Chapter 9: A New Home in the Promised Land
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: Book of Mormon Stories, p. 118
Book of Mormon stories that my teacher tells to me (hold hands open like a book)
Are about the Lamanites in ancient history. (index and tall finger held up and placed behind head, like feathers)
Long ago their fathers came from far across the sea, (swerve hand up and down like waves of the ocean)
Giv’n the land (right hand held outward) if they lived, (left hand held outward)righteously. (right hand brought over to touch left elbow, left hand cross over to touch right elbow [arms should be folded now], bow head)
1. Coloring pages: Laman and Lemuel coloring page hereand Nephi coloring page here.
Optional Activities: (for the over-achiever!)
2. Using Play-Doh, sculpt the settlement as described in this chapter (tents, animals, trees, plants, tools, etc.) with your child. (For young toddlers, they could use animal cookie cutters, make “gold” out of yellow Play-doh by tearing out small pieces, roll out brown for the ground and poke holes with a toothpick for the seeds to be planted, etc.)
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.) Introduce the song by listening to it a couple times.
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 each day 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. Watch the scripture story video for this chapter. End by reading your favorite verse from the story. Read it once and then have your child read it with you the second time.
5. (If you want to do one of the optional activities, now would be the time!) Read another favorite verse (or the same one as yesterday) two times and have your child read it with you the second time. Summarize the chapter and share your testimony about an important lesson learned. End by singing the song.