Objective: I can learn about righteous families by reading the scriptures
Song: “Love is Spoken Here” pg. 160-161
Presidency Member: Ask the children how they learned to do something simple like brush their teeth or make their bed. Point out that it helps to see others doing something you’re learning to do—we call that an example. When we read the scriptures we can find examples of how to live righteously. Explain that we will be talking about some righteous families from the scriptures that are examples for our families as we learn to be righteous families. (1 min.)
Start with GAK 313 (Alma 53:10-21, 56:44-56, 58:39)—the story of the two thousand stripling warriors. Emphasize that they were taught by their mothers that if they did not doubt (if they had faith) God would deliver them. You could say things like, “The scriptures don’t say but I bet these young men had seen their mothers kneeling with their families in family prayer. They probably even heard their mothers pray and as they listened to their mothers’ words their fears went away,” to help it connect with the song. (4 min.)
Music Leader: Sing the first verse of “Love is Spoken Here” acappella showing pictures as you sing the phrases. Ask who in the family this verse talks about. Show the picture of the mother when they answer. Then sing the song again with the piano and the children first asking the children to listen for what the verse talks about hearing from the mother. Hold up that picture when the children answer. Continue using questions and pictures to help the children learn the rest of the verse. Then point out that this song is about a prayer. Ask the children to fold their arms as if they are listening to a prayer. If they want they can close their eyes and bow their heads to pretend like they are listening to a prayer but they need to keep singing. (5 min.)
Presidency Member: Explain that you will pass out more pictures of righteous families for each class or group (however, you want to do it) to look at and read about. You will give them three to five minutes to listen to their teacher read the story (or read the story themselves in Sr. Primary) and think of how they want to share the story with the rest of the groups; then, every group will get one or two minutes to share. Pass out the following pictures as listed in the outline: GAK 119, GAK 200, GAK 215, GAK 301, and GAK 321. If you don’t choose to pass out all the pictures that’s okay—just please make sure GAK 119 (Adam and Eve with their family) is passed out. Give the groups three to five minutes (closer to three minutes if possible) to prepare. Then call up each group to tell about their picture starting with the group with GAK 119. After GAK 119 is shared turn the time over to Chorister. (5-10 min.)
Music Leader: Sing the second verse of “Love is Spoken Here” acappella showing pictures as you sing the phrases. Ask when this family is blessed with priesthood power. Show the picture of the clock when the children answer. Then sing the song again with the piano and the children first asking the children to listen for who in the verse leads the family. Continue using questions and pictures to help the children learn the rest of the verse. Again invite the children to assume prayer posture as they sing the whole second verse. (5 min.)
Presidency Member: Call up each group to share their picture. After each group goes, turn the time over to Chorister. (each group—1 or 2 min.)
Music Leader: Display some cards, face down, that dictate a way to sing the song—for instance, all the girls sing the first verse, all the boys sing the second verse, all the teachers sing, etc. Invite a child to come pick one of the cards and sing the song the way described. (Following each card’s directions should take 1 or 2 min.)
Presidency Member: Share testimony.
Music Leader: If there is extra time invite the children to pick the extra cards and follow those directions. Or, teach the children to sing the two verses as a duet—girls sing first verse, boys sing second verse.