Toddler-Friendly Scripture Study: Chapter 13

Chapters 13: Zeniff
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. 
Oh, how praying rests the weary. (lay head on hands like you are sleeping)
Prayer will change the night to day. (fold arms for “prayer”, then sign “day”)
So, when life gets dark and dreary, (make a sad face)
Don’t forget to pray (shake head “no”, fold arms)

Activities:

1. Letter Match-Up (using vocabulary from the story)
For this activity, we just use our magnetic ABC letters.

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Toddler-Friendly Scripture Study: Chapter 12

Chapters 12: King Benjamin
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: Love One Another, p. 136 (ASL adapted from Children’s Songbook)
As I have loved you,
Love one another.
This new commandment:
Love one another.
By this shall men know
Ye are my disciples,
If ye have love
One to another.
 
 

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Toddler-Friendly Scripture Study: Chapter 11

Chapter 11 – Enos

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: There are two song options for this lesson. One is a lesser-known song from the Children’s Songbook, but is perfect for teaching the parts of prayer. It’s basic and obviously toddler-friendly. The other is a well-known hymn that I love. While it isn’t as simple and clear as the first song, I think it’s important to teach children hymns as well. Whatever your choice is, you can’t really go wrong!

A Prayer Song (CS p. 22a)

(To make this song interactive, just follow the words to the song! The only thing I would as is to end by kneeling during the fourth line so you look ready to pray by the end of the song.)

We bow our heads in prayer today,

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Toddler-Friendly Scripture Study: Chapter 10

Chapter 10: Jacob and Sherem

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. 

I belong to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (march in place with the beat)
I know who I am. (point to self)
I know God’s plan. (point to head)
I’ll follow Him in faith. (hold both index fingers up; move one and have the other follow)
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Toddler-Friendly Scripture Study: Chapter 9

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)

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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!)
 

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Toddler-Friendly Scripture Study: Chapter 7

Chapter 7: Building the Ship
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. 
Preparation
Song: Nephi’s Courage, p. 120, chorus
“I will go; I will do (punch air upward with fist for “go” and “do”)
the thing the Lord commands. (ASL for “commands”)
I know (point to head) the Lord provides a way; (hold both hands out, parallel with palms facing each other, then push out in front of you like you are making a path)
He wants me to obey.” (salute)
Repeat, but fold arms for last “obey”

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Toddler-Friendly Scripture Study: Chapter 6

Chapter 6: Lehi’s Dream
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: The Iron Rod, Hymn Book p. 274, chorus
Hold to the rod, the iron rod; (pretend to hold on to a rod with one hand and then with the other – do this two times; video here)
‘Tis strong (hold up arm and flex muscle), and bright (open hand quickly), and true (nod head).
The iron rod (sign “iron rod” like the first line, video here) is the word of God (sign “book”);
‘Twill safely guide us through. (put hands together and weave left and right, like a snake)

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Toddler-Friendly Scripture Study: Chapter 4

Chapter 4: The Brass Plates
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. 
 
Preparation
Song: Nephi’s Courage, p. 120, chorus
 
“I will go; I will do (punch air upward with fist for “go” and “do”)
the thing the Lord commands. (ASL for “commands”)
I know (point to head) the Lord provides a way; (hold both hands out, parallel with palms facing each other, then push out in front of you like you are making a path)
He wants me to obey.” (salute)
Repeat, but fold arms for last “obey”

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