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Simple Ideas for Primary 2: Lesson 33

on August 11, 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 33 ~ Outline

Scripture Discussion: Tithes & Tithing

  • Malachi 3:10 – “Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.”
  • Ask: Who knows what tithing is?
  • Show the children a tithing slip.  Explain what each box is for.
  • Explain how much we are asked to pay for tithing.  You might want to use this poem: What is tithing?  I’ll tell you every time – Ten cents from a dollar, And a penny from a dime


tithing bookmarks

From: A Pocket Full of LDS Prints


Scripture Story: The Widow’s Mite

  • Read, tell, or act out the story of The Widow’s Mite
  • Mark 12:41-44 – “And Jesus sat over against the treasury, and beheld how the people cast money into the treasury: and many that were rich cast in much.  And there came a certain poor widow, and she threw in two mites, which make a farthing.  And he called unto him his disciples, and saith unto them, Verily I say unto you, That this poor widow hath cast more in, than all they which have cast into the treasury:  For all they did cast in of their abundance; but she of her want did cast in all that she had, even all her living.”
  • Point out that the widow in the story did not choose to give just one-tenth of her money, but all that she had.


Scripture Discussion: The Law of Consecration

  • Ask the children if they know what the Law of Consecration is.  Explain it to them, if necessary.  Then, read and discuss the following scripture verses about consecration:
  • Doctrine and Covenants 82:19 – “Every man seeking the interest of his neighbor, and doing all things with an eye single to the glory of God.”
  • Doctrine and Covenants 42:38 – “For inasmuch as ye do it unto the least of these, ye do it unto me.”
  • Doctrine and Covenants 4:2 – “Therefore, O ye that embark in the service of God, see that ye serve him with all your heart, might, mind and strength, that ye may stand blameless before God at the last day.”
  • Remind the children about what Malachi said: “I will… open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.”


Video: The Coat


Coloring Activity:

Build Up the Kingdom of God


Tithes and Offerings

From: LDS.org


Activity: Teaching Tithing


From: The Mormon Home


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