Come Follow Me 2021, Jan 25-31, D&C 6-9, Free LDS primary lesson helps, Free LDS printable's
Updated: Jan 28
It only took my Primary Pres. asking me to make a video for me to finally do it. It was a geared for all primary ages...which is really hard to do. I hope it works for your kids, if not hopefully it will give you some ideas of how to teach your children at their age level.
D&C 6:5, 8:2, 9:7-9
Heavenly Father can speak to us through the Holy Ghost.
The primary manual suggests watching this:
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...to tell the children about Oliver Cowdery and what he learned about how Heavenly Father speaks to us. Ask the children to tell you their favorite parts of the story, and let them take turns telling you about Oliver Cowdery.
Come Follow Me- for Primary “Tell the children that Oliver Cowdery tried to translate the Book of Mormon but couldn’t, so Joseph asked the Lord why. Read to the children the Lord’s answer: D&C 9:8. Invite them to pretend to study and pray. Help the children understand that this is how we can receive answers from the Lord too- by studying and asking for His help.
Sorry guys had a prayer chart, but I looked at next weeks lesson and it is all about prayer.
Invite the children to touch their heads and their chests as you read the words "mind" and "heart" in Doctrine and Covenants 8:2. Help them understand that Heavenly Father speaks to us through the Holy Ghost, who gives us thoughts and feelings.
I made these signs to hold up when you say "mind" and "heart", I encourage you to read D&C 6:15&16,20, 22, 23.
The Primary manual recommends singing "The Holy Ghost" (CSB 105). I have not yet figured out how to make an interactive printable of this song...still praying and searching it out in my mind(: But here is a youtube video of it that is very sweet.
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What does the song teach about how the Spirit speaks to us? Share an experience when you felt the Holy Ghost in your mind and heart.
Doctrine and Covenants 6:33-36
With the Saviors help, I don't need to be afraid.
Ask the children to repeat the phrase "fear not, little flock" (D&C 6:34) several times. Explain that a flock is a group of animals, like sheep....testify that he is watching over us like a shepherd watches over his sheep. Because he loves us we don't need to be afraid.
Write each child's name on one of the sheep and let the child/ren attach it close to the shepherd...where they will be safe. They can also make a commitment to "do good."
Let the children pretend to be a flock of frightened sheep. What might sheep sometimes be afraid of? Let one child pretend to be the shepherd keeping the sheep safe. Bear your testimony that Jesus Christ is like our shepherd and that He can calm our fears.
Sing Together a song about the Savior, such as "Little Lambs So white and Fair."
Teach the Doctrine:
For Older Children
The Holy Ghost speaks to my mind and my Heart.
Draw on the board a head and a heart. Help the children read the following verses and determine which describe the Holy Ghost speaking to our minds, to our hearts, or to both...Tell the children, from your experience, what it's like when the Holy Ghost speaks to your mind and heart.
My 15 year old was in charge of FHE, so we did this sorting activity. I have a lot of kids so we had to make a couple extra slips, so everyone had to scripture to read. It went really well.
After the sorting, everyone took a turn telling about a time they felt the Holy Ghost, and what it was like. I really love listening and watching my kids testimonies grow. It was a sweet experience.(:
Read together Doctrine and Covenants 6:5, and invite the children to share experiences they have had with praying and receiving answers. Help them think of examples of someone in the scriptures who prayed and received an answer to a question (see 1 Nephi 2:16; Enos 1:1-6, Ether 2 18-3:6).
I love when we can reference things back to the Book of Mormon.
Have a fantastic week