Toddler-Friendly Scripture Study: Chapter 14

Chapter 14: Abinadi and King Noah

Song:

Stand for the Right (CS, 159) (One of the songs for the Primary Program this year!)

Our prophet has some words for you,
And these are the words, “Be true, be true.”
At work or at play,
In darkness or light,
Be true, be true,
And stand for the right.
Simple ASL Actions found here

(For “Be true” I will just do “true” rather than both “be” and “true” because I think that is too fast for my little guy!)

Activities:

Summary: (compliments printable figures)

1. This is King Noah. He was a wicked king. King Noah had many priests who helped him rule. They were wicked too. This is Abinadi. Abinadi was a prophet. He was sent by God to tell King Noah’s people to repent.
2. King Noah made Abinadi come to his palace. King Noah and his priests asked Abinadi many questions.
3. Abinadi was not afraid. He answered their questions. King Noah wanted to kill Abinadi, but God protected Abinadi so he could finish his message. He read the commandments. He told them Jesus would be born. He told them to repent.
4. One of King Noah’s priests, named Alma, believed Abinadi. Alma asked King Noah to let Abinadi go. This made King Noah angry. He sent servants to kill Alma. Alma ran away and hid.
5. Abinadi was brought before the king again. King Noah told him to take back what he said. Abinadi would not take it back. He had spoken the truth. He said he would rather die than take back what he said.
6. King Noah had Abinadi killed. Before Abinadi died, he told King Noah he would die by fire, just like Abinadi.
7. Later, King Noah made his people angry. They tied King Noah to a tree and burned him to death, just like Abinadi said. Abinadi was a true and courageous prophet.

2. Coloring page found here. Another coloring page found here, but this one is kind of creepy to me haha.

Additional Activities: (not in the lesson plan, but still good!)

Testimony Building Activity

Video about Joseph F. Smith – shows great courage, just like Abinadi!

Scripture Figure – could use for Abinadi. You could use reteach the things that Abinadi taught

Scripture Study Outline

Again, if you haven’t read my initial post, read it here. This outline is very brief. The link will lead to an explanation of the scripture study 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 and humming to the tune.
2. Read through the story in 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 listening to/singing the song.
3.  Have your child color the printable figures and/or 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. (Cut out colored printable figures in advance. Optional: Tape them to straws/popsicle sticks.) Share the summary as you hold up the printable figures. Repeat a few times. Ask questions about each figure. (i.e. “Who is this?”, “Was King Noah a good king?”, “What did Abinadi teach?”) See if they can repeat some or parts of the summary back to you. End by singing the song.
5. Watch the scripture story video. Talk about Abinadi’s testimony and his courage to stand for the right. End by reading your favorite verse from the passages and singing the song.

6. Have child try to retell the story using the figures, helping them as needed. Read a favorite verse from this story two times and have your child read it with you the second time. Share your testimony. End by singing the song.

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