Using pictures, briefly remind the children of the story of the people of Ammon, who buried their weapons, and of their sons, who fought with Helaman (see Alma 53:10–22; Alma 56:47–49, 54–56).
The two thousand young men were strong and active and true at all times. Say that you are looking for some strong, active, true persons. Have a child hold a prop (a helmet, sword, or shield) such as a stripling soldier might have carried, and respond to a situation as he/she might as a modern young warrior who is “true at all times.” Allow as many children to come up as time permits.
• You broke a dish, and your mother asks who did it.
• You help pick up money that has spilled and are tempted to take some. • You wanted two pieces of dessert; then your mother said that the last piece was for your father.
• You took a job weeding a neighbor’s garden, then a friend asked you to go to the park with him.
• You didn’t study for a test, and a friend who always gets As offers to let you see her paper.
• You are at the grocery store and want some gum but have no money.
(See Primary 2 manual, Lesson 34, for other situations.)
Have a group of children come up and stand like stripling warriors to lead the others in singing the chorus of “Nephi’s Courage” (CS, pp. 120–121).
[To close, emphasize we can all be like the stripling warriors — true in all things — by choosing the right. ~Jenny]