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Come Follow me 2023, Free LDS primary lesson helps, February 6-12, John 2-4

Updated: Feb 5, 2023


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Teach the Doctrine: Younger Children

I need to be baptized and confirmed to return to live with Heavenly Father.

The children you teach are preparing to take important steps to live with Heavenly Father again by being baptized (born of water) and confirmed (born of the Spirit). How can you help them understand the importance of these two ordinances?

Possible Activities

  • Summarize the story of Jesus teaching Nicodemus (see John 3:1–10). Promise the children that when they are baptized, Heavenly Father will give them the gift of the Holy Ghost.

Cut out the stepping stones. The children can jump or step to each stone (my kids like to pretend the floor is hot lava). If jumping, tape to the ground because the paper can slip. At the end of the path, put the picture of Heavenly Father. Explain that Jesus taught that these things will help us get back to Heavenly Father.





Show the children this week’s activity page, and ask them to describe the drawings. Read John 3:5, and testify that we need to be baptized and confirmed to live with Heavenly Father again.


It would be a good time I learn this article of Faith, just click on the picture.


  • Ask the children to talk about what they do to wash their hands. Show the picture Girl Being Baptized (Gospel Art Book, no. 104), and help the children compare washing our hands with water to becoming spiritually clean through baptism.


Object lessons for LDS primary lessons on baptism


(Just click on the picture)




Heavenly Father loves me, so He gave me a Savior.

How can you help children learn this precious truth?

Possible Activities

  • Ask the children to complete sentences like this one: “Because my parents love me, they …” Read John 3:16. Then help each child repeat John 3:16, replacing the words “the world” with his or her own name. Help the children notice what this verse says Heavenly Father did because He loves us. Invite the children to draw a picture of Jesus. Let them share their drawings with each other and express their love for the Savior.

Cut out the rectangles. Pass them out for the children to write their names. One at a time have the child/ren bring up their paper and put it on the heart with Heavenly Father. Say the scripture together, then repeat for the next child.


For God so loved, LDS free Primary lesson helps, Heavenly Father


Here is a coloring page, if you don't have time for the lesson. Or if you just want them to remember what they learned.

For God do loved...John 3:16, Free LDS coloring pages of Heavenly Father and his love
  • Sing together a song about Jesus, such as “He Sent His Son” (Children’s Songbook, 34–35). Let the children hold up a picture of Jesus every time they sing a word like “Son,” “Jesus,” or “Savior.”



He sent his song, LDS interactive primary song free primary lesson helps

If you did this last week, ask the children if they remember it and would like to teach it.

(Sorry only in color)

Jesus Christ is my “living water.”

Children in your class can all relate to feeling thirsty. How can you use that experience to help them understand how much we need the living water Jesus Christ offers?

Possible Activities

  • Use the picture in this week’s outline in Come, Follow Me—For Individuals and Families to tell the story of Jesus and the woman at the well (see John 4:5–15). Ask the children to retell the story.

Jesus and the Woman at the well, LDS Free Primary lesson helps, puppets for retelling story
  • Show a glass of water, and talk with the children about why we need water. Briefly summarize John 4:5–15, and testify that Jesus Christ and His gospel give life to our spirits, just as water gives life to our bodies.

Living water, well of springing water, LDS come follow me free primary lesson helps

(Just click on the pictures)


Last Sunday before Valentines Day.





Teach the Doctrine: Older Children

I can honor my mother as Jesus did.

At the wedding in Cana, Mary told Jesus that the wine had run out. According to the Joseph Smith Translation, Jesus responded to His mother by asking, “Woman, what wilt thou have me to do for thee? that will I do” (in John 2:4, footnote a). Jesus is an example of how we should treat our mothers.

Possible Activities

  • Invite the children to read John 2:1–11 and take turns retelling the story in their own words.

  • Ask the children to list things their mother might need help with. Invite them to practice what they could say to her using some of Jesus’s words: “What wilt thou have me to do for thee?” (John 2:4, footnote a).

  • Invite some mothers to visit your class and share what their children do to show respect for them.





Being baptized and confirmed is like being born again.

When we are baptized, which Jesus called being “born of water,” we receive a remission of our sins and can “enter into the kingdom of God” (John 3:5). How can you help the children you teach understand what being born again means?

Possible Activities

  • Make word strips showing the Savior’s words in John 3:3, and let the children put them in the correct order. How is being baptized and confirmed like being born again?



When you cut around the eye balls go under the first eye and above the second eye, like a figure 8. Don't cut all the way around.



  • Display a picture of a newborn baby and of someone getting baptized and confirmed (see Gospel Art Book, nos. 104–5). How are we like a newborn baby after we are baptized and confirmed? (see John 3:3–5).

  • Invite the children to share memories of their baptisms. Read Mosiah 18:8–10 and Doctrine and Covenants 20:37 to review the baptismal covenant. Teach the children that taking the sacrament thoughtfully every week is a way to continue the process of being born again.

This week had a lot of great stuff for learning about covenants, Just click on the picture.


Have the children complete the puzzle. Start out saying it together and slowly pull pieces off, to see if they can say it without that picture or words. Click on the image.


Heavenly Father loves me, so He sent His Son.

How can you help the children know that Jesus Christ was sent to earth as an expression of Heavenly Father’s love?

Possible Activities

  • Ask the children to draw a picture of their favorite gift and the person who gave them that gift. Then ask a child to read John 3:16. What gift did Heavenly Father give us? How does this gift show His love?


  • Ask the children to find answers to the question “Why did Heavenly Father send us Jesus Christ?” as they read John 3:16–17 or sing or listen to “He Sent His Son” (Children’s Songbook, 34–35).

(This will take you to the churches website, just click on the picture)


Jesus Christ offers me “living water.”

Just as Jesus used water to teach the woman of Samaria, you can use water to teach the children why we need the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Possible Activities

  • Using John 4:5–23, write summary sentences from the story of the woman at the well. Ask the children to refer to these verses to put the sentences in the correct order. What was Jesus trying to teach the woman?


  • Give the children a drink of water, and ask them to share experiences when they were thirsty. Talk about how it felt to finally get a drink of water. Invite the children to name things that, like a cup of water, satisfy us for the moment. What things are like “living water” that can satisfy us forever?


  • Write on the board How is the gospel like water? Ask the children to think about how they would answer this question as they read John 4:5–23.


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4lyndas
13 feb 2023

Amazing! Thank you for sharing your gifts with us for the good of the youth and to aid to us as teachers!

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Rache89890[o.o ml Christensen
Rache89890[o.o ml Christensen
12 feb 2023

My go to each week! Thank you so much!

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Kami Baddley
Kami Baddley
12 feb 2023

Thank you for your very cute and creative ideas!! I teach CTR 4 and struggle to keep them interested. I lack creativity, so thank you for sharing your ideas!

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redwallace
redwallace
12 feb 2023
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Thanks for reaching out. CTR 4 is so fun! Enjoy!

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Brandon Hart
Brandon Hart
12 feb 2023

Just wanted to pop up and say thanks!

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redwallace
redwallace
12 feb 2023
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Ha ha. Your welcome (:

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Jennifer Lambert
Jennifer Lambert
11 feb 2023

Use every time I teach. So thankful for your talents. This week not able to print the pictures. Says site not secure or when on phone unable to connect. This is first time not being able to print.

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Austin Quinney
Austin Quinney
12 feb 2023
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Hi Jennifer, it sounds like your browser might be using HTTP and not HTTPS when visiting this website (usually indicated by a "padlock" symbol in your URL bar).


However, you should be able to simply bypass the warning of the site not being secure. Most browsers will typically have a "more" or "advanced" button you can select when that warning is displayed. Doing so should open a menu with some sort of option to proceed anyways, which will essentially let you tell the browser that you know the website is safe. Hopefully that works for you.

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