Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Lehi's Dream

Gather the family around the kitchen table for this activity. Come prepared with pencils, markers, crayons, stickers etc. You will also need a large poster board or piece of butcher paper and the scriptures.

As you tell the story of Lehi's dream (1 Nephi 8) to your family, everyone takes part in recreating the vision on paper. Young and old enjoy participating in this. Small children are skilled enough to scribble in a believable mist of darkness. Everyone can add a piece of fruit to the tree. If you have an aspiring artist in the family, let them create the large and spacious building with intricate architecture. The mathmetician in the family can make sure the strait and narrow path is precise. And so on for all the parts of the dream.

It really doesn't matter if the youngest kids add their touch to the entire paper. Just ask the older kids to figure out creative ways to incorporate the little scribbles and odd markings into their design. When the poster is done, it can be hung up as a good reminder of the lesson for the week. Hopefully upon seeing it, everyone will remember to hold to the rod!

While the story is being told, or after the picture is completed, discuss Nephi's experience with Lehi's dream (1 Nephi 11)so that all can know the interpretation of each item drawn.

A good treat for this activity would be some new types of fruit that your family hasn't tried before or doesn't get to have often. Make sure that it is a good, yummy sweet fruit!

A good song choice is "The Iron Rod" on page 274 of the hymn book.

Originally posted by Marika.

1 comment:

  1. Great idea! I've found that having something hands-on to do while they are listening to a story keeps them a little more focused. You would think that would be the opposite, though! Thanks for the idea!