We missed Sammy’s first primary activity last year and therefore didn’t get all of the information about what their goals were for the year and so I didn’t know about The Articles of Faith or the Book of Mormon Challenge.
This year Sammy went and I’m a bit more informed (thanks Kathryn and Grace!) The little guys don’t have to read the whole Book of Mormon but they challenge them to get through the condensed picture version twice. I started about two weeks ago with Sammy and he is loving it. We read about 10-15 pages a night (and he always wants me to read more but sometimes it is getting very late and Mommy decides that it’s time for bed).
You know, The Book of Mormon is quite the story book for a little boy with lots of bad guys, cutting off arms and even scalps, armies, wars and bloodshed. Tonight we read about Retreiving the Brass Plates and Laban and he wanted to see the picture where Nephi killed him. He also loved one of my favorite stories, Ammon, and wanted to see the arms that they took to the king. And he loves all of the boat building (and here too!)!
Anyway. We finished it once already and I’m sure we’ll finish it many more times this year at this rate! It is fun to me that he’s having so much fun with it and hey I’m getting my reading in too! :)
p.s. He’s even doing well on the Articles of Faith and sometimes says one and two by himself (without any suggestion by me) before bed after he says his prayers although he’s told me a couple of times, “wow, the third one is hard” but he’s getting it!
p.p.s. You can read, watch/hear the stories with the pictures online for the BoM, Old Testament, New Testament or Doctrine & Covenants or just visit the scripture stories index HERE! And if you haven't checked out the Friend online there are fun things too so head over!