Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Apostles as Children Singing Time or Family Home Evening

When I saw THIS article from, I knew what had to happen!
(What The Apostles Looked Like as Children by Danielle Beckstrom) It would be a really good idea to do around conference time to familiarize children with names and faces of our beloved leaders!
 All images are accredited in the article. Make a simple matching game. You can do that however you like!

A simple way I like is to take the pictures and put them on a board that I can have push pins in. Then have plenty of rubber bands to match one current picture to the picture from when they were young by looping the rubber band. I only have 5 pictured, but hopefully you get the idea.

This would make a really fun singing time! Each primary child could get 2 guesses before you move on to the next song!

If you choose to do it for Family Home Evening, start off with having pictures of family members as infants. Can they match which baby picture belongs to each other? 

Here are some quotes that a family member can read. Cut each quote and put into a can. Have a family member draw a quote from a can, read, then have the family member try to match the pictures! All quotes are from the last general conference found HERE. Make sure to talk about the quotes too!

President Monson: "As we enter through the doors of the temple, we leave behind us the distractions and confusion of the world. Inside this sacred sanctuary, we find beauty and order. There is rest for our souls and a respite from the cares of our lives."

President Eyring: " Other storms and tragedies will come across the world to people the Lord loves and whose sorrows He feels. Part of your fast offering and mine this month will be used to help someone, somewhere, whose relief the Lord will feel as if it were His own. Your fast offering will do more than help feed and clothe bodies. It will heal and change hearts."

President Uchtdorf: "Though we all have weaknesses, we can overcome them. Indeed it is by the grace of God that, if we humble ourselves and have faith, weak things can become strong."

Elder Boyd K. Packer: "The end of all activity in the Church is to see that a man and a woman with their children are happy at home, sealed for eternity.

Elder Russell M. Nelson: "The question for each of us is: because of what I have heard and felt during this conference, how will I change? Whatever your answer might be, may I invite you also to examine your feelings about, and your behavior on, the Sabbath day."

Elder L. Tom Perry: "What the restored gospel brings to the discussion on marriage and family is so large and so relevant that it cannot be overstated: we make the subject eternal! We take the commitment and the sanctity of marriage to a greater level because of our belief and understanding that families go back to before this earth was and that they can go forward into eternity."

Elder Neil L. Anderson: "Brothers and sisters, seeing and believing the Lord’s miracles in establishing His kingdom on earth can help us see and believe that the Lord’s hand is at work in our own lives as well."

Elder Quentin L. Cook: " One of the remarkable characteristics of young wild sunflowers, in addition to growing in soil that is not hospitable, is how the young flower bud follows the sun across the sky. In doing so, it receives life-sustaining energy before bursting forth in its glorious yellow color.
Like the young sunflower, when we follow the Savior of the world, the Son of God, we flourish and become glorious despite the many terrible circumstances that surround us. He truly is our light and life."

Elder D. Todd Christoffersen: "A family built on the marriage of a man and woman supplies the best setting for God’s plan to thrive."

Elder David A. Bednar: "The peace Christ gives allows us to view mortality through the precious perspective of eternity and supplies a spiritual settledness (see Colossians 1:23) that helps us maintain a consistent focus on our heavenly destination. Thus, we can be blessed to hush our fears because His doctrine provides purpose and direction in all aspects of our lives. His ordinances and covenants fortify and comfort in times both good and bad. And His priesthood authority gives assurance that the things that matter most can endure both in time and in eternity."

Elder Dallin H. Oaks: "If the emblems of the sacrament are being passed and you are texting or whispering or playing video games or doing anything else to deny yourself essential spiritual food, you are severing your spiritual roots and moving yourself toward stony ground....And that applies to adults also."

Elder Robert D. Hales: "To keep the commandments, we need to know the official doctrine of the Church so we are not diverted from Christ’s leadership by the ever-changing whims of individuals."

Elder M. Russell Ballard: “RM” doesn’t mean “retired Mormon”! As a returned missionary, you “should be anxiously engaged in a good cause, and do many things of [your] own free will, and bring to pass much righteousness.”

Elder Jeffrey R. Holland: "Jesus Christ suffered, died, and rose from death in order that He could lift us to eternal life."

Elder Richard G. Scott: "Remember our Savior is the Prince of Peace. Peace in this mortal life comes from His atoning sacrifice. When we are consistently praying morning and night, studying our scriptures daily, having weekly family home evening, and attending the temple regularly, we are actively responding to His invitation to “come unto Him.” (This quote is from Oct. 2014 General Conference because he didn't speak in the April 2015 General Conference)


Daryl & Gayelene said...

Where on do I find pictures of the apostles when they were younger

Sofia's Primary Ideas said...

Hi Sister! The link is to a article, under the word THIS, so if you click on it (in the first sentence) it will take you to the place where they have and attribute all the pictures of the apostles as children.

Jennifer Velazquez said...

I saw this when you posted it and have been excited to do this for sharing time. The presidency member who usually does sharing time this month is gone this week and so I'm filling in for her. I'm going to do this since it's the week before General Conference. i know it's not the theme for the week but I feel it's appropriate and I'm so excited to do it! Thanks for all of your great ideas. Of all the sites I go to for ideas, I like yours the best. You're amazing and I'm so grateful.

Anonymous said...

Here's an updated article of the apostles as children. (From mid 2017)