Toddler-Friendly Scripture Study: Chapter 8

Chapter 8: Crossing the Sea
If you haven’t read my initial post, read it here. It explains the scripture study plan in a little more detail and gives more information for how to teach it. 
 
Song: Keep the Commandments, p. 146
 
Idea for teaching the song found here.
 
Activity Verse: (I know the last two lines don’t actually rhyme, but it was the best I could come up with! Haha. If you have any suggestions, let me know!)
 

Lehi’s family sailed on a ship to the promised land. (swerve hand up and down, mimicking waves)
Laman and Lemuel began to be wicked so Nephi took a stand. (stand tall with hands on hips)
Lamar and Lemuel got angry; they tied Nephi up with rope. (fold arms and make an angry face)
The Liahona stopped working and they got lost; repentance was their only hope. (fold arms and bow head)
Nephi’s family cried and begged Laman and Lemuel to let him go. (clasp hands together and make a sad face)
Lehi and Sariah were so sad they got sick, but Laman and Lemuel still said, “No.” (fold arms, make a grumpy face and shake head, “no”)
Four days passed and the storm was so strong, the ship was about to sink. (swerve hand like ocean waves and then go straight down)
Laman and Lemuel were afraid they would drown; they needed to stop and think. (place finger on temple)
They chose to repent and pray to God and then they set Nephi free. (fold arms and bow head)
Nepali was sore but he didn’t complain; he was as thankful as could be. (happy face)
The Liahona began to work and Nephi prayed that the storm would end. (fold arms and bow head)
The sea became calm and Nephi guided the ship again towards the promised land. (swerve hand up and down, mimicking waves)
 
Art/Craft:
1. Coloring pages: There are free activity books herethat go along with a variety of scripture stories. You just need to create a free account. For this chapter, I downloaded the “Journey to the Promised Land” book.
2. I didn’t include this in the lesson plan, but I think it would be fun. Make a paper boat. I found a couple resources hereand here.
3. I didn’t include this gameeither but think it would be fun to play for FHE or something.
 
Scripture Study Outline
Again, if you haven’t read my initial post, read it here. My outline is very brief, so this explains the scripture study plan in a little more detail and gives more information for how to teach it. 
 
1. Preview the chapter with a picture walk. (Explanation found here.) Since this song was already taught during this lesson, review by listening to it and see what your child can remember.
 
2. Read the story from the manual. Ask questions and take time to look at the pictures as you read. Take as many days as needed to read the whole chapter.  End by singing the song.
 
3.  Have your child color one of the coloring pages while you read sections of the story from the actual scriptures. Take as many days as needed to read through the passages. End each day by singing the song.
           
4. Do the activity verse a couple times with your child. End by singing the song.
 
5. Watch the scripture story video for this chapter. End by reading your favorite verse from the story.
 

6. Do the activity verse with your child. See if they can remember the actions by themselves. Read your favorite verse and then have your child read part or all of it by repeating after you. Share your testimony. End by singing the song.

Watercolor background found here
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