Keep the Commandments Scavenger Hunt

Sing “Keep the Commandments” (CS, pp. 146–147).

Talk about the importance of knowing what the commandments are so that we can keep them.

Have a scripture “scavenger hunt” to “collect” some commandments.

Post the following scripture references (but not the words in parentheses) against the chalkboard:
Alma 13:28–29 (pray);
D&C 1:37 (study scriptures);
Ex. 20:8–11 (keep the Sabbath holy);
D&C 59:9–12 (attend church and take the sacrament);
D&C 119:4 (pay tithing).

Also prepare these objects: a picture of a child praying, a book of scripture, a calendar with Sabbath days circled, a picture of a meetinghouse and a sacrament cup, a tithing envelope.

Ask a child to choose a scripture reference. Have all the children look up the scripture. Ask which commandment it is talking about, what we should be doing about it, how often we should do it, etc. Have the child choose the object matching the scripture and place it next to the reference. Repeat the activity until all the commandments are “collected.”

Remove the objects, rearrange the references, and see if anyone can replace the objects correctly. Ask: “Is it always easy to keep the commandments?” Talk about the need to be strong when we are in difficult situations.

Tell, or have a child tell, the story of Nephi going to get the brass plates (see 1 Ne. 3–4), emphasizing that the Lord provides a way to keep His commandments (see 1 Ne. 3:7). Nephi had experience in keeping the commandments long before he went for the plates.

As we keep the commandments, our faith in the Lord grows and we strengthen our ability to choose the right.

Sing “Nephi’s Courage” (CS, pp. 120–121).