It starts as a creative singing time using logic and word learning styles. Then, adapt it to include visual or a competition. We’ve included it all below, with a printable lesson plan, so it’s easy to implement!
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Follow the Prophet
Personalized License Plates
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This darling game adds the fun of solving a code, involving a lot of kids, and throw in some visual interest too with the extension activities for a well rounded singing time activity!
How to Play:
Pick out a license plate and ask the children to help you decode it. Take some early guesses, then say let’s sing through the verse to see if we are right! Sing through the verse, then take more guess, if they didn’t decode it.
Talk for just about :30 seconds on what that prophet teaches us and their unique scripture story.
You might even pick out a scripture verse to have ready, and read it aloud or have one of the children read it! What a great way to tie in the scriptures!
Pick a new verse and personalized license plate. Continue singing through as many verses as you’d like to include.
3 More Ways to Use
Follow the Prophet License Plates
Dice Roll: Bring 2 dice and a small dish (to keep them from rolling off the table) or 2 large foam dice!
Have a child roll two 6-sided dice to pick a verse to sing.
With 2 dice, you can roll 2-12. So, simply keep the verses in order and push Adam to a #11 and have #12 be a roller’s choice!
If you roll a number you’ve already completed, just have the next helper come up and roll again until you’ve reached a unique number! It’s a great way to get lots of helpers involved!
Color In: Let the kids color and customize the prophet licenses plates!
Color in a background that matches their story or add some of the keywords to their license plate. They can also add additional details like a registration tag, slogan, and state – just for fun!
You could make this a continual addition to your Primary bulletin board as you learn about the different Old Testament prophets throughout the year! Just add a new prophet once a month (or following the Come, Follow Me schedule).
Prophet Match: Post a picture of the different prophets included within Follow the Prophet. You can find them in the LDS Gospel Art library online or in your ward library.
After decoding, find the prophet’s picture that matches and give them their personalized license plate!
License Plates Included:
- ADM1-EDN; Adam – 1st prophet, Eden
- ENCH-xSIN: Enoch – No sin
- NOAH-RPNT: Noah, Taught repentance
- ABE-12TRB: Abraham, Had 12 tribes
- MO-WLD40: Moses, wilderness for 40 years
- SAML-SRVE: Samuel, willing to serve
- JONH-LSTN: Jonah, learned to listen
- DANL-LION: Daniel, Lion’s Den
- LSTN2PRHT: Listen to Latter-day Prophets
- NLS-DRHRT: President Nelson, Doctor of the Heart
Follow the Prophet Licenses Plates Singing Time Lesson Plan
This printable lesson plan packet includes an overview page with how to play, alternate game ideas, and the license plates code. It also includes a total of 10 personalized licenses plates for each of the verses of Follow the Prophet.
There are two plates per page which makes them large and easy to read, but still printer friendly. They also print in simple black and white to give you fun options to color them in with your Primary! Grab the free printable lesson plan below.
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