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, March 31, 2009

Week 7: Chapter 7 - Building the Ship

The Book of Mormon
Chapter 7: Building the Ship

My apologies for the post delay this week. LQ and I have already started our scriptures for this week, but another project has consumed all my "LQ nap" time. So today I made myself sit down and work out what else LQ and I are going to do this week for scripture study.

LQ is still responding well to the quicktime version of the stories. Dal was making fun of them last night - whatever works I say. LQ also enjoyed flicking through my scriptures this morning while I explained to her that Heavenly Father blesses us when we keep the commandments.

This week Nephi and his family are building a ship. His brothers are being naughty again and Nephi gets to shock his brothers by touching them. I had a thought for an object lesson, I could build up a bit of static electricity and let LQ have it..... Bordering on child abuse, you say? Ok, I may let that idea slide then. Other non-abusive activity ideas include:
  • Using blocks to build a boat
  • "Sewing" a sail for the boat (you can make a sail out of cardboard and punch holes around the edge. Then your toddler can have fun sewing with string or wool)
  • The Living Scriptures has an activity book to go along with their dvd "Journey to the Promised Land". Remember you can download these activity books for free if you register (for free). There are a few colouring pages that can be used for this particular story.

Ideas from the Friend:

My favourite scripture from 1 Nephi 17 is verse 3. I have been reading this one to LQ over the last two days. It is easy to summarize and it has a great message to it.

As always,... I am eager to know how you are doing. Send me an email sometime.


  1. I'm glad I stumbled upon your blog. This gives me ideas on what to do with my dd.

  2. First, I love the profile pic. Two cute girls!

    Second, you're awesome. I like the 'sew a sail' idea a lot. Keep it up, sistah! 22 followers! YESSSS!

  3. I just found your blog and wanted to really encourage you in your efforts to study the sciptures with your toddler! I have always included my babies and toddlers in our daily family scripture study and the benefits of it are tremendous! My oldest two children (ages 5 and 6) are currently each reading the Book of Mormon on their own; both of them have gotten to Second Nephi with no little help so far (though I do check after they read to be sure they understand at least some of what they just read). They love the scriptures! I truly believe that if a love of the scriptures and an understanding and testimony of them is encouraged from infancy, children will always love the scriptures. Anyway, I have lots more I'd love to say tonight, but it's getting late. Just keep doing what you are doing. even if it seems hard or even if you aren't seeing the results that you expect right away!! :)

    Melissa :)

  4. I just stumbled upon your blog and I'm so excited I found it! Thank you for all your great ideas. I'm so sharing your blog with my sisters!