Thursday, January 15, 2009

The Gospel Art Kit: Have you used yours today?


I really, really love the Gospel Art Picture Kit. It saved me tonight when I was trying to come up with a last minute Family Home Evening lesson.

(Yes, I know today is Thursday. My husband is teaching a class on Monday nights this semester--as a graduate student he doesn't exactly have a lot of leeway when it comes to his schedule--so for now Thursday night is Family Home Evening night at our house.)

Tonight we played Scripture Story Scramble. I had the Ant Bug choose 6 or 7 pictures from the kit, then we each took turns choosing a picture to discuss.

Our selection was pretty random, but thanks to the brief synopsis on the back of the picture we had some great talking points that were perfect for the attention spans of our young children.

If you don't have a copy of the kit, you can access it online here.

This kit was also instrumental in our December plan to focus on the Savior.

Lastly, I have managed to convince the Ant Bug that the music of this musical is fun and worth listening to.

Consequently, we have been talking a lot about the story of Joseph who was sold into Egypt, and she likes to look at these pictures from the kit for a little visual reinforcement.


So...how do you use your Gospel Art Kit?

5 comments on "The Gospel Art Kit: Have you used yours today?"

Tiffany on January 15, 2009 at 10:32 PM said...

You're right! The GAK is a great resource. We've mostly used the pictures for Primary talks and FHE lessons. I love the idea of putting them in sheet protectors and a big binder and having ready access to them--I haven't done that but think it's a great idea.

Give LDS Gifts on January 16, 2009 at 8:23 AM said...

I love accessing the Gospel Art Kit online and using it to make crafts/activities for my toddler. I have used it to make LDS Lacing Cards and puzzles. Oh, I have also used them to make felt board pieces (cut out, laminate, velcro on back). It's been handy.

Thanks for the great post. I need to remember my home kit for quick FHEs. That's a great idea!

The Wessman Family on January 16, 2009 at 12:30 PM said...

We use ours a lot too - primary lessons (when we have been in primary) and FHE mainly. I love the Joseph and the... music. What a fun way to teach that Bible story!

Nurture Mama on January 16, 2009 at 8:37 PM said...

I love the lacing cards idea! I've been looking for something to spice up my Sunday activities bag.

The binder idea is great too. We have a version of that with artwork I have saved from Ensign magazines. I made the decision a few years to only save the General Conference editions of the Ensign, and I've cut out the beautiful art pages from the rest. It's a nice book to look at as a family.

Happy on January 29, 2009 at 7:09 PM said...

We use our Gospel Art Kit every night for a "Jesus Story" with our little ones. Each night, right before family prayer, we choose a picture, have our daughter look at it, tell us what she sees, and then we tell the story. She now likes to "take a turn" and re-tell the story when we are finished. It is so neat to see her learning about the Savior. It is such a special part of our day!

 

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