Primary 3 Lesson 28 Our Parents Help Us Learn

Preparation:

  • Print and laminate board game (if you want it as a back-up)
  • Make copies of “We Do Not Doubt” color page (if you want it as a back-up)
  • Download video OR print/cut-out figurines for Stripling Warriors story
  • Print, make copies, and cut in half the Parent Thank You cards

Materials Needed:

  • Crayons
  • Doll
  • Mega Block Legos or other blocks
  • Gospel Art book with Adam and Eve picture OR pull-up beforehand on electronic device for quick access

Lesson:

  • Each child can tell us one thing from there week (take this time to practice taking turns talking)
  • Opening Prayer
  • Follow-up from last week: Who remembered burying their swords like the anti-nephi-lehis? Did you remember to work on the on the one thing you wrote on your swords?
  • Hold up a doll, tell the kids to pretend its a real baby
    • What can the baby do for himself?
    • What does the mother do for the baby?
    • How does the baby learn to talk?
    • How does the baby learn to walk?
    • Explain that someone has to care of the baby He depends on his parents for everything. They love the baby, and they spend their days and sometimes their nights watching over him.
  • Have children take turns sharing one thing their parents have taught them. As they share, let them take one block (I’m using my kid’s Megablock legos) to stack, taking turns to build a tower. You can repeat this as many times as you/the kids would like to. Encourage them to share things they’ve learned to help in everyday life and the gospel. What are commandments/gospel teachings that they’ve been taught by their parents? If the tower crashes, all the more fun! (You know your kiddos… you may want to warn them at the beginning that the tower may fall and that we can have fun, but shouldn’t be too loud in our reactions as we are in Heavenly Father’s home and we can be reverent while having fun! We don’t want to interrupt other’s classes either).
  • Display picture Adam and Eve Teaching Their Children. I use the digital gospel art book. Explain that Adam and Eve were the first man and women on the earth. They were taught the gospel of Jesus Christ and told to teach it to their children. Moses 6:58 (omit last word).  https://www.lds.org/bc/content/shared/content/images/gospel-library/manual/06048/06048_all_001_05-AdamAndEveTeaching.pdf
  • Color parent’s card “Thank you for Teaching me to CTR” (The handout printable on Chicken Scratch N Sniff) https://www.cknscratch.com/primary-3/our-parents-help-us-learn
  • Explain that we were born on this Earth to learn. Heavenly Father placed us in families so that we could learn from our parents. Parents are commanded to help prepare us so that we can one day return to live with our Heavenly Father.
  • “The Book of Mormon tells a story about some young men whose parents taught them to obey the commandments”
  • Ask if any of the kids can help briefly re-tell the story of the Anti-Nephi-Lehis from the week before. Help do it if none of the kids feel comfortable or just need assistance.
  • Share Stripling Warriors/Army of Helaman story using visual aids or video (I’m still deciding which one I’d like to use!)
  • Extra Time activities
  • Invitation:
  • Closing Prayer:

Primary 3 Lesson 27 The Age of Accountability

Prepare:

  • Download or internet access for both videos. Pull both up and have ready for quick access during lesson.
  • Make swords out of popsicle sticks
  • Print, cut, assemble dice
  • Print color page and rings
  • Load bucket with dirt and small shovel for clean and easy burial

Supplies:

  • Kid scissors
  • Crayons
  • Baby clothing item
  • Markers to write on popsicle sticks

Lesson:

  • Let each child share one thing from their week/lives
  • Opening Prayer
  • Follow up: What do you remember from last week?
  • Hold up baby clothing item?
    • Can you put this on? Why not?
    • Act out things they would do as a baby, toddler, preschooler, etc.
    • What are things you can do now that you couldn’t do as a baby?
    • Show a picture of Heavenly Father. Explain that he is wise and knows that we much learn what is right from wrong. When we grow up enough and have learned enough about right and wrong, we become accountable. Accountable means that we take responsibility for what we do that is right and wrong.
    • At what age are we accountable? (8)
    • What else happens when we are 8? (Baptism) Why is baptism important? (Because we receive the Holy Ghost to help us and we make a covenant with Heavenly Father to obey his commandments)
    • Show pictures or video about baptism.
  • Let children color and cut out rings. Help them assemble them. http://tabbygram.blogspot.com/2013/02/paper-ctr-rings.html (Copy paste ‘picture’ to a word doc to print)
    • What does CTR mean? (Choose the Right)
    • CTR reminds us that we are growing old enough to be responsible and choose the right.
  • Choose The Right music video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=II7FsUrTvM8a
  • Anti-Nephi-Lehi story:  https://www.lds.org/media-library/video/2010-12-26-chapter-26-the-people-of-ammon?lang=eng
    • Have children help me re-tell the story, what happened…
    • Ask: How were the Anti-Nephi-Lehies responsible for what they did?
    • What can you learn from the Anti-Nephi-Lehies about choosing the right?
  • Pull out swords made of popsicle sticks. Help each child write a bad or not-as-good choice they make that they will try not to make this week. Bury our own swords in dirt (grab supplies from car and bury in a bucket). Also have the children write this same “sin”/mistake on a piece of paper so they can go home and try to do better this week as their weekly application invitation/trial.
  • Play dice game. http://media.ldscdn.org/pdf/lds-magazines/liahona-january-2012/2012-01-24-agency-is-the-gift-to-choose-for-ourselves-eng.pdf
  • Extra time:
  • Remind children of invitation – to practice now choosing the right so it will be easier when they are held accountable at age 8. Remind them to focus on doing better on the “sin” (not actually a sin at this age, but something they can improve on) they wrote on their sword.
  • Closing Prayer

Primary 3 Lesson 22 The Atonement of Jesus Christ

I sadly lost my notes from this lesson. But I wanted to save a few awesome pieces of the lesson that I don’t want to forget!

  • Loved these dolls and band-aids so we could talk about the steps to repentance (like a review to add to the listen). We posted the large band-aids on the board. I printed and laminated a boy and girl so we could put band-aids on as a class. https://www.cknscratch.com/primary-3/repentance 
  • That document also printed a bunch of little band-aids. I gave a set to each class member with a generic paper doll I found online. They colored the doll themselves and were challenged to take the little doll and band aids home to teach their family for FHE or another time that week.
  • We read the Alma story in Who’s Your Hero: The Ultimate Collection by David Bowman. They loved it! I love the modern-day application!

They still talk about this lesson! I think these activities really helped get the message through to them and made a real impact.