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Primary Lesson for Nursery:
I Will Follow the Prophet

Lesson 24, pages 100-103

A prophet is a man who has been called by God to speak for Him. Prophets receive God's word by revelation and are then commanded to preach to the people (see Amos 3:7; 1 Nephi 22:2; D&C 1:38; Bible Dictionary, "Prophet," 754). We are blessed to be led by living prophets. Like the prophets of old, prophets today testify of Jesus Christ and teach His gospel. Their teachings are the mind and will of the Lord.

Primary Lesson Preparation

Picture page 102 (GAB 87, 137) and current prophet. Copy page 103, cut, and then fold along dotted lines to make stand-up figures.

Game

Invite your child to play "follow the leader" with you.

Doctrinal Instruction for Primary Lesson 24

We have a special leader to follow, our prophet. A prophet is a man who speaks with God - God tells the prophet what we should do. If we follow the prophet, we will be happy and Heavenly Father will bless us. To follow the prophet means to do the things he tells us to do.

Pictures for Primary Lesson 24

Show the picture of Joseph Smith, page 102.

This is the Prophet Joseph Smith. Heavenly Father and Jesus talked to Joseph Smith. Joseph Smith taught us to do, such as read the scriptures. (have your child pretend to read the scriptures). Invite him to say, "follow the prophet." (hand the picture to another family member and repeat the activity, acting out something else the prophet taught, such as praying, eating good foods, and so on.) After each action, have your child say, "follow the prophet."

Show a picture of the current President of the Church. This a picture of President _______. He teaches us to _________. When we do these things, we will be blessed.

Role Play

Invite your child to act out ways we can follow the prophet.

Song for Primary Lesson 24

Have your child hold a picture of the prophet high above his head as the family marches around the room singing the chorus of the song, "Follow the Prophet" (CS, 111).

Follow the prophet, follow the prophet,
Follow the prophet; don't go astray.
Follow the prophet, follow the prophet,
Follow the prophet; he knows the way.

To go astray means to do wrong things or not following the prophet.

Conclusion to Primary Lesson 24

I know that when we follow the prophet, we will be blessed. Let's all say, "I will follow the prophet."

Primary Lesson Activities

Guessing Game - I am going to help you learn about some prophets who lived long ago. Place the four stand-up figures on the floor or on a table. As your child choosing one figure, tell him the prophet's name and read the caption. Have your child repeat the caption. Have your child cover their eyes or turn their backs while you put the stand-up figures somewhere in the room.