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52 Weeks of New Testament Activities: Weeks 1-4

Week 1 Mary & Joseph Puzzles

Matthew 1; Luke 1 “Be It Unto Me According To Thy Word”

Song: “He Sent His Son

Treat: After studying Matthew 1 and Luke 1, take turns rolling a die and answering questions based on what was rolled. Give each person a favorite small treat when they answer a question.

Church Videos:
Mary and the Angel
Joseph and the Angel
Elisabeth and Zacharias
John the Baptist is Born
The Naming of John the Baptist I like how this video shows Elisabeth having the courage to speak up and say, “Not so; but he shall be called John” to let others know that they were following what the Spirit prompted them to do rather than following the societal traditions for naming him. That is a great example for our kids to follow. After we’ve done the Mary and Joseph puzzles, we’ll probably show this video, spend some time talking about Elisabeth, and do some role-plays of how we can also be bold in following the Spirit’s promptings in our own lives.

More Videos:
Nothing Shall Be Impossible from Latter Day Kids

Extra Stuff:
How to Draw Mary and Joseph Video from Art for Kids Hub
How to Draw Mary and the Angel

Click on Mary picture below to download the color version of Mary and Joseph Puzzles:

Week 2 Photos & Stories

Matthew 2; Luke 2 “We Have Come to Worship Him”

Song: “Stars Were Gleaming

Treat: Baby Jesus Cupcakes

Church Videos:
Jesus Christ is Born
The Christ Child 17-minute video
Shepherds Learn of the Birth of Christ
The Christ Child is Presented at the Temple
The First Christmas Spirit
When Jesus Was a Child
Jesus Was Born in Bethlehem
Jesus Learned and Grew

Friend Stories:
Gifts for Jesus

Extra Stuff: How to Make the Nativity with Rock Art

Week 3 Hidden Picture Game

John 1 “We Have Found The Messiah”

Song: “The Lord is My Light” or “Jesus is My True Light

Church Videos:
Inviting Others to Come and See
Introduction: Our Heavenly Father’s Plan

Activities from The Friend:
The True Light Activity from The Friend‘s Come Follow Me Activities page
How Are You Following Jesus? questionnaire from The Friend
Where is Jesus?

More Stuff:
Jesus Christ Chosen as Savior reading passage from Gospel Topics
From the manual: John 1:45–51. “What did Nathanael do that helped him gain a testimony of the Savior? Invite family members to talk about how they have gained their testimonies.”
From the manual: “Share object lessons. Invite family members to find objects that they can use to help them understand principles found in the scriptures you are reading as a family. For instance, they might use a candle to represent the Light of Christ (see John 1:4).” (We plan on giving them time to find objects that represent Christ being the Light, the Word, the Creator, and the Life, and then discussing each)
Jesus Created All Things video from Latter Day Kids
How to Draw a Bird video that ties into The Savior creating the world

Treat: Make edible playdough. Read John 1:3. Memorize the phrase “all things were made by [Jesus Christ].” Take turns molding a chunk of the playdough into something in nature that was made by Jesus Christ (trees, flowers, rivers, clouds, etc.). Whoever guesses what it is first gets to mold another item for others to guess.

Week 4 Turning Toward Jesus

Matthew 3; Mark 1; Luke 3 “Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord”


Church Videos:
Jesus Was Baptized
Jesus is Baptized by John
Baptism: A Bible Story for Children
Sophia’s Baptism Promises

More Videos:
Jesus Was Baptized video from Latter Day Kids
Baptism video from Latter Day Kids
How to Draw a Child Being Baptized

Friend Stories:
Jesus Was Baptized short retell
Jesus Was Baptized story (includes questions)
Ready to Be Baptized?
A Promise to Try
Feeling New

More Stuff:
Baptism” reading passage from Gospel Topics

Treat: Follow directions from Dixie Delights to make 8-shaped treats while reviewing the covenants and requirements for baptism.

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