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Book of Mormon Fun Materials and Advance preparation: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Press pass for each person Book of Mormon for each person “Find Me” pictures cut out Witnesses of the Book of Mormon pdf printed out Bean Bag Toss game cards cut out Bean bag or soft toy for game Book of Mormon reading chart for each person Graham crackers and yellow frosting for refreshments.

Plan Ahead: If possible have each portion of the lesson in a different room or area, access into each requires the “press pass”. Gather a Book of Mormon for each family member or group younger children with an older child or parent.

Why and How? (See Book of Mormon: What. Phase 4 – “Review Me” Play “Book of Mormon Bean Bag Review” – Place the question cards face down in rows to form a rectangle. Take graham crackers and frost with gold frosting (you might need to go to a specialty cake decorating store to obtain gold frosting. When.Book of Mormon Fun Have the person saying the opening prayer bless the refreshments as they are part of the lesson and will be consumed prior to the closing prayer. use the index to find a reference for that picture. places and things in the Book of Mormon as well as scripture chase. Phase 7 – “Display Me” Display the quote by President Ezra Taft Benson as a reminder to continually study the Book of Mormon Closing Song: An Angel Came to Joseph Smith. have them tell the story or paraphrase the scripture. Questions include: people. Keep the Book of Mormon handy in case you need help! Phase 5 . page 86 Closing Prayer: . Take turns pulling out a picture and if anyone knows of a story or scripture that has that specific picture in it.“Report Me” Have each family member report on something that they learned during their investigation of the Book of Mormon. Set aside time each day to read the Book of Mormon either together as a family or individually or both. CSB. Opening Song: Book of Mormon Stories. Give each family member their “Press Pass” which will give them access to places that will help with their investigation into the Book of Mormon. A master copy is included to be reproduced for individual family members to keep track of their own reading progress. Why & How) Phase 2 – “Find Me” Lets look for things found in The Book of Mormon. Where. Where. by “getting to know it better”. Phase 6 – “Make Me” Make “Golden Plates” for your treat. Phase 3 – “Read Me” Included is a reading chart for the Book of Mormon. Who. If not. Be sure to color in the appropriate box for the chapters read. CSB. page 118 Opening Prayer: Scripture: Doctrine & Covenants 84:54-57 Purpose: To get excited about reading and studying the Book of Mormon. When. where you give the chapter and verse of the scripture on the card. Who. Take turns tossing the bean bag on to a question card and answer the question. The Mission: Tell family members that you are going to spend the evening being reporters for a newspaper. Phase 1 – “Discuss Me” What. if none can be found use bright yellow.

1823 the same Moroni. It is a record of a fallen people.C. This group is known as the Jaredites. compiled by inspired men for our blessing today. God is the author of the book. On September 21. WHEN. “WHEN” & “WHERE” – The ancient prophet Moroni hid up the plates around 421 A. “I told the brethren that the Book of Mormon was the most correct of any book on the earth. One came from Jerusalem in 600 B. 1975). fastened to a breastplate. than by any other book. and afterward separated into 2 nations known as the Nephites and Lamanites.” (Testimony of the Prophet Joseph Smith) . the ancient prophet after whom the book is named.Other prominent figures surrounding the Book of Mormon include the 11 witnesses. Those people never had the book – it was meant for us. WHO. On this occasion Moroni delivered the plates to Joseph along with the charge that Joseph should be responsible for them and that if he carelessly or neglectfully let them go he would be cut off.” (Ezra Taft Benson. Also that there were two stones in silver bows – and these stones. as does the Bible. written upon gold plates. told him what to include in his abridgement that we would need for our day. “WHO” – The Book of Mormon is the story of two great civilizations. God. or that it should be both good and evil spoken of among all people. and a man would get nearer to God by abiding by its precepts.THE BOOK OF MORMON: WHAT.” “HOW” – “He (Moroni) said that God had a work for me to do. It is a record of God’s dealings with the ancient inhabitants of the Americas and contains.D. Joseph Smith said. Mormon. and that God had prepared them for the purpose of translating this book. On September 22. WHERE. and the source from when they sprang. who knows the end from the beginning. (See chart Witnesses Of the Book of Mormon pdf) “WHY” – “The Book of Mormon was written for us today. and tongues. constituted what is called the Urim and Thummim – deposited with the plates. as delivered by the Savior to the ancient inhabitants. but none ever denied seeing the plates or the divinity of the Book of Mormon. April. now a glorified resurrected being appeared to the Prophet Joseph Smith and instructed him relative to the ancient record and its destined translation into the English language. the fullness of the everlasting Gospel. and that my name should be had for good and evil among all nations. however. He said there was a book deposited. abridged centuries of records. kindreds. WHY & HOW “WHAT” – The Book of Mormon is a volume of Holy Scripture comparable to the Bible. He also said that the fullness of the everlasting Gospel was contained in it. The other came much earlier when the Lord confounded the tongues at theTower of Babel. in the Hill Cumorah. and the keystone of our religion. giving an account of the former inhabitants of this continent. It is interesting to read the account of these witnesses and realize that as time went by many of these witnesses left the church.. After thousands of years all were destroyed except the Lamanites. if he did his very best to preserve them they would be protected. who are the principal ancestors of the American Indians. 1827 Moroni and Joseph met as they had previously at the Hill Cumorah. and the possession and use of these stones were what constituted Seers in ancient or former times.

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(The Title of Liberty) The number of books in the Book of Mormon. . (Jerusalem) The golden plates were buried here. (Urim & Thummim) Nephi and his brothers returned to Jersusalem to obtain these from Laban.” (1 Nephi 3:7) “When ye are in the service of your fellow beings. . . .BOOK OF MORMON BEAN BAG REVIEW (ANSWER SHEET) Nephi broke this. (Lehi) He was the final author in the Book of Mormon. . if these things are not true.” (Moroni 10:4) “By small and simple things are great things brought to pass.000 Stripling Warriors) A rent coat fastened to a pole. (Gadianton Robbers) The largest Nephite city. . (2. (Bountiful) Lehi had a dream that this city would be destroyed. (Waters of Mormon) Valiant young men taught by their mothers. .” (Alma 37:6) “Adam fell that men might be. . (15) Another Testament of Christ. (bow) These were used to provide light in the barges. . (The Hill Cumorah) Alma baptized here. (Zarahemla) Place of much bounty by the ocean. (Moroni) He tended King Lamoni’s sheep. (Ammon) He was burnt by fire for teaching repentance. . (The Brass Plates) The Book of Mormon was written on these. (16 stones) Joseph Smith used these to translate the Book of Mormon. (Gold Plates) He had the “Tree of Life vision”.” (2 Nephi 2:25) . (Abinadi) A “Secret Combination”. .” (Mosiah 2:17) “I would exhort you to ask God. . (The sub title of the Book of Mormon) “I will go and do the things which the Lord hath commanded.

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” President Ezra Taft Benson .“The Book of Mormon has greater power than Satan – power to reveal false doctrine.