Seminary Moments

Friday, October 10, 2014

How to protect against Satan

What are some ways we can have protection from the Adversary?

 Taking paper plate they colored some fun, colorful ideas
Working in pairs, they collaborated and drew 

Want to see?

What is one thing you want to see with your own eyes that you have heard about?

 We drew pictures and had to guess what we each wanted to see...
From Abe Lincoln, to the pyramids to outer was fun to see
then we discussed all the people that wanted to see the "Gold Plates" once they heard Joseph Smith had them

Martin Harris

What do you know about Martin Harris?

D&C 10 Top Secret

We were detectives today.
I passed out detective badges that I found on a google search. They had to decorate them and put them on.

Yes, some of them put them on in interesting places!!

I gave each group a file folder labeled "Top Secret"

On the inside of the folder was a white paper, they had to dip a q-tip in colored water and rub it over the paper to see what the case was about...
here is the directions on the left side of the file folder: You are a select group of some of the world’s greatest detectives called together to solve this baffling mystery.
You are instructed to rub a q-tip dipped in colored water over the area below to reveal what the case is about.

Taking their scriptures and something to write with, they broke off into pairs

 The race was on...the first detective pair to solve the case ran back to the room where we then talked about the questions and the answers they came up with

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Joseph Smith

Spent three days studying Joseph Smith History this week. I wanted them to see they have a lot in common with him. (Fellow seminary teacher, Barb Gardner shared this idea) I put various names of objects on slips of paper and had them pick one out. They had to complete the sentence "I am like a ___________ because...
It was fun to hear their responses.
Then they picked another slip of paper and completed the same sentence. (They did not know they each of them had the name Joseph Smith.) They were not to share the name with their neighbor. There were a few groans as some of them wanted to pick another name saying they had nothing in common with the name.
After some thought, they each came up with something varying from "I want to know truth to I get persecuted"
Awesome way to end the lesson. They made the connection that Joseph Smith was a man, he had weaknesses yet did great things. They, too, can and will do great things!

Who AM I?

I have done this activity before to capture the attention of the students, have them involved and basically giving the lesson.
On the board I put a picture of the person we will be studying under the rectangle of paper.
Behind the circles are clues
I pick a student to start us off, that person will choose a circle and read the description.  Then choose another student to come up and pick a circle....

Of course after the first one was read, several of them guessed Joseph Smith.  We kept choosing and reading until all of them were read.  They kept guessing different people, because these were little known facts about his life they were reading.

Great Apostasy

In learning about the Great Apostasy,
 this student started telling us about a Family Home Evening lesson his sister did. Using cups we have in our room, he gave us a visual of just what the apostasy was.
you can do a google search and find out how to do this object lesson. I have seen it done with pictures on the cups.