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Friday, October 5, 2012

"Latter Day Prophets"

One of my favorite songs that I taught the children last year was "Latter Day Prophets".  Since it is conference time, it is always fun to sing about the prophets and help the children learn a little bit about each prophet.  I taught them actions for each prophet and told the story that went with it.  Here is what I did:
Latter day prophets are number 1  (hold up one finger)
Joseph Smith (hold your hands together like a book, representing translating the Book of Mormon.)
Then Brigham Young  (Fist your hands and put them together as if holding the reins of a horse, representing coming across the plains)
John Taylor came third we know (point to your wrist where your watch would be, representing being saved by his watch when he was shot by the mob that martyred Joseph Smith) then hold up the number 3 with your fingers.
With Wilford Woodruff (pretend as if blowing the bugle like the angel Moroni, representing President Woodruff dedicating the Salt Lake Temple)
Lorenzo Snow  (Trickle fingers down as if it were raining, representing his promise to the saints in Saint George that if they would pay their tithing the would receive the rain they needed for their crops)
Joseph F. Smith remember the "F" (pretend like you are doing a hula dance, representing the time he spent serving in the Hawaiian Islands)
Heber J. Grant (Pretend to swing a baseball bat, representing his love for playing baseball and teaching himself to play and helping his team win championships)
and George Albert Smith (Pretend to be shaking hands with other people, representing his love for the people and wanting to shake all their hands)
David O. Mckay (Make a big "O" with your hands above your head, representing the "O" standing for Oman)
was followed by Joseph Fielding Smith (blow a kiss with your hand, representing his love for the people.  I chose a kiss because when I was little I was able to sing for him in his office and he reminded me of a sweet loving grandpa who would kiss his grandchildren)
Harold B. Lee (pretend like you are playing the piano, representing the fact that he was a great piano player)
Spencer W. Kimball (pretend to be milking cows, representing the years he spent helping to milk cows when he was growing up)
Ezra Taft Benson (Hold up the sign for the Boy Scouts with three finger salute, representing his years as a boy scout and love for the scouting program)
Howard W. Hunter (pretend to hug yourself, representing the sweet, warm prophet that he was)
Gordon B. Hinckley (pretend to be flying with your arms out like the wings of an airplane, representing the many countries that he visited and temples that he dedicated)
Thomas S. Monson (draw a big heart with your hands over your chest, representing his love for the widows)
These are the Latter Day Prophets!


  1. This is a precious idea! I am totally going to use this tomorrow. Thanks for sharing :)

  2. Biblical Prophecy Teaching Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God’s wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It’s wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life