Sunday, May 11, 2008

Lehi's Family and the Gold Plates

Family Home Evening Lesson
Lehi’s Family and the Gold Plates

Opening Song: “Book of Mormon Stories” (Children’s Song Book #118)

Opening Prayer: Daddy

Lesson: Mommy

Scripture: This lesson based on 1 Nephi 1, have scriptures to show child.

In the beginning of the Book of Mormon who is the first family? Lehi’s Family. They live in Jerusalem. Nephi says his parents are good. He makes a record about what happens to his family. Lehi tells the people to repent and be good. He is a prophet like our prophet today Pres Thomas S Monson. Nephi is writing this all down for us. The plates (show gospel art picture kit pic #325) become The Book of Mormon (show book) and it is about Jesus visiting the people from the Americas (show Gospel Art Picture Kit pic # 316).

Turn aluminium foil into some “plates” to write on. Take a large piece of foil and fold in half and half again to make a small “book”. Using a pencil, knitting needle, or the like, write onto the “plates/foil”. Small children can draw on the foil, or you could write out 1 Nephi 1:1.

Closing Song: “The Golden Plates” (Children’s Song Book # 86)

Closing Prayer: Daddy

Turn square rectangular cookies into Golden Plates. I used Nice and milk cookies (Australian brands). Graham crackers or similar for USA readers. Make yellow icing/frosting and spread over cookies. Decorate to make words or use licorice or fruit straps to make bookmarks. Eat and Enjoy.


Tim said...

This is great idea - I'll definitely be using it!

Mary said...

We used this lesson idea and had the most fun FHE lesson. Our toddlers even buried their plates in the backyard!

Carita De Angel said...

thank youu this idea is great!!