Earthquake and Fire

POWER IN PREPAREDNESS! Week 2: Earthquake and Fire

Family Home Evening—Choose what works for your family.


This is My Beloved Son, and I Love to See the Temple (Children’s Songbook, p. 76 and p. 95); The Spirit of God (Hymns, p. 2)

Book of Mormon Story

Earthquakes and Christ’s visit to the Nephites
Read 3 Nephi 8:2-23; 3 Nephi 9:1-2, 12-15; and 3 Nephi 11:1-10.
Or, if you feel this account is too scary for young children, read about Alma and Amulek being freed from prison by an earthquake. Alma 14:16-29

Discussion Questions

  1. How long did the darkness last, and could the people light a fire?
    Three days, no
  2. Whose voice did the people hear after the destruction?
    Jesus’ voice
  3. Where did the people gather?
    The temple
  4. Whose voice did they hear at the temple?
    Heavenly Father’s voice
  5. Who descended out of heaven?


  1. The earth will experience many changes in preparation for Christ’s coming. The righteous will be blessed when they follow the prophet’s directions to prepare.
  2. We strive to be a temple-worthy people.
  3. We can prepare for fire and earthquake emergencies by practicing drills and being prepared to evacuate.

Activity Ideas

  1. Practice earthquake and fire drills.
  2. Choose a location outside your home for your family to gather together and identify each member during an emergency.
  3. Drive over to the fire exits for your city.
  4. Find the natural gas intake for your house and learn how to turn it off (but don’t actually turn it off). Place a permanent wrench with the valve.

Treat Ideas

  1. Ice cream shakes
  2. Jell-o
  3. Pineapple upside-down cake
  4. Earthquake cake
    1. Sprinkle in bottom of greased 9”x13” baking pan:
      • 1 c. chocolate chips
      • 1 c. coconut
      • 1 c. chopped nuts
    2. Follow package directions to prepare 1 German chocolate cake mix.
    3. Pour cake mix over chocolate chip mixture in pan.
    4. Mix together:
      • 2½ c. powdered sugar
      • 8 oz. cream cheese, room temperature
      • 1 stick of butter (8 tbs.), room temperature
      • 1 tsp. vanilla
    5. Drop cream cheese mixture by blobs into the cake mix.
    6. Swirl the cream cheese mixture through the cake.
    7. Bake at 350 for 30-40 minutes.

A Quick View of Earthquake Preparedness
A Quick View of Fire Preparedness

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