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Are you looking for FREE general conference resources? We've got you covered! We have created a fun "Meet the Prophets and Apostles" video. This video is actually a game that engages kids in learning who each of the 12 apostles and the first presidency are! They will learn one fun fact about each apostle and then be tested on what they remember! This video is designed to help children feel more familiar with the apostles and prophets they will be hearing from at General Conference. We hope your kids will enjoy this free resource and that it will enhance their experience with General Conference!


**We have also included FREE coloring pages of EACH prophet and apostle. These can be used for posters, coloring pages and much more!


FREE PRINTABLE:


Download the FREE fifteen coloring pages of all 12 apostles and the first presidency below!


>> Pages in black & white HERE

>> Pages in color HERE

VIDEO:


In celebration of the 200 year anniversary of the prophet Joseph Smith's first vision we wanted to create a new first vision animated video. We hope this video will enhance your family or personal study of the restoration and the first vision!


Download this week's Lesson Bundle HERE!

➤ L E S S O N

Open the lesson with a song and a prayer.

🎶 K A R A O K E V I D E O : "Did You Think to Pray"

➤ I N T R O D U C T I O N


Ask children the following question:


What time is it right now? (Allow children to search for a watch, clock, or mobile device to find the answer.)


After children have completed the activity, discuss the following:


1) When you wanted to know what time it was, did you just sit still and do nothing? Or did you look around for something? (Discuss)


2) What did you look for? Where did you go? (Looked for a clock)


3) Why did you look for a clock? (Because we know the clock can tell us the time!)


4) Can a clock teach us about Heavenly Father or Jesus Christ? (No)


5) If we want to learn about Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ, what should we look around for? Who should we go to? (Study the scriptures, study the teachings of the prophets, watch general conferences, pray to Heavenly Father, etc.)


Explain: Just like we go to the clock to see what time it is, we can go to Heavenly Father in prayer when we have an important question! In the scriptures, Heavenly Father has told us lots of times to “ask,” and we will receive.

🎥 V I D E O : "The First Vision"

Say: “We are going to watch a video about Joseph Smith when he was looking for an answer to a very important question. See if you can find out what Joseph Smith wanted to know, and see if you can find out what he did to find the answer to his question.”


[Watch Video: “The First Vision | Come Follow Me Lesson for Kids”]


Discuss the following questions after watching the video:

1) What did Joseph want to know? (What church to join)

2) How did Joseph Smith find the answer? (Prayed to ask Heavenly Father)

3) Did Joseph Smith do anything before he decided to pray? What did he do? (Read the scriptures, asked other people, visited different churches, etc.)

4) Joseph found a scripture that gave him an idea. Do you remember what the scripture said to do? (Ask God)

➤ S C R I P T U R E


Read the verses below and discuss the questions that follow.

[Read James 1:5]

After reading the verses together, discuss the following questions:

1) What does it mean when it says “if any of you lack wisdom?” (Discuss)

2) How can we ask God something? What do we have to do? (Discuss)

3) What does it mean when it says “it shall be given him.” (Discuss)

4) What do you think Heavenly Father wants us to do when we want to know about something? (Discuss)

5) Can you think of other stories in the scriptures when someone needed to ask God for something? (Discuss)


[Read James 1:6]


1) What do you think “ask in faith” means? (Discuss)


2) What do you think “nothing wavering” means? What is “wavering?” (Invite children to walk across the room and show you what they think “wavering” looks like)

3) What do you think it means to not waver when we are asking something? (Invite children to walk across the room and demonstrate a direct path, not wavering)


4) How did Joseph Smith show that he was not wavering? (He worked for a long time to find an answer to his question, he kept asking and really wanted to know.)


➤ A C T I V I T Y


[Pass out activity pages]


Color and cut out the images of the “standing” Joseph Smith, and the three churches. Fold on the dotted lines to create stand-up figures. Spread out the church buildings and then help Joseph “walk” from one church to the next in search of his answer. Color the scene of the first vision. Remind children that we can all ask Heavenly Father things in prayer, just like Joseph Smith did.

➤ T E S T I M O N Y


Bear testimony of the truths found in the scriptures.

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Enos demonstrates, so powerfully, the work and effort that is involved in praying sincerely. In the Bible Dictionary prayer is described as a form of work. As we strive to teach our kids to pray, we hope that this lesson bundle will help your children understand how prayer works, that it takes effort, and how they can have more sincere prayers.


Download this week's Lesson Bundle HERE!

➤ L E S S O N

Open the lesson with a song and a prayer.

🎶 K A R A O K E V I D E O : "A Child's Prayer"

➤ P R E P A R A T I O N


Cut out a heart shape from any sheet of paper. Also, find an image of Jesus Christ or Heavenly Father to use during the lesson.

➤ I N T R O D U C T I O N


Invite a child to hold the paper heart. Say: “This paper heart represents your heart, and I am going to represent Heavenly Father.” (Hold up the image of Jesus Christ or Heavenly Father.) “If your heart is far away from Heavenly Father, do you think it will be easy to talk to him? Let’s find out!”


Invite the child to stand far away (outside of the room if possible). Say the following phrase very softly (or any other phrase you wish to say):


[Child’s name] I love you very much!”


Send another volunteer to see if the child could hear you. Then, tell them to move the child (and the heart!) a few steps closer. Try again using the same quiet voice. Repeat this process several times until the child is right next to you and they can hear you very clearly.


Invite the volunteers to sit down again, and then discuss the following questions:


1) When his/her heart was far away, was it easy for __________ to talk with Heavenly Father?


2) What did ____________ have to do to make it easier to talk with Heavenly Father?


3) How do you think _______________ felt when his/her heart was close to Heavenly Father?

4) How do you think _________________ felt when his/her heart was far away?


Hold up the paper heart and explain: “When we pray to Heavenly Father, he is always listening. But if our hearts and our thoughts are far away from him, it will be hard for Him to talk to us, and we won’t hear what he is saying.”

🎥 V I D E O : "The Baby Chick"

Say: “We are going to watch a story about praying to Heavenly Father. In this story, a baby chick wants to talk to someone—a rooster! Let’s see if the baby chick has a heart that is close to the rooster, or a heart that is far away.


[Watch Video: “The Baby Chick / A Story about Sincere Prayer”]


Discuss the following questions after watching the video:


1) Did the baby chick have a heart that was close to the rooster? Or far away? (Close)


2) How do you know the baby chick’s heart was close to the rooster? (Discuss)


3) Was it easy for the baby chick to be close to the rooster? Or did it take a lot of work? (a lot of work)


4) Did the baby chick give up? Or keep trying? (Kept trying)


5) When the baby chick showed that his heart was close to the rooster, then what did the rooster do? (talked to him)


6) Who do you think is the baby chick? Who does he represent? (Each of us!)


7) Who do you think is the rooster? Who does he represent? (Heavenly Father).


8) If we want to pray and talk to Heavenly Father, what do you think we can do to have a heart that is close to Heavenly Father? (Discuss)

➤ S C R I P T U R E


Place the image of Jesus Christ or Heavenly Father somewhere in the room where everyone can see it. Invite a volunteer to hold the heart and to start by standing on the opposite side of the room, far away from the image while you read and discuss the following verses.


Say: “These verses tell us about when the prophet Enos was praying to Heavenly Father. Listen for words that tell us where his heart is. Is his heart going away from Heavenly Father? Or is it moving closer?


[Read Enos 1:4]


1) Was his heart going away from Heavenly Father? Or was it moving closer? (Closer)


2) What words did hear that helped you know about his heart? (My soul hungered, I kneeled, I cried unto Him, mighty prayer, all day long did I cry unto Him, raise my voice.)


Invite the child who is holding the paper heart to move a few steps closer to the image of Jesus Christ or Heavenly Father.


[Read Enos 1:9]


1) Was his heart going away from Heavenly Father? Or was it moving closer? (Closer)


2) What words did you hear that helped you know about his heart? (Desired, pour out my whole soul)


Invite the child who is holding the paper heart to move a few steps closer to the image of Jesus Christ or Heavenly Father.


[Read Enos 1:11-12]


1) Was his heart going away from Heavenly Father? Or was it moving closer? (Closer)


2) What words did hear that helped you know about his heart? (Unshaken, many long strugglings, prayed and labored with all diligence.)


3) What did the Lord say to Enos after he showed his heart was close to Heavenly Father? (Re-read verse 12 and discuss)


Invite the child who is holding the paper heart to move right next to the image of Jesus Christ or Heavenly Father.

➤ A C T I V I T Y

[Pass out activity pages]


Invite children to color the image of the baby chick and the rooster talking. Remind children that the rooster represents Heavenly Father and the baby chick represents each of us. While children are coloring, lead a discussion on things that we can do to move our hearts closer to Heavenly Father.

➤ T E S T I M O N Y


Bear testimony of the truths found in the scriptures.

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