12th Article of Faith
"We believe in being subject to kings, presidents, rulers, and magistrates,
in obeying, honoring, and sustaining the law."
FAMILY HOME EVENING LESSONS:
A Law Abiding Land by Melanie Day
Family Home Evening Lesson on 12 Article of Faith from Deseret Book
Flag Fruit Pizza - Take a package of refrigerated sugar-cookie dough and spread it onto a non-stick pizza pan in the shape of a square. Bake until golden and firm. Allow to cool. Spread a layer of pineapple flavored cream cheese and top it with a thin layer of Cool Whip. Then add any red berries and blueberries to resemble a flag.
A Law Abiding Land by Melanie Day - Scroll down the page
BINGO Sign Game by Kristi Malcolm
Law of the Land Game (Made in Microsoft Publisher) - My activity was last night and I think it went over pretty well!! My advisor had made this huge die of foam and covered it. It was a lot of fun!! The girls wanted to keep playing until everyone had reached the end. I made slides of road signs in Power point and had our laptop there to ask the girls what the signs meant. I had also found a bunch of weird laws and the girls had to tell me why in the world someone thought that law was necessary. They really used their heads and came up with some good stuff!! (Game by Heather / ga08152007)
Obeying the Law Game by Michelle Dunlap
Handout Idea from Emma's Place
Handout Ideas from Primary 2 Lesson 31
Articles of Faith put to music by Carl Stoddard
Ideas for Teaching the Article of Faith Songs
The Twelfth Article of Faith (from Children's Songbook)
Article of Faith Posters (8 x 10)
Article of Faith Puzzles by Heather Baer - each puzzle is a different shape that goes along with that Article of Faith. (Hands for the 5th, a church for the 6th, a gift for the 7th, etc.)
12th Article of Faith Word Maze
Cross Connections : The 12th Article of Faith
Fill in each work of the twelfth Article of Faith where it fits
Word Search Puzzle
Elder L. Tom Perry said: “All members of the Church should be committed to obeying and honoring the laws of the land in which they live. We should be exemplary in our obedience to the governments that govern us. The Church, to be of service to the nations of the world, must be a wholesome influence in the lives of individuals who embrace it, in temporal as well as spiritual affairs” (in Conference Report, Oct. 1987, 86; or Ensign, Nov. 1987, 71; see also D&C 134:1, 5).
"Every Latter-day Saint should sustain, honor, and obey the constitutional law of the land in which he lives." - President Spencer W. Kimball
Quotes and scriptures on Article of Faith #12
Quotes on 12th Article of Faith from W.O.O.L.
"Uphold and sustain the law, but work within the law to be an influence for good." - Joseph Smith
SHARING TIME IDEAS:
I taught the junior and senior primary the 12th Article of Faith, tying it into the recent election a bit. For junior primary, I taught it, having the children repeat short phrases after me. The motivation was a large, wrapped present. I told them if they could learn the whole song in the short amount of time we had, I'd open this present and there was something inside for every child. I had just gotten those free Burger King crowns, and over the logo, I taped, "We believe in being subject to kings, presidents, rulers... from the 12th Article of Faith". The children earned the crowns of course, and were super excited. For senior, I just wrote on the board, "kings, presidents, rulers, magistrates, obeying, honoring, sustaining" in a column (just for a reminder of the main words of this Article of Faith). In another column, I posted word strips numbered 1-9. On the other side of the strips were the words: staccato, legato, largo, race the pianist, standing on one foot, boys only, girls only, pianissimo, fortissimo - one word on each strip. I just took turns asking the children to choose a number, we turned it over and whatever the direction was, we sang it that way. It helped them learn the 12th Article of Faith and it gave them some exposure to musical terms. And they loved it! (Idea by Charisse)
Obey the Law
Respect the Law
How could I get to church?
Riot! by David C. Campbell
TESTS & QUIZZES:
What Law Means