First off I created a study guide to use as you are reading the scriptures. In our house daddy reads the scriptures, verse by verse, and mom helps with the study guide and scripture people. Dad just reads one verse at a time and looks to mom to see if there is anything in the study guide to talk about, and so we can recreate what was in the verse with the scripture people.
The Study Guide I created starts off with an introduction. It is a good refresher for you and it really helps get the kids excited about reading the Book of Mormon! Lots of fun activities! Here is a link to the Introduction Packet:
Introduction to the Book of Mormon
After we finished the Intro we read the Summary of First Nephi at the beginning of the book. While reading it we took out the scripture people who are included in it, so she could get excited to use them!
Here is a link to the orginial scripture page:
Scripture People Project ~ If you can help with the project please contact me!
From then on the study guide will be broken down first by chapter and then by section. The first chapter of First Nephi is broken into 3 sections, it also has an activity that goes along with the chapter at the end. Ideally we would read one section a night and then on the next night do the activity. My goal is not so much to get through the Book of Mormon as quick as possible, it is to really learn and talk about it. At the beginning of each study we review what we learned the night(s) before, to help them remember the stories.
The different sections from each chapter will be broken down by verse with a talking point that goes along with it. Not every verse has a talking point, and some have more than one. You don't have to use every talking point I made in your family study and you can use extra ones that you think of!
The Study guide also includes a list of all the Scripture People things you will need for each verse. Personally I printed out the pictures on cardstock, colored with markers and crayons and then laminated them. But you could print them out on regular copy paper, have your kids color them, and not worry about laminating - what ever works best for your family!
Each Chapter will have a blog post with a PDF that has the study guide and the list of scripture people. It will also have a list and links to the scripture people things you will need for each chapter, and some tips from when I went through the study guide with my family.
Here is a link to 1st Nephi Chapter 1 to help get you started! I will put up more, by chapter as I finish them with my family!
1st Nephi Chapter 1