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If your kids' eyes glaze over during your 'Come Follow Me' study sessions as a family, you might want to consider making the stories come to life. While all children learn differently, there are a few different ways you can help your children engage in family learning. Listening to or acting out a story, reading scripture, looking at a picture or watching a video, singing, creating, participating in object lessons, role-playing, and repeating activities are all ways your child can learn new concepts.
With Brick'em Young's building sets and figurines, you can recreate iconic Bible stories in a way that will captivate the most restless of kids.
Learning about the Old Testament
With a variety of pieces, configurations, and recreations of scenes from your weekly Come, Follow Me discussions are endless. As you read and discuss stories and principles from the Bible, your children can build out the scene and visualize the story in front of them.
You can choose from a variety of figurine sets, including Noah's Ark, Jonah and the Whale, and Moses figurines — perfect for use with the 2022 "Come, Follow Me" focus of studying the Old Testament.
The Brick'em Young website also includes a free downloadable instruction manual to give a better idea of the different scripture stories kids can tell with this set. These sets make a great Sunday afternoon activity after your Come Follow Me discussion.
The family that bricks together, sticks together
The creation of Brick'Em Young all began in 2014 with the Calton family's desire to teach their children about the importance of temples while living in Shanghai, several hours away from the nearest temple in Hong Kong.
Inspired by their son's love of small plastic building blocks, Suzanne and Tim Calton decided to create and sell a large model of the Salt Lake Temple with about 1,500 pieces.
Seven years later, both their family and their business have grown. The Caltons have expanded their temple sets to include more than a dozen models, with new sets and figurines added each year. The Caltons have since moved back from China to the US with their two sons and three adopted Chinese daughters.
Not only has this venture helped teach about the importance of temples, but it's created an opportunity for families to grow closer together.
"Many parents have expressed excitement about having a project for their children to do which does not involve electronics," said Suzanne. "It makes an ideal activity as it connects faith, family and fun."
Especially now, it's important that kids learn about the significance of the temple and keep their eyes on the prize. Keep your kids actively thinking about temple worship with the newly released building sets such as Las Vegas and Laie Hawaii temples.
Additionally, Brick'em Young currently offers temple sets for Salt Lake, Bountiful, Mesa, Oakland, Provo City Center, Cardston Canada, Logan, Manti, St. George, Idaho Falls and more.
The larger temple sets take anywhere from 3-8 hours, depending on the design. A smaller Salt Lake Temple set is also available for younger builders.
Order your set now
The larger Brick'em Young temple sets are recommended for ages 12 and older, though younger children may enjoy working with an older sibling to build the models.
For a more simple activity for ages 8 and older, the missionary, nativities, bride and groom, and figurine sets are easier to assemble, along with the small Salt Lake Temple set.
With an average build time of 3-5 hours depending on the set and number of pieces, this is the perfect activity for the whole family to enjoy during the winter months.
For only three days, you can receive the Moses and Joah figurines free when you buy the Noah's Ark set! This promotion ends February 6th, so hurry and order yours today.