Opening Song: Baptism from Children's Song Book, Page 100
Preparation: Print the letters, B A P T I S M
Use these letters to talk about baptism. For younger children, talk about each letter and let them tape it on the wall. For older children, give them the letter and have them tell all they know about what is written on it, and what it has to do with baptism, for example, "P" - partaking of the sacrament - is what we do to renew our baptismal covenants.
You may want to put them up in a different order, depending on the topic you want to talk about first. You may want to use the "B" first or last though, so you can introduce or conclude with "Baptism". You could do the letters in a random order and have the kids figure out the word from the anagram.
Ask the children if they know anyone who has been baptised. Talk to the children about your baptism how you felt when you were baptised.
Tell the children that Jesus was baptised. Ask them why they think Jesus was baptised and explain how Jesus had to be baptised to set the example for us. Just like when we are baptised we set the example for others.
Bear your testimony of Baptism to the children and the importance of it.
Treat: Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting. Yummo!