These are my ideas. My hope is that my thoughts may be a springboard to your own great ideas that are right for you and your family. Some ideas are for families with young children while others might be for widows meeting together as a group. Read through and find what’s right for your situation.
Print out this scripture square sheet to use as you review the scriptures in this section. Draw or write the key words that stick out to you in each box. What themes do you notice? What new things did you learn?
PARABLE OF THE SOWER IDEAS
Do a science experiment! Plant seeds in four different containers and see how they grow with the different soils. For the hard ground you could mix in clay with your soil, for the thorny ground, add lots of weeds, etc. Pick a seed that will grow quickly like a bean so you can discuss it throughout the first weeks of the year. Then discuss what type of soil each of us might be as well as what our soil might be as a family. How do we keep our soil good? What does that mean for us as we study the New Testament this year?
Use these activities during your lesson, as a morning activity reminder, or any other time to quietly reinforce this week’s lesson. Many of these resources are from LDS.org, however, some may be from other helpful bloggers.
His Words- A dot-to-dot
Read the Scriptures Daily- 30 Day reading chart
Packets of Light- Bright Idea poster
Learn about Jesus- Bright Idea poster
New Testament Scripture Challenge- A weekly reading chart. Instead of using their schedule, use the one in the Come, Follow Me manual.
An Invitation- Poster in two sizes to come unto Jesus and learn of Him.
PARABLE OF THE SOWER
Parable of the Sower- Match parable statement with the picture and application.
The Parable of the Sower- Word search from Sermons 4 Kids.
The Parable of the Sower- Illustrated journal page from A Lively Hope.
Plant a Seed- Poster about planting the seed in our hearts
PARABLE OF THE 10 VIRGINS
IBelieve That Jesus Will Come Again- A Ten Virgins parable activity to color- fill the lamp
Got Oil?- Mormonad
Scripture Figure- Use this woman to represent the 10 virgins- make into a stick or paper bag puppet