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“Scripture Time Fun,” Friend, July 2021

Come, Follow Me

Scripture Time Fun

These ideas go along with Come, Follow Me—for Individuals and Families each week.


The Plan of Salvation

For Doctrine and Covenants 76

  • Sing “I Know That My Redeemer Lives” (Hymns, no. 136).

  • Jesus Christ showed Joseph Smith a vision of God’s plan for us (see Doctrine and Covenants 76). We call this plan the plan of salvation or the plan of happiness. You can read more about it on page 2.

  • Now play the game on page 24 with your family. Help everyone get to the celestial kingdom!


Gratitude Game

For Doctrine and Covenants 77–80

  • Sing “Count Your Blessings” (Hymns, no. 241).

  • Jesus taught us to “receiv[e] all things with thankfulness” (Doctrine and Covenants 78:19). That means being thankful for what we have.

  • Play a gratitude game! One person stands while the others sit in a circle. Those in the circle pass an object (like a toy) around as fast as they can. When the standing player says, “Stop!” the person holding the object says something they are thankful for. Then that person stands for the next round.


Words of Comfort

For Doctrine and Covenants 81–83

  • Sing “Have I Done Any Good?” (Hymns, no. 223).

  • Jesus taught that we should “lift up the hands which hang down” (Doctrine and Covenants 81:5). That means helping others and encouraging them when they are sad or tired.

  • Make a helping hand! Trace your hand on a piece of paper and cut it out. Write something on it that you will do to help others and then hang it up where you can see it. If you want, you could hang your family’s hands up together to make a helping hands tree!


Paper Lilies

For Doctrine and Covenants 84

  • Sing “I Feel My Savior’s Love” (Children’s Songbook, 74–75).

  • Jesus said to “consider the lilies of the field” (Doctrine and Covenants 84:82). If Heavenly Father takes care of the flowers, we can trust that He will take care of us! (See Doctrine and Covenants 84:83–85.)

  • Make a paper lily to remind you of Heavenly Father’s love and care. Trace your hand on a piece of paper and cut it out. Roll the hand shape into a cone. Then roll each “finger” around a pencil to curl the paper outward for the petals. If you want, you can tape your flower to a stick to make a stem.

Illustrations by Katy Dockrill