The purpose in teaching Lesson 20: Joseph Smith Translates the Bible and Other Scriptures is to help the children understand Joseph Smith's role in bringing forth the scriptures and to encourage them to study the scriptures.
- There are a lot of free scripture printables and object lessons in my Scripture Helps section on my blog. Use one to help expand a scripture or show how to further study a verse.
- Share these 8 tips for scripture study with your class.
- Use the illustrated story learning activity along with the other helps in The Red Headed Hostess class packet.
The following are links to LDS.org resources unless otherwise stated.
"Holy Scriptures: The Power of God unto Our Salvation" by Elder Robert D. Hales
"Coming Unto Christ by Searching the Scriptures" by Merrill J. Bateman
"Search, Ponder, and Pray"- Children's Songbook pg. 109
"As I Search the Holy Scriptures"- Hymns #277
"Book of Mormon Stories"- Children's Songbook pg. 118
"Seek the Lord Early"- Children's Songbook pg. 108
"The Books in the Book of Mormon"- Children's Songbook pg. 119
"The Books in the New Testament"- Children's Songbook pg. 116
"The Books in the Old Testament"- Children's Songbook pg. 114
"The Eighth Article of Faith"- Children's Songbook pg. 127
My Primary 5 Lesson 18 handout packet includes
- Posters to go with Enrichment Activity 1- Use them to make a cardboard box TV or Roller Box.
- Quiz to go with Enrichment Activity 4
Article of Faith 8- Descriptions of the four books of scripture and a coloring game.
Bringing the Scriptures to Life- Suggestions to liken the scriptures to ourselves. You could easily make this into a scripture chase game, or try hiding the different scenarios throughout the room.
Listen For His Voice- Connect the dot activity to reveal a picture of a child reading his scriptures
Magic Scripture Square- Solve the clues in a box to see the magic scripture square.
Scripture Cards- Pictures and scriptures you can give to your class to compile scriptures they can read in different situations when they need comfort.
Scripture Hero Search- Look up scriptures to solve clues about Book of Mormon prophets.
Sharing Time: The Scriptures- Color and cut out flowers as you read the scriptures to make a bouquet. This also includes several activity ideas centered around the scriptures.
Sharing Time: On the Right Path- Look up scriptures that serve as "road signs" to keep us on the path.
Sharing Time: Read the Scriptures Daily- Color part of a picture each day you read the scriptures.
Sharing Time: Search the Scriptures- Make a book mark to use as you study the scriptures.
Sharing Time: The Words of Christ- Help Scripture-Study Sam know what to do in different situations with help from the scriptures.
Studying the Scriptures- Solve the code to find what you can do to learn more from the scriptures.
Ways to Study the Scriptures- Illustrations that show how to study the scriptures and then color the pictures.