With five young children I felt a strong need to teach my little ones to know and love the scriptures. I decided to use my personal scripture study time to create "Scripture Picture Pages" for my family. My objective was three-fold:
•Prayerfully seek scriptural accuracy.
•Write understandable captions so our children could make picture representations.
•Preserve the beautiful Book of Mormon language by using frequent quotations.
Over a fourteen-year period, I wrote captions on 2,241 pages that included the happenings of every verse in the Book of Mormon. At weekly "Family Picture Page Time," all seven family members drew pictures representing the caption at the bottom of his/her page—our family pattern for learning. The twelve volumes pictured include all those pages that were drawn week by week and year by year!
Obtain a binder and clear sheet protectors.
Create a binder cover with a drawing or picture of your family.
Print a different page for each family member.
Use pencils for drawing & colored pencils or crayons for coloring.
Parent reads one page per person and the family talks about possible illustrations. Each person uses his/her creativity to draw, color, sign and date his/her page. Everyone shares by telling about his/her completed drawing.
All pages are compiled into the family Book of Mormon Picture Pages.
As a family, frequently re-read and enjoy your Picture Pages!