Thursday, March 5, 2009
Patch is 11 and working on getting the last of his Articles of Faith memorized so he can wrap up his Faith in God requirements. He has passed off about five of them (the easy ones, of course), so we have added the remaining ones to our morning family scripture study to help his memorization process move along.
I have made word strips of each Article of Faith, which I have posted in our kitchen (just one A of F at a time, same one all week long). We have been reading out loud the words together a few times each morning and then discussing meaning/importance.
Tomorrow I think I will gradually start removing some of the phrases to see how well it is sticking in my kids' minds.
I have not been taking advantage of the Primary songs yet--which I need to do. But I have also been looking for additional helps and thought I would share a few good things I have found.
The cute punch card shown above is available here. I may even print these up for my Activity Day girls.
About.com has some helpful clipart and puzzles for each of the Articles of Faith. They also have a test where you type in the missing words of the individual verses. I had fun testing my own knowledge this morning (and found I need a little refresher course myself!).
Sugardoodle (as usual) also has a great deal of resources and suggestions to help with learning the Articles of Faith.
I also found a nice poster on .pdf you can get for free from Mormon Share. It has the Articles of Faith printed over a portrait of Joseph Smith.
What other ideas have helped your kids memorize the Articles of Faith? Any and all suggestions are welcome!
Scripture of the Day: 1 Cor. 3:16-17