Monday, April 23, 2018

S'more Scripture Fun for LDS Seminary

I had leftover  S'more ingredients from an activity that we had at our house.  I just had to figure out a way to use it with my seminary class.  This is what I came up with.

Making the S'mores


Before class I laid out the s'mores on a cookie sheet with parchment paper for easy clean up.   Place the graham cracker on the bottom, then the chocolate, then the marshmallow, but leave off the top graham cracker. That way at the end of the lesson we could just pop them in the oven and cook them at 350 deg. for 5 minutes.  That's just enough time for closing prayer and clean up etc.  After the s'mores have cooked for 5 minutes, place the top on them and hand them out to your students.

Handout:


The Lesson:

I had the students work in pairs.  I gave them a few scriptures at a time and each group wrote down as many facts as they could in that scripture block.  Then I called on random pairs to share what they learned and we discussed it as a class.  Each group counted how many facts they could find and kept a running total.  The group at the end with most points won a prize (usually a large candy bar). 

 It was very simple and fun.  All the students seemed to be engaged and learning. I hope that you can use it also.

Here's an example of the scripture block 
that I used:

Ether 2
verses:
1-3
4-7
8-10
11-12
13-15
16-17
18-21
22-23
24-25

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Thursday, March 1, 2018

Samuel the Lamanite Activity, Helaman 13-16




Today we learned about Samuel the Lamanite.  I gave an overview of the story using bricks to help fill in the wall.  After we read the scriptures and learned about Samuel's warnings I did this activity with my students.

I printed out one brick and one arrow for each student.  On the arrow they wrote what problems or challenges that they face today.  On the brick they wrote a scripture that stood out to them in Helaman 13-16.  I loved that almost every student found a scripture about Christ and told how it comforted them.  Then I had them come up to the board and place the brick and the arrow on the board to form a wall.

Here are the printouts for this.

Samuel the Lamanite 
I copied off of Google Images but it linked back to the LDS color pages.

Arrows
I printed these out on gray cardstock 


Bricks
I printed these out on red paper








Thursday, February 22, 2018

Have the students Teach Helaman 4 and 5

Here are some worksheets that I put together so that the students could teach in groups.  I have them work on it as a group and then present it to the class.  I like to do this about once a week so that I can hear what my students are thinking and learning.  I post it on here so that I have a copy of what I've done. Maybe someone else will be able to use it also.








Monday, January 29, 2018

LDS Seminary Worksheets, Have the students teach Alma 34 and 35.


Here are some worksheets that I put together so that the students could teach in groups.  I have them work on it as a group and then present it to the class.  I like to do this about once a week so that I can hear what my students are thinking and learning.  I post it on here so that I have a copy of what I've done. Maybe someone else will be able to use it also.





Thursday, January 11, 2018

Map of the Book of Mormon until King Mosiah II

While teaching Mosiah I drew a huge map on the board.  Some days I would come in and it would be erased.  It got frustrating, so I decided to make my own map.  

Here is my version.  If you would like to have a copy then just click on it to make it larger.  Then right click and copy and paste it into your printing program.  You can also save it into your pictures.



I printed out a copy for each student to have plus I sent a copy of the map to Staples and had a copy printed out on Engineer print for about $4.  Here is a picture of it.

It has made my life so much easier.  Now the students can follow along as we learn about the different groups of people and places in the Book of Mormon.








Learning about King Benjamin's Speech, Book of Mormon Mosiah chapters 2-5

While teaching my Book of Mormon Seminary Students about King Benjamin's Speech, I noticed how much doctrine King Benjamin covered.  As a review I divided up the verses and had the students write down all the different doctrines on a tent.  They each came up and shared the doctrine with the class and placed it in front of the temple. 

Here's a closer view of the the tents.  Notice that the door is on the opposite side so that it faces the temple.



I gave a cut out of a temple to each student.  You could actually give them a couple if you would like.  Then have them search chapters 2-5 to see what doctrine that they can find.  You can divide the chapters up between the students.

Here is a copy of the tents.  To print it out just click on it to make it large.  Then right click to save it into your pictures, or copy and paste it.


For the temple I used white poster board.  For the grass I used green poster board.  Here is a printout for the ladder and for King Benjamin.


The lesson really went well.    I hope that they can remember that King Benjamin's speech is a good place to turn to if they are looking for doctrine.










Monday, January 8, 2018

Have the students teach Alma 17, The Story of the Sons of Mosiah, Ammon and King Lamoni's Sheep

Since most of us know the story of Ammon and King Lamoni's sheep so well, I wanted to take the time to really read the doctrine that Alma 17 offers us.  I think that we can get so caught up in the cool story that we overlook many of the things that we can learn from this wonderful chapter.

I separated the students into groups.  I made a printout for each group so that they could read their section and then teach the class what they learned.  It turned out great.  I gave each group about 10 minutes to prepare. 

The lesson turned out awesome!  The students had some great things to share.  I always love it when I hear from them.  We got to hear from all the groups but group 6, which I did the next day.  It actually worked out better that way because then at the end of the lesson I could do the minute-to-win-it Book of Mormon challenge where two students competed to pick of the most arms.  It was a blast.  

 Here are the handouts that I gave to each group.  If you would like a copy just click on the picture to make it large.  Then right click and copy and paste it into your printing program, or save it into your pictures.  I hope that these can be a help!

















Another idea that was fun was we had a minute-to-win-it race at the end of our lesson to see who could pick up the most arms with a sword.  The instructions are here.