Butterfly Impressions

Junior Primary: Lesson Enrichment Ideas

on December 26, 2016

boysIt’s time to get ready for a new year in Primary!  Teaching a Junior Primary class can be both challenging and rewarding.  Using different ideas for lesson enrichment each week will help your class be more engaging and fulfilling for you and your students!

Below are lists (by category) of fun ideas that you can use for teaching lessons to children in Junior Primary.  When choosing activities to use in class, choose ones you can relate to the lesson.  If you have any other ideas, please leave them in the comments!


Visual Aids/Demonstrations:

  • Pictures
  • Charts/Graphs
  • Maps
  • Church Videos
  • Object Lessons
  • Write on the Chalkboard (Focus on one word or phrase for younger children)


Scripture Storytelling:

  • Act Out Scripture Stories/Dress-up
  • Use Figures or Puppets to Tell Stories (Puppets: Finger, Sock, Stick, Paper Bag, Toilet Paper Tube, Felt, Disposable Cups, etc.)



  • Musical Movement Activities
  • Songs and Action Songs
  • Musical Instruments



  • Matching Cards
  • Follow the Leader/Teacher Says
  • Guess Who/What (give clues)
  • Hide and Seek Objects
  • Puzzles
  • Bingo
  • Board Game
  • Activity Dice/Spinner
  • Pictionary
  • Finger Fortune Questions
  • Question Beanbag Toss
  • Peek-A-Boo Doors, Punch Board, or Pop Balloons
  • Treasure Hunt


Art Activities:

  • Coloring Pages and Simple Art Activities
  • Masks
  • Finger Puppets, Stick Puppets, Paper Bag Puppets
  • Small and Simple Books
  • Accessories (crown, necklace, wrist band, etc.)


Other Ideas:

  • Applicable Toys or Stuffed Buddies (Building Blocks, Play Dough, etc.)
  • Classic Books
  • Outside Reverence Walks



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