Show the picture in this week’s outline in Come, Follow Me—For Individuals and Families, and ask the children to share what they know about the organization of the Church. For help, see “Chapter 9: Organization of the Church of Jesus Christ” (Doctrine and Covenants Stories, 40–42).
On April 6, 1830, Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery gathered with others to organize the restored Church of Jesus Christ. How can you help the children you teach understand the importance of this event?
The children you teach are preparing to be baptized. Help them understand what it means to be baptized and what they can do to be ready.
Show a picture of a child being baptized (see Gospel Art Book, no. 104), and ask the children to point out things they notice. Read or summarize Doctrine and Covenants 20:71–74, and help the children see how the picture matches the instructions in these verses. Testify that we should follow the Savior’s example and be baptized in the way He has commanded.
How can you help the children better understand why we partake of the sacrament each week?