The artwork for Nephi and Laman and Lemuel is from HERE
. Laban and the plates is from HERE
. The boat from HERE
. This is what they look like colored and completed:
You can download these images using my Resource Library. Instructions for accessing my Resource Library is found at the bottom of this post. Once downloaded, print on card stock, color, and tape to popsicle sticks.
Teaching Nephi’s Courage:
I’m going to use these simple actions for the CHORUS ONLY. I’ll teach the actions first before pulling out the stick puppets. Here are the actions:
- I will go (punch air upward/outward with fist – superhero-style like)
- I will do (punch again with other fist)
- the thing the Lord commands (asl for “commands” found HERE)
- I know the Lord provides a way (point to forehead)
- he wants me to obey (soldier salute as if standing at attention)
After the chorus is learned pull out the puppets. Tell the kids they are going to put on a puppet show.
Have 4 kids come hold the figures for the first verse: Nephi, Lamen and Lemuel, Laban and the plates. Tell the Primary we are going to sing the story to the puppeteers as they act out what we are singing (posting words as necessary and having teachers help sing or playing the song on CD).
Try to use half the Primary on the 1st verse taking turns with the puppets in order to sing it a few times. The puppeteers will also be in charge of leading the primary in the chorus actions.
Same thing for the second verse but use Nephi, Laman and Lemuel and the boat.
Find my lesson plan for teaching the 3rd verse HERE
*If you have a very large primary, I’d suggest printing several copies so each class will get a set of puppets. Teachers can choose children to work the puppets from their seats as indicated in the lesson plan above.