Recently I was prompted to make a change with how my youngest daughter was doing her personal scripture study. Spiritual preparation is needed to weather many of life's challenges, and I want her to become immersed in the scriptures so her faith in Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ become stronger.
When she was younger, we would read to her each night from one of the four LDS Scripture Stories; The New Testament, Old Testament, Doctrine and Covenants, and the Book of Mormon. When she finished one book, she would go on to another. The books are $6.50 each, but there is a DVD set of all four for $7.25.
Now that my 7 year-old is almost an independent reader, I wanted to find a study method that would help establish the habit of life-long personal scripture study. So I created a scaled down version from an idea found at Latter-day Homeschooling which incorporates the use of a scripture journal and the LDS Scripture Stories. For my daughter, I also included a few coordinating scripture mastery verses (you are never too young) and some of the Living Scriptures videos, which we already owned. The lined journal I found at Ross for $3.00.
Each night my daughter follows a scripture chart I created for her with each chapter or verse to read. I printed it front and back on card stock paper. I taught her what each abbreviation means. Abbreviations are something new to a 7 year-old.
|The Book of Mormon Scripture Chart|
So far I've only created the scripture card for the Book of Mormon. But it's working! She understands what to do and I tried to keep the questions fairly simple. You are welcome to download the Book of Mormon scripture chart below. It takes about 11 weeks to finish. In a few months, I will create one for the Doctrine and Covenants, and so forth.
You may also want to look at the printable scripture prompt stickers to put in the journal from Latter-day Homeschooling. I used some of Dana's questions, but used some of my own as well, so we don't use the stickers in the journal.
I hope this post will trigger some ideas for you.
Book of Mormon Scripture Chart.pdf