Our prophet today helps us make wise choices and live in happiness instead of sadness. Divide your group into two teams. Place your markers on “start” and move forward towards “True Happiness.” If you land on a sad face, your next turn you will move towards “Super Sad”. You will pick a slip from the “Don’t Follow the Prophet.” If you land on a smiling face, pick a slip from the “Follow the Prophet” sack. On your next turn move forward towards “True Happiness.” The first team to reach “True Happiness” is the winning team! This game will really help children understand ways they can follow the prophet and be happy!
Reproduce the four pages that form a "footstep trail" onto a heavier cardstock. Color and cut out along the outside edges. Line up game as shown here and then tape together on back. Laminate for durability. Reproduce several sets of the movement cards onto heavier cardstock. Cut out and laminate. Reproduce the two markers below onto cardstock. Color. Cut out and laminate for durability. Reproduce the "Follow the Prophet' and the "Don't follow the Prophet' visuals onto heavier cardstock. Color. Cut out and mount to the front of two different paper sacks. Cut the sample statement slips (or make some of your own) that are from the "Follow the Prophet' and the "Don't follow the Prophet” sample pages. Place them in the corresponding paper sacks.
Divide the group into two teams. Place the two markers on the start. Each team will travel towards the ''Ture Happiness" goal on their first turn. Each time they pick a movement card, they will move the correct number of spaces indicated on the card. If they land on a happy face (meaning they are following the Prophet and listening to what he tells us to do). They will choose a slip from the "Follow the Prophet” paper sack and they will continue to move towards ''True Happiness" on their next turn. If they land on a sad face (meaning they are not following the Prophet and listening to what he has to say), they will choose a slip from the "Don't follow the Prophet" paper sack and they will move towards "Super Sad" on their next turn. The game ends when one team has reached ''True Happiness." this is a wonderful way to discuss every day choices we make that follow the Prophets and their counsel or don't follow their counsel help the children understand how following the Prophets make us truly happy.
Fun activities and games to supplement your Come Follow Me lessons from the Doctrine and Covenants. These are some Finch Family favorite games that teach about the Articles of Faith, our basic beliefs, and modern day Prophets