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18 Games and Books to Help Your Kids Stay Quiet (and Learn) During Church

by | Aug. 04, 2018

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Sacrament meeting can feel long for all of us, but especially on small children who—let's face it—just aren't equipped to sit still and quietly listen to for over an hour. Here are 18 great ways to entertain your kids while teaching them gospel principles at the same time.

Jesus Visits the Nephites Lift & Look Foam Book

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Jesus visited the Nephites in the Americas after His resurrection. What did He do and say? This soft, foam book will keep little ones entertained as they turn the pages and look underneath all the flaps.

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My First Book of Mormon Stories

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This durable board book is sure to become a family treasure. These abbreviated stories present 20 of the best-known scriptural accounts from the Book of Mormon, as well as an additional story of Joseph Smith and Moroni. This sturdy favorite has been a classic for years and will entertain as it teaches.

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Ites Learning Cards

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This pack of cards is full of fun facts, insightful lessons, and activites to help you and your family better understand who's who in the Book of Mormon.

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My Book of Mormon Quiet Book

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16 pages of soft and colorful activities that are Book of Mormon themed won't make any noise at all, but they'll sure keep your kids busy.

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Girls Who Choose God Story Cards

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Come to know and love Sariah, Esther, Mary, and other women from the Bible and Book of Mormon like never before. These faith-filled women chose God with all their might, and so can you! This beautiful set of 20 story cards will provide your family with endless opportunities for learning and discussion—and fun! Inside are over a dozen ideas for using these cards. 

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Sunday Fun Sticker Puzzles

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These sticker puzzles are a great way to keep little hands and minds busy during quiet times. Booklet includes 8 sticker puzzles (48 squares per puzzle). Kids will see the images appear as they place each numbered square in its proper place.

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Color by Number for LDS Kids

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Kids will love seeing pictures form as they fill in numered spaces with coordinating colors to create a masterpiece.

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Temple Mini Puzzle

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Mini puzzles are a great way to keep little fingers busy during quiet times. Each twelve-piece puzzle comes in its own small, matchbox-style package that fits easily into any purse or church bag.

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The Sacrament

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John Bytheway has composed a delightful poem to help Latter-day Saints young and old appreciate the ordinance of the sacrament. In particular, children will learn what they should be thinking about (and not be thinking about) during this sacred time as well as what the sacrament can do for all of us. 

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Articles of Faith Flashcards

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These flash cards are perfect for helping kids to not only memorize the Articles of Faith, but also understand them. Each set of cards includes one flash card and one teaching card for each Article of Faith. Flash cards list the Article of Faith with key words highlighted on one side, but left blank on the other to help with memorization. Learning cards include informational bullet points intended to help kids understand the key principles being taught in each article.

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Book of Mormon Lacing Cards

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Your kids will love playing with these Book of Mormon Lacing Cards. This quiet activity is perfect for young children, and with the Book of Mormon images, you can teach your children about the scriptures while keeping them entertained. Comes with five colored laces.

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Church Wooden Puzzle

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With colorful artwork and a sturdy wooden tray, this puzzle is the perfect gift for toddlers and preschoolers to keep busy hands quiet.

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Temple Wooden Puzzle

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This sturdy 4-piece Salt Lake Temple puzzle is perfect for little hands.

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Doodle Book for LDS Kids

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Kids will love this activity book full of amazing pictures to complete and create.

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Lehi, Lehi, What Do You See?

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Help your children learn to love the scriptures with this fully illustrated storybook! From Lehi to Moroni condenses important stories from The Book of Mormon, so that children can get to know and love it. This storybook is perfect for bedtime, for reading during sacrament meeting, and as part of family scripture study.

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The Story of Noah's Ark

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This book is full of colorful pages with short simple sentences and bold illustrations.

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The Holy Ghost is Like a Blanket

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Your children don’t see the Holy Ghost, but that doesn’t mean they can’t feel his presence. With heart-warming illustrations, The Holy Ghost is Like a Blanket depicts characteristics of the Holy Ghost by comparing them to objects that children remember and relate to. These meaningful analogies will help your little ones recognize the Holy Ghost as a real influence in their lives.

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Nephi Gets the Plates Lift & Look Book

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Join Nephi and his brothers on their journey to get the brass plates from Jerusalem with this fun lift & look board book.

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