After gathering all the resources for the Articles of Faith, I wondered how I could put them all together and make use of them on a regular basis. I thought of a couple of different ways, and decided this was my favorite! This is what we do every night as a family, and not only have we learned them, but we have enjoyed the process! I hope you enjoy it as well:
Take 13 Popsicle sticks and write one number on each starting at one and ending at thirteen.
Take 13 more Popsicle sticks and write one of these on each one.
1 ~ Visual
2 ~ The Songs
3 ~ Que Cards
4 ~ Puzzles
5 ~ App
6 ~ Game
7 ~ File Folder Game
8 ~ Quotes
9 ~ Zack and Zoey
10 ~ Visuals +
11 ~ More Resources
12 ~ FHE Lessons
13 ~ Practice
Next: I have 2 mason jars to hold each group of Popsicle sticks. Each night when it is time to do scriptures, right before we do an Article of Faith activity (Note: we are not perfect sometimes we count the Article of Faith activity as our scriptures for the night). We pull one stick from each jar. For example:
If this is what we pull out, then we take out this:
And we read it word for word. Now that my daughter is learning how to read we point to each word as we say it.
We also have an extra jar to put the sticks we have already used:
There! Now you have 13 activities to do, which almost equals 2 weeks, we have a different activity for the last day. We usually start the cycle on a Monday, so it will end on a Sunday, because the last thing we do is to repeat all the articles of faith in a row. This night usually takes a little longer, but it is a great way to keep reviewing them.
On the last night we either say them as a family, or most of the time we just have our daughter repeat them by herself so we can see if she is really learning them.
Once the two weeks are over put the sticks back in the jar and do it again! Or for those of you who don't want to mess with sticks you can do all of the resources for the first article of faith, and just do one a night. Feel free to make your own system too!
Tips For Each Resource -
1 ~ Use the visual while you repeat the Article of Faith. Point to each word as you say them
2 ~ Sing it a couple times in a row if you have time!
3 ~ Make sure you have a word to go with each letter!
4 ~ Puzzles are fun :)
5 ~ When we do the app we usually play the key word game, and then just say the Article of Faith we pulled out.
6 ~ There are different levels for how hard you want it to be.
7 ~ We usually play the game and just say the Article of Faith we pulled out. We always match the Article of Faith we pulled out first! Like if we pulled out 7, we would match it with its keyword first.
8 ~ Just do one quote a night, then discuss.
9 ~ Talk about it a little afterwards and ask them what they liked best.
10 ~ Have a place to keep it handy and ready to get everything out
11 ~ One resource every night
12 ~ Just pick one part of the FHE lesson to do a night, like the quote or the discussion
13 ~ Have everyone say it individually and then all together!
Enjoy, and let me know if you find any other amazing ways to learn the Articles of Faith!