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, June 1, 2009

Week 16: Chapter 16 - King Limhi and His People Escape

Book of Mormon Stories
Chapter 16: King Limhi and His People Escape

Ah.... those Lamanites. I had a sneak peek at next week's story - Alma and his people escape. It turns out the same group of Lamanites hosted the great escapes of both Limhi and his people AND Alma and his people. I just don't think they were ready to be leaders...!

This story is a good example of praying in faith, obeying the commandments and repenting of wickedness. Any activities that you can think of that will help your toddler to remember to choose the right, listen to the prophets or that teaches him/her to pray will go along nicely with the story. The activity involving the current apostles and flashcards I suggested two weeks ago would also go well with this story.

Specific activities I have thought of:
  • Sing "I Pray in Faith" (Children's Songbook pg 14)
  • Sing "I Need My Heavenly Father" (Children's Songbook pg 18)
  • Show a picture of Jesus Christ and tell your toddler that he wants us to obey
  • The Nursery Manual has two great lessons on obeying and praying
  • Pretend to sneak past the guards at the door. If you have someone who's willing - why not post them at the door, get them drunk enough to pass out and then sneak past.

Activities from The Friend
  • May 2001 - A colouring activity to hang on your wall
  • May 2003 - If you are ambitious you could try creating this mobile with your toddler
  • September 2008 - This activity is probably too much for a toddler, but I just had to show it to you. I think it is a GREAT idea for older children.
  • June 1985 - You could use the little cards in this sharing time idea for a match up game.

Thank you for bearing with me and my tardy posts. I can't wait to review next week's story!!


  1. Here I was feeling wicked because I suggested you burn a GI Joe at the stake to teach about Abinadi, and YOU suggest role playing which involves actual drunk people! Helen, you are a woman after my own heart.

    I love the Limhi story because it demonstrates that, no matter how cruddy your parents were at teaching you right from wrong, you can still choose to be a decent person.

    And I'm thinking it's time you posted over at the other blog, Sister P. For that matter, I've missed you back at my place? What gives? Living life instead of writing about it? What's THAT all about??

  2. Can I just say how amazing you are for putting this together all the time! I need to catch up desperately. I think teaching the scriptures this way to our children will also strengthen us. Thank you so much for what you are doing.

  3. You have made me really excited to get into the scriptures with my one-year old, I really love your blog! I've given you a blog award because of your awesomeness, visit my blog to see it and get it, and keep up the great work:)

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