“Scripture Time Fun,” Friend, September 2021
Sing “I Love to See the Temple” (Children’s Songbook, 95).
Jesus told the Saints to build a temple (see Doctrine and Covenants 95:8). Temples are important places where we can make covenants (promises) with Heavenly Father and be sealed to our families.
Go to temples.ChurchofJesusChrist.org to look at pictures of temples around the world. Talk about why temples are so sacred and special.
Sing “There Is Sunshine in My Soul Today” (Hymns, no. 227).
Jesus said, “In me your joy is full” (Doctrine and Covenants 101:36). Joy is long-lasting happiness you feel in your heart.
Draw a happy face and a frowny face on either side of a paper plate or paper circle. Together name some things that make people happy or sad and hold up the happy or sad face. Make sure to name some happy things about Jesus!
Sing “I Will Be Valiant” (Children’s Songbook, 162).
Jesus taught that if we keep the commandments, we will be blessed (see Doctrine and Covenants 103:7).
Have one person say “Jesus said” and then tell something Jesus has asked us to do. Then do an action that goes with the words. For example, if the person says, “Jesus said to love everyone,” you could make a heart with your hands. If the person says, “Jesus said to pray,” you could fold your arms. Take turns telling what Jesus said.
Sing “We Thank Thee, O God, for a Prophet” (Hymns, no. 19).
Jesus calls prophets, apostles, and others to lead the Church (see Doctrine and Covenants 107:21–26). We hear from some of these leaders at general conference!
While you listen to conference, use the activities on pages 24–25 to help you stay focused. Then write to the Friend to tell us what you liked most about general conference.
Sing “The Spirit of God” (Hymns, no. 2).
After the Kirtland Temple was built and dedicated, Jesus Christ appeared there to Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery (see Doctrine and Covenants 110:2–7). The temple is the Lord’s house. You can learn more about the Kirtland Temple on page 42.
Draw a picture of your favorite temple. Sing “I Love to See the Temple” (Children’s Songbook, 95). Every time you sing the word temple, hold up your temple picture. Think of some other words in the song that show how special and beautiful temples are.