Monday, March 1, 2010

A "Scripture Search" for Toddlers



As I was contemplating how to make scripture study more feasible and fun for my children (ages 1, 2, and 4), I decided to make a few changes in how we do things.

1. Instead of reading and seeing how far we get while the kids run around the room, we will read just one preselected verse each day...a verse about Christ and his Atonement.

2. Here comes the fun part. The scripture reference will be hidden inside a plastic egg which will be hidden somewhere in our house each night. The child who finds the egg gets to help us look up the scripture and will be able to also help read it aloud to the family.

I'm thinking three small Starburst jelly beans hidden inside the egg might facilitate a nice quiet reading as well! We will be introducing this new method of family scripture study tonight at Family Home Evening. I'll keep you updated on how it is received!

It should drive home the idea of "search", ponder, and pray!

4 comments:

  1. search ponder and pray while nibbling? sounds fun

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  2. Love it! What a great idea. I used to put hersheys kisses on the table during scripture study for fun, until they proved to be a HUGE distraction and I had to reserve them for afterwards. I need to try something like this to help us get on track better. Maybe we could compile a great list of child friendly scripture verses?

    Sorry I've been so MIA lately. February turned out to be insanely busy for me. I have missed your blog. I taught RS yesterday on Service and even plugged your blog there and invited the sisters to do a 30 day service challenge in March...which I intend to do because I didn't do well in February and I know I can be better!! Ahhh.... LIFE!

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  3. Hey! Thanks for stopping by today.
    Wow, this is a neat blog! Very cool ideas!

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  4. I love this idea. I have heard of doing an egg hunt with scripture in the eggs, but one scripture a day is much better for littles ones. I have also done one where you have little things inside each egg that help tell part of the Easter story. http://fun.families.com/blog/easter-story-egg-hunt

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