Saturday, July 20, 2013

Learning the Apostles' Names




As I mentioned some time ago, our family has set a goal to learn the names of all of the apostles and one of their most recent teachings.


To help us accomplish this, we created a poster with the names and photos of each of the Brethren.  The photos are attached by velcro, so we can take their pictures down from time to time and try to place them under the correct name.

This morning, we had a "pop quiz."  I gave the kids three minutes to try to put the pictures in the correct order and next to the correct name.  It was fun to listen to Autumn chanting "Scarlett!  Scarlett!  Scarlett!" as she tried to come up with the correct combination of photos.  It's fun to see our kids getting excited about the gospel.


Another way that we have reviewed the apostles was by playing General Conference Bingo...using Snickers as rewards when our cousins were here visiting us this week.

To be honest Guy is the only kids so far to master the Apostles' names.  He can do it in a minute.  Scarlett can identify six...I guess it's time to pull out the big guns...by teaching them the "LDS Apostle Song":

21 comments:

  1. CUTE idea to teach kids... actually I might do it because I still don't know all of their names lol! Thanks for sharing this :)
    Dani
    www.letyourlightshineforhim.blogspot.com

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    1. I know!... so many elderly white guys! I find that studying their teachings has helped me to really identify and know each of them separately and personally.

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  2. What a great idea and such an awesome goal! My kids are too little (I think) being 2 and 8 months, but my husband and I should totally take on this challenge. Thank you for the inspiration. It'd be a fun evening activity to do together!

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    1. I will have to show you what we did to familiarize them with the 1st presidency then when they were younger.

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    1. I only wish they incorporated their teachings or something bc my kids have no idea what cache valley or yale are!

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    1. Only hold up is my younger ones cant read all the names yet!

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  5. fun ideas...adults could use this too...

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  6. I love your ideas! So fun! My kids (7&5) know them by singing a simple little song. You can put their last names to the tune of 10 little Indians (which is also the tune for the books of the Book of Mormon in the primary hymnal.) Packer, Perry, Nelson, Oaks, Ballard, Scott, Hales, Holland, Bednar, Cook, Christopherson, and Andersen--They're the council of the twelve.

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  7. I really like your Velcro board idea. I think I'll do that. Thanks for sharing!

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  8. This is so funny! I love your idea, but I was thinking the original 12 - and I couldn't imagine how you'd do that, since we don't really know what they looked like. Now I see!

    It's a nice idea...I don't suppose we Catholics would be wanting children to know what the Bishops look like (who we consider in the apostolic line) but perhaps the different priests and ministers in our parish. In any case, the learning activity is great!

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    1. Or maybe the saints? They probably already know that stuff though!

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  9. I am really glad I found your blog, you have some great ideas on here. I am new to the church (I was baptised on 5th May), and I have just started taking my son to Primary. I love seeing how other families live their life around the Gospel, its so inspiring.
    Love
    Valerie

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    1. Welcome to the gospel Valerie! So excited for you and your.son!!!

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    2. Thank you, so am I haha.
      Valerie
      xxx

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