Sariah’s Faith Lesson Plan Ideas:
By: Kristin Hodson
For many of these kids (and some of the adults), they will not know who Sariah is. This is a great opportunity to bring to life the story of a courageous woman and mother who chose courage and faith over comfort and what she had known.
Get acquainted with Sariah. You can read directly from the scriptures and you can find a beautiful write-up (with a family home evening lesson) HERE.
Start with Nephi’s Courage as an opening song. This will refresh their memories of this story and give context for Sariah.
Briefly, recap Nephi and the stories of that song then ask the kids if they knew that Nephi had a mom. And who was she?
Introduce Sariah and tell her story pulling from THIS write-up.
Use the flip chart to introduce Sariah and her role in the story of Lehi, Nephi, Laman, Lemuel, Sam, and her Daughters. Each picture in the flipchart can serve as an opportunity to teach a gospel principle.
QUESTIONS TO CONNECT THE KIDS WITH THE STORY
Can you tell me about a time when you had to do something you didn’t want to do? How did you feel? (This can be anything from “I didn’t want to brush my teeth, to moving to a new neighborhood, to talking in front of people) Connect them to the emotions of doing hard things.
Can you tell me about a time when it took courage to choose the right? Again, focus on the emotions such as love, courage, faith, hope, Brave. (i.e. Wow. That sounds like a really hard thing and you were really brave.)
How do you feel when you have made a choice you know Heavenly Father is happy with?
What does it mean to have faith and courage?
How do we show our faith?