Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Primary 4 Lesson 6: Heavenly Father Commands Nephi to Build a Ship

Primary 4
Lesson 6: Heavenly Father Commands Nephi to Build a Ship


Book of Mormon Stories: Chapter 7 Building the Ship


Nephi's Courage

When We're Helping


Building a Ship (March 1981 Friend)

Building a Friend Ship (New Era Sept. 1994)

Lesson 18: 1 Nephi 17 Book of Mormon Seminary Teacher Manual

Lesson 16: I Will Say “I’m Sorry” Behold Your Little Ones: Nursery Manual


1) Use the little images in the story "Nephi Builds a Ship" to make a mini book. You can print them end to end in a Microsoft Word Document to make an accordion style flip book (Folded back and forth. Probably your easiest option). You could also print them with a white boarder and have children tie the books (traditional book style) together after you hole punch the edge. If you do this you'll have blank sides of the pages. I would use those to have the children draw pictures of how they can be obedient, faithful,  and brave like Nephi was when he was keeping the Lord's commandment to build a ship.

The Lord told Nephi how to do it

2) Use the little images in the story "Nephi Builds a Ship to make a memory matching game. Print the images on heavy paper. I would copy/paste the images into a Microsoft Word document for this. Cut the images out after printing 2 sets. To play place the "cards" face down and take turns turning them over to see if you can find a match.

Laman and Lemuel knew that the power of God  Laman and Lemuel knew that the power of God

Laman and Lemuel repented  Laman and Lemuel repented

3) Make a sand diorama: Okay, this sounds messy. I'd use dry beans if I was going that route. Here's a shortcut. If you copy/paste and crop this in a Microsoft Word document you can make them stand up just by folding them. For example, If I pasted it into a Word doc once and cropped it down to just Nephi, then put him at the bottom of the page I could cut him out in a rectangle, leaving an identical space of white rectangle paper above him, so it's one strip of paper with Nephi at the bottom. After printing it on cardstock, I would fold it in half and stand it up. I've seen lessons where they tape the edges together to make a pocket for finger puppets.

Nephi obeyed

4) When the Lord told Nephi to build a ship, Nephi made his own tools. Circle the tools Nephi might have made in those days, then color the pictures. The resource for this is very low pixel on Perhaps it would be okay to use other tool images (Maybe ones like these). If you can find them, a mobile made of tools might be fun. A class of boys might enjoy a paper tool belt.


5) Make popsicle stick puppets:

6) Memorize this scripture:
Lord commands

7)Fold Origami Boats

Coloring pages:

Nephi obeyed


  A painting by Arnold Friberg depicting Nephi standing near a stone fireplace with one arm outstretched, rebuking his brothers.  
Funstuff: Build Your Own Boat!  1 Nephi 18:1   And the Lord did show me from time to time after what manner I should work the timbers of the ship.  2 Now I, Nephi, did not work the timbers after the manner which was learned by men, neither did I build the ship after the manner of men; but I did build it after the manner which the Lord had shown unto me; wherefore, it was not after the manner of men.  3 And I, Nephi, did go into the mount oft, and I did pray oft unto the Lord; wherefore the Lord showed unto me great things.:     scripture poster  

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