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Simple Ideas for Primary 2: Lesson 27

on July 8, 2016

Teaching a group of young children can be a daunting task.  So, my husband and I like to keep our lessons simple.  Here’s the basic schedule we follow:

  • 5-10 minute Bathroom Break
  • 5-10 minute Sharing (Class members share ways they Chose the Right during the week)
  • 20-25 minute Lesson
  • 15-20 minute Art Activity


In each of my Simple Ideas for Primary 2 Lessons posts, I’ll be sharing our basic lesson outline, Art Activity ideas, etc.  Also, be sure to check out the Free BI Originals tab for more resources!


Primary 2: Lesson 27 ~ Outline

Review: Gratitude & I Am Happy When I CTR

Scripture Story: Jesus Feeds the 5,000+ (Mark 6:30-44, John 6:1-13)

  • Tell the children the story.
  • Point out that because one boy chose to share, more than five thousand people were fed.
  • Explain that when we share our blessings with others, we are blessed.


Discussion Activity: Fishing for Things to Share


  • Activity Preparation:  Print and color 2 or 3 pages of the fish.  Cut out the fish and put one metal paper clip on each by its mouth.  On the back of each fish, write a blessing we have been given that can be shared, such as: Testimony, Gospel, Love, Talents, Blessings, Time, etc.  Make a fishing pole by taking a stick (about 2 feet long) and tying a string to the end of it.  On the other end of the string attach a magnet.  This should enable the children to “go fishing”.
  • Activity: Choose a reverent child to “go fishing”.  When they catch a fish on the magnet, remove the fish and help them read the word on the back.  Ask them how they can share the blessing with others.


Scripture Phrases Discussion Activity:

  • Activity Preparation: Prepare four word strips before class with the following phrases: “Zion is the Pure in Heart”, “The Law of Consecration”, “Enough and To Spare”, “Sharing is Service”.
  • Activity: As you display each phrase on the board, read the appropriate scripture and discuss what it means:
  • Zion is the Pure in HeartD&C 97:21 “Therefore, verily, thus saith the Lord, let Zion rejoice, for this is Zion—the pure in heart; therefore, let Zion rejoice, while all the wicked shall mourn.”
  • The Law of ConsecrationMoses 7:18 “And the Lord called his people Zion, because they were of one heart and one mind, and dwelt in righteousness; and there was no poor among them.”
  • Enough and To SpareD&C 104:17 “For the earth is full, and there is enough and to spare; yea, I prepared all things, and have given unto the children of men to be agents unto themselves.”
  • Sharing is ServiceMosiah 2:17 “And behold, I tell you these things that ye may learn wisdom; that ye may learn that when ye are in the service of your fellow beings ye are only in the service of your God.”


Coloring Pages: Sharing & Service

primary sharing color page

from Melonheadz Illustrating


Service Coloring Page



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