going better for you :)

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  2. Thank you for all your wonderful resources, and for still being here during all this worldly chaos. I take comfort in knowing that I can still come to my favorite online resources to help me teach my kids the gospel.

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    1. Me too! Crystal- You've been such a help and a rock for me and my little family and primary class (when I could teach them). Thank you for all you do!! It was so cool to see your name on the Ensign article! You always have THE BEST ideas!!!!!! THANK YOU!!!! 💗💗💗💗 How are you doing?

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    2. Kimberly Thank you so much. I'm so happy I can help :)

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    3. Amber thank you for your very sweet comment. I am so happy I am able to help :) I am doing pretty good...just a little tired haha.

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  3. Thanks again for all of your wonderful resources! I don't know what my family and I would do without you!

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  4. Thank you for all that you do! So fun that your idea is in the ensign! All of your activities keep our daily come follow me with young kids fun and engaging and we use your resources every week. Bless you!!

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    1. Thank you! I am so happy these are helpful for your family.

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  5. Thank you 🙏 your ideas and stories I know that Heavenly Father is blessing my family though you.

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    1. You are so sweet and thank you for sharing this with me :)

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  6. Your lessons each week are perfect and nothing short of a blessing for many! Thank you for all of the time that spend putting all of these together and sharing your talents with other!

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    1. You are so welcome! And thank you for your very sweet comment :)

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  7. I have been feeling so overwhelmingly grateful for you today Crystal! You are so generous to share these materials for free and we are so grateful for the fun ideas and awesome visuals. Thank you for making our at-home primary so much more enjoyable and engaging.
    Thank you, thank you THANK YOU!!!

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    1. I am so happy I can help! Thank you for taking the time to leave such a nice comment. It seriously made me so happy :)

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