Scripture Time Fun
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“Scripture Time Fun,” Friend, December 2021

Come, Follow Me

Scripture Time Fun

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

Our Heavenly Home

For Doctrine and Covenants 137–138

  • Sing “Did Jesus Really Live Again?” (Children’s Songbook, 64).

  • When Joseph Smith was young, his brother Alvin died. Much later, Joseph had a vision that Alvin would go to the celestial kingdom. Because Jesus Christ died and was resurrected, we can live with our families again after we die and are resurrected.

  • Read Doctrine and Covenants 137:1–5. What do you think the celestial kingdom will be like? Take turns saying words to describe it. Then draw a picture of your family with Heavenly Father and Jesus.

“We Believe” Tree

For the Articles of Faith and Official Declarations 1 and 2

  • Sing “He Sent His Son” (Children’s Songbook, 34–35).

  • The Articles of Faith teach what we believe. Joseph Smith wrote the Articles of Faith to explain the gospel to others.

  • Read “Why I Love the Articles of Faith” on page 26. Cut out 13 circles to make paper ornaments. Number the circles from 1 to 13. Then draw something on the other side that reminds you of that article of faith. You can hang them on your Christmas tree or in another place in your house. As you hang each ornament, say the article of faith that goes with it.

Family Gratitude Toss

For “The Family: A Proclamation to the World”

  • Sing “I Will Follow God’s Plan” (Children’s Songbook, 164–65).

  • Families are an important part of God’s plan. “The Family: A Proclamation to the World” says, “Happiness in family life is most likely to be achieved when founded upon the teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ.” We can make our families happier by following Jesus.

  • Now play a game! Sit in a circle. Toss a ball or crumpled sheet of paper from person to person. When you throw the ball to someone, tell them one way you have seen them follow Jesus to help someone in your family feel happy.

A Family Nativity

For Christmas

  • Sing “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing” (Hymns, no. 209).

  • “The Living Christ: The Testimony of the Apostles” teaches us that Jesus Christ is “the light, the life, and the hope of the world.” We celebrate Christmas to remember Jesus Christ.

  • Use the activity on page 24 to tell the Nativity story. Take turns adding pictures to your Nativity scene as you tell the story.

Illustrations by Katy Dockrill