There are many symbols within the ordinance of baptism. This week's lesson teaches some of these symbols. We hope this lesson will not only aid in your study of the Doctrine and Covenants, but also be a resource for anyone that is preparing for baptism.
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*** Print the matching game on card stock or glue to another sheet of paper before cutting it out. (You don't want your kids to be able to see the pictures through the back side of the paper)
➤ L E S S O N
Open the lesson with a song and a prayer.
🎶 O P E N I N G S O N G : "Baptism"
➤ P R E P A R A T I O N
You will need a piece of green paper, a piece of red paper, two popsicle sticks and tape! Cut a tennis ball-sized circle from each sheet of paper and attach each circle to a popsicle stick. You are making signs that you can hold up to represent a green light and a red light. If you do not have popsicle sticks, you can also use pencils.
➤ I N T R O D U C T I O N
Play “Red Light, Green Light!” Invite the children to stand on one side of the room while a volunteer stands on the other side of the room with the two “traffic lights.” When the volunteer holds up the green light, participants may begin walking, but when the volunteer holds up the red light, they must stop. The goal is to reach the traffic lights! The first person to make it to the traffic lights gets to hold up the traffic lights for the next round!
Play until all the children have had a turn to hold the “traffic lights.”
Once you have completed the activity, discuss the following questions.
1) How did you know when to go? (The green light was showing!)
2) How did you know when to stop? (The red light was showing!)
3) How did you know what the colors mean? (Discuss.)