Any day is a golden opportunity to share one of the Most Memorable Lessons Of All Time. With very little advance preparation, you can lead children on a pioneer trek that they’ll remember for a lifetime. This experience may help give them the courage to Choose the Right even when it’s hard, just like the pioneers. You can use this lesson around Pioneer Day in July, or year round, to reinforce any principle that the pioneers lived (obedience, courage, faith, perseverance. . . ). Your trek can take as little as 10 minutes as a family, nursery, Junior or Senior Primary.
I taught this lesson to my Sunbeams several years ago, and those little-tykes-now-teens still remember it, years later. The brave pioneer Saints are a constant source of inspiration. Heading for an unknown life in a hard land, the pioneers left so much behind, while following the Lord unquestioningly.
Grab a handkerchief and a wooden stick to pack your provisions for the trail (optional), muster your courage and obedience, and lead the children into their own Promised Valley of peace and blessings as they follow the Lord.