Visuals are helpful when teaching children, especially if the topic might initially seem unrelatable or hard to imagine, such as life on the frontier. With Come Follow Me program's new focus on Church History next year, LDS art can come in handy for family discussions on what pioneer life was like.
Our LDS pioneer pictures come in a variety of formats. You can use them for games, teaching, or simple reminders as you study Come Follow Me this coming year.
As we begin studying Doctrine and Covenants and other modern-day scripture, consider discussing the daily joys and hardships of the early saints. How did their sacrifices lead to what we as members of the church enjoy today, as these two puzzles demonstrate?
A puzzle is a perfect, quiet activity to complete together as a family. Use LDS temple art puzzles to engage children and youth to help them focus during a lesson or to spend time together on a Sunday afternoon.
In our chaotic world of technology and noise, art can be a quiet reminder of what we know to be true. These posters include pioneer pictures, images of the First Vision, and photographs of the Sacred Grove. While pictures alone may not do the job of teaching, they can help reinforce the need to seek answers and truth from God, just as the young Joseph Smith did.
Use these uplifting posters to enhance a Sunday school class, a priesthood ordination, or a family home evening lesson. They are perfect reminders, especially for youth who can use them to personalize bedrooms, bathrooms, lockers, closets--you name it.
Bookmarks are another simple way to help teach about the early LDS pioneers. These particular bookmarks focus on what has made the entire Restoration of the Gospel possible: the power of God.
Just as God assisted his early saints, He will help our children and youth as they face difficulties and questions, unlike any generation.
A bookmark, with maybe an added personalized note, can remind them of this. A small gift like this is the perfect gift for advancing in primary or starting seminary. Children and youth can use it in their favorite novel or school notebook.
Use an inspiring image to help illustrate pioneer life. Beyond the historical clothing styles or frontier life setting, these pieces of LDS pioneer art depict the human struggle and joys the early pioneers faced.
Because regardless of the time period or external circumstances, emotion has a way of uniting us as a human family. We often feel the same things. Help children and youth relate to LDS pioneers by helping them see themselves in questions, hardships, and miracles the pioneer children faced.
Help children and youth relate to LDS pioneers by helping them see themselves in questions, hardships, and miracles the pioneer children faced.
At the heart of the Restoration is the principle of seeking and following inspiration from God. There could not be a better time to dive deeper into these two principles. Use uplifting art to make your home a haven during these challenging times when, like the prophet Joseph Smith, we are “in the midst of this war of words and tumult of opinions."
For something more permanent, we have a wide selection of LDS pioneer art that is available in print, matte, or frame.
We are excited about the upcoming Come Follow Me lessons in 2021. We hope these beautiful pieces by our artists and photographers have helped inspire some ideas for your individual or family study.
What have you found to help teach children and youth about early LDS pioneer life?