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Simple Ideas for Primary 2: Lesson 28

on July 15, 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 28 ~ Outline

Review: I Am Happy When I CTR & Sharing, Service, and the Law of Consecration

Scripture Story: The Parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37)

  • Explain the following about the characters in the parable:
    • Jews didn’t like Samaritans.  They tried to avoid them.  How would that make you feel if you were a Samaritan?
    • It was a Priest’s job to help those in need.
    • It was a Levite’s duty from birth (birthright) to help those in need.
  • Tell the children the story.
  • Ask the children the question that Jesus asks: Which of these three was a neighbor to the Jew that fell among the thieves?
  • Ask the children: How do you want to be?
  • 3 Nephi 27:27 “Therefore, what manner of men ought ye to be? Verily I say unto you, even as I am.”


Scripture Story: Jesus Cleanses the Temple (John 2:13-16)

  • Point out that sometimes doing what is kind might seem mean to others.
  • Share the story of when Jesus Cleanses the Temple.
  • Ask the children: Why do you think Jesus made the people leave the temple?


Scripture Discussion:

  • Ask the children: How can we know what is kind?
  • Doctrine and Covenants 121:41-43 “No power or influence can or ought to be maintained [but] by… persuasion, by long-suffering, by gentleness and meekness, and by love unfeigned; By kindness, and pure knowledge, which shall greatly enlarge the soul without hypocrisy, and without guile— Reproving betimes with sharpness, when moved upon by the Holy Ghost; and then showing forth afterwards an increase of love toward him whom thou hast reproved…”
  • Explain that true kindness comes from the heart (like our intentions).  If we are trying to be truly kind, the Holy Ghost can help us know the best ways to be kind to others.


Activity Page: Random Act of Kindness Pass-Along Hearts

Random Act of Kindness Pass-Along Hearts




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