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)

Monday, March 2, 2009

Week 3: Chapter 3 - Lehi Leaves Jerusalem

Book of Mormon
Chapter 3: Lehi Leaves Jerusalem

Instead of using our scripture picture book this week, I am going to download the story to Quicktime and have the computer tell us the story (you can follow this link which will give you several media options to watch the story). LQ enjoys sitting at the computer and just watching me play Mickey Mouse games for her, so I think this will have the same sort of appeal. As well as the excitement of a new medium, it is also someone else telling the story. This means that while the story is being told, I can point out in the pictures what is going on. I am excited to try out this new method.

As we continue on in the chronological order (Don't tempt me otherwise, DeNae!), I am really becoming eager to get to a story that has some ACTION! Until then, I will try and make the "lead up" stories seem as exciting.

Activities that go along with this story include:
  • Build an altar out of blocks
  • Erect a tent out of chairs and blankets
  • Pretend to be in Lehi's family and pack only the most important things - The July 1995 Friend gives a good FHE activity idea that is perfect for this particular story. I thought to simplify it for LQ, I will have her pack her Tinkerbell suitcase with "important" items.
  • LQ has a couple of different Fisher Price Little People sets including Noah's Ark. I am going to take the camels and Noah from that set; the farmer, horses and mule from the Farm set; and two other little people to create a scene of Lehi's family departing into the wilderness.

Once again, the living scriptures activity booklet has colouring pages as well as a connect-the-dots activity for older children.

Particular scriptures that I will read and discuss with LQ include 1 Nephi 2:2, 1 Nephi 2:3, 1 Nephi 2:7, 1 Nephi 2:16.


  1. I promise to never be a direct source of temptation unless chocolate is involved!

    So, since you're planning on doing this chronologically, pick up a bunch of Fisher Price people sleeping or looking perplexed as you do the Isaiah chapters in 2 Nephi.

    Ha! I kid! I love the Isaiah chapters! I'm going to start thinking right now about how to make them accessible to LQ. This is fun!

  2. I just found your website and I am so excited about it! I love teaching my children and as my oldest just started preschool I've been focusing much more on academics than scriptures, last night I felt an urge to teach them the stories of the scriptures - I LOVE your blog :) Thanks for blogging!