The First Presidency and The 12 Apostles

I looked all over the internet at the different Apostle fact cards and they all looked pretty good, and yet it wasn’t quite what I was looking for either.  Nothing I wanted to use my ink on, so what did I do?  I made my own, of  course.  One of my many talents or flaws depending on the circumstances. 🙂

Opening Song: “We Thank Thee O God For A Prophet” Hymn 19

Opening Prayer:

Scripture: Luke 6:12-13, Luke 9:1–2, 6, and/or D&C 124:128

Lesson:

It’s surprising how few of our children know the First Presidency by picture and name as well as the 12 Apostles.  It’s true, next time you are in a group of children ask them and see how many get them right.  How about you?  Do you know our Apostles by name and face?  This would be a great time to hold a Family Home Evening bout these wonderful men.  Use this lesson as a basis for all your other activities for the week leading up to General Conference weekend.

Start off your Family Home Evening with the video from LDS.org on “Why Conference Matters

(Go over President Boyd K. Packer’s talk from April 2008 General Conference included in this packet.  Prayerfully decide how to present his talk to your family and how it can apply to each person’s individual life.)

For a more visual experience, I have put together a video with pictures that tells the story of President Kimball and the Christus statue that is mentioned in President Packer’s talk. (You can also just scroll down, and the video is below the post.)

President Boyd K Packer April 2008 General Conference Video

End with your testimony of Prophets, Apostles and General Conference in your life today.  Give everyone in the family a chance to bear their testimony if they would like it.  This is a great way to bond siblings to each other and parents to children as you listen and share testimonies with each other.

Activity:

I have included First Presidency and Apostle cards that you can use for your activity.  There are a number of ways to use these for your family.  If you have younger children then use the picture only matching game.  Have them try to find matches of each of the members of the First Presidency and 12 Apostles.  Be sure to print off two sets of this file so you can two of each person.

If you have a family that is older and can read words then use the other game that has the fact cards in it.  This will challenge your children and your family to see if you know who is who.

For an even greater challenge use the third game where there are no pictures and only names and fact cards.  This is a great way to test your knowledge and is perfect for adults and teenagers who might be a bit more familiar with the leaders of our church.

All these can be found below this post.

Closing Song:

Closing Prayer:

Treat:

The First Presidency and The 12 Apostles FHE Lesson

The First Presidency and the 12 Apostles Matching Game.pdf

The First Presidency and the 12 Apostles Name Only Matching Game.pdf

The First Presidency and the 12 Apostles Pictures Only Matching Game.pdf

Posted on March 28, 2011, in April, Family Home Evening, Freebies, General Conference Games & Ideas, LDS Families, October and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Thank you so much for sharing. It’s just what I was looking for.

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