Developing Talents

Faith in God for Boys, (2003), 10–11


Complete at least two of the following activities each year:

  • Learn how to budget and save money. Discuss why it is important to faithfully pay our tithing and how Heavenly Father blesses us when we do (see 3 Nephi 24:10–11). Pay your tithing and begin saving for a mission.

  • Learn to sing, play, or lead a song from the Children’s Songbook. Teach or share the song in a family home evening or at Primary. Discuss how developing talents helps prepare us for service to Heavenly Father and others.

  • Write a poem, story, or short play that teaches a principle of the gospel or is about Heavenly Father’s creations. knot icon

    Developing talents, making an item out of wood
  • Make an item from wood, metal, fabric, or other material, or draw, paint, or sculpt a piece of art. Display your finished work for others to see.

  • Visit an art museum or attend a concert, play, or other cultural event. Share your experience with your family or activity day group.

  • Read D&C 88:118. Discuss what it means to “seek learning, even by study and also by faith.” Improve your personal study habits by doing such things as learning how to choose and read good books or being prepared for school each day.

  • List five things you can do to help around your home. Discuss the importance of obeying and honoring your parents and learning how to work.

  • Plan a physical fitness program for yourself that may include learning to play a sport or game. Participate in the program for one month.

  • Learn about and practice good nutrition, good health, and good grooming, including modest dress.

  • Plan and complete your own activity that will help you develop your talents (write the activity below).