Gospel Grab Bag

Reach in and grab 2,000 LDS learning activities, crafts, games and more to teach Primary, family home evening, and young women. Also enjoy Bible fun activities.

Gospel Grab Bag - Reach in and grab 2,000 LDS learning activities, crafts, games and more to teach Primary, family home evening, and young women. Also enjoy Bible fun activities.

Sabbath Day: The Saints Settle the Salt Lake Valley

Lesson Helps: Doctrine and Covenants-Church History Lesson 41

For children ages 4-7

TO FIND LESSON: Present Lesson 41 – Primary 5 Manual – Doctrine and Covenants-Church History: The Saints Settle the Salt Lake Valley.

OBJECTIVE: The lesson helps children understand that keeping the Sabbath day holy is one way to show gratitude for the blessings we receive from Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. Review the enrichment activity 1 (p. 242) in the manual for which the following activity illustrates.

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TO PURCHASE ACTIVITY:  Copy or print the pattern from Sunday Savers: Doctrine and Covenants-Church History book or CD-ROM.

ACTIVITY: Sabbath-day Decisions Drama-or-draw

Help children learn the difference between right and wrong Sabbath Day activities.
DECISION DRAMA-OR-DRAW: Children can play this game by dividing into teams, with opposing teams sitting across from one another. Children take turns drawing a wordstrip from a jar and reading it silently.
OPTION 1—DRAMA: Act out the activity.
OPTION 2—DRAW: Draw activity on paper or the chalkboard for all to see.
The first team to guess the activity and vote “yes” (good Sabbath activity) or vote “no” (not a good Sabbath activity) wins a point for their team. Play by voting on all wordstrips or until time runs out.

TO MAKE: Print or copy, color, and cut out the label and wordstrips for the activity. Mount label on a jar and place wordstrips inside.

THOUGHT TREAT (when appropriate): Sabbath-day Hugs and Kisses. Purchase some Hershey’s Hugs and Kisses chocolate candies. As you play the game (above), give out candies. Tell children that we show love (hugs/kisses) to Heavenly Father as we keep the Sabbath day holy.

Service: The Saints Build Winter Quarters

Lesson Helps: Doctrine and Covenants-Church History Lesson 39

For children ages 4-7

TO FIND LESSON: Present Lesson 39 – Primary 5 Manual – Doctrine and Covenants-Church History: The Saints Build Winter Quarters.

OBJECTIVE: The lesson helps children understand that great things can be accomplished when people cooperate and serve each other. Review the enrichment activity 3 (p. 227) in the manual for which the following activity illustrates.

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TO PURCHASE ACTIVITY:  Copy or print the pattern from Sunday Savers: Doctrine and Covenants-Church History book or CD-ROM.

ACTIVITY: Service-station Sack of Reminders

Encourage children to take this bag home and pull out acts of kindness each day/week to remind them to serve others. Talk about the rewards that come from service (e.g. making one feel happy, increasing talents, and the blessings that come from Heavenly Father). Encourage children to add to these deeds by making their own list of service ideas.

TO MAKE: Print or copy, color, and cut out the activity. Glue label on a brown paper lunch-size bag. Place wordstrips in the bag.

THOUGHT TREAT (when appropriate): Life Savers Candy Cars. Give each child a whole pack of Life Savers candies (for the car body), and glue individual Life Savers on sides for the wheel. Remind children that if they speed by others not stopping to serve, they could swerve off the straight and narrow path that leads back to our Heavenly Father.

Trials: Zion’s Camp Marches to Missouri

Lesson Helps: Doctrine and Covenants-Church History Lesson 28

For children ages 4-7

TO FIND LESSON: Present Lesson 28 – Primary 5 Manual – Doctrine and Covenants-Church History: Zion’s Camp Marches to Missouri.

OBJECTIVE: The lesson helps children understand that trials and tests of faith can strengthen us if we are faithful and obedient. Review the enrichment activity 2 (p. 157) in the manual for which the following activity illustrates.

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ACTIVITY: Premortal Life/Earth Life Quiz

SHOW IMAGES AND ANSWER QUESTIONS:
Where did we come from? (show premortal life circle.)
● Heaven was our first estate (show plastic spirit). There we passed a test to come to earth and receive a physical body.
What test did we pass to come to earth?
● We chose to follow Jesus and keep all of Heavenly Father’s commandments (place plastic spirit over body and place on earth circle) Our spirit was given a chance to come to earth to live in a body to be tested.
What do we need to do to pass the earth life test?
● If we keep the commandments, we will pass the test and will receive our reward (read Abraham 3:26), to live with Heavenly Father and Jesus again (in the second estate earth circle, write what you will do.)

TO MAKE: Print or copy, color, and cut out the activity on cardstock paper. Cut out a plastic spirit with head on fold-line of a plastic sheet protector to slide over doll’s head.

THOUGHT TREAT (when appropriate): Gingerbread Boy/Girl.

Obedience: The Saints Are Expelled from Jackson County

Lesson Helps: Doctrine and Covenants-Church History Lesson 27

For children ages 4-7

TO FIND LESSON: Present Lesson 27 – Primary 5 Manual – Doctrine and Covenants-Church History: The Saints Are Expelled from Jackson County.

OBJECTIVE: The lesson helps children understand that even though we experience problems and trials, we will be blessed if we are obedient and endure to the end. Review the enrichment activity 4 (page 152)  in the manual for which the following activity illustrates.

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ACTIVITY: Blackout! Promise Puzzle

Challenge children to find a very special promise for keeping the commandments. Follow directions to find the message, writing the scripture below: “I, the Lord, am bound when ye do what I say; but when ye do not what I say, ye have no promise.” D&C 82:10.

THOUGHT TREAT (when appropriate): Testimony Treats. Award children with one treat for every commandment they can list on board, and two for listing how they can obey this commandment.

Gifts of the Spirit: The Saints Are Taught to Recognize Good and Evil

Lesson Helps: Doctrine and Covenants-Church History Lesson 19

For children ages 4-7

TO FIND LESSON: Present Lesson 19 – Primary 5 Manual – Doctrine and Covenants-Church History: The Saints Are Taught to Recognize Good and Evil.

OBJECTIVE: The lesson helps teach children how to recognize and seek the true gifts of the Spirit and not be deceived by evil. Review the enrichment activity 1 (p. 101) in the manual for which the following activity illustrates.

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ACTIVITY: Gifts Match Game

Have children draw a line from the scripture to the gift (of the Spirit) found in the scripture. Talk about the gifts and why it is important to recognize and seek true gifts. Answers: Gifts of wisdom and knowledge. Gifts of faith to heal and to be healed. Gift of prophecy. Gift to know that Jesus is the Christ. Gift to speak and understand languages.

THOUGHT TREAT (when appropriate): Gift Gumdrops. Children can name the six gifts before eating six gumdrops.

Prophet: The Prophet Receives Revelation for the Church

Lesson Helps: Doctrine and Covenants-Church History Lesson 15

For children ages 4-7

TO FIND LESSON: Present Lesson 15 – Primary 5 Manual – Doctrine and Covenants-Church History: The Prophet Receives Revelation for the Church.

OBJECTIVE: The lesson helps children understand that revelation for the whole Church comes only through the living prophet and that we should follow him. Review the discussion and application question 4 (p. 78)  in the manual for which the following activity illustrates.

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ACTIVITY: Revelation Routes

On the poster have children draw an arrow from each person to the people he or she receives revelation for. For example, the prophet receives revelation for the whole Church, so draw a line from the prophet to everyone except Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ.

THOUGHT TREAT (when appropriate): Revelation Pretzels. Purchase or make large straight or twisted pretzel shapes. As children eat straight pretzels, remind them that the prophet reveals to us ways we can follow the straight and narrow path back to heaven. As children eat the twisted pretzels, remind them that without the prophet to guide us, we might get off the straight and narrow path and become lost. Say, “Let’s listen to the prophet’s voice to stay on the path, gain eternal life, and live with Heavenly Father again.”

First Vision: Joseph Smith and the First Vision

Lesson Helps: Doctrine and Covenants-Church History Lesson 1

For children ages 4-7

TO FIND LESSON: Present Lesson 1 – Primary 5 Manual – Doctrine and Covenants-Church History: Joseph Smith and the First Vision.

OBJECTIVE: The lesson helps strengthen each child’s testimony that the Prophet Joseph Smith saw Heavenly Father and his Son, Jesus Christ. Review the enrichment activities 4 and 6 (p. 4) in the manual for which the following activity illustrates.

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ACTIVITY: Testimony Bookmark

Help children memorize Joseph Smith’s testimony of the truth of what he discovered as he knelt in the Sacred Grove. Have children place bookmark in their scriptures to remind them to have faith like the Prophet Joseph Smith.

TO MAKE: Print, color, and cut out the bookmark on cardstock paper. Fold it in half and glue back-to-back. Laminate. Paper-punch a hole at top and tie a six-inch ribbon through and tie a knot.

THOUGHT TREAT (when appropriate):
Sacred Grove Cone Cakes.
1. Pour cake batter into ice cream cone (flat on bottom) until
half full.
2. Bake in 350o oven 20–22 minutes.
3. Frost cupcake cones with green frosting.
4. Tell children that the green-topped cones (when placed
together) look like the grove of trees where Joseph Smith
knelt when he saw Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. The
children can also receive a testimony of the First Vision as
they pray to Heavenly Father.
5. Read James 1:5 and tell children that this is the scripture
Joseph Smith read in the Bible that encouraged him to
pray to know the truth.