I am going to have all of the children sit around a fake campfire on the floor. We will start our trek in Nauvoo with a picture of the Nauvoo Temple and talk about leaving that place. Then we will talk about each stop along the way and sing one or two songs to go with it. After we talk about Nauvoo we will sing "Praise to The Man", because they had just lost the prophet Joseph Smith. I looked at some of the things that were written by the pinners I mentioned above, and then came up with my own stories and words to read and talk about. I encourage you to do the same thing for your kids so that you will be saying the thing the Lord wants your children in your ward to hear. I am using the story of the three 18 year old young men at Sweetwater Crossing because that is one of my favorite stories. : (Hinckley, Gordon B. “Four B’s for Boys”. Ensign. November 1989.)
At the end I am going to give them a little campfire cookie (no bake of course) that I found here. It is actually supposed to be a burning bush, but I think it makes a great campfire as well. The recipe is on that webpage.