Saturday, March 12, 2011

Getting to know the Scriptures

Family Home Evening Lesson
Getting to know your scriptures

Opening Song: "Search Ponder and Pray" Children's Songbook #109

Opening Prayer: Child

Lesson: Dad

Our daughter who was recently baptised received new Scriptures (Quad). We thought a lesson about Getting to know the scriptures would be good. We were surprised! at how little our 10 and 8 year old knew about their Scriptures despite reading them everyday! I suppose when you use a bookmark and open the book daily for them for family scripture study - you are not teaching them!! 

We started with a quick perusal of their new scriptures.
They checked  out the tabs, ribbon bookmarks, pictures section etc.

We then asked them questions like

What is/find the first book of the Old Testament, New Testament, Book of Mormon

Using the title page to find other books (give them some unusual ones to find)

We chose a word to look up in the Topical Guide. When then followed it to the scripture.

We looked at footnotes and what the little letters mean and then folllowed it back to the Bible Dictionary and Topical Guide


Lesson Ideas over at

Printable Scripture Cards  (like Go Fish)

Make bookmarks to remind children to read scriptures everyday

Closing Song: "Book of Mormon Stories" Children's Songbook #118

Closing Prayer: Child