Families in the Scriptures: Musical Clues (Sharing Time or Family Night Lesson)

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“Families are central to Heavenly Father’s plan.” Featuring families in the scriptures, here is a lesson plan built on the good ideas in the Sharing Time manual. Download the one-page lesson plan here:  Families in the Scriptures lesson outline.

Adam and Eve: Ask a child or teacher to read this clue: “Our family was the first family on earth.” Then give this musical clue: sing verse 1 of “Follow the Prophet,” Children’s Songbook, 110 — but hum the words “Adam” and “Eden” and let the children guess. Discuss the important role his wife Eve played as their family followed Heavenly Father’s plan for them. Read more (particularly Senior Primary children) in Moses 5:4-12, 58-59.

Abraham and Sarah: Ask a child or teacher to read this clue: “We were very old before we had a child.” Then give this musical clue: sing verse 4 of “Follow the Prophet,” Children’s Songbook, 110 — but hum the words “Abraham” and “Isaac” and let the children guess. Discuss the important role wife and mother Sarah played in having faith that God would keep his promises to send them a child, as their family followed Heavenly Father’s plan for them. Read more (particularly Senior Primary children) in Genesis 21:1-3.

Lehi and Sariah and sons: Ask a child or teacher to read these clues: “We crossed the ocean to get to the promised land” and “Our sons went back to Jerusalem to get sacred records to bring with us.” Then give this musical clue: sing “Nephi’s Courage,” Children’s Songbook, 120 — but hum the words “Nephi,” “Laman” and “Lemuel” and let the children guess. Discuss the important role the mother Sariah played as their family followed Heavenly Father’s plan for them. Read more (particularly Senior Primary children) about how happy Lehi and Sariah were when their sons brought back the plates: 1 Nephi 5:1, 7.

Joseph Smith Sr., Lucy Mack Smith, and Joseph Smith Jr.: Ask a child or teacher to read this clue: “Our son was the first person to ever see God the Father and Jesus Christ together.” Then give this musical clue: “Joseph Smith’s First Prayer” Hymns, 26, or “On a Golden Springtime,” Children’s Songbook, 88. Their family followed Heavenly Father’s plan for them. Read more (particularly Senior Primary children) about all the people in the Smith family and Joseph’s remarkable experience in Joseph Smith History 1:3-4, 14-17.

Pioneer families: Ask a child or teacher to read this clue: “We crossed the plains to get to the promised land.” Then give this musical clue: “Pioneer Children Sang as they Walked,” Children’s Songbook, 214, or “Pioneer Children were Quick to Obey,” 215. Pioneer families followed Heavenly Father’s plan for them. Read more (particularly Senior Primary children) in Doctrine & Covenants 136:1-2, 20-21.

APPLICATION: Whatever your family looks like — whether a mom and dad, or just one parent, or grandparents, or whatever — your family can follow Heavenly Father’s plan for your family. You can pray to find out what Heavenly Father’s plan is for you. You can read the scriptures to find out how these families and other families followed Heavenly Father’s plan. Children can be leaders in holding family prayer, scripture study, and Family Home Evening. Remind your parents, and be as helpful as you can be!

TESTIMONY: Testify that the Heavenly Father has a plan for each child and each family, and He will help us accomplish it.

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  1. Pingback: Adapting the Same Lesson for Junior and Senior Primary | Primary in Zion

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