My main hope with this lesson is that Children’s Protective Services doesn’t knock on the door while the three-year-old is tied to the chair.
BMS: Crossing the Sea
MBM: On the Ship and A Big Storm
Theme: If we make bad choices, the Spirit leaves us.
Scripture: 1 Nephi 18:16
Song: CS #160
(1) For the introduction, act out this story. You’ll need to modify the number of characters based on your family, but we have a Storyteller, a Liahona (that would be me, with arms whirling madly), Laman, and Nephi. I made nametags (construction paper–or destruction paper, as it is known around here with string through it) for the actors. And, yes, you will need rope to tie Nephi to the boat.
(2) The Friend has a flannel board of this story in the November 2000 issue.
(3) I’d suggest a good discussion about the consequences of making choices.