Saturday, March 26, 2011

Spaghetti and Scriptures - Read Along with Me

This is something I do to get me and the little ones through lunch time.  Lunch can be a struggle for us because the kiddos are tired and almost ready for their naps.  That often makes them hyper and forget their table manners.

So I distract them.  We have a set of scripture story prints, and I just pull a few out, put them on the table and we discuss the stories.  (Do you like my high tech picture holder...maybe someday I'll come up with something crafty and cute...but not anytime soon.)

You might not be able to tell by the pictures...

...but it does improve their table manners, and helps them become more familiar with the scripture stories.

I couldn't find the link to our set online anymore, but it's very similar to The Gospel Art Book available here.  It's only a few dollars.  Totally worth the money.

My set has the scripture stories written on the back, or you can pull out your regular scriptures and read to the kiddos.

If you're just now joining us, be sure to visit our Read-Along Archives to see the books we've already read.


  1. Genius...distracting the children with family scripture time! What a VERY good idea.

    Here's a link to the gospel art picture kit:,16812,4218-1,00.html

  2. This is one of the most creative ways of engaging kids while they eat, parents often rely on TV, internet but this is very different...thanks for sharing!

    We made a Parrot using a Toilet Paper Roll, check it out @


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