There are so many ways to teach your children the scriptures. And here is one more.
In the past, if I wanted a child to tell me a story in their own words, I’ll usually have them draw it or dress up and act it out. This allows me to see how well they know and understand the story.
But here is a whole new way. Paper dolls.
Personally, I haven’t found a great deal of success using the children’s scripture readers, alone. I like them as a tool. But not as the only source, the end-all. If I read a story, how do I know if they have internalized it? Remembered it? Applied it?
So with these little guys you can really test your children, by:
Reading the story to them and having them act out each scene
Reading a story to them, stopping, and then having them act out the rest of the scene
Or whatever your imagination can come up with!
So here is what you need:
And a background.
So far, I have the city scene ready.
It comes in 2 parts. Just color them and glue them on the inside of a folder and then label the tab with the scene.
Here are your printouts:
People: Paper Dolls
Hair: Paper Doll Hair
Clothing: Book of Mormon Clothing
Accessories: Book of Mormon accessories
City Background: Book of Mormon city background #1
I would print them out on white cardstock and laminate them if possible
As a starter, here is a list of people you should make:
4 Nephites Boys
3 Nephite Girls
3 Lamanite Boys
3 Lamanite Girls
1 Nephite King
1 Lamanite King
3 Nephite Warriors
3 Lamanite Warriors
1 Jesus Christ
* As you tell specific stories that need certain things (food, animals, etc) – find some clipart online, or have your children draw them
* Keep your supplies in little baggies.