Friday, April 10, 2009

primary activity

Had a Primary quarterly activity a couple weeks ago. It was a lot of fun. First the kids made headbands out of torn pieces of muslin. They decorated them with markers to look like Nephites or Lamanites and they really did a great job. Some of them were works of art! We then learned scripture stories, played Do You Love Your Neighbor?, played Steal the Lamanite Sword, and then played Battle. After the "battle" we pointed out to them that we didn't lose anyone in our battle (though a couple were wounded :) and that the kids were just like the Stripling Warriors who all came out of battle alive. We told them that we knew they would always fight for the right and battle on the Lord's side. We then finished up by burying "weapons" (little toothpick swords) in ice cream sundaes with all the fixins. The activity was to reward the kids for bringing their scriptures to Primary each week and filling up our scripture jar over the last couple of months. It was a fun activity...we aren't sure if they got the meaning of all our ideas and how they tied together. Mostly they just thought it was great to dress like warriors, battle, and go home with swords. (Yikes!)

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