President Hinckley has counseled parents: “Read to your children. Read the story of the Son of God. Read to them from the New Testament. Read to them from the Book of Mormon. It will take time, and you are very busy, but it will prove to be a great blessing in your lives as well as in their lives. And there will grow in their hearts a great love for the Savior of the world, the only perfect man who walked the earth. He will become to them a very real living being, and His great atoning sacrifice as they grow to manhood and womanhood, will take on a new and more glorious meaning in their lives” (quoted in Church News, 6 Dec. 1997, 2)

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Day 2 - Colouring

I have used some of the free LDS Clipart to make a colouring page. It has pictures of Joseph Smith reading the bible, praying and then a picture of Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ as they appeared to Joseph Smith.

It was simple enough to make up and you can access it here.

At this point in her life, LQ loves to colour.

My plan:

Show LQ the scriptures. Tell her that I am going to read her a special scripture that Joseph Smith read. Read the part of Joseph Smith - History verse 11 that says "If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God".

Tell LQ that God is also called Heavenly Father and that is who we pray to.

Show LQ the colouring sheet and retell the first half of Chapter 1 story while she colours. Show her the pictures in the storybook that correspond with the pictures she is colouring.


  1. This is lovely, Helen! My youngest is 13, but I sometimes marvel that I may be a few short years away from being a *gulp* grandma. And I am so impressed with young moms like you. So I'm going to start collecting your wonderful insights, and maybe share a story or two of my own (of the appropriate variety, and not like I share on your other blog!)and generally drink in this great idea of yours.

    You are seriously cool, my dear.

  2. I noticed your blog on Mormon Mommy Blogs. I have also thought and thought about scripture study with my 3 and 1 year old boys, but haven't done anything to put it into action. Thank you for putting this blog together and best of luck!